I Have Socks Older Than That

A few days ago six to eight students filled my office, preparing for a final exam.  One asked “how old is that briefcase?”  I thought a moment.  “It was a gift when I graduated from law school, so it’s over 28 years old.”  They absorbed this information, and then one said “you mean that briefcase is older than all of us.”  They all laughed.  briefcaseAnd every year the age gap grows between my briefcase and my students.