generations, again

The other day over lunch, a good friend expounded on the characteristics that distinguish children born in the 80s, 90s, and 00s based on what she understood of their parents, who were born in the 50s, 60s, and 70s respectively. Continue reading

revenge of the grandparents

Grandparents do the work of raising the next generation. Here’s a joke making the rounds. Go granny go!

「喂!現在我們不在家,請在聽到「嗶」聲後留言………
“Good morning. . . .
At present we are not at home but, please leave a message after the beep………

嗶…
beeeeeppp …
如果你是我的兒子之一,先按1,再依照你打電話的目的,擇1到8;
If you are one of our children, press 1 and then select an option from 1 to 8:
假如你是要我們去陪孫子,按1;
If you need us to stay with the grandchildren, press 1
如果你是要跟我們借車,按2;
If you want to borrow the car, press 2
如果你是要我們幫你洗衣服、燙衣服,按3:
If you want us to wash your clothes and do the ironing, press 3
若是你要送孫子到我們這裡過夜,按4;
If you want the grandchildren to sleep here tonight, press 4
假若你是要我們到學校接孩子,按5;
If you want us to pick up the grandchildren at school, press 5
如果你想禮拜天來吃飯、或是要我們做一頓飯然後送到你家,按6;
If you want us to prepare a meal for Sunday or to have it delivered to your home,
press 6
假如你要過來吃飯,按7;
If you want to come to eat here, press 7
若是你需要錢,按8
If you need money, press 8
如果你是要邀請我們出去吃飯、或是去看戲,請直接說話……
If you are going to invite us to dinner, or, taking us to the theater, start talking,
我們正在聽!!!!!!!!!!」
we are listening !!!!!!!!!!!”