Confuse them by using teenage slang. Refer to your spouse as “bae.” Startle your bank teller by saying her counting skills are “on fleek.” If a Chipotle worker didn’t hear your order correctly, loudly shout “Don’t be a hater, man – I said black beans.”
WAIT, THIS PERSON KNOWS ME
By Charlotte Latvala
No doubt you come in contact with kids (i.e. “anyone younger than me”) every day.
Who are they? Co-workers, Starbucks baristas, the smartly-dressed youngster who’s appraising your house for a re-fi. Suddenly, the world is filled with baby adults who look like they wandered off a Disney Channel sitcom.
How do you converse with them, these pink-haired entry-level youngsters? Here are your options:
- Act like one of them. You know what YouTube is. You like Sam Smith. “We have a lot in common,” you’re thinking. “They’re just younger, slimmer versions of me!” Well, the sad truth is that to a twentysomething person, you are either a) invisible or b) Bizarre Old Person at Work. (Think Creed from “The Office.”) Better options might be:
- Treat them like fascinating alien specimens. Examine their tattoos and ask for a…
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