Sunday, November 30, 2008

When Did I Get Old?

I went into my local bookstore today to pick up a book. Before I walked in I noticed a group of parents a few doors down, standing on the sidewalk talking while a gaggle of kids ran around them screaming. I rolled my eyes, which I have discovered to be a completely involuntary reaction to kids nowadays… seriously I’m sure it’s a medical condition of some kind. I entered the store and wandered back to the section where I was hoping to find my book. As I did so the screaming kids ran into the bookshop. They were chasing each other all around the store, going in and out of the racks hitting each other and screaming… and… NOT A PARENT IN SIGHT! No, the parents didn’t follow the kids into to store. I checked. I walked to the front of the store and poked my head out the door and there they were, down the street just chattin’ it up! All while their spawn destroyed my lovely neighborhood bookstore! I wish I had the courage to march right out there and say, “HEY! You’re little demon offspring are busy throwing books on the floor in the bookstore! Maybe you should put your riveting conversation about your new BMW or Plasma TV on hold and GET THEM!” Instead I just stood there fuming thinking about how this was SO going in my blog!

Apparently I'm a crotchety old man... I'll hike up my pants, grab a walker and make myself a metamucil cocktail...

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