Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sometime in the very, very distant future
Grandkid: Granny Hattie, where were you on that great, historic occasion when Obama, the very first black man to become president of the United States of America, was sworn in as president?
Grandma: I was on tube on the way to the Brits nominations oh little one.
Grandkid: Oh. (Pause) What's the Brits?
Grandma: Erm, well, it was the really big, important music awards thing.
Grandkid: Ahhh, so it was like a big awards show that you had to be at?
Grandma: (Pause) No. It was the nominations before the main event.
Grandma: I mean, it was like work. And stuff.
Grandkid: And Grandma?
Grandma: Yes oh little one.
Grandkid: What's the tube?