Re Old Farts
Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net
Sun Dec 19 14:55:44 EST 2004
> However, I did make it through the day without committing the gaffe of
> asking any of the teachers, "What grade are you in, dear?"
Hee hee. That reminds me of a party my aunt held some years back, when one
of her friends found herself in the position of having to make conversation
to a young relation of my aunt (me). Doing her best, she smiled nicely at
me and said, "So, when are you doing your Leaving Certificate?" I tried to
put it as nicely as I could, but there was just no way to say, "Actually, I
graduated from university two years ago" *without* embarrassing the poor
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