Watch out for old people on Twitter

Old people like me should stay away from places like Twitter. Of course I'm not admitting I'm an "old person" -- maybe old-ish -- but still, we have no business there or anyplace else that requires a certain degree of hipness.

tracyfarr It's hot outside, what say you?

You see -- we talk about lame stuff. The weather, our knees, why our poop no longer flushes down the pipe like it used to. Twitter people don't want to hear about that kind of stuff. They're more sophisticated than that.

chrisbrogan There's simple math that can tell the story of most everything. The trick is to translate that same story into understanding, as well.

I have no idea what Chris was talking about, but somebody did, which makes me feel even more stupid for even trying to keep up with the Tweet-generation.

Now, I know for a fact that this next Twitter quote comes from a young man, but HE makes talking about mundane stuff okay.

scottwynn1 I'm glad the AC in the shop works good now!

If I were to make the exact same comment:

tracyfarr I'm glad the AC in the shop works good now!

You see, it just doesn't have the same panache!

SouthMainMuse Googling fried okra recipes in grocery. Got some from garden today and think that will be my supper. I'm happy.

@SouthMainMuse is not even close to being old-ish, and that's why her tweets about fried okra seem wonderfully down-home and "green." Green is good, which is hip and groovy, which are words I'd probably use on Twitter and get laughed at because I'm old-ish.

tracyfarr Hey @SouthMainMuse, sounds like you're having a groovy time with your garden. Good show!

See what I mean? Now if @CrystalPosey said the same thing:

CrystalPosey Hey @SouthMainMuse, sounds like you're having a groovy time with your garden. Good show!

You see, it has a whole different vibe about it. And why? Because @CrystalPosey is young-ish and can get away with it, and @tracyfarr is old-ish, and can't.

So, I say once again: Old people, be wary of places like Twitter. We don't belong. We don't fit in. We reveal our age with every word we type.

But, if you happen to go there anyway, look me up at www.twitter.com/tracyfarr.

We can be old-ish together!

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