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Old 06-03-2014, 05:51 PM   #21
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Swearing is fine, especially if you're too young to know what it means.

But I'm not going to scamper around like a scared rabbit if someone messes with the environment.
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:51 PM   #22
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I'd be terrified that I'd be hauled off for "threatening a minor"...or get sued for "mental trauma to the poor little urchin"

Times are different now and it seems too many are looking for an opportunity to 1) be a victim or 2) sue somebody 3) both A and B.

Then again, depending on the neighborhood, you're lucky her older brother didn't pull out his Glock and put a cap in your a$$.

Ain't worth the litter complaint.
I was thinking the same thing when I saw Steely's post. I'd be afraid I'd get sued.
People seem to think their children a wonderful little creature but there are lots out there that could use some manners. Geez, ask any teacher. My girlfriend teaches in a high rent district and gets cussed at a lot by both the kids and parents.
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:51 PM   #23
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No trash in the parking lot today. Score one for the adults!
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:08 AM   #24
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I have no problem getting in their face (although I don't live in an inner city). I'm a decent size and they back off.
Decent size is no match for a bullet.

I am a pretty small man but got temper I can't control when pushed. But having been a national level boxer, I can handle man bigger than me. When pushed, I become a Chihuahua going after a bulldog. But given how many guns are out there among us, I am doing my best to control my temper.

(My post isn't about gun control. Moderator can delete if this (s)he finds it inappropriate. Thanks.)
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:48 AM   #25
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No one's going to sue me and win.
I guess that most anyone who'd go to court vs settling thinks that they'll not lose. Greedy parents + cute kid + jury...not always a predictable outcome.

Then again, even if you were to win, there'd be that $10,000 lawyer bill for you to pay.

But if you're insured, your insurance company might want to settle regardless.

Edit: Just noticed: this is my 1,000 post!!!
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Here in Texas, if you saw someone throwing trash out their car windows or if you objected to their riding your bumper you'd be cautioned not to say or do much, as some around here have hair triggers and do not want to be lectured or scolded by anyone. Thats a lesson I have had to teach myself over the years and DW periodically has to remind me of that.
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I wonder if kids today are any worse than kids ever were. It seems to me that there are plenty of adults misbehaving too. But we are often blind to the shortcomings of our peer group.

I have to say that many of the posts on this thread suggest that old curmudgeonry is alive and well.
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I wonder if kids today are any worse than kids ever were. It seems to me that there are plenty of adults misbehaving too. But we are often blind to the shortcomings of our peer group.

I have to say that many of the posts on this thread suggest that old curmudgeonry is alive and well.
I must say some behavior listed here are kids' natural behavior.

Kids behavior today vs yesterday? Every generation feels it's getting worse and I believe there is a lot of truth to it. Parenting has changed quite a bit over time, not necessarily for better. We have more families with single mom and dad, and both parents working full time than say 50 years ago (when many of us were "kids").
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Kids behavior today vs yesterday? Every generation feels it's getting worse and I believe there is a lot of truth to it.
It was mentioned 107 years ago too, although sometimes attributed to Plato or Socrates:
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Oh, they stopped dead in their tracks, came back and picked up the cup while I watched. I said, "Thank you!".

I have a pretty "commanding" voice, but restrained myself from calling her "jackwagon"
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This is not a new phenomenon. The next generation is hopeless. That has been going on for generations.
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