Originally Posted by Sanglier
This is only tangentially relevant to this thread, but have any of you who have teenagers at home noticed that thrifting has become a cool social thing to do for these kids? Apparently this is triggered by the surprise hit "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore, an Eminem kind of rapper from Seattle. The song only talked about old clothes, but the 'this is f- awesome" sentiment expressed in the refrain is certainly one that many of us have personally experienced, some more often than others.
At least my kid is no longer embarrassed to be seen with me at these venues, for the time being.
I heard about the video on The Nerdist Podcast, so I checked it out on YouTube (I am a serious thrift shop addict). When my 15 year old son saw me watching it, he told me how uncool I was. Then, two weeks later, his friends start tweeting about the song. Suddenly, he is in the position of admitting that his extremely uncool Dad knew about a song before he did.