You're Older Than the Internet?
I stand by the fact that nothing will make you feel ancient at the age of 30 like working with the under twelve population. These kids simply can’t fathom how old I am and what being a kid was like way back in the *gasp* nineties. These conversations often take the form of the following homework interaction.
10 year old: Miss Ellie I Googled it but nothing came up. I’m just going to tell my teacher I couldn’t find anything.
Me: Let me help you search and if we can’t find it online we’ll just have to use the encycolopedia.
10YO: [blank stare]
Me: You know, when I was your age I couldn’t use Google to do my homework.
10YO: Did your parents take your internet away?
Me: No, we didn’t have internet.
10YO: So like where did you go if you needed to use Google?
Me: Nowhere. There was no Google. It didn’t exist yet.
10YO: YOU’RE OLDER THAN THE INTERNET?!?