“Imagine you’re a forty-year-old, Richard,” Hamilton said to me around this time, while working as a salesman at Radio Shack in Lynn Valley, “and suddenly someone comes up to you saying, ‘Hi, I’d like you to meet Kevin. Kevin is eighteen and will be making all of your career decisions for you .’ I’d be flipped out. Wouldn’t you? But that’s what life is all about – some eighteen-ear-old kid making your big decisions for you that stick for a lifetime.” He shuddered.

Douglas Coupland, ‘Girlfriend in a Coma’


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