Youngster mocks 71 year old man – but the retiree’s genius reply makes everyone cheer

Youngster mocks 71 year old man – but the retiree’s genius reply makes everyone cheer

This story has been around for a few years, and I really think it’s time to put it out there again. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but you gotta love the moral of the story!

A 71-year-old man made the trip back to his old college 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!

I think that young people should get better at respecting their elders! SHARE if you agree!

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