OpinionTalking with very old people is interesting but weird
      – BorgClown, 2009-07-14 at 00:37:21   (17 comments)

On 2009-07-14 at 00:45:31, BorgClown wrote...
I've just arrived from a cab ride. The driver was a man who doubled my age, so I was looking forward to chat a little and awe at his greater life experience. We joked a little, we talked about politics (it was a long ride), and I let him talk about whatever may suit him. It was a wee bit depressing when I started to realize that he was a bitter man. When left to ramble freely, there was anger and bitterness below his words, as if he wasn't happy with his life but realized he's too old and dependant of his income as a cab driver to make a significant change. When we parted, it made me feel sad how one could probably end that way. It doesn't even have to be your fault.
On 2009-07-14 at 16:07:41, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I'm not sure that this has anything to do with age - talking to anyone who's different from you would have the same feeling of novelty. And talking to much younger people is also interesting for the similar reason that you're going outside your own generation - even young people have a different perspective than can be better than your own.
On 2009-07-14 at 20:02:08, DigitalBoss wrote...
Like you know, I mean. I am 50 now. Like you know, I mean. When I talk to 20 year olds, they seem so stupid. Like you know, I mean. I would not go back to my youth unless I could take what I know back with me. Like you know, I mean.
On 2009-07-14 at 21:00:43, Baslisks wrote...
Get to talk to many people in my job. Set up there pcs and such. Love how people think I should do everything for them, my job is to educate them in how to effectively set up their computer but the ones who just stare at the screen and then whine to me when they say they can't do it... They lack any creativity... Theres the people who try to do it till they just can't do it anymore, its usually something simple but hidden from their view. Great conversations with these people. Parents, either enlightened wonderful people, beasts of burdens or pure shite..... People are fucked.
On 2009-07-15 at 07:31:01, BorgClown wrote...
People are fucked, but we're interesting. Although people less than 15 are usually boring, like grown up sheep childs. People start to get intellectually stimulating in their twenties. Some never stop being boring though. Sometimes I wish average people would be as interesting as online people. I suppose weirdos tend to gather easier online.
On 2009-07-15 at 10:23:26, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@Baslisks: That's called strategic incompetence. @BorgClown: Often it's a question of being in the right environment to get someone's attention, e.g. in the taxi or at a social gathering. People often seem uninteresting because you don't actually get to talk to them for long enough.
On 2009-07-16 at 02:23:32, BorgClown wrote...
Mmmh, I suppose you're right. I was thinking just the same today. Still I think the majority of early teens are intellectually insipid. No matter how much you talk to them, their range of interests is severely limited and ultimately inconsequential.
On 2009-07-16 at 02:29:42, Baslisks wrote...
when you are surrounded with half of what you want... its very hard to focus on anything else. Going to a school where girls had to wear skirts and many of them breaking the rule of skirt length.... very difficult to focus. Chemistry and physics was the hardest. Theres a girl with just the most perfect ass... She would bend over and the hem... motherfucking highschool...
On 2009-07-23 at 09:55:02, Thelevellers wrote...
I hear ya Bas! Lol... I had the most horrible torture the other night... (Bear in mind I am 22): Went along to my lil' sister's GCSE year (15/16) school play. They did 'Little Shop of Horrors'. Cue bad singing, bad acting (with one or two good at both), and obscenely short skirts. I'm amazed their parents let them run around on stage like that! JESUS! Didn't feel right, not at all... :S Best torture ever I think... :P
On 2009-07-24 at 01:18:34, BorgClown wrote...
Oh, you poor guys, is the human soul able to endure such gruesome suffering?
On 2009-07-24 at 06:44:43, Baslisks wrote...
an erection is an affliction when you are just trying to study.
On 2009-07-25 at 01:34:23, BorgClown wrote...
@Baslisks: Since you did the new blood topic, I'm really curious what you would think my answer would be to your last statement. Maybe we should make a topic about impersonating other regular. Those are always fun.
On 2009-07-25 at 01:35:20, BorgClown wrote...
I killed English, or at least mortally wounded it. I know.
On 2009-07-25 at 10:31:05, Thelevellers wrote...
An erection is an affliction 70% of the time I find... Tho I am single and currently visiting my ex... =P
On 2009-08-01 at 15:46:14, Scarletxstarlet wrote...
One time, I sat down in Walmart to read the new issue of Cosmopolitan. An old lady sat down next to me and said, "Now that is a CUTE skirt!" We ended up talking for four hours. Her name was Bernadette, she was 86, and she loved classical cello. Old people kick ass.
On 2009-08-02 at 02:04:20, BorgClown wrote...
My wife met another regular at the casino, a very old lady. It seems like the old lady made a good first impression. I bet they'll enjoy the Gamblers Anonymous meetings =)
On 2009-08-05 at 20:49:04, Thelevellers wrote...
I think I'm too impatient for old people, I don;t pay enough attention and get bored too often... Then again maybe it's my natural uninquizativeness that stops me asking the right questions to provoke the right answers...