Recently I had our fifteen year old granddaughter, Sloan, with me at my coffee place.
While there, I was talking with someone and in the exchange of conversation, I gave him a business card. I have cards printed with my name, address, email address and cell phone number.
When the party I had been talking with left, Sloan took a card. She looked at the card and smiled big, actually it was more like a laugh. I think she was trying to be polite, but it was not easy for her to do such. Then she asked a very interesting question. You know, sometimes one can ask a question that you don’t have a really good answer to. The question comes at you and you go into your mind looking for something to grab hold and give back a reasonable answer. Her question was:
“Pop pop, why in the world do you have a business card? You don’t have a business and for sure, you don’t work.”
You know sometimes young people can ask questions of those who are older and sometimes we really don’t have a good answer for them.
Which, by the way, that can apply to a lot of areas of life when the young asks the old.
July 10, 2013