During a rare moment of silence in the car, little kid suddenly said, "Like they said in the old days," in a conversational tone.
I waited, curious for him to finish and wondering where he heard that phrase but the silence resumed.
"What?" I asked.
"What?" He asked.
"What did they say in the old days?"
"I don't know. You were alive back then. What did they say?"
"I don't know," I answered, feeling confused. "What were you just talking about when you said 'Like they said in the old days'?"
"Look, I'm only a 4 year older! I don't know what they said in the old days!You're...really old. You should know."
"I'm not that old. I was just curious about why you said that."
"I said that because you are old. You's askin' me 'bout the old days and you's old. Just ask yourself!" he answered matter-of-factly, sounding irritated.
I'm still confused about what happened there. I'm also insulted, I think.