Skip to comments.Wear wristwatch? Use e-mail? Not for Class of '14
Posted on 08/17/2010 8:57:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- For students entering college this fall, e-mail is too slow, phones have never had cords and the computers they played with as kids are now in museums.
The Class of 2014 thinks of Clint Eastwood more as a sensitive director than as Dirty Harry urging punks to "go ahead, make my day." Few incoming freshmen know how to write in cursive or have ever worn a wristwatch....
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Few incoming freshmen know how to write. Period.
I haven’t worn a wristwatch for over 10 years.
I might would wear one as a status symbol or fashion accessory.
But I’m a guy. Not into that metrosexual stuff.
A useful skill, it taught me to type carefully.
It's been 3 years for me.
It's nice to have my left wrist as tan as my right, but that's not the reason.
However, we all will live by e-mail for the foreseeable future.
Metrosexual is checking your cell phone for the time not checking your wrist.
A watch is metrosexual? How do you tell what time it is when you’re outside and don’t have n electronic device with you? Do you carry a sundial?
Beloit does this every year. Always very interesting. (And it will make you feel old.)
There’s something wrong with my new cell phone....there’s no dial tone.
Here some stuff the Class of 2014 will experience.
1. Owe $300,000 as their share of National Debt.
2. Experience long term unemployment.
3. See America slip to 2nd place economically to China.
4. Have a lower standard of living compare to their parents.
5. Depend on the Government for livelihood and wellbeing.
6. Never be able to own a house.
And how to kill time at the pub while waiting for the techs to put your printouts in your bin.
7. See the establishment of Sharia law in parts of the United States and Europe.
“Not into that metrosexual stuff.”
That has nothing to do with wristwatches!
It’s for keeping time!
Wrong. They first met Michelangelo when he was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Sadly, neither do outgoing seniors.
I wear a plain watch WITH HANDS and can tell time with a quick glance ;no need to free one hand ,flip open a phone and all that true metrosexual flashiness.My job actually specifies a watch as one of the necessary,required tools .
Sorry. Didn’t mean to offend.
Keep wearing those Bulova’s and Timex’s. Nothing metrosexual about them.
My original post referred to watches worn as a status symbol or fashion accessory.
And why wear an unnessary watch? 95 percent of your time is spent with a cell phone, a computer monitor, house clock, car clock, TV clock and/or etc....
For you also.
I’ve never owned a computer.
And, the saddest thing, is that none of them know of, or enjoyed Rocky and Bullwinkle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65t-OzhlmvE
I have seven wristwatches (two are reliable wind-up, no battery), but no cell phone. I always have the correct time on me.
I really miss doing this. (sigh)
It's bad enough how texting has all but destroyed proper spelling in general, but you've got to be kidding me -- they can't even bother to get those short blurb messages spelled correctly?!!
If it wasn’t for my wristwatch, I wouldn’t immediately know the date, day of week, or time.
Cell phones are a liability, they get broken easily, go off at the absolute wrong times, and require a free hand to use.
My wife is amazed that even in the middle of the night after being sound asleep, I am never more than ten minutes off.
Without a watch, where do you keep your compass and altimeter?
From my time in uniform, I feel naked without my watch!
You see this watch?...You see this watch?
This watch cost more than your car. I made $970,000 last year...How much did you make? You see, pal, that’s who I am and you’re nothing.
Nice guy? I don’t give a sh*t. Good father? F*CK YOU...GO HOME AND PLAY WITH YOUR KIDS...You want to work here...CLOSE...
Especially the super long one that my mom got so she could go from the kitchen into the dining room, living room while she was on the phone. That one would go around and AROUND your arm!
...and without a GPS, where does he keep his sextant and abacus?
Yup. And the really sad thing is, they get worse as a result of the Freshman Composition courses.
But I don't get the wristwatch lament. Pretty much all of us now carry things that double as pocketwatches (cell phones, PDAs, Blackberries or other devices combining cell phone and PDA functions). I'm so used to reaching into my pocket for the time, I'd prefer a pocketwatch as a non-electronic backup device for time-telling in the event of an EMP.
That list is mostly lame.
Here’s my non-pretentious version (for just changes over the past 40 years)
#1: Let your kids sit in the way back of a station wagon and w/o seat belts
#2: Riding a bike without a helmet
#3: Pay phones
#4: Leaving a bar smelling like smoke
#5: Watching a TV show when it originally airs
#6: No Internet
#7: No Home Depot
#8: Having to buy 12 sucky songs just to get one good one
#9: Smoking wherever you want
#10: Eating whatever you want
You have to click the handle a few times and ask for Mabel to make the connection for you.
You went to Coleman College too?
I’m not one of these people that has my cell phone permanently attached to my body. I just have a cheapie Tracfone. Occasionally, while using it, I find myself listening for a dial tone. I’m very “latest technology” challenged.
On this one:
“31. The first computer they probably touched was an Apple II; it is now in a museum. “
I disagree. It was probably a Mac variant.
This list would make my 26-31 YO kids feel old, let alone me.
This is my favorite of my bunch:
When I saw it at the Warner Bros. store more than twenty years ago, I had to have it -- it has "me" written all over it, those little cracks around Wile E's head!
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