It’s been a rather puzzling week…
By young people I am referring to people aged between 20 to 29.
1) Why do so many young people of today speak without thinking? So what makes me think it’s just young people of today?
For one, young people these days have been brought up to “speak up” and “discuss”, more so than back in my time when most were
simply taught to placidly accept, then question later. People outside of that age group do that too, i know. But as far as people i’ve come across through my life, they do tend to apply at least some filter and not simply blurt whatever comes to mind thank goodness.
At my workplace, no doubt part of the creative/marketing industry, there exist a team of talkative girls.
No problem, they need that trait to do their job.
But when you hear the things they utter throughout the course of the day, it makes one think, how can people of their age be so thick and yet get a role in a rather forward thinking, apparently fast moving and astute(or maybe that’s just my delusion) company? How many clients have they put off without realizing it? I’m certain they won’t ever know.
8 out of 10 utterances have been making me wonder why I’d even want to do work for this team. Jaw-droppingly stumped!
I never believed in the term “dumb blondes” because I have known many blondes who are anything but dumb!
But this is one classic example that says, “yep, there you go, one fine example.”
2) Why do young people choose to walk side by side along a busy street(in this case for example, 4 lined up side by side) without so much as realizing that they are effectively blocking everyone else coming in the opposite direction?
They continue marching down without any single one of them moving to give way to anyone(even families with children or old folks) as if they own the entire width of the street and no one else ought to challenge them. Do young people these days really need to be taught things like social etiquette, being aware of others around and that wherever they are at a given moment in time, they are not the only ones there?
In this case, everyone had to stop and step aside onto the road next to cars for them to walk past. This was not a night where you won’t be that surprised if it’s a row of drunk/tipsy binge-crew. Others chose to just stop and lean as close to the walls or shop entrances, just to make way for the barging crew.
This was late afternoon at knock-off time. They were clearly in their late teens/early twenties from the local University, a prestigious one at that. But so what? Everyone has to give way?
Discourteous is what i’d call it. If they face that at some point in time, no doubt they’d think others have been inconsiderate.
By the way, this was not the first time I’d witnessed this sort of incident. Just had to pen it this week after years of putting up with it.
I’m old and grumpy, probably. But i’m nearly 40, i think i deserve to have a say in this. !
I just don’t get it.