I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed, but there are a few things that have changed, subtly, in our culture, and as I notice them, I realize some of these changes are funny! So of course I'm going to share them with you!
5) Seriously, a messenger pigeon might be a good idea.
In a culture where we have mail, email, land lines, cell phones, texting, instant message, Face book, and Twitter, have you noticed that you still have to get a hold of people to ask them if they are coming to your event? I used to sell Party lite Candles, and I know that if you invite someone to anything, they are not going to get a hold of you. Granted, this is only a problem if, you know, you're feeding these people and need to know just how many servings of bananas Foster you need to have ready. Yes, I'm totally guilty of it, too...My friend, let's call her Babs, invites me to parties all the time...and I'm woeful in RSVP-ing...(And Babs...I have to see, but I do want to come to your Tupperware party...just have to check!)
4) Yes, but if you wait 4 hours to call a doctor...you're a moron.
My friends, ads for medicine have taken over TV, and some of them are horrifying. I'm not telling anyone anything they don't know. Just turn on the TV and listen. When my grandmother got her first television back in the dawn of time, the first thing she saw was an animated cartoon pig pulling on a girdle. She turned off the TV immediately and said, "If that's the sort of filth that TV brings, we are not watching it!" Now...my 14 year old daughter knows all the side effects of pills for erectile dysfunction.
3) Well, that song is number one among teen boys age 13-14 with low self esteem and brown hair...so it's a chart topper.
|What's your long distance dedication?|
Skippy goes to concerts by groups like "Jimmy Eat World" and "Yellowcard." If you've heard of these bands, you rock. Peaches, now beyond the Hannah Montana days, enjoys the musical stylings of "All time Low" and "Never Shout Never." I'm not well versed in these groups...but it would seem, neither are a lot of people.
Oh yes, there's still a countdown...but with iTunes ruling the musical world, and opening the door to a lot of artists that would never have made it to note one in the Music Video Age of the 80's, there are so many more options, that even the rebellious kids aren't rebelling to the same anthem.