He’s full of useless information

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What do they teach them at that school?

His granddad ask, sipping at his beer.

It’s the internet, I say, picking at the crisps,

Packet splayed open on the sun warmed bench.

The internet? he muses and I nod.

YouTube videos and Reddit or that Buzzfeed site,

It teaches them what frequency a wasp will hum

And just how many golf balls can be made each year,

But how to roast a chicken or to paint a wall,

There’s one whole generation that doesn’t have a clue.

One thought on “He’s full of useless information

  1. Margot Kinberg

    It’s true, Rachel. There are a lot of practical things that you can’t find out on the Internet! That’s why I always say that technology is an excellent servant, but a bad master.

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