A while back, I wrote a blog post entitled "What's Wrong with People." I even entertained the thought, after writing it, that maybe we should devise a new code. . .you know, a WWWP code.
Well, here's a new and distantly connected rant. I have no idea what got me to thinking about this topic, I just did.
The topic: I just don't get it !
OK, I know that all generations have their own style that signals rebellion. A kind of poke in the eye to the older folk who . . .just don't get it. For my generation, it was long hair. Woo-eee, could I post some interesting pictures of self and (ahem) family members--but I won't.
The rock musical "Hair" -- see photo of a cast group -- captured this rebellious in-your-face preoccupation with hair. As I said, my generation's symbol.
But, I must confess, while I recognize some of the current symbols of rebellion, or at least of the "let's cut loose from the old folks", I just don't get these--
--oversize baseball hats. Popularized by Russell Simmons, and always worn at an absurd sideways angle. . .
--jeans that already have holes in them when you BUY them ( and they aren't cheap). . .
--saggy baggy pants. No other description needed. . .
--and, finally, multiple facial piercings. One particular gripe with such piercings is when a student has a tongue ball that he (or she) insists on playing with, twirling, clicking, etc. WHILE talking to me.
I know, I know--this little list just makes me sound curmudgeonly, but--really, folks--I just don't get it. Maybe I need a new code: I J D G I
So, what's on your "I just don't get it" list?
All photos are from various sites on the Internet. The face on the baseball hat model is purposefully blurred.