It’s that time of year again. It’s two weeks before the beginning of the semester here at MPOW, and I’m starting to think the quiet is feeling more like the calm before the storm.
To that end, Beloit College has again given us a list of the things that help to form the Class of 2016:
3. The Biblical sources of terms such as “Forbidden Fruit,” “The writing on the wall,” “Good Samaritan,” and “The Promised Land” are unknown to most of them.
Interesting. I wonder, then, if we use the term “Good Samaritan” if they know what we’re talking about?
9. They have never seen an airplane “ticket.”
13. They can’t picture people actually carrying luggage through airports rather than rolling it.
I remember the first time I saw a piece of luggage with wheels on it. Thought it was the Best. Idea. Ever. All this as I was schlepping my luggage through the airport.
48. They grew up, somehow, without the benefits of Romper Room.
Frankly, I would have thought this applied to many classes before this one. It didn’t go off the air until 1994!
Have a look for yourself. It’s a fun trip down memory lane, if nothing else.