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Guest Column From the Random Adult in Your Class: Do You Even Remember 9/11?


Photo by Steve wilson / CC BY 2.0

Hey, it’s me. The random adult in your class. I’m older than you—like, waaay older. I give knowing looks to the professor because you all are mere toddlers compared to us. I have some quirky hobbies, and I might even have a life partner, two cats, and a little one on the way.

That’s right—I’m pretty old. I was born some time before 1990, and I remember the way things used to be. Back then, things were different than they are now. What I mean is, things haven’t always been the way they are currently. When you get to be my age, you’ll understand. 

I mean, do you even remember 9/11? Do you even know what that is? Of course you don’t—sometimes I forget how young you are. There are so many things you don’t know or understand. Did you know that the internet hasn’t always been around? We used to have to see people in person, but now we never do that. Well yeah, except for right now in class. Never mind, you wouldn’t get it.