I just received another email from grandmother, which was forwarded to her. It's another one of those "young people these days" rants that i'm growing
really sick of.
I was told to respect my elders by default, and was told to earn their respect. But it's near impossible to do that when many of them have sentiments
"Back then, we had one radio or TV in the house - not a TV in every room and the TV had a small screen the size of a big handkerchief (remember
them?), not a screen the size of Scotland."
I didn't realize moral fiber was determined by the the size of your TV.
And then there's this: "Back then we exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on
Of course, because everybody under 35 works behind a computer, I guess all the young plumbers, gardeners, builders and laborers are just robots
piloted by a youngsters through a computer. Every job I've had I've busted my back for some old folks in one way or another, and if i went home sore
and sunburned it's " because I didn't work hard enough".
And he's some more: "And we didn't need a computerised gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find
the nearest pub!"
That's cuz we is stoopid, everyone of us youngsters fall to bits when we don't have a GPS, it's a miracle we can find our way to work every day.
"In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to
do everything for us."
Damn right. Every time I want to cook the electric beater flies straight out of the draw of it's own accord and creates a dish for me. And the last
time I checked one of the new fangled microwaves cooks food, just like the ovens of yore, only quicker.
And I saved the best for last:
"We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off...especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartarses who
can't work out the change without the cash register telling them how much it is!"
So there you have it. All us young people are just tattooed freaks who drive our sportscars home (with the help of GPS) and arrive home to our people
movers, multiple big screen TV's and electric beaters, then we jump on the treadmill while using a computer.
I could make some generalizations of old folk as well but that would be disrespectful. You have my unconditional respect, so why are some of you old
timers quick to dismiss our efforts to earn your respect? We are not all entitled, slovenly cretins that you make us out to be.
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