The Way We Live Now
wglowka at MAIL.GCSU.EDU
Thu Apr 29 16:27:00 UTC 1999
The following is not direct comment on language, but may nonetheless be
relevant to much of what we do.
Signs That You've Had TOO MUCH Of The 90's
* You try to enter your password on the microwave.
* You now think of three espressos as "getting wasted."
* You haven't played solitaire with a real deck of cards in years.
* You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
* You e-mail your son in his room to tell him that dinner
is ready, and he emails you back "What's for dinner?"
* Your daughter sells Girl Scout Cookies via her web site.
* You chat several times a day with a stranger from South
Africa, but you haven't spoken to your next door neighbor yet this
* You didn't give your valentine a card this year, but you posted one for
your email buddies via a Web page.
* Your daughter just bought on CD all the records your college roommate
used to play that you most despised.
* Every commercial on television has a web-site address at
the bottom of the screen.
* You buy a computer and a week later it is out of date
and now sells for half the price you paid.
* The concept of using real money, instead of credit or
debit, to make a purchase is foreign to you.
* Cleaning up the dining area means getting the fast food
bags out of the back seat of your car.
* Your reason for not staying in touch with family is that
they do not have e-mail addresses.
* You consider 2nd day air delivery painfully slow.
* You refer to your dining room table as the flat filing cabinet.
* Your idea of being organized is multiple colored post-it notes.
* You hear most of your jokes via email instead of in person.
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