Saturday, August 6, 2011

"Teenagers These Days!"

   Three days ago, my friend Esme rode her bike to the store to buy cake mix and frosting. After she found what she was looking for, Esme walked up to the checkout line to make her purchase. The cashier, a woman in her late forties or early fifties, asked, "Where's your mom?"
"At home."
"How did you get here?"
"My bike."
"Where do you live?"
Stalker, she thought. "Close to the store."
"That's good," the lady said. "I don't like the idea of teenagers being out alone unsupervised."
As she walked out the door, Esme heard her mutter, "Teenagers these days."
     I think it's a little odd that she would say this. Esme didn't sass her, she politely answered all her questions. She didn't even have to answer them-that lady was nosy. Why are people so inclined to think negatively of teenagers?

1 comment:

  1. She was probably getting the cake stuff for her mother--or another grown-up. Esme can make me a cake any time and I will say, teenagers these days, they're awesome!