Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Marcel, like all other 8 year old boys in Scotland, is collecting Panini World Cup Football Stickers. Do you want to see my stickers mum? he asked me for the hundredth time tonight. Feigning enthusiasm, I said of course and started to leaf through his album. Now, I have been watching the football with him now for what feels like weeks, but I guess it has only been days. On the pitch I see 22 men running about; men, not children, people I felt subconsciously to be around the age I feel myself to be! In the sticker book are personal details: height, date of birth etc. To my horror, I find most of these men seem to have been born in the 1980s! I thought people born in the 80s were still at high school! Are they old enough to be in Germany alone, I mean without their parents???

How did I get so old all of a sudden?! :-(

1 comment:

Thomas Widmann said...

I know what you mean. And what's worse: Soon you'll see kids born in the 90s who look like grown-ups! :-( BTW, are the football stickers named after the Indian grammarian, or after the Italian sandwich?