Are you now or were you ever considered "cool"? I feel safe in doing this blog post because I can honestly say I don't think I have ever been considered cool in anyone's eyes. Now that I'm older (and I hope wiser), it's been fascinating to see again some of the kids who were "cool" in schools I attended and taught in. Many of them seem much less cool than in their younger years. If they were once cool, they've apparently moved on. Or upon further reflection, maybe they weren't really all that cool to begin with. I think the definition of cool constantly changes. Today's cool will be tomorrow's passé.
This past week I've received several things regarding coolness that mesh perfectly to form today's post.
You know you've lost your "cool" status when...
The pattern on your shorts and couch match.
You fondly remember your powder blue leisure suit.
Jogging is something you do to your memory.
All the cars behind you flash their headlights.
You actually ask for your father's advice.
You turn down free tickets to an evening event because you have to work the next day.
You don't know how to operate a fax machine.
Instead of saying "Good morning" to your wife, you ask her if she's taken her meds.
You leave concerts and sports events early to "beat the crowd."
Co-workers you've always thought of as contemporaries now come to you for sage counsel.
You don't know what your "comfort zone" is. In fact the term makes you nervous.
When someone mentions surfing, you picture waves and a surf board.
You don't want a sports-type vehicle because of the insurance premiums.
You bought your first car for the same price you just paid for your son's new running shoes.
Speaking of cars, here are some great posters I received in an e-mail from a reader who graduated from high school with me. I'm old enough to remember these cool Chevy cars.
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