A nice neighbor of ours came over to the house Tuesday evening. She is quite a bit older than the wife and I, but she visits often. I think we are her only friends, or she sees us as her kids.
So, she comes over to the house with a DVD in hand. She said that she got it at a yardsale and wanted to give it to our daughter. After a quick glance, I saw that it was a DVD of Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons. “Hey, I remember watching this when I was a kid!”, I exclaimed to my wife. “I think I will watch an episode or two right now.”
You can imagine my surprise when this popped up on the screen.
I started laughing so hard that I started coughing. Pretty violently, I should add. The wife came into the bedroom to see what was wrong with me, and I wish I would have had my camera ready to snap a photo of what it really looks like when someones chin falls to the floor.
“This is what you used to watch as a kid?”
“Well, yes. But I don’t think that I ever saw this episode!”
More laughing and coughing ensued. Even the elder neighbor lady had to come in to the bedroom to see what the fuss was about.
“Oh, my heavens! I didn’t know THAT was on there!”
We all had a good laugh out of it, but I don’t think that our daughter will be watching it anytime soon. Times have changed, and so has our way of thinking. Our minds don’t process word meanings the same as they used to. At least, mine doesn’t.