… to take one last look around campus again before he settled in to retired life.
As he got to the campus he saw a young man studying hard, and the sight brought back memories.
He sat on the bench beside the lad, but was surprised when the kid started spouting off at him.
“You old geezer
Your generation will never understand my generation,” the kid lectured
“You grew up in a different world
In fact, your world is almost primitive compared to mine,” the student said.
“Is that right?” the elder man said.
“The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, microwaves. I can carry hundreds of books on a tiny chip in my cell phone. We have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing, and,” he paused to take swig of beer.
The senior took advantage of the break in the student's litany and said,
“You're right, son. We didn't have those things when we were young – so we invented them
Now, you arrogant little bastard, what are you doing for the next generation?”
The student fell completely silent and all the people around them cheered!