Quote from gwenith
Went camping at the weekend near here
Is it just me or does this sort of reaction send your blood pressure soaring
Perhaps it is just us "oldies" who give these poor put upon youngsters such a hard time.
Not really. I don't have that many years ahead of them, but some of what i hear incenses me.
There's a 20 year old in my class who has NO idea what the value of money is. Wrecks a car? Mommy buys a brand new one, no big deal (that's 3 times in 1 1/2 years). So needless to say when a bunch of us in class were discussing how our cars are on the fritz, her suggestion? "Uh why don't y'all just buy a new one?". Oh GEE now why did i THINK of that???? I don't need to pay my rent, i'l just use my money to buy that brand new car lol.
She brags about how much she's paying for anything. Meanwhile i'm thinking "i'd be more impressed if it was her money getting it". Oh yes, and never worked a day in her life.
Complains that her grades suck. Yet in the next sentence will tell you what kind of beer she's trying this weekened, and how she stays out till 4 am every night. "Ya know, i'm 20 years old, i am NOT speading a lot of time studying, i'm too young to do that". Wants ME to copy MY notes to study from (and i absolutely refuse to). Yet there she is, napping in class because she's got plan's with (insert some guy's name here) tonight, and won't be getting home till 6 or 7 am. And she thinks i'm going to give her a copy of my notes??? WRONG!
Can't completely blame HER or her age for her flighty idea about money, since someone's just letting her think and act this way, but one of these days, she'll get a rude awakening on the real world. I'm lucky, i was well aware of how things really are the entire time i grew up, so i didn't turn out like her.
(Oh did i mention she's into nursing in hopes of lading a UVA resident? Yes, she really said that. Said she'll meet and marry a medical resident, and then quit working.
And i've gotten to the point where i can't stand her so much that i can't even look at her to talk to her, and even talking to her is a push. Has nothing to do with jealousy, just the spoiled attitude and the-world-revolves-around-me behavior just grate my nerves. June can't get here fast enough.