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Lose the 'tude

Lose the 'tude

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New York City
It's funny. You hear the stereotypes and people say "kids these days!". Sadly, the other evening I had a couple incidents on the subway that just made me and a friend shake our heads.

Incident #1: Upon entering the train after a long afternoon of walking and seeing probably every store in the WV/LES/SoHo area (I think there's more food in that area than is needed for the entire city!), I take a seat and let my feet take a much needed reprieve. However, across the way three children were not going to allow me to have that reprieve. The three kids probably aged 4-11 were beating the crap out of each other. The kicker out of this...the youngest girl started licking the subway pole. ANd you may be asking, through the commotion, where were the mom/dad? No where to be found....

Incident #2: Halfway through the fantastic subway ride, an older gentleman enters the train...probably in his upper 60s. He notices the ruckus children and doesn't want to sit down right next to them since there's a good shot at being elbowed or licked or who knows what:-p Rather than sit down, he asks politely if one of the young people would please allow him to sit down. Nothing confrontational about it. All of a sudden you hear these what looked like 11 year olds with makeup to make them look 17 start cussing out the man. I could not believe my ears! This lasted two subway stops.

Sad. I just didn't want to believe it. Upon exiting the subway uptown, a middle aged woman comes up to me and my friend and goes "And that is why I'm not a school teacher anymore!".

In conclusion, it's 10PM...do you know where your kids are;)
  • I'm sad for those kids. Truly.
  • Kids today - Who'd have them. I do blame the parents, manners cost so little, it makes you wonder.

    Just a by-word on your Corporate Race. You put your finish time down as 25:20, that's not 7:14 pace for 5K, take it that there was a mis-type. Great run under the weather conditions, and you will be running 21:45's for 5K very soon I'm sure.
    • My Apologies

      Sorry, thought it was a 5K, see now that it was 3.5 miles.

      Still, you rock :)
      • Re: My Apologies

        LOL yeah there was an extra .4 in there so it is 7:14:) I'm not terribly worried....good things come to those that wait, no?
  • (Anonymous)
    That little girl is going to have the strongest immune system on the planet when she's 18. Not even Bart Simpson was cut out for that kind of work. :)

    My (fictitious) kids will never behave like that; because like my daddy before me and his daddy's daddy, etc., I will simply tan their hides with a belt should they display any disrespect toward adults. Spare the rod and spoil the child? No. Good Beatings make Good Children! Yes.

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