Peter VanRysdam / Marketing / August 21st, 2007

Old People Can Be So Super Cute

Old people always coo and aww whenever a toddler makes a poopy or does anything else we adults would consider normal.  I’ve never really understood that.  However now I’ve had the tables turned on me.  I saw old people doing something new to them that is normal to me, and damnit was it cute!

I was having lunch at a local french bakery with the wife, and the table next to us was home to some 50-somethings and what appeared to be their parents.  I’m guessing 70’s (though I hear 85 is the new 70, so who knows…I didn’t count the rings).  They were talking about some pictures from a family event, and how the younger ones just had to see them.  And I’ll be darned if the oldest one in the group didn’t suggest she put them on the “Internets” for the others to enjoy.  Based on the rest of the conversation, I’m confident those photos will never make it in the hands of the kids, but the entire notion was an “awww” moment for me. 

Old people and the Internet.  Isn’t that just the cutest thing you’ve ever heard?