Dang those graduates!!!

I know; I know – Kerry is turning into a grumpy old lady even with the addition of estrogen… Yesterday, I flipped. We live in an affluent area but it’s fairly divided from rented apartments to multi-million dollar homes just ½ mile from each other. We live in a hidden cul-de-sac at the bottom of a road coming from a rich gated community. Despite it being a 35 mile per hour limit, entitled car owners flash down making it difficult for us to see if the road is clear. What’s worse is that there are many pedestrians and children.

Yesterday, I turned right out of my subdivision only to see a brand new Maserati in my rear mirror having to really put the brakes on behind me and we were approaching a 4 way stop. Something snapped in my brain… I slowed dramatically (he was still inches behind me), then I wiggled the car and put the flashers on. Once I had gotten through the 4 way stop, I wound down my window so I could give the driver a verbal row. He or she went off like a bat out of hell – to get away from the very scary lady with a crazy cat lady sticker on the rear bumper. I just knew it was a graduate with their new car. Yes, that is how rich our neighbors are.

Why on earth do parents buy their graduates (school not college) a high powered car that just begs to be driven badly by a teenage brain that is not fully developed? I learned to drive when I was 45 in the US and my husband very sensibly bought me an old Buick that the last elderly owner had scraped along the side of the garage. First thing I did was knock the mirror off – that was fixed with duct tape. New drivers will always make mistakes and old Buicks were incredibly big (hardly fitted in the garage).

One of my colleagues told me that she was paying the new truck payment for her 30 year old son (who was still living at home).

• Why is he living at home?
• Why doesn’t he have an old Buick or Ford truck (like the Mexican gardeners have)?

I would suggest public transport but it is very limited in this oil town. Parents aren’t doing their kids any favors by spoiling them. By age 24, my husband was married with a job, a mortgage and a very old Audi only earning £4000 pa. We had no debt. I thought my husband was spoiled and insisted we pay back money that his parents would give us to help us out. We got it all in the end and looked after them as they aged.

Then there is the Mall… It is a no-go area until they go back to school or college in August. They are going to be parking their Maserati/Audi/Mini’s badly despite massive parking spaces. The girls will be gathering in flocks of screeching teenagers taking over the whole of Sephora (a beauty shop) or Starbucks! What is it with the coffee shops – where do they get the money for lattes?? They should be doing work in the summer – all the jobs that we hated. I worked in the kitchens of an old Victorian hospital where the cockroaches were bigger than gerbils. One of the massive predators scuttled out of the sink I was washing dishes in and I dropped about 20 plates…

That feels much better. Thank you for listening to my old lady rant. Eventually I will adjust to a hormone filled steamy summer and might even be nice to them at the airport…when they leave their phones in the restroom, lose their Miss Kitty backpack and forget to bring their passport. 😀😁

By the way, Happy Graduation!

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42 thoughts on “Dang those graduates!!!

  1. With you on this and I can be a VERY grumpy old lady! Sadly, I don’t think those rich parents will ever learn even if the worst happens. The elite never do but simply blame others for the loss of their ‘precious’ babies.

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  2. Must be nice! I got my parent’s old Honda when I went to college. I drove that car for 8 years. Better than nothing I guess. Lol. My 20-year reunion is coming up in the next couple of years. 😂😂

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  3. Hi! So, being a nominee for the awards myself, I had to nominate people for the One Lovely Blog Award, and the Versatile Blog award (so many nominations!!), so I nominated you 😊 I love your blog.

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  4. My darling bonkers grumpy cat lady how I loved this! Absolutely blue chip loved it. You are 100% correct in every way and though you speak of the peak of entitlement in your oil rich town the fact is that the same attitude of giving everything to the ungrateful, undeveloped children is rife everywhere and it breeds a sense of entitlement and that does no-one any good. What does all people good is to work hard and earn the money to buy whatever you can afford. World gone mad and I fear for the future. I speak as one whose daughters all knew they had to support themselves from age 18 and they have. Not always seamlessly but they have all done it. I rest your case!

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  5. My dear friend, I am so sick of thoughtless drivers like you described. Also parents who spoil their kids rotten deserve what they end up with, adults with a huge sense of entitlement and no appreciation.

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