Thursday, June 29, 2006

Same As It Ever Was

I overheard our receptionist talking to a group of small children in the lobby today.

Receptionist: What's your name?
Child #1: Kyle.
Receptionist: And what's YOUR name?
Child #2: (babbles semi-incoherently)
Child #1: He said Roy Rogers.
Receptionist: Roy Rogers??
Child #1: His real name is Gabriel.

The funniest part about this exchange is that I'm not 100% sure that the receptionist knows who Roy Rogers was. We are the generation, after all, that likes to forget anybody came before us. Kind of like her cohort, who didn't know who sang Blackbird, and then had trouble figuring out that Paul McCartney was one of the Beatles. It makes me want to lie about my age in the wrong direction.