IT might be that I am old before my time but I was shocked to overhear a conversation between two men recently.
They were discussing a recent night out in Burton town centre.
Aside from what now seems like the obligatory mountain of drink, the way the night ended and their reaction was what really surprised me.
In a nutshell, their evening of alcohol ended with a dust-up with police and a night in the cells.
But the way they talked about what happened made me realise that I am just not on the same wavelength as many of the people my age.
They were bragging about what happened, parading about as if fighting with the police was some kind of badge of honour.
Frankly, their attitude disgusted me.
I would be ashamed and embarrassed if I had to be even told off by the police let alone end up in a cell.
And if I did, I certainly would not be out and about telling the world about what I had done and where I ended up as a result.
The thing is, this is not a rarity. I see many people my age and younger on social networking sites bragging about breaking the law and doing stupid things.
The era of respect for the police and personal pride and decency is over and the real worry is, most people, do not seem to care.
People may say I am out of touch but if it is ‘hip and now’ to brag about run-ins with the police, I am quite glad that I am not.
Modern films will soon be ripe to remake
A THOUGHT popped into my head yesterday and a rather worrying one.
While flicking through my Sky planner, I was looking at all the films from the 70s and 80s that have all been remade, such as Red Dawn and Total Recall.
It dawned on me that in a few years’ time, I will be sitting with my kids bemoaning the amount of remakes filling the cinema screens.
I think back to the films that I loved as a kid and still love now and cannot imagine the thought of the likes of Jurassic Park ever being updated.
Armageddon being retooled with the likes of Channing Tatum in the Bruce Willis role is a terrifying thought.
However, I will probably be sat watching them with my kids – their eyes wide with amazement and mine with disdain.