In the living room last night, I was explaining to my husband how I had reprimanded my daughter for not using her Please and Thank Yous in her texts.  I do not care if one is in a hurry, or needs brevity when texting, I cringe when I see:

“No practice today. Come pick me up.”

I responded with, “Please?”


Then I responded to set a time, etc.  I think interactions like these have much to do with an even further degradation in common courtesies.

As I expounded on the episode, and exclaimed, from the couch, “WHERE’S THE PLEASES????”

Without missing a beat, or looking up from his phone, my son dryly quipped, “In the pantry…, next to crap about which I don’t care.”

(Note: If my child had said that and really meant it, he’d be in deep grounding. He was laughingly illustrating a teenaged attitude.)

3 Responses to “Obnoxious, but Hilarious”

  1. Bo Williams said:
    January 31, 2013 - 8:17 pm

    The deliberate avoidance of ending a sentence with a preposition is perfect…

  2. saintseester said:
    January 31, 2013 - 9:07 pm

    I have a scary smart kid, if only he would apply himself more.

  3. Tara R. said:
    January 31, 2013 - 10:36 pm

    That right there is hilarious. Gotta love teen humor.

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