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I work in sales, as i'm sure many of you do, yes lawyers are in sales, as are most doctors, mechanics, carpenters, movers, whatever...

My favorite convo starter is generally the origin of their last name, if it is interesting, or just their family history in general. I find that people tend to open up when they get to speak about themselves, it works really well for the older generations. Which brings me to my point.

If a customer walks in and are born between 1919 and 1930, somewhere along the lines they will have a WWII tie, and have stories about that time period, or the great depression. the ten years following that, there is the Korean War, or Elvis, 1950's to the 60s are all the potential flower childeren/hippies, led zeppelin fans, summer of love, vietnam, current kids, 70's babies, have the 80's.

What the hell does my generation have? Lets say we fast forward 50 years and i come stomping into a bank. How is the sleezy banker going to get conversation out of me? Nirvana? no, sorry dude, i was 12 when he died, never saw them live. Radiohead? umm, nope again sorry. Iraq? Umm...never fought in a war, never knew anyone that was fighting. Our current/recent presidents? None are really astounding in anything they've done...i.e. aren't going to be remembered for; tearing down the berlin wall, improved economics, being a racist, getting impeached (i know clinton did with one branch but he wasn't forced out)...meanwhile...no politics...i'm just making a point that my youth and the 'now' time is a sort of boring time in history and will not be remembered as the times before us.

Sort of boring. Sort of Dissapointing.

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yes they will!

As i said, who else is to remember of that generation? Michael Jackson was 10 years earlier...i guess there is always brittney spears...but if she keeps fading at her current rate she'll have been dead for 49 years. :biggrin:

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...i'm just making a point that my youth and the 'now' time is a sort of boring time in history and will not be remembered as the times before us.

Sort of boring. Sort of Dissapointing.

Look at all the technological and scientific advancements occuring now. 50 years from now, there will be thousands of clones walking around.

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Seems to me you've been to a few too many Ray Pelletier seminars. ;)

'meh...i don't know who that is...but i do know if someone owns their own business they better be in sales at some point. At least hand out some damn business cards.

Maybe that's what we will be remembered for...scams, piramid schemes, and an ubundance of business cards?

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Simple. Set a record for human serial killing that will never be beaten.

The Gruesome Twosome, munching a bloody swathe through humanity.

This will be taken into consideration, but first let me finish my hamstring sandwich. And wash it down with the blood of the innocent. ahh, refreshing.

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Simple. Set a record for human serial killing that will never be beaten.

The Gruesome Twosome, munching a bloody swathe through humanity.

that's going to take some planning, some shovels, and some basements. I like where your head is ate...i mean at. We'll get started right away.

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For all you know, the rest of Kobe24's planet will arrive next year, plunging the world into a fight for survivial, with you on the front line.

Simple. Set a record for human serial killing that will never be beaten.

The Gruesome Twosome, munching a bloody swathe through humanity.

Seems to me like you've solved your own problem. Think of the untapped protein source coming from Kobe24's planet. Not sure how much "blood of the innocent there will be for TicTac, but it should ensure nobody forgets about them like Kurt Cobain.

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Join the Army.

Then you'll have some stories, and you can stop crying about how boring your life is.

oh thor...my life is plenty fine without the army in it. There are plenty of stories for me to tell of some of your weekend visits, let alone the photo album you sent me of the 'mod yearly reunion'...this is stuff that i will always treasure.

I'm just saying, our TIME PERIOD is a bit boring.

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oh thor...my life is plenty fine without the army in it. There are plenty of stories for me to tell of some of your weekend visits, let alone the photo album you sent me of the 'mod yearly reunion'...this is stuff that i will always treasure.

I'm just saying, our TIME PERIOD is a bit boring.

Believe me, in 40 years, you'll find something to talk about.

If tictac hasn't killed you yet.

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Simple. Set a record for human serial killing that will never be beaten.

The Gruesome Twosome, munching a bloody swathe through humanity.

Sure. Encourage them. I bet you'd have a different take on this if you lived on the same continent that they do.

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I work in sales, as i'm sure many of you do, yes lawyers are in sales, as are most doctors, mechanics, carpenters, movers, whatever...

My favorite convo starter is generally the origin of their last name, if it is interesting, or just their family history in general. I find that people tend to open up when they get to speak about themselves, it works really well for the older generations. Which brings me to my point.

If a customer walks in and are born between 1919 and 1930, somewhere along the lines they will have a WWII tie, and have stories about that time period, or the great depression. the ten years following that, there is the Korean War, or Elvis, 1950's to the 60s are all the potential flower childeren/hippies, led zeppelin fans, summer of love, vietnam, current kids, 70's babies, have the 80's.

What the hell does my generation have? Lets say we fast forward 50 years and i come stomping into a bank. How is the sleezy banker going to get conversation out of me? Nirvana? no, sorry dude, i was 12 when he died, never saw them live. Radiohead? umm, nope again sorry. Iraq? Umm...never fought in a war, never knew anyone that was fighting. Our current/recent presidents? None are really astounding in anything they've done...i.e. aren't going to be remembered for; tearing down the berlin wall, improved economics, being a racist, getting impeached (i know clinton did with one branch but he wasn't forced out)...meanwhile...no politics...i'm just making a point that my youth and the 'now' time is a sort of boring time in history and will not be remembered as the times before us.

Sort of boring. Sort of Dissapointing.

I'm sure this has been said in the past 3 pages, but the technological advancements in the past 20 years alone are astounding. Think about this-I graduated High School in 1994. We had no computers in our school. My dad had an IBM at home and we were probably one of about 3 families I knew that had one. I remember when my dad got dial up internet. There was barely anything out there on the internet. Really, there was just news, email, pay porn, and some old school forums. How about cars? They were only really changing over to fuel injection in the late 80's. Heck, they didn't even have airbags at the time, or else it was a huge luxury. Now they have green cars. When you are old I highly doubt there will be many gasoline powered cars in production. None on the roads unless they're classics. Cell phones? I didn't have my first one until 1998. Nobody I knew had one in 1996 and earlier. Imagine that.

We are experiencing a revolutionary time that has never been seen. The industrial age was enormous, but we now are suddenly shrinking the world down to size with technology, and it will only continue as time goes by at an amazing rate. You'll see.

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Just as the Industrial Age was remembered for its own advancements, we will be remembered for the dot-com boom and all recent technological advancements. People from every age in every time period definitely said the same things, but in the end each unique time period is remembered for something if you open your eyes to it. The Digital Revolution has just become, and we will be remembered as being the parents of it. The age of cars without gasoline, every picture, video, paper, music, you've ever seen or heard will in not long be sitting in our pockets. More and more people will rely on less and less strenuous work with the introduction of robotics, genetic engineering, cloning, etc. If they can already clone a cat and make it glow in the dark, it will not be long before there are duplicates of you walking down the street. With this and every age though comes great responsibility with how we use these advancements and ultimately that will decide what we are remembered for.

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