why do you think like an old person?

A couple of experiences happened to me over the last day or so, that caused me to think out loud, “How can this be?”

What’s funny is, I remember as a kid hearing older people making comments like “How can this be?” and this was an immediate red flag to me that said, “Wow, this person’s out of touch!”

First, yesterday evening we all went to the movies.  Anne and I figured it would be a nice thing to do with the kids, to close the summer out, since school starts tomorrow morning.

We took my daughter (she’s 9 years old) to see G-Force, the movie about talking hamster spies, and my two sons (who are 19 and 17) went to see Inglorious Basterds.  (That G-Force was a really cute movie, by the way.)  I was astounded though, because it cost $53 dollars for all of us – and we live in a small town just outside of Tampa!

I’d imagine this would have cost me another $20 bucks if I still lived in New York City.

Now fortunately for us, having the money to spend wasn’t a problem.  But I was completely floored.  Throw in another $15 bucks for snacks (and that’s conservative), and you have a $70 night!  I just sat there and thought, “How the hell can the common man afford this?”  And this one that surely means I’m growing old: “How can young people afford to take their kids to the movies with these prices?”

Then, this morning, when I checked my e-mail, I realized the amount of spam I get outnumbers the amount of non-spam e-mail I get, by roughly 6 to 1!  That’s kind of ridiculous, isn’t it?

And even though I have a halfway decent spam filter and 90% of the spam gets dumped in there, you still have to go through it in case something gets put in there that shouldn’t be in there, right?

So you still wind up wasting time.  Again, I thought to myself, “How can this be?”  There’s just GOT to be a better way.

When I mentioned this to my kids, they did give me a little empathy, but they sort of intimated this was “par for the course.”  Is this another “Old man’s problem?”

Is this something I should take more in stride that this is just “the way things are today?”

I don’t know, should I?  What are your thoughts on this?

Do you think I’m out of touch?  Let me know your thoughts on these experiences, because I know you’ve had them, by posting your comments here on my blog at http://blog.kingofcopy.com

Now go sell something, Craig Garber

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Craig GarberAuthor of "How To Make Maximum Money With Minimum Customers, " and publisher of Seductive Selling - an offline marketing newsletter currently read in 15 countries, world-wide. In a nutshell, I do two things: 1. I show you how to attract a reliable, steady stream of pre-qualified leads who are ready to do business with you NOW... 2. And I increase your net profits and cash-flow, by increasing your customer, client, or patient value -- often, dramatically. How do I do this? By developing, and helping you implement, unique, personalized lead generation and marketing strategies... using compelling sales messages that push your customers emotional buy-buttons. I've worked with over 300 clients in more than 104 different industries, since March of 2000, and I really enjoy what I do. I'm a stable, reliable, happily married family guy with three kids who loves life and always follows through on my commitments and promises. I love to listen to music, workout, read, travel with my family, take pictures, and go bass fishing. I always say "Yes," when it comes to good cigars, good books, and good coffee :-)