Ohmydamn goodness. Parents, I know you have a hard job trying to raise your kids right and you can’t force them to act like they have some sense, but some of you aren’t doing your job right at all. I also recognize that teenagers have hormones, but seriously, a little home training never hurt anyone.
I was out with my girl Sasha (yeah I know–Sasha and Tasha…lol or whatever) at Coldstone this evening when some teenage skeez in training tried to holla at us. Maybe it’s BET, maybe it’s a lack of whoop ass at home, but just damn…
Boy: “Mmmm mmm mmm, I’d love to put yall in my ice cream cone”
Me: “Say what now?”
Boy: “Ma, don’t act like you didn’t hear me. Yall two is lookin tasty”
Sasha: “Tasty like the Similac you just got off of apparently. Boy you are too young to be talkin to people like that”
Boy: “I might got a baby face, but I’m ALL man”
Me: “Where is your mama? I know you’re out past your curfew”
Boy: “Nah miss. I ain’t gotta worry about that. So you gotta man?”
Me: “Yes. See, I have a MAN. Not a chicken chested little boy. Ohmygoodness, Saaash I can’t believe I’m having this conversation. This chick needs to hurry up with our ice cream”
Boy: “I’m sayin tho’. You look real right in those jeans. I could show you some things your man can’t do.”
Sasha: “Yep, like arrest your lil ass.”
Boy: “Oh it’s like that? Well how bout you lil miss?”
Sasha: “Boy, I might be short, but I’m older than you. Please show some respect”
Boy: “You gotta earn respect before I show it”
Me: “Well earn this…a view of our backsides. Have a nice day lil man”
Seriously, I don’t know where the youngins are getting the idea that they can talk to grown people like that. It’s bad enough that grown azz men do it, but you’d think they’d at least tell their sons and nephews that oil slick game don’t work so well. I’m just as disappointed in the girls that actually respond positively to this game. What the hell are their mamas teaching them.
If my brother had tried some stuff like that or walked with some crazy pimp swagger at age 16, he would have only made it to GED–Good Enough Dead. She would have ensured that the orange extension cord left some marks on his behind. There is no way he’d remotely think about speaking like that to a female because she taught him the real value of a woman.
This isn’t isolated either, I see so many kids–some middle school aged–walking around acting like they’re older than grown. Is it that hard to teach the kids to be kids and act like they have some damn sense? Maybe I’m just getting old. Maybe I’m just overreacting, but damn… I can deal with getting game spat at me by greezy ass old men in Members Only jackets, but lil youngins with Enfamil still on their breath? Hell to the naw!!
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