Monday, April 21, 2008

Father Time

Last Thursday I was in class, setting up a DVD for viewing. I guess I was sort of shaking it a bit to the music playing on the menu screen, because one of my students said, "Mr. Grover, I'd like to see you dance."

"Heck yes, I'm a great dancer," I replied, "And I'm a rock star. You guys don't know a whole lot about me, it turns out."

I was just goofing around, but immediately another student challenged me: "I don't think you're a rock star, Mr. Grover. There's no way."

"What? Why not? I'm cool."

"Naw, not with those bright white New Balances. I'm just not seeing it."

I tried to defend myself—"You don't even know, man; these shoes are hot. I'm a rock star."—but he just wasn't buying it. Hmph. I didn't see anything wrong with white shoes and jeans.

But as I thought about it later, I realized he was right. I don't know how this happened, but I've become my dad.

10 comments:

Elisa said...

Yikes. My dad, too.

Janssen said...

Not my dad, but most people's dad, definitely.

What happened to the beloved converse? THEN they would have believed you were a rockstar.

David Grover said...

Whoa, I've still got the stars. I just don't wear them every day.

Mary Arlene said...

OH NO! What happened? It is okay, you are still a rock star, just undercover. Don't let those liitle beggars convince you your not cool.

Jennifer said...

How old are you? Because there is a point (I know from experience) where things from the past aren't old enough to be retro - just dorky. You either wait it out or move forward. OR move WAY back to retro classics that cannot be touched!

The Hippo said...

You want to play the "I've turned into Dad" game? just know that you will always loose to me. You just had a moment like when Luke cuts off Darth Vaders hand and sees that he is turning into his father. I'm already serving the Emperor.

Brett said...

Totally rock star. Teach these silly mid-westerners a lesson in rockin

Jennifer said...

the hippo is right: you may be tempted by the dark side, but the is truly the next Darth.

The Hippo said...
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The Hippo said...

I am turning into you father.