Tuesday, June 26, 2007

"The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint. They talk as if they alone knew everything and what passes for wisdom with us is foolishness with them. As for girls, they are forward, immodest and unwomanly in speech, behaviour and dress."

Ya know, that's as true today as it was when I wrote it 800 years ago. The latest glaring example is courtesy of Youtube.

Girl receives Lexus.

Added by Edit: Wiser heads have advised me that that shit ain't real. Well perhaps not. But that still leaves legions of baggy pants wearing disrespectful miscreants that refuse to get off of my lawn. And SOME teenagers out there are getting a Lexus as a gift, whereas all I ever got was a new pair of gloves each year because the old ones by then had got all burned up in the steel mill. Where I was forced to work from the age of eight. Twenty-two hours a day. For six cents an hour. Not that I'm complaining or anything.


Red A said...

My customers were talking about a new TV show called Sweet 16 where they have these lavish parties for kids.

One girl got a mercedes in the morning and a hummer at night.

money pollution.

Karl said...

I think this adds a new dimension to the old argument
"They hate us for our freedom"
"They hate us for our foreign policy".

Maybe the truth is that they hate us for this kind of crap. Though to the best of my knowledge, there's some pretty extravagant conspicuous consumption going on over in Dubai.

Michael Turton said...

So at the mill, they paid you twice what you were worth?

Red A said...

It all started with the Smurfs.

Karl said...

"they paid you twice what you were worth"

Turns out that eight-year lds can't carry all that much steel. So, yeah.

Robin said...

We lived in a lake.

Karl said...

A lake! What I would have given for the opportunity to live in a lake.