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People these days can’t skate

ice skatingI’ve written on this blog before anonymously venting my grievances about young people. Now I have another opportunity to do so.  It was my granddaughter’s birthday party last week and while looking for party venues in Melbourne, they chose an ice skating rink. It just further proved my thesis that people these days can’t do anything right.

Okay for a start, everyone these days is fat. When I was growing up in the forties and fifties, and all through my young adult years in the sixties and seventies, there were hardly any fat people. Fat people were uncommon, rare even. You’d have one at your school and they’d stick out like a sore thumb. These days fat people are everywhere. I mean it’s like one in four in this country. It’s disgraceful.

So at the ice skating rink, all the little dumplings were trying to skate around. I’m sitting there in the theatre watching them (if it wasn’t for these prosthetics, I’d have been out there myself!) My granddaughter couldn’t even stand up straight for the first ten minutes. They were having this fifteen minute introductory lesson before free time to reel around the rink, and all the kids were blooming hopeless. I’m sitting there shouting at them to pick up their game.

See kids these days, they don’t know what it means to try. They don’t have our good old fashioned values of perseverance and discipline. They don’t put any effort into learning new skills because these days everything is handed to them on a silver platter. They’re even spoon fed their educations. I shouted from behind the rails, “Get a move on, you brats!” while they tripped all over the ice.

If you’re going to get a venue hire in Melbourne for your birthday, why choose something challenging like ice skating? That’s what I don’t get. I mean, the little girls would have been better off at a gaming arcade or something, where they can stuff themselves full of popcorn and go on square-eyed autopilot in front of a screen.