Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Unconsciously aging myself

I've been doing temp work at the San Francisco State University Bookstore lately, and today had one of those exchanges that reminded me just how much older I am than most college-aged students.

One employee asked another how they pronounced their surname, Nguyen:

Employee 1 -- "You say it 'Win,' like winning a race."

Me -- "Or like Dustin Nguyen, from '21 Jump Street!'"

(Blank stares.)

Me -- "I just aged myself, huh?"

Employee 2 -- "Yep."

People have forgotten the suaveness of Harry Truman Ioki. In fact, he didn't even make a cameo in the recent film.

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