How can the we, the teenagers of today, expect to give respect when it
is not shown back?
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How can the we, the teenagers of today, expect to give respect when it
is not shown back?
Category: Vent
Saturday, 30 July 2011
10:06:50 AM (GMT)

I have nothing against people who are on benefits- a few of my friends are on them.
But this old man was referring to us as kids of parents who just keep having more and
more children for more money, and sit around all day getting pissed.

Today, teenagers are frowned upon for the smallest things, and still we are expected
to respect our elders but why should we when they obviously do not give it back?
Some people talk to us like dirt for doing the strangest things, like texting on a
tram or wearing low cut tops. They look down on us because we are supposed to be the
one's to lead this country some day bla bla blaa blaa insert all that crap.

So anyways, this springs from something that happened to me the other day.

Myself, and two friends were sat on the back of the bus on a fourty-five minute
journey to a shopping centre in Doncaster.
An old man and a woman with a child sat a few seats in front of us, neither of them
glancing at us as we laughed about stupid things like why guys need nipples, like you
do with friends and what not. I think maybe Ash was laughing when she dropped her new
phone on the phone and said 'Shit!'. Me & Sam kept on laughing, myself hyper and
sounding like a hyena. Ash looked at me weirdly, as always and told me I 'Laugh like
a retard'.

At that, the woman whipped around and practically yelled at us to 'Stop with all the
foul language as she had a child'. We just sort of stared- no one had ever said
anything to us before for language in our home city, it was sort of normal for teens
to swear in every sentence. Sam was quick to point out it was Ash, and she
apologised. Then, this old man turned around and got involved when it had nothing to
with him at all and commented that 'It doesn't matter who it was we're all friends so
it's all of us, and language like that was the lowest form of whit'.
The woman agreed and then threatened us, saying that 'If we daughter was there we
wouldn't dare say anything'.
Oh so, if you were stood next to the Queen Mother, and she let one slip, would you
have the guts to say that?
Or an MP?
No you wouldn't.
If a man murdered someone, would you convict his friends who had nothing to do with
Course you wouldn't.
The rest of the ride was in awkward silence until the woman got a call from her
mother, and handed it to her son. She then told her son to tell the grandma about the
'Naughty girls on the bus swearing a lot'. I tell you now- that kid is going to learn
much, much worse when he starts school.
We started sniggering, finding it a little pathetic.

When we finally got off at the stop, the old man turned to the woman and started
saying how 'Kid's like those will ruin England, with their parents on Benefits
sponging off the government. They need to 'get in the army to straighten themselves
up because they've got no lives ahead of them any ways'.
Oh yes, you've never ever swore have you? Of course you haven't, because your an old,
grouchy man who takes pleasure in looking down your nose at others.

The rest of the day went ok after that, I went past a man who was preaching god,
looked at my phone and purposely yelled 'OH GOD DAMNIT' .

But my point is,
If we had been stinking of smoke/weed/alcohol, with cans of redbull, wearing mckenzie
trackies and talking like Chavs, they would have said nothing.
But because we're good kids, they think they can pick on us- which is bullshit in my
own opinion.
We didn't say anything back at him because we have respect for our elders but to me,
saying all that was bang out of order.


‹~[Athazagoraphobia]~› says:   30 July 2011   346816  
Yeah it happens everywhere; even in schools. My little brother has
anger issues so the ignore him when he tries to explain what has
happened so he thinks "Fine why should i listen when you don't" and
personally i think it's wrong how adults treat us, For gods sake we
aren't going to be the next MPs! we are teenagers and it is our right
to use language as we fucking want. sorry i felt like ranting :3
‹knight of ren› says:   30 July 2011   880854  
Its ok, Ranting is fun C; 
‹~[Athazagoraphobia]~› says:   30 July 2011   125268  
I bet that womans daughter isn't a saint like she goes on. 
‹knight of ren› says:   30 July 2011   358159  
The woman had teeth missing, like all the front ones,
And her kid had derpy eyes, but he was SOOO CUTTE :D 
‹☢CAUTION!!☢› says:   30 July 2011   704680  
Something like that happened to my friends and I. We were all waiting
in line outside the cinema to go and see a movie, and my friend
Ethan... he has the most loudest laugh ever, but he can't help it. And
my boyfriend Finlay said something that set Ethan off laughing
crazily. And this old guy standing infront of us just turned around
and practically screamed at us telling us to shut the hell up! And we
were just like standing there in silence. All he was doing was
laughing! D:
‹knight of ren› says:   30 July 2011   931698  
I know, they're so simple minded sometimes :/ 
‹Moi→Nerd is in Despair› says:   30 July 2011   752531  
Yeah, that sucks :c
‹Tama_♦› says:   2 August 2011   979594  
At least Finray didn't laugh 8D 
‹Cowards•Are•Golden› says :   2 August 2011   372199  
I would have said something. >_<
But then again, I pretty much say what's on my mind and have nooo
filter when it comes to standing up for myself.
And really, that lady's a hypocrite. I bet she was thinking how
immature it was for you guys to be doing all that, while she turned
around and told her son to tell his grandma about you guys, right in
front of you, after it had all passed and it really wasn't that big of
a deal. THAT'S immaturity.


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