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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*

Yeah.

Now get off my lawn.

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sandramcdonald

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from: sandramcdonald
date: Mar. 17th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
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In karate class once I told the girl I was practicing with to do a move "like Daniel does the wax-on, wax-off."

She said, "That movie was made before I was born."

So I kicked her.

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Niamh Sage

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from: niamh_sage
date: Mar. 17th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
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*applause*

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Steven E Schend

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from: brainstormfront
date: Mar. 18th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the smile on that. :)

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mssrcrankypants

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from: mssrcrankypants
date: Mar. 18th, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
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As well you should have. I find the attitude of "It happened before I was born so it's ancient and unimportant/irrelevant" so incredibly aggravating. Bloody willful ignorance.

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