Hot Dips (littlewashu) wrote,
Hot Dips
littlewashu

"i neva said you had to"

I was just at Wawa, getting some potato soup for lunch (it's terrible!  There are no goddamned potatoes in it!  It must have been the bottom of the pot).  As I futzed with my wallet in line, I sang quietly along to the song playing in the store, which was "My Life" by Billy Joel.  The man next to me said, "you're really dating yourself if you know the words to that song!"  Now, forgetting of course that music doesn't, like, disappear after it's been out for too long and that that statement makes no sense (like when hayce was amazed two Halloweens ago that I came as Steve Martin doing standup, hello, they did have videocameras back in the 70's*), does that statement still make sense?  Did I really just "date" myself?  Am I that old that people can say in a joking fashion Oh man you are really dating yourself there? Also, isn't Billy Joel timeless?  I don't know, maybe he thought  I was a spritely young maiden of nineteen and he was surprised I was kicking it to Billy Joel.

Also, too late I thought to make an offhand remark involving Bosom Buddies

*Is this the correct punctuation?  Twice recently I've seen people ridicule the use of an apostrophe when referring to a decade, but I specifically remember learning in school that that is the correct punctuation.  No it isn't possessive, but "70" isn't a real word, so it should get an '.  Anybody know one way or the other?
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