To start off . . . I love my father. We have our differences of opinions, different tastes in things. We also agree on a lot of things too. "Dad" is a kind man. I respect him and his tastes.
However . . .
He recently told me a story that made me just shake my head and realize the "generation gap" between us.
My father is a priest . . . an Episcopalian priest (they can marry and have children, but that's another story and another thread). Years ago he met and established a close friendship with a minister from Ireland. He's gone to Ireland several times to visit his friend, so they are close friends.
This minister buddy of his also happens to be the "spiritual counselor" for the band U2. In my mind, this is way cool. My father knows someone who know U2!!!!
Well, dad's close minister-buddy gave him FREE
tickets. FREE tickets to see U2 !!!
When dad told me this, I practically pissed my pants!!! When I asked him how he liked the concert, he told me this:
"I had to walk out of the concert about 30 minutes after it started. The music was too loud for my ears! I have tender ears you know."
"DAD!!!" , I shrieked!
"You walked out on a U2 concert?!?!?!? . . . with FREE TICKETS?!?!?!?
. . . . "DAD!!!"
I almost crapped my pants when he told me what he had done. I was stunned. I couldn't understand. I was embarrassed! I guess I'm 26 years younger than my father?!?!?!?
Dad did say that he enjoys listening to U2's albums where he can control the volume better. :stone
I did mention to him that he could have purchased special ear plugs for the loud concert. He didn't know that at the time.
He did meet up with his minister-buddy, after the concert, though. His minister-buddy introduced dad to . . .
Yep, my dad met U2.
(He didn't tell them that he walked out on their concert, though.)
Generation gap??? Maybe, maybe not. I don't like loud concerts either (hurts my tender ears!) But walk out on a FREE U2 concert. . . . never!!!!