Callow Youth

To a young co-worker:  Hey, J, I love your dress-  polka dots!  Lovely, you look like something out of 1950…

J: Oh, thanks!

Me: Have you ever seen that show on PBS, “Call the Midwife?”  I love the period fashion featured on it …

J:  Can’t believe you’re saying that, my mom can’t talk about anything else…

Me: Oh, it’s WONDERFUL–  I swear it’s not really an older person’s show, it’s got some pretty timeless themes and quality writing and acting… but I am probably as old as your mother…

J:  Um, probably?  (Appraising me)…  …She’s like, oh gosh– (thinky face) …early sixties?  I can’t remember.

Me: (blink) 😮

Me: (blink) :-/

Me: (blink) 🙁

Me: OK then if I don’t see you have a good weekend.  (Laxative in her coffee?  Or an emetic in her tea…?)

 

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