My chosen audience (for now) is young adult. But, I haven't been a teenager for over a decade. And my recall isn't great. So what do I know about teenagers? Especially today's teenagers?
I need research. Data. But this specimen isn't always readily available for my experimentation.
However, last week I received a text message from what a garnered was a teenage specimen of the female variety.
TEENAGE SPECIMEN: Hey get me an orange cream slush please
ME: Wrong number. Try again if you want your orange cream slush. Yummy.
TS: Please dalton ill love you forever and ever and everever
ME: This isn't Dalton. Really.
TS: Who is it then
Perhaps at this critical point I could have become a secret text confidante and learned all about her unrequited love for Dalton. But I was tired. And I don't have a text plan.
ME: An old mom. Gotta go check on my son. Good luck with dalton.
TS: Ok, whatever
Was said experiment a failure? No. Because I found out that "whatever" has all the meaning it did when I was a teenager.