It was a hot coffee session and my colleague infuriated me by complaining about the modern generation.
“These youngsters! They do not have manners and just want quick money. No sweat, all gold is what they look for.”
“Stop,” I almost throttled him.
Socrates passed the same judgment hundreds of years ago. “Our youth love luxury. They have bad manners, show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise,” he had mentioned.
Every generation seems to have a problem with GenNext. In the past two decades, technology has swept the world upside down. Youngsters are enterprising and I am struggling to grapple with their amazing speed.
Just yesterday, I tried to chat with a young friend.
“All OK right?” I asked.
“Can’t you write OK? How much time will you lose?”
“Leave it. ?4U,” she wrote.
“What is that?” I asked innocently.
“I have a question for you.”
“Shoot,” I replied, happy that I could also be crisp.
“Do you know any good dentist?
I gave a name.
“But he is expensive. WOMBAT.”
“What’s that?” I asked.
“Waste of money, brains and time.”
“BTW, So many people write XOXOXO. What’s it?” I asked.
“Oh that's an affectionate way of saying Hugs & Kisses,” she said.
I blushed without any reason.
“Sorry, I got to run,” she explained.
“Ya, better do that before you say WOMBAT to me,” I replied.
“10Q,” she signed off.
That was supposed to be “Thank You.”