Forty Rod SASS 3935 Posted December 8, 2022 Share Posted December 8, 2022 I had a couple of young men from my church over for supper tonight. Nice, well mannered young men in their early twenties. In the course of two hours I learned that they don't live in the same world I do. Both are from pro-gun, game hunting families, but neither was familiar with single or double action revolvers, bolt or lever action rifles. or double barrel shotguns. Neither could figure out how to work a slide bar manual address book nor had either one had ever been around old metal or plastic slat Venetian blinds. They were befuddled by a simple dial telephone, cassette and CD players, but both were conversant with DVDs. Both were pretty handy with gas ovens and microwaves, but couldn't figure out a frying pan or stove top pot. I gave up trying to teach them how to load a dish washer. I showed then some antique telescopes and binoculars and they didn't even grasp the concept of making them work. "How do you focus them without a battery?" They didn't understand how my radiant room heaters worked. It took them five minutes to figure out a mechanical kitchen timer worked. They were amazed at my old pocket and wrist watches. And more. LOTS more. Earlier in the evening I was at the grocery store and thought it might be classy to take some fresh cut flowers home for the kitchen table. After going to a Frys, two Walmart's, a Costco, a Sprout's and a pair of flower shops, I found that modern flowers have very little if any scent, and 99% of them are artificially, VERY obviously artificially colored. I stopped at Hobby Lobby and bought some plastic flowers. They actually look better and with some aerosol spray I got some passably pleasant scents. I don't have a fireplace, so we put on a yule log DVD with some crappy Christmas music. (Some pieces should not be played with nothing but woodwinds......said a life long alto and tenor sax player.) I have a year to find a better one. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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