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Re: Teenagers

Must be hell being a teenager today. Seriously. The whole bloody society is driven by the teenage market. Every conceivable commercial scam panders to their underdeveloped understanding of the world and reinforces their herd-like tastes in the tasteless. And they all seem to have access to way more money--and I mean in a relative sense, inflation adjusted and all that--than previous generations but with less guidance on how to squander it.

It is also the biologic time when most of us begin defining our adult selves. We are old enough to breed, and frequently do, but not well enough educated to know why we want to breed or to understand the consequences of breeding [funny, I think, aside--when I was in highschool, acne was popularly associated with abstinence]. Except farm kids; in my experience, farm kids always clearly understood the purpose of breeding.

On Sunday, February 8, 2004, at 04:57 PM, Pamela J. Evans wrote:

Someone sent me an e-mail at work the other day which read something
like "Teenagers serve as a reminder as to why some animals eat their

I thought that was a tad strong.  Maybe not.
Glad I dodged that bullet regardless.

---------- Original Message ---------------------------------- From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 14:49:44 EST

In a message dated 02/08/2004 2:45:14 PM Eastern Standard Time,
jesserenebell@hotmail.com writes:

You're supposed to
"gradually grow into the teen years". Well, I didn't get to do that. They
were awful.

Some years ago a friend and I were in the Bloomingdale's baby department
shopping for a gift for a third friend. As we oohed and aahed over the darling
baby things, a rather hard-bitten middle-aged salesclerk said "Ladies, just
remember they grow up to be TEENAGERS!"

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  • References:
    • Re: Teenagers
      • From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>

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