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It was an early December evening and it was absolutely beautiful. The temperatures were in the high 40s that night. Mu husband and I were in the city to celebrate our cousin’s 30th birthday. It was just the two of us for a night out, so we decided to head in early. We just walked down the streets of Manhattan with not a care (well, a Mommy always thinks about her kids, but you know what I mean). The spring-like air made me feel rejuvenated as well.

In the midst of just being “us” and enjoying the night, my “Teacher Ear” (as I like to refer to being able to listen to a million things at once) caught a conversation between two girls. They were in their early 20s. It went something like this:

Friend 1: So, what are you doing for the holidays?

Friend 2: Ugh, I will be going to the island to spend time with my family. (“the island” is “Long Island”.) 

Friend 1: I know! Me too. It is just so annoying,

Friend 2: I can’t stand listening to the same (expletive) stories over and over again. Old people are just soooo annoying! (more…)