Yeah, so, there should be a note posted before Buzzfeed’s story titled “People Who Didn’t Get What They Wanted for Christmas” that says, “Warning: Content will make you hate the world and weep for the future.”
Basically, it’s a collection of Facebook and Twitter statuses by some of the most horrible people on the planet. Seriously.
I assume these are mainly teenagers; horrible, selfish, assy teenagers. If the Spawn pulled this crap with us on Christmas, he would be celebrating Boxing Day by boxing up his shit and moving out of the house.
As I typed that sentence, I realized that I have more in common with The Man than I thought. During Christmas dinner, he shared a story about how back in the day my sister asked him what he was going to get her for her 18th birthday, and he told her that he was going to throw her shit on the front lawn. He didn’t do it, but it wouldn’t have been surprising. More than a few times, my sister and I came home to find something thrown out on the front lawn. Sometimes it was our school books that we left in the living room; sometimes it was the toilet because it wouldn’t flush and he ripped it out of the wall; sometimes it was the screen door because it wronged him in someway. You get the idea.
So anyway, I don’t recall ever behaving like those teenagers in the Buzzfeed item – probably because I knew it would result with my stuff being on the front lawn. Maybe my mom and sister will leave a story in the comments that involves me acting like a spoiled asshole on Christmas, but I’m pretty sure there is no such story.
For argument’s sake, let’s say there was such a thing as Twitter and Facebook when I was a teenager, I would have never posted a status like these stupid, selfish assholes. You know why? Because it would make me look like a stupid, selfish asshole!
I probably don’t have to worry about this kind of behavior from my kid. By the time he’s a teenager I’m sure he will be much more concerned about being selected for The Hunger Games than obtaining the latest electronic gadget.