Thursday, October 9, 2008

Not just a gap

As is often the case, once you reach a Certain Age, you begin to have When I Was A Kid conversations. So, upholding tradition, we were comparing notes on teenage pregnancy when we were in high school. We all knew at least one girl that was pregnant in high school.

I went to a Catholic High School, so having a pregnant, kilted teen was probably not the example the YCDSB wanted to set. The girl I knew was asked to leave once she began showing, even though everyone knew she was pregnant.

In turn, the response was the same.

"Me too."
"The girls were asked to leave."
"Yeah, no way were they staying!"

Then the youngest in the group pipes up, looking like we're all speaking a foreign language: "My school had a daycare in it!"

And that, my friends, is the chasm we call The Generation Gap.

2 comments:

Alex said...

I know what you mean. I have teenage boys and just by saying one or two words that 'might' of been in 'when I was a kid' can totally embarrass the heck out of you now...'Dig it' is no longer in. I think they need to write generation gap books every 10 years.

Clippy Mat said...

snap:
catholic high school
snap:
teenage pregnancy.

just me then?
ok