Sometimes I am shocked by things my son doesn’t know.
For example, the other day he asked me a perfectly logical question for someone born in 1986: “How did the DJ pick the right song so fast on a record before there were CD’s?”
Now, what he really meant was how could the guy be talking to Joe Bozo on the phone (Uhhh… yeah… like, um, could you play that song by that chick with the hair?) and immediately find it and play it when all he had was grooves to go on. But it did make me realize that there’s a whole batch of people that have never seen an LP – or if they have, they wouldn’t actually know what to do with it. Kinda like the stock “man from the past tries to play a CD on his record player” joke in reverse.
Anyway, tonight I found out he’d never seen A Fish Called Wanda. What kind of a parent am I?? I’m so ashamed.
His mother’s just finished fixing that oversight for us this evening. But I have to wonder: Where else have we gone wrong?