November 12, 2010

Teenagers

I know I wrote a post yesterday about teenagers and how they have such a hard time and how we should be more understanding and how we should let them know life isn't that bad.

But today I will bitch about them.
Just because.

In my small-ish town we have two high schools very close to each other.

These schools are very close to our large grocery store, donut shop, Walmart....and just about everywhere that adults visit.

I continue to make the huge mistake of entering these establishments during high school lunch break.

Big.Mistake.

HUGE.Mistake.

When I was a kid, we brought our lunch to school or purchased something very unhealthy at the school cafeteria. Nowadays, the little punks roam the town and take over.

Take over=travel in large groups, speak loudly, curse constantly, take up every table or every lineup.

It makes Momma scared.

I am just a 30 something year old Momma of 3 who wears track pants and sneakers to buy groceries.  I am not cool.  I have gray hair and the odd wrinkle.  I do not know how to use an Ipod.  I am out of touch with fashion and "cool kid vocabulary".

I just want to come into the store, get what I need and get out.  But when I have to wait in line with my children for 17 of you to buy a can of pop and bag of chips for lunch, all I ask is that you restrain your bad language and pull your pants up so I don't have to explain teenagers to my kidlets for the rest of the day.

And.....I might just know some of your parents.  Would you still look cool if I let them know that you used the "F" word 22 times in 30 seconds, that you wear striped underwear and the reason you are so hungry at dinner is because you eat crappy food for lunch?


Just sayin'




10 comments:

Jenny said...

Girl I hear ya, accept ours in junior high kids in the grocery store before school starts.

Foursons said...

Believe it or not, they use the filthy language in school, in the classrooms, in front of the teachers too. Times have changed my friend.

Jenners said...

I love how you turn 180 degrees in just one post. I can't stand when kids act like that.

Heatherlyn said...

Language like that comes straight from the gutters. It is so low class. I have noticed that low class has become a trend in our pop culture. I am a 30-something Momma of 5 and even I know that type of language is NOT cool. :(

TechnoBabe said...

Visiting from the Goddess' blog. Congrats on POTW on her blog.
It seem like the young people don't even realize that the F word used to be something really horrible for someone to say. The have added it to their everyday vocabulary and so many young people aren't interested in striving for something better. They just want to be part of what is easily available to them.

Eva Gallant said...

It maybe that the limited vocabulary comes from spending too much time playing video games and watching MTV. Reading good books is a pastime of the past!

King of New York Hacks said...

Stopped by from Everyday Goddess ...can't agree with you more...the F bomb and I'd bet the most used other word was " like "...my niece talks like one of those demons.."like F'in no way was he like F'in gonna like her more than like me...F "...Was I a teenager like that once ??? Geez !! Congrats on POTW !

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

Deep thoughts indeed. Not just teenagers, either. Hmmmm.....

Anonymous said...

Someone commented above that students cuss in front of their teacher's at school!!!! I am a teacher and I would NEVER allow ANY student of mine to be disrespectful to me or the other people in the room...period!!!! Disrespect is NOT a choice in my room!!! Whew. Just had to get that off my chest. Love ya, Kristina

Anonymous said...

Oops! I found a error in my comment that I wrote. I didn't catch it because of my disbelief! Can you find it? Love ya, Kristina