Saturday, October 31, 2009

Let's talk about...

Teenage girls.  They top my "most hated creatures" list.  And yesterday night, on my dinner break this fact was greatly enforced.

I'm in line waiting for my sandwich, when two very scantily dressed 12 year olds get in line behind me (I would later find out that they were 13, not that this makes the events any better).  I'm instantly appalled that their parents let them out dressed like that.  Then I hear one of them mention that a friend was recently found to be smoking by their parents and said parents then made child smoke an entire pack in front of them.  For a second I found this funny, since this was what my mom always said she would do if I tried smoking.  Then they turned to discussing what brands of cigarettes they liked the best, and who bought them cartons last.  Yeah.  I was agog.  I was aghast.  My sandwich being done, I took a seat and thought, "okay, i don't have to hear them any more." But, unfortunately, these mini-chainsmokers sat next to me.  And had a loud discussion of who hasn't turned 13 yet, and which sex acts they and their friends have tried already.  And where they've had sex.  Absolutely mind boggling.  I pointed out that the discussion was loud because on the other side of these lovely litle ladies were two tables of families with small kids.  I was so disgusted on so many levels.  It took every ounce of willpower for me to not start a scene and ream these girls out.  I was shaking by the time I went back to work.  How has parenting gone so ENORMOUSLY downhill since I was that age ? My mom would have rather fed me to rabid dogs than let me go to the mall by myself at 12-13 years old.  And while I had "the talk" by that point, I certainly didn't know all the details.  I didn't even have my first "real" kiss until I was 14.  And I was completely terrified of the idea of sex until almost 18.  The fact that these two girl were so flippantly talking about something so adult is so horrifying and awful.  These girls couldn't even take on the responsibilty of caring for a hamster, and yet they're out fucking.  Positively disgusting.  Yet another reason Finn will be homeschooled and another reason why we live out in the middel of nowhere, far, far away from horrendous people.

3 comments:

Joe Pontillo said...

This could just be a case of talking big while not actually doing any of the things they say they're doing. Middle- and high school boys do that constantly.

Cassandra said...

i agree with everything you said here. when i was that age we had chaperoned trips to the mall [and it certainly didn't help that i was that age when john baglier went missing from THAT VERY MALL]. i knew what sex was, but i wasn't in any hurry to try it [at least not until the next year, and even then it took me another 3 years to get it, haha]. adam says he's glad we had a boy, because he would be the stereotypical dad on the front porch with a shotgun waiting for potential suitors to come along for our daughter, had we had one. i pointed out that just because we had a boy it doesn't make it any easier, instead of our daughter coming home at 15 and saying she's pregnant, our SON could come home at 15 and say he got his GIRLFRIEND pregnant. i don't like lying, even to children, but i think when my son starts asking me "those questions" i'm just gonna have to tell him what my mom told me: sex hurts really bad and having babies hurts even worse. even though we all see where that talk got me :P lol.

MamaShark said...

Joe: I reallllly wanted to think that as well, but they went into such graphic detail, I'm inclined to think otherwise.

Cass: Maybe we need someone else to get swiped from Clearview to get these kids (and their fuck-up parents)in line.