I was the exact opposite of a rebel as a teenager. No detention. Never grounded. Always the good girl.
I get a bit cross sometimes that I never got the chance to be BAD.
Well, sort of, not really.
I’m highly intolerant of people who do THE WRONG THING. Even little stuff like NOT KEEPING LEFT on the footpath makes me cranky.
I suspect control freaks aren’t cut out for rebellion.
I have an intern working for me at the moment. He told me his name was Jonas Rebellius. I thought it was a millennial joke about his secret wild side. But no, that’s his real name.
He’s young and tall and Swiss and sweet and can’t understand a word of my broad Australian accent.
DD noted: “Some would say that’s the perfect relationship.”
Anyways, Jonas Rebellius was my date for a Titan Digital/Google Digital Marketing Lab at Google’s Sydney headquarters last night. Google lived up to expectations – there was a bank of scooters in the lobby and everything.
The lab session itself had its moments. I learned that there’s been a 34% increase in the past 12 months in digital activity on mobile phones, there are 40,000 Google searches every second, and by 2017 69% of all internet content will be mobile (blah).
But mainly it was a plug for Google Ad Words and Titan Digital, with free booze and snacks afterwards.
Jonas, being a poor student, was stoked about the freebies and decided to hang around after I bolted.
As much as I enjoy a free drink and paper cone of salt and pepper squid, I had to get back to my kids.
No time for rebellion – even if I was cut out for it – on a school night when you’re a single mum. Besides, Britain’s Got Talent was on the tellie.
Have you ever been a rebel?
Song of the day: Billy Idol “Rebel Yell”