Thursday, 1 November 2007

Generation Gap?

Look at the comments I have to put up with from some of the young women that I work with at the pharmacy.

"Led Zeppelin, Who are they?"

"Who's Captain Kirk?"

"What's a TARDIS?"

Blank Look, when I said "Hope I die before I get old"

As unfortunate as all of the above are, a sign of what I call Cultural Illiteracy, they are nothing compared to this:

"Julius Caesar, isn't he an actor?"

AARGH! Western Culture is (by definition) that which traces its routes to Rome. Given that Julius is (as I heard him described recently) "the most famous Roman", what hope do we have when these (near to) 20 year olds, recently finished school, haven't even heard of him!!