November 2. Started this, and several other posts, within the last week or two. Figured I might as well finish them up while I wait for Mississippi State to start getting beat, again.
What I’m going to take issue with is “enjoy.” I don’t think they really enjoy it at all. I have little experience with teens, but I do have a lot of experience with 20-somethings and I can’t imagine the situation is radically different among that cohort compared to teens.
I was in the parking lot of Walmart the other day preparing to leave. The car in front of me backed out, and so did the car next to it. So– TWO (2) empty spaces in front of me. I started to drive forward and out of nowhere came this car zooming into the space. We both just stopped. Recall I said there were two (2) empty spaces. In the world in which I live, the driver of the car would have backed out, readjusted, and pulled into the other empty space.
Then again, I was in Starkvegas and that’s not what happened. After a few moments of standoff, the driver pulled further forward all the while flipping me off and shouting. So I backed up, looked at her tag, rolled down my window, waited through a few more obscenities, and said, “The Texans I know have better manners than you.” (It’s true.)
To which this 20-something young woman responded, “Then go play with them.”
She got out and was followed by a scraggly little piss ant of a male. Now she is crossing the street part of the parking lot in front of me. I see her bend over and pick something up from the sidewalk. She turns to the piss ant and starts screaming and flailing around– like a freaking temper tantrum the likes of which I have not seen in anyone older than a pubescent 14 year old.
One of them had dropped his or her freaking phone.
I had been pissed but at that point– when I realized all the fuss was about a phone— I laughed out loud.
These are not the sort of folks who enjoy much of anything.