Post # 1
Everyone knows that teenagers can be assholes. I’m not saying that they’re all bad but a great deal of them are total dicks. I witnessed the following exchange at the grocery store yesterday…
(A group of teenagers, probably 17/18ish, were walking out of the store in front of an older woman)
Woman: “Hey, guys!”
Kids: “Yea?” *looking back with snotty looks on their faces*
Woman: “Could you guys use some bread? I got a bunch of free loaves that I won’t be able to use.”
Kids: *laughing at her* “Um, no. We don’t want your bread.”
Woman: “Oh, ok. Just thought I’d ask. I’ll just give it to my neighbor then.”
Kids: “You do that, lady.” *laughs again and walks off*
I followed them out so I had the pleasure of seeing what cars the kids and the woman got in and I was stunned. These kids got into a brand spanking new BMW and the woman loaded her bags into a rusty, probably 15 year old Toyota. She was just trying to do something nice for these kids and they completely disrespected her. I wanted to give her a hug but I thought that would be kind of weird since I was eavesdropping on the whole thing. I hope she wins the lottery and these kids get crabs. Karmas a bitch, assholes.
I’m sure everyone has a douche-bag teenager story so share yours!
Post # 3
How awful. I cant help but wonder what they were doing in the supermarket in the first place. Younger people aren’t being raised with the same morals anymore. So sad
Post # 4
When teens get into a group, they tend to show off… I guess I had to be there to listen to the tone of their voices. I think it was weird that the lady would offer bread to a bunch of teens…
Post # 5
@happyface: The groceries that they had with them made it look like they probably had an apartment together so I assumed that was why. Who knows, maybe she has a grandson their age who lives on his own and she thought it would be nice to help them out a bit.
They probably were showing off but that doesn’t change the fact that they were totally rude to this woman who was just trying to help them. They could have just as easilly turned down her offer in a kind way but they didn’t.
@MASPA: You’re right about that. When I was their age, I probably would have thought the offer was a bit odd but I would have either taken the bread just to be nice (since she obviously wanted to give it to them) or thanked her for the offer but said that I didn’t think I’d eat it.
Post # 6
I think it was weird that she offered loaves of bread to a bunch of strange teenagers as well. I’d be uncomfortable if some random person at the grocery store offered me loaves of bread, or anything else, for that matter.
However, a simple, “No, thank you,” on their part would have sufficed.
Post # 7
@strawbabies: Maybe it was a strange offer but she was a little old lady who was probably just trying to do something nice for these kids (she had like 8 loaves of bread in her cart). Still doesn’t give the kids the right to be dicks to her.
Post # 8
@UpstateCait: I take the subway into work. During the school days, it is hell on the train. The teens are loud and obnoxious; and, they would shove and push their way in. If you didn’t move, they’d talk really loudly next to you and make it uncomfortable for you.
Post # 9
That’s just how teenagers are. They grow out of it…when they’re about 25.
Post # 10
I don’t know what I would have said to a rando offering me bread to be honest…
But yeah in general kids are obnoxious right through high school
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
My FI and I started dating when we were 17 and I know that if that happened to either of us we would have just said ‘no, thanks’.
Being in the ‘Teenager’ stage does not give anyone the right to be rude or disrespectful. I hate that it becomes an excuse for a lack of social skills!
I feel really bad for that woman 🙁
Post # 12
The situation just sounds weird, and I would be weirded out by it too if it were me. At the same time, I would have just said “Oh, no thanks, I think we’re all stocked up at home.” No need to be rude..
Post # 13
I don’t find it odd, I have a Grandmother who has very little, but is always offering people things. If she saw some random people and had extra of something, she’d probably ask if they needed any.
Yeah, when I was a teenager I probably would have just said “Oh, no thank you, I’m set. But thank you for the offer” and then asked if she needed help loading things into her car. Of course, I wouldn’t have been getting into a beamer, more like my 1990 Pontiac Sunbird. Not that the money issue necessarily has anything to do with it, but my parents taught me respect and manners. My Mom also would have cuffed me in the mouth (no matter my age) if she heard me behaving that way.
@mnp: Yeah, I hear you about the subway. It always annoys me. Especially since they practically yell the entire time as well (not to mention discussing things that shouldn’t be discussed in public IMHO).
Post # 14
The title made me laugh. The biggest douche-baggery I have witnessed (I have seen alot of it!) had to have been during the car accident that was right outside our house. We live on a street that tends to have sudden turns. Well some teens decided to race each other and ended up slamming into a parked car and then slid into the neighbors yard and took out their wall.
All of us were standing outside in our pajamas at 2 in the morning looking to see what had happened. The neighbor with the wall was yelling at the teenagers not to touch the friend as he could have sustained a neck injury. The kid was sitting in the drivers seat, not moving and we were scrambling to call 911.
The other car? Well, it sped off after the call was made. Fortunately, someone else got the plates. Not sure who was the worst. The car that sped off without a concern as to their friend, or the fact that both cars decided to go speeding through a residential area making them equally as bad.
Post # 15
Yeah, teenagers are really annoying sometimes. ESPECIALLY when there is more than one of them together.
Post # 16
I come from a small town where people tend to help eachother out a lot. It’s like a lost art. So if something like this went down, no one would think that a grandmotherly kind lady offering bread to a bunch of teens was weird. She probably assumed they were roomies in college and could have used some free food. I know when I was a kid I appreciated anything and everything I could get my grubby little hands on. Plus, the older generation tends to not waste b/c of the hardships they themselves grew up in. Children today have it so good that it’s almost unreal. They should be ashamed of themselves for treating someone this way. But of course, they won’t, so hoping karma catches up sounds good to me.