I was at lunch with Teddy and Ashley at a cafe in France when I got a small but shocking indication of how much the world has changed during my life. 

Teddy held up something from the table and said “what’s this?”

I replied “haha. You know what that is, put it down.”

He swore to me he had never seen one before. And then I realized that he might really never have. 

It was an ashtray.