A guy today complained that I called rock climbing the “new hip thing.”
Well not really. It’s not that new. I’ve been doing it for a while.
Ok, but you did it at kids birthday parties like a normal person, right? And then started going regularly within the last year? Like once Brooklyn Boulders opened, right?
Of course you’ve “been doing it a while” but it’s not like you’ve been doing it consistently weekly for the last 5 years.
It reminds me of when I visited the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa, Israel.
I had never heard of the Baha’i religion. What I was told is that it’s a newer book religion.
But they consider it a continuation of the other 3 religious books. So they consider themselves just as old as Judaism. No one wants to be a ‘new’ religion.
It’s the same reason why banks like to use have roman columns out front. No one wants to look like they’re late, young, untrustworthy.
Get over it, rock climbers. It’s a newly re-cool thing.