Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stupd Teenagers

This is not some post about how I don't understand the youth of today with their music, clothes or choices in, well, anything. It could easily become one of those posts, but I don't feel like taking the time to write it all. This is more on the subject of how actually stupid teens can be. My mother works at a high school, the same one I went to, and she was telling me this story over dinner last weekend.

Our scene opens on a tenth grade English class. The date - January 20, 2009. The classroom's attention was focused on the TV where Barack Obama was soon to be sworn in as President of the United States. While the kids watched the teacher was minding her own business when a question was asked that stopped her dead in her tracks. "Where is all of this taking place?" The teacher looked at the student, then up to the TV where the Nation's Capitol building was prominent. She told the girl there was a vote and they decided to have it in Las Vegas this year. She didn't think it looked like Nevada, then another student corrected her, "no, Vegas is in Utah."

Oh. My. God.

So in this kind of situation who do you blame? Has the school system failed, have the parents or are the kids just plain idiots? How do you live to be fifteen and not know what the Capitol looks like? It's on money for fuck's sake!


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