Way Back When

I had this buddy in high school, we had some classes together and ended up working at the same restaurant as cooks.  He and I were always bantering back and forth.  We would test each other for trivial facts and tease each other over certain subjects.  It was all light hearted and fun.

I don't know if it is just me, the fact that I am older and lived thru so much, the company I work for, or a sign of the times.

Witty banter seems to have gone away in the era of sexual harrassment, diversity and the idea that how you mean something doesn't matter.  It is someones interpretation of what you say that seems to hold all the clout



gettinby gettinby
56-60, M
2 Responses Jan 2, 2010

Well, I agree that fear of misinterpretation whether it be racial, sexual, political or otherwise has hampered working relations, but what about witty banter outside of working relationships... or do people actually have relationships anymore. I know when I was a kid, you got kicked out of the house immediately following breakfast and weren't seen again the street lights came on. Back in the way olden days, people could tell time by the position of the sun in the sky, but in my day, it was the street lights. I think in this day that most play is organized play. With so much organization, wit, sarcasm, irony, these things are becoming lost arts. SAVE THE ARTS!

No change to this, you always seem to have to watch what you say, "just kidding" doesn't cut it anymore