Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Grandpa-like, Being

When your library's student workers giggle and tell you that you dress like their grandfathers, you should take this as a compliment. Acknowledge the compliment by bringing them hard candy and nickels. They also find it charming when you regale them with stories about the days when InfoTrac was on CD-ROM.

5 comments:

Laurel said...

I entertain the young un's with tales of accessing Dialog on a 300 baud modem.

Librarian Girl said...

I teach them the Roger Rabbit and tell them that the kids' dances now are just vulgar.

Gus and Fer said...

"Yes, we used gophers to access the Arpanet; it was the style at the time. We also walked five miles uphill in the freezing snow - both ways - to get our porn. You kids have it so easy these days. Now come over here and show your old grandpa how to get that England Dan and John Ford Coley ring tone for his phone. Ha-cha-cha, you could really cut a rug to that music!"

unstricken said...

As one of my kids said, "You didn't have eBay? You just had Bay?"

Wild Librarian said...

I tell my students about the days of using a card catalog to do research. "A card what?"

Hard candy and nickels! How perfect....Hahahaha. Thanks for laughs!