1: You say "What are they teaching kids in school these days?"
A new girl started working with us a few weeks ago. Nearly 18yo bubbly and friendly with customers and seemed pretty smart... Until yeterday.
She came up to me with something in a bag.
Young'un : "Bunny, someone left this at the till. I don't know what it is or where we keep it."
I looked in the bag.
=80 : "You're telling me that you've never seen a cauliflower before? Seriously?"
I've decided that for the rest of the week (or longer if I can get the mileage) I'm going to go up to her every shift with a different piece of fruit or veg.
"This is a carrot. CAR-ROT."
"This is a Potato. PO-TA-TO"
2: You make a pop culture reference they could never get.
At my last store, one of the girls at work was talking about this new chocolate desert we had in, and how it was playing merry hell with her diet. I made some comment about this making her my "chocolate girl" and getting a totally blank look from her.
One of my supervisors was there "Bunny she'll never have heard of that song she's too young."
I said that was a load of rubbish and did some quick maths in my head. That song came out when I was around 13-14...
She would have been 2yo tops.
That was also the first time I ever felt like a dirty old man.