Thoughts on milk, school, and getting older


And they’re all kind of related. First up, milk. It does a body good, right? I’m not even sure if they still use that slogan, or if they have used it in years (first sign of this blog post that I’m getting old). Side note/history lesson: the “Got Milk?” ad campaign started in 1993 with that commercial where the guy had a mouthful of peanut butter and couldn’t say Aaron Burr. It’s a classic. Also, it has been hijacked for way too many other things. Got (insert what you’re selling here)? Time to move on.

Anyway, back to my point, I love milk and I feel that it’s a pretty widely accepted fact that it’s good for you. Well, in my “Strategic Management” class the other night, the professor brought up a topic on dairy farmers and declining milk sales. And of course, according to one student, the reason milk sales are down is because “humans are the only mammals that drink milk after infanthood and that’s unnatural. Plus almond and soy milk is much better for you.” Well guess what, humans are also the only mammals that plant seeds, grow plants, and then juice the nuts and beans from said plants and call that milk. Suck on that teat know-it-all. I’m pretty sure I could drink a gallon of milk in front of this student during the 3 hour class but we’ll wait and see if I’m thirsty…thirsty for revenge.

As for getting old, that feeling happened to be at school too. I went in the school bookstore and the student employee working that night said, “Can I help you with anything sir?” Nice and polite sure, but dude, I know you aren’t calling Joe Undergrad sir when he comes in looking for his books. So dang, I must look too old to pass as a college student anymore (I’m ok with this). Also, upon checking out, he looked at my school ID and said he had never seen one that old. “I’ll finish school when I finish school” is what I said (to myself).

Anyway, to summarize, stay in school, drink milk, and feel young.

Image source: (interesting website about those other “milks”)