Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Grievances

The other day I was walking home from work and passed by our local Library.  As I approached the building, I noticed two kids, boy & girl, probably about 14 years old, if that, out front.  As I got closer to the two of them I noticed that they were heavily making out.  I mean seriously, I don't even think I've had a doctor check out my tonsils as thoroughly as these kids were checking each others.  I thought to myself, "So that's what libraries are used for now. What the hell happened to just checking out a book and going home?"  I was really shocked and disgusted by this image.  I remember going to that very library when I was younger and trust me the last thing on my mind was making out with anyone; and yes I did have a boyfriend.  I then thought to myself, "what the hell goes on INSIDE that place?" And then, "OMG! My sister goes to this Library!"  As I walked passed them I made a "clearing of the throat" sound and they didn't even come up for air.  I couldn't believe it.  No shame at all.  Hello, do you not watch 16 & Pregnant? Or is that you're trying to get on the show.  Granted, maybe I'm taking the thought to far by insinuating that this make-out session would lead to that. HOWEVER, isn't this how it starts?  And please tell me where the parents are?  Shouldn't those kids have been home by then? It was 6p.  Even in High School I had to be home by a certain time, or my Mother would start to freak.  And I went to an all girl school.
So then again a few days after I see a bunch of kids coming out of the library. As I'm getting closer they're going on and on about some nonsense and the curses coming out of their mouths, where just disgusting. Now I won't pretend to be an angel, because yes, I cursed when I wasn't suppose to either.  But hot damn the things they were saying were just jaw-dropping.  And then of course as I walk by, some 13 year old little shit says, "Damn that's a booty" and he and his other little friends start laughing.  I wanted so badly to turn around and tear into this little brats, but what would it matter.  Its as if manners and being well behaved kids just doesn't exist anymore.  When did this "fad" end?  I mean yes, kids aren't going to be the cleanest mouthed or nicest beings in the world, but I would hope that their parents taught them enough to not act like this, especially in public.  People always ask me why I have something against kids; why I "hate" them.  This is exactly why people.  And I can't even blame it on them completely.  Not to long ago on one of my train rides into the city, a woman (maybe the mother or grandmother, I couldn't tell) was telling a little girl about 8 years old that she was not to play with that "little faggot".  She kept going on and on that unless the teacher said she had too, to not speak or play with "the little faggot".  She must have said that phrase about a dozen times and the little girl just looked at her as if it was normal and said OK.  OK? OK? No, it is not at all OK!  I can't believe that this is what's raising children nowadays.  And this is exactly why when I walk by our neighborhood Library, anything but studying and school work seems to be going on.
So I have to ask my readers, the ones who are parents specifically, what do you think of this?  I understand that after a certain age you give your child freedom to come home a little later than they used to; to do a lot of different things they weren't able to previously. Maybe they're in an after school club or sport. Or they want to go shopping with a friend for an hour.  But when I see things like this, I have to wonder what the hell is going on that they find it OK, to not only make out HEAVILY in front of a library, but in public.  Or to act so bold and spew the most vile things out of their mouths to grown ups and act as if everything is roses and butterflies in the world.  It's a disgusting display and I'm starting to think that the old fashion idea of a beat down, needs to come back into play.  Yea, what happened to that "fad"?

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  1. I'm only 20 so I had (and still have) a few friends that acted (and still act) like that. I find it really hard to go out in public with them because their disrespect for the people around them is disgusting and embarrassing. My parents taught me to be considerate of people that could hear me, whether or not I was talking to them.

    My daughter is only one year old, but I'm going to try to carry on the 'fad' that my parents taught me.

  2. GIRL i soo feel u on this..I am a mother of a 10 year old girl and that is exactly what she is...SMart enough for her age...Parents want to be BFF's with their kids now and thats the PROBLEM!!! u can def b a friend but ur a PARENT first..THEY JUST DONT GET IT!!..

  3. First, kudos to you Josie, for taking your parents' teachings to heart and wanting to instill the same sense of respect and morals in your daughter. It's nice to know that there are parents out there taking an active role in raising their children to be respectful young adults. Good for you.

    It is very unfortunate that many children today are being brought up by themselves, in the street with their friends, either because the parents are working all the time or simply because the parents don't give a sh*t and can't be bothered with the children that they brought into this world. I for one take a very active role in my children's lives. And believe me, the "fad" of whipping their butts into shape is alive and well in my household. My girls know not to venture too far into the unkown with me because I have been know to land a backhand across their mouth the instant that I hear anything disrespectful coming from it. I'd rather not do that but sometimes actions speak volumes that words just dont' get across to them. But, it only takes that one time, that one backhand, to get my point across and never have to go there again.