Another Gen X

This week at trivia two of our newest teammates, one the youngest and the other the oldest, were sitting near me. A music question came up and I didn’t know the answer. My young teammate was trying to sing a song by the group but I did not recognize it.

I figured it was another one of those 90s things I missed out on because I was living in another country. But then when the answer to the trivia question was revealed, 4 Non Blondes, I finally realized what she had been trying to sing.

I forgot myself and did a very Gen X thing. I was sarcastic and she called me mean. I apologized then and I’ll do it again now.

Here’s the thing though that other Gen Xer at the table, the one whose presence I adore because now I’m not the oldest at the table, totally got me.

Here’s how I know.

We have recently become FB friends. I posted a meme yesterday about how you know I’m comfortable with you when I’m weird with you, I sing whatever comes into my mind, etc. And she comments with the beginning lyrics to that song my young friend was trying to sing on Tuesday night.

I busted out laughing so hard. We are so going to be friends for a long time.

I know I’ve written about Gen X before, but I cannot emphasize enough how cool it is to be in the presence of someone who gets it. I may owe my young friend another apology but I owe my new old friend a beer.

Be well my friends.

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