But they were still cool. And we still had lots of cool times, especially when we pulled out their CDs to listen to cool tunes. And usually after we had been drinking, and were drunk, we'd pull out Pink Floyd. That was so cool listening to with a good buzz. Probably the only thing better would be Bob Dylin, of which neither of them had.
Those good years of college lasted only 2 years before we parted ways. I never saw those chaps again. I lost complete contact until the advent of the Internet. And I lost complete contact with Pink Floyd and all that great music until the advent of free downloads on the Internet.
"No," I wrote back. "We live in a small town here, remember. We are 20 years behind you guys in the Big City. We are just discovering Pink Floyd here. What you guys showed me back in the 80s was a glimpse of future music. And it's pretty cool."
And now, while I listen to Dylan classics I heard about but never listened to before (it's so cool discovering old classics), I'm thinking how true it is that we are 20 years behind here in small towns.
It's a lot less stressful, living in the past that is. I suppose it's easier for us if we let you guys experiment with the new stuff. You'll reap the rewards of what works, but you'll have to suffer with what doesn't. I think we small city folk like it that way. We tend to be more conservative. We like to avoid all that stress
And, to relate this to respiratory therapy, it's true in our hospitals too.
Think about it. In the Big City hospital that old BiPap machine has been in the back of the closet collecting dust for about 20 years now. We have only recently stopped using it. The same is true with those bulky mist tents. And, while the Big City hospital has been enjoying protocols for a while now, we are still being controlled by doctors.However they are just starting to show signs of giving up some of that autonomy. It's so cool. And we RTs appreciate it. Well, most of us do anyway.
I wonder when it was that protocols first became the thing at Big City hospitals. Whenever that time was, just calculate 20 years later, and that's when we'll catch up with you guys. Until then, we'll enjoy the past.
Perhaps these free music downloads will allow me to listen to the same music of the Big City folk. I doubt it though. So, whatever you guys listen to in the big city, about 20 years later we'll catch up.