Correct me if I'm wrong
The other night the husband and I were at a friend's apartment playing a board game.
We only knew two out of the six other people that were there.
Two of the people we didn't know were:
A 26 year old female nurse who grew up in Connecticut, right by the New York border.
A 26 year old male who grew up in a suburb of Massachusetts, right outside of Boston.
During the course of the game I was repeatedly stunned by their lack of knowledge.
First came a question involving the term "who shot JR?"
They had NO IDEA what we were talking about, even when we reminded them it was from the TV show Dallas.
Next was a talking charades question that every team plays simultaneously. In other words there were four teams and one person from each team was acting out the charades for the other person on the team. During this turn I was the one acting and the husband was the one guessing. I looked at the card first and then passed it to the other team members who would be acting. The person was Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Sure enough both the guy and the girl said "I don't know who this is!"
I thought to myself "they just don't remember her name."
So I pulled them both into the bedroom and said "You know, Dr. Ruth, the little old German lady who teaches sex ed."
They both stared at me blankly.
We went back out into the living room and proceeded to do the charades. Dr Torrie and I got it in about 5 seconds because I said in my best German accent "You put the penis in the vagina..." while sticking one finger into a hole I had made with my other fingers.
Next was a question about CBGB
. Again they had never heard of it, so the husband said, "you know, the famous club where bands like the police, Guns and Roses, Social Distortion, and The Ramones got their start."
Now some of you may be insulted that I assume everyone should know about CBGB, but what made it even harder for me to fathom that they'd never heard of it, was that it's been ALL OVER the news here in New York for the past month because the landlord is trying to kick them out.
What I don't understand is, how do you grow up in the eighties and nineties, go to college and/or nursing school, read books, newspapers, magazines, surf the internet, watch TV, and interact with other people, and not know these things?
Is it just me, or should they have known these things?*Saburban Misfit's comment made me realize that I don't think I made it clear that these people now live in NY.
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