Oct 21, 2007

Young folk & Time

Started a two-month Certified Network Technician seminar on Friday.

Most of my classmates are younger than me. I'm the "oldest" one, 41.

During one of the recesses, we were getting acquainted. "Hi, my name is...", "where do you work", "how long have you been there".

When I replied that I've had this particular job for 18 years (not counting 3 years of previous occupations) an astonished YOUNG lady exclaimed,

"Oh my! You're almost ready to retire".

"No deary, I still have at least 22 years to go until I'm eligible for a pension".

"But... 18 years? That's like, for-E-V-E-R".

Sheesh, kid, thanks for reminding me.