Friday, 23 December 2011
I love you Dad.
Part of my evening routine is the watch the news. Sometimes I wonder why I do it because most of the news isn't good news. The other night was no exception. One of the stories was about how teens are going into department stores and knocking over displays, going into grocery stores and knocking stuff of the shelves. Basically, acting like total jackasses. One young man was riding a skateboard through a store and totally ignored the store employee trying to get him to stop. To top it all off, they record their antics and post it on YouTube. Watching these idiots was one thing but to read some of the comments that like minded morons were posting were almost worse. "Soo funny" or "that's awesome". How do any of these people think that this is okay? We are raising a generation of kids who have no respect for others or their property. What's up with the parents of these kids? The reason for the title of this post is that my Dad may have been tough on me and I didn't always like it but it was for a reason:he loved and wanted me to grow up to be a good person. I think he was successful. I wasn't a perfect teenager but what teenager can be perfect with all those hormones pulling them in ten different directions. But, I knew better than to trash a department store or disrespect my elders. I hope that as a father of three boys, I can do as good a job of raising my boys as my Dad did.