I am not one of those people who dislikes teenagers. It’s not their fault â€” they are still uncooked people full of hormones and insecurities.
But today a gaggle of young ladies in flip-flops and skinny pants really annoyed me.
I was walking home (as I do everyday to keep my figure) and coming in the opposite direction were three teens (or maybe they were in their early 20s I just can’t tell anymore) walking side by side. Like a wall of teenage angst.
Well, I wasn’t going to step on to the roadway to allow them to pass by me in a row. Forget that.
I was â€” as dictated by the unwritten rules of sidewalk traffic â€” fully on the right side of the sidewalk and I decided I was going to own my space.
But as we grew nearer, the girl opposite me wasn’t budging (as I suspected she might since I had my serious grown-up face on) despite the fact that she was clearly on my side of the sidewalk. So I looked straight ahead and marched forward.
We bumped shoulders â€” hard.
And I didn’t care one bit.
Tough potatoes, Missy. Rude young people in stupid looking pants do not rule the world â€” or the sidewalk.
I can’t believe that you were playing chicken with teenagers on the sidewalk. What got into you?
They say people change into their forties — that they don’t care what people think as much.
I’m not sure if that’s it though.
Rudeness has always annoyed me. And kids today seem ruder than ever! (I can’t believe I just said that.)