I Used To
I was talking to a friend about skiing and he said, "I used to ski a lot more." I thought about it and said, "Didn't we all?" It's like that classic Mitch Hedberg joke, "'Here's a picture of me when I was younger.' Every picture is of you when you were younger." No one standing on a ski hill tells you that they used to ski more. And no one standing in a trout stream tells you they used to fish more, and no one hanging onto a rock by their fingertips tells you they used to climb more. These conversations are reserved for get-to-know-yous and job interviews, and standing around in bars--also a time when no one says, "I used to drink a lot more."