Sunday, January 04, 2009

The unbearable dudeness of being

At supper with some friends and their 27-year-old professional, college-educated daughter (she's an engineer):

Daughter: Dude, would you pass me the salt?

Me: Did you just call me "dude?"

Daughter [blank look, maybe wondering why calling a 45-year-old woman "dude" would be inappropriate]: ??????

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