“Wait, what?” drinking game

Currently in Canada, the word “like” is inappropriately used repeatedly in sentences ad nauseam. Sometimes I get caught up in it and catch myself.  Recently I’ve been watching the 20-something dramas “The Vampire Diaries” and “Gossip Girl” wherein the phrase “Wait, what?” could possibly be a drinking game because they’re repeated so often. These shows are filled with self-absorbed 20-somethings who don’t work for a living, where money magically appears in their purses and wallets without lifting a finger and everyone is trying to sabotage everyone else’s happiness.

When I was 20-something I had a low self esteem, we were the “X Generation”, rebellious, lost and looking for an identity. Our parents were from the 60’s where social freedom was important but kids got lost and T.V. sit coms were about families trying to get by. The X Generation did not believe anyone owed us anything or the insane entitlement our children currently believe in now. Speaking first hand, my 20 year old son hates working and can’t believe I’ve been going to work for a corporation for the past 30+ years to survive. In my defence, he was raised by his (rich) father (long sad story). I am not financially “rich” but I have a rich relationship I would never give up.

I don’t know if I’m trying to make a statement, I just wanted to comment on what I see happening today.  I’m afraid of where North America is headed, I just know I don’t want to be here.  I want to live in a country where producing and eating whole foods, unpasteurized milk, free of antibiotics and steroids is legal. I don’t want to live in a world where big business and religion dictates what we eat or how we live. I don’t want to live in a culture where I’m terrified of the next generation. Is this how our parents felt??

Maybe this why I burry my head in the quilting sand, so I don’t have to think about where this world is going.

I’m going to post this for a short time and then I think I’m going to delete it so as not to tarnish my quilt blog with non-quilty happiness.

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8 thoughts on ““Wait, what?” drinking game

  1. I know what you mean, like, totally! Oh sorry. Yes I hear ya about all that. I think I am more apalled by big business and big ag interfering with our right to eat good organic, poison-free food. It seems like they are wielding more power than ever! I worked at a big organic nursery, and it was so nice to be able to help people make good decisions about growing healthy food and gardening responsibly. I will absolutely never work at a place that pushes nasty chemicals at people like it’s candy.
    It’s nice to know what’s in the head of our quilting friends. Glad I caught it before you erased it all!

  2. Like, I’m so, like glad, you like posted this! Your son & mine could be related–I used to think it was the generation, but my 24 yo daughter works 3 or 4 jobs at a time, is heading back to post secondary school, and will continue to work full time while she goes to school. You have to wonder how 2 children, from the same parents, raised in the same house, with the same rules turn out so differently. Please, do, delete this. If either of them ever read my comment, I’d never hear the end of it! But, hey man, it sure was like great to let off some like steam!

  3. I agree, well said. My adult daughter has a great work ethic, but she could not care less where her food comes from or, for that matter, about cooking it herself. I hope that will change (but not holding my breath). Hubby works for a food corporation making popular products, “corporate food” as he calls it. In the past 25 years, the formulas have changed numerous times in an effort to keep profits high and overhead ever lower. What a sham, and a shame. Needless to say, we don’t eat the stuff.

    The older members of my family see the younger ones coming up through school who just do not seem to care about grades or doing well academically anymore. This truly baffles me. If they can slide by with a C-, or heck, if they can pass at all, that seems to be good enough. One nephew barely graduated, another dropped out (and is, no surprise, unemployed), two more are slated to graduate this year, but again, probably just barely. These are not dumb kids, nor were their parents neglectful. These are the people who will run the country and take care of us in our old age? Where will these people work? The middle class is disappearing, and without a post secondary education, the opportunities are severely limited. I am very concerned.

    • Oh P., my son is 20 and still hasn’t finished high school. His Dad pays for everything so where’s the motivation? I think this generation will be dubbed “Generation Entitlement”! Thanks for commenting and for your support!! 😀

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