Posted On: Wednesday - June 15th 2022 8:11PM MST
In Topics:   General Stupidity  Muh Generation
Woe is me, sometimes when talking to these people. If we have any people of this generation in question reading Peak Stupidity, well, first of all, NO, I don't care how it looks on your damned phone! Just stop reading now, because this isn't going to get any better for you.
It's probably the way the government schools teach them, and then those parents of whatever-the-hell screwed up generation THEY are in... Nah, OK, we need SOME readers left, so that's why I put it, mostly rightfully on the schools. I've taught young adults 10 years ago who told me they needed a rubric to do study for the test, when all I know about is Rubic's cube. Rubric? No, just no. Think for yourself.
I don't really mean all of this generation, I guess, but when I do have problems it often boils down to this same thing. They don't want to think for themselves or use common sense. I guess they feel they aren't supposed to - it's so much of a far cry from the "Question Authority" attitude of the 1960s and '70s.
You don't have to go that far though. Look, I was just trying to get a tasty sandwich at the sub shop. For a tuna fish sub, which I had a hankering for, it seems like you don't want all the usual stuff on it. "OK, just some pickles, some olives, and some tomatoes." She put only 4 measly scrawny tomato slices on the foot-long* sub. "How about a few more tomatoes?" Two more measly scrawny pieces went on. Then when I brought up that they were kinda scrawny there, she told me she's got to charge extra, you know, for the 2 more scrawny pieces. "OK, take 'em back off then. Never mind."
See now, I'd passed up a bunch of veggies and condiments that cost money too. So, for 2 measly slices of tomato, couldn't you call it even? Nah, I guess that's not proper procedure. Common sense is not company policy.
* Hey, maybe I should bring a ruler next time. I wonder if they are still 1 ft. long.