James asked me that yesterday.� "You actually want
to be called 'Old Man'?" I asked.
It caught me by surprise - I couldn't believe it.� There's definitely a male-female divide here.� When we reach a certain age, we females stereotypically lie about our ages, buy anti-wrinkle cream and dread our next birthday, and here James is, 21 years old, wanting
to be called an old man?� Weird.
First of all, I think there are a few requirements for being called "Old Man
."� The flavor of our lump would have to be a boy.� I don't think there are many girls who walk around saying, "Yeah - me and my old man are gonna go hammer up some dry wall."
Another thing is, to my knowledge, you don't address your father as "Old Man" directly.� You're not like, "Hey!� OLD MAN!� Can I borrow the Subaru?"� Instead, you use "Old Man" when you're talking about
him to your friends.� Again, "Yeah - me and my old man are gonna go hammer up some dry wall" (said by male offspring).
Don't you also have to be kind of cantankerous and curmudgeon-like to be called "Old Man"?� These are definitely not adjectives that can be used to accurately describe James.� The kid's whole face smiles when his mouth smiles.
Of course, I could be completely wrong about all of this.� What do I know, anyway?� Opinions?� (Sorry, James.)
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