The Seven Year Nap

January 13, 2010

So here’s a thought that just doesn’t sit right with me.

I judged a high school speech team meet recently to pick up some extra cash. You should have seen the way the students talked to me. Politely, respectfully, and they raised their hands and waited for me to let them say something. And they totally expected me to know what was going on, how to run the room. Hilarious; they all thought I was an adult, like a teacher or something. And I’m thinking, no man, I’m one of you guys. I may be the one who looks in charge here, what with the notebook and the stopwatch, but…

But… then I realized, I think I just may have been out of high school for quite a number of years now. Holy shit. I’m as old as they think I am.  0_0

I feel like I’ve just woken up in some Hollywood dramedy modernization of Rip Van Winkle. Is the Revolution over? Is my wife dead? What the hell’s going on?

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