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Mar. 17th, 2011 | 05:52 pm

Bear with me for the set-up here. Note: I'm not promising there's any pay-off if you bear with me. I'm just asking you to bear.

So I work as an executive assistant for a leader at a large university and part of my daily job is managing his calendar. My boss and one of the vice presidents cooperate on a bunch of major university projects and initiatives so they have a weekly meeting, but when conflicts come up his admin assistant and I will reschedule that meeting. Lately, because things are kind of crazy for both of them, we’ve rescheduled about six weeks in a row. And today it was my turn to ask for a change.

The very end of our conversation went something like this…

Me: Thanks so much!

Her: Thank you for accepting all of my change requests. It seems like we always manage to make it work somehow!

Me: Fist bump! “Wonder Admin powers, ACTIVATE!”

Her: ...

Me: You’re not old enough to remember the Wonder Twins, are you?

Her: Yeah, I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Me: *awkward cough*

Her: But... I’m sure it’s amazing!

Me: Yeah.

Basically I haven’t felt this old and out of touch since... well, that would be a couple weeks ago when I was trying to explain my McArthur Park joke to Rae.

Yeah, that one was amazing too. And have I ever told you about how awesome vaudeville was?! ZOMG!!

*awkward cough*


Now get off my lawn.

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from: woodrunner
date: Mar. 17th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)

Sadly, I get the same reaction from the new staff coming in on short-term contracts. I've gotten blank looks for everything from the Wonder Twins to the Thundercats. I really felt my age when I made an Emma Peel reference, and when I explained that she was in The Avengers, I got:

"Oh! That's going to be awesome! I can't wait for the movie to come out. Is she the chick that gets on with Thor?"

*heavy sigh*

When you're done with that cane, may I borrow it? I have a few people I want to shake it at.