Saturday, October 02, 2010
How to Make an Old Man Feel ... Well, Old
Has anyone said something that’s ever made you feel really old? I mean, reeeeallly old. It happened to me on Thursday. My new assistant, Grant, suggested I should get tickets for an event at next week’s Tory Party conference. “Book, em, Danno!” I said. He looked blankly at me. “You know, “ I said. “Hawaii -5-0”. He continued to look as if I was talking a language only heard on the planet Zarg. And then it dawned on me. Not only had he never heard the catchphrase “Book em, Danno”, he had never heard of Hawaii-5-0. Not surprising really. The series finished in 1980, twelve years before Grant was born. I then went round the rest of the office and only one person had ever heard of it. I tell you, I felt ancient.