Friday, 1 August 2014

A generation gap

It's early afternoon and my nephew is playing a very educational game on the iPad, where he has to direct a granny to rob other people because her pension is obviously not enough, plus if you rob enough people you can buy a jedi light saber.

Than the following conversation happens:

Davide: "Aunt, what's that?"
Me: "What's that what?"
Davide, pointing to the videogame he's been playing with: "That! It's a food vending machine, isn't it? But why does it look so strange?"
Me, quite puzzled: "I don't see any food vending machine, Davide..."
Davide, sounding more and more annoyed: "That one! That one!"
Me, desperately trying not to laugh (because nothing is more hilarious to me than my nephew throwing an hysterical tantrum, he's a bit of a drama queen): "I don't see any food vending machine, Davide, point it to me please."
Davide: "This. One."
Me, finally not puzzled any longer: "Oh, this is a telephone box, Davide. Not a food vending machine"
Davide: "A what?!?"

Spent the following five minutes explaining to my bewildered and amused nephew what telephone boxes were and how they were used. I'm pretty sure he listed it under "fable & fantasy".

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  1. No, sorry, he listed it under "on drug aunt".
    Dave: "are you sure She can stay at home alone?"
    Fantastic Super Mum: "no Dave, you see grandma is going with her to help her keep in touch with real life"

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    1. No, sorry, that is "grandma taking an holiday from grandpa"
      she just wrote him a list of to do that basically sums up in: "take food out of freezer, heat it before eating, go to supermarket to buy bananas when you don't see them any longer in the fruit basket"

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