Saturday, June 28, 2008

Feeling old

Being an engineer, I revel in all things technogeeky. To wit, I love syncing my Xbox 360 to my computer to stream files, etc. In the same vein, I have it so that my Xbox Live account is linked to my Windows Live Messenger account, so that when I'm playing Xbox, I appear on Messenger with a message telling my contact what I'm playing.

Recently, I was playing some Xbox when a teenage fellow from my friends list sent me a message of surprise. He said that he doesn't know many adults who play Xbox.

Oof, that hit me like a stake through the heart. The dreaded A-word. In the eyes of this high school kid, I'm an adult. An old man. I might as well have a walker and one of those comically large horns in my ear to hear people talk (yell?) at me.

Long story short, that's the first time I've really felt old and I didn't care for it too much.

Oh and also, I don't know what "adults" this guy knows, but I only know "adults" who play video games. The average age of a gamer is apparently over 30. So nyuh! I'm below-average there.

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