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January 13, 2010 / theoldsilly

Hilarious Hump Day – A Seriously Senior Moment

A very self-important college freshman attending a recent football game, took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

“You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one,” the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. “The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon, our spaceships have visited Mars. We have nuclear  energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing, and …” he paused to take another drink of beer.

The Senior took advantage of the break in the student’s litany and said, “You’re right, son. We didn’t have those things when we were young – so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little shit, what are you doing for the next generation?”

       The applause was resounding…

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  1. Keisha Johnson / Jan 13 2010 7:16 am

    LMBO! Guess he told the little upstart off!

  2. Barbra Kelser / Jan 13 2010 7:17 am

    Ha! Good one — you know young people take SO much for granted.

  3. Cactus Annie / Jan 13 2010 7:28 am

    LOL, that put smarty pants in his place! 😉

  4. Helen Ginger / Jan 13 2010 8:56 am

    Very, very good comeback.

    Straight From Hel

  5. Jane Kennedy Sutton / Jan 13 2010 9:33 am

    The perfect reply! Go senior citizens!)

  6. Elizabeth Spann Craig / Jan 13 2010 10:15 am

    Good comeback! And very true.

    Mystery Writing is Murder
    Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

  7. Mason Canyon / Jan 13 2010 11:59 am

    Oh, I love it. So true, so true.

  8. Jeannine Gardella / Jan 13 2010 12:11 pm

    Would love to have been there to witness that senior citizen triumph! Yeah, just what are they (the arrogant little shits) doing for the next generation, besides rewriting our country’s history?

  9. Stanley Berber / Jan 13 2010 12:13 pm

    Take that, you little punk! LOL – good one! 😉

  10. quirkyloon / Jan 13 2010 12:15 pm

    Ha ha ha. Hee hee hee. Ho ho ho!

    Good one!

  11. John Standish / Jan 13 2010 12:37 pm

    Perfect comeback – go Gramps!

  12. Marcus Franks / Jan 13 2010 1:26 pm

    Hahahahaaaa! Was that YOU, Old Silly? 😉

    • theoldsilly / Jan 13 2010 1:27 pm

      Hecks no – I wouldn’t have been NEARLY so nice and polite! 😉

  13. Elspeth Antonelli / Jan 13 2010 1:37 pm

    Oh, hurrah! Nice story!

  14. MadMadMargo / Jan 13 2010 1:38 pm

    Right on!!! This was the PERFECT comeback….the little shit.

  15. yvonne lewis / Jan 13 2010 2:33 pm

    Great story Marvin.


  16. Alex J. Cavanaugh / Jan 13 2010 3:17 pm

    Good point!!!

  17. L. Diane Wolfe / Jan 13 2010 3:20 pm

    He should’ve told him his generation invented that beer, too.

  18. Galen Kindley / Jan 13 2010 3:51 pm

    Hope the next generation’s not depending on anything I contributed. Yikes!

    Best Wishes Galen.
    Imagineering Fiction Blog

  19. ReformingGeek / Jan 13 2010 5:19 pm

    That was great. I wish I could think of witty comebacks like that when someone says something stupid to me!

    • theoldsilly / Jan 13 2010 5:22 pm

      Relax, Reffie – it starts coming natural the older and more cynical and snarky you get! 😉

  20. Pamela Templin / Jan 13 2010 10:05 pm

    Hey Marv,
    How the heck are you?
    What are you working on now?
    Can I please read the revised version of Owen Fidler?

    Would you like for me to write another review for you?
    I would love to.
    I love the way you write.
    Love ya lots,

  21. Enid Wilson / Jan 14 2010 1:15 am

    Love it, Marvin! I’ve twittered it too.

    Really Angelic

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