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Old 09-17-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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I just left Costco. There was a kid about 12 at some karaoke machine. He had the volume turned up so it you could hear it anywhere in the warehouse. He wasn't singing, just stupid gibberish and lots of very annoying feedback. After about 10 minutes his mother walked by and told him to knock it off in whatever language she was speaking. He ignored her and kept on going. After 5 or 10 minutes I couldn't take it anymore. I walked over and yanked the cord out of the power strip. He just stood there dumbfounded. I wanted to say something but I think he understood how pissed I was. Several other customers were walking by and made approving comments. I don't like being an ass but why do I have to make the little sheethead stop? Why can't parents take care of their own children in public. If my daughter behaved like that, I guarantee you it would have lasted long enough for me to yell across the store if I knew it was her. I'm going to be 50 soon(keep the wisecracks to yourself) and I think I'm becoming a cranky old man or that's how I feel. I'm finding it difficult to deal with really stupid behavior. What say you?
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:34 AM   #2
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Excellent idea to unplug the machine. When I was a young lad, I had to stay by the side of my parents and behave.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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Excellent idea to unplug the machine. When I was a young lad, I had to stay by the side of my parents and behave.
Rudy, you behaved? I find that hard to believe!
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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I am 56. I've got 6 kids (two still at home) and 6 grandsons. I guarantee you'd never see any of them pulling something stupid like that. Their mothers would have them by the ear in no time!
I can't put up with that stupid stuff anymore either. Some of the BS that goes on at work drives me a little wild too. The older I get the better I seem to handle most of it tho; thankfully!
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I always got the same lecture from mom BEFORE we went into the store...be good or else...it worked
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No, you cant rave here....move on. ;)
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Excellent idea to unplug the machine. When I was a young lad, I had to stay by the side of my parents and behave.
Rudy, you behaved? I find that hard to believe!
Dan, you made me laugh. It was when I was in the presence of my parents, I WAS well behaved. I never told them of my escapades that some folks on the forum may have read about in the "Time To Laugh" thread.
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Why can't parents take care of their own children in public.
My dad gave me the vulcan death grip in public... it was perfect because people didn't see that he was inflicting horrible amounts of Star Trek pain in full view of society. My favorite spectator sport is a parent arguing with their child in unrestrained tones at a supermarket. I start a little pool with my friends (limit of $5.00) and stick around until the outcome. Double or nothing on whether or not parent or child uses profanity. Much more amusing than rampant abuse of Costco karaoke machines. Haha.

Maybe I will put on a cape and start laying down the vulcan death grip on unsuspecting misbehaving children. We all have to contribute something, yeah?
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I'm going to be 50 soon(keep the wisecracks to yourself) and I think I'm becoming a cranky old man or that's how I feel. I'm finding it difficult to deal with really stupid behavior. What say you?
This wisecrack is about me so it doesn't count:
I've been a cranky old man for a number of years...and I'm only 47. I realized I was getting old when I caught myself referring to "old fashioned e-mail" and "the old-fashioned Internet." When it comes to the latest in mobile/cloud computing, and to Twit-Face, I might as well be 100.

And yes, this is where you can rant.
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Why can't parents take care of their own children in public.
My dad gave me the vulcan death grip in public... it was perfect because people didn't see that he was inflicting horrible amounts of Star Trek pain in full view of society. My favorite spectator sport is a parent arguing with their child in unrestrained tones at a supermarket. I start a little pool with my friends (limit of $5.00) and stick around until the outcome. Double or nothing on whether or not parent or child uses profanity. Much more amusing than rampant abuse of Costco karaoke machines. Haha.

Maybe I will put on a cape and start laying down the vulcan death grip on unsuspecting misbehaving children. We all have to contribute something, yeah?

A Trekkie would have known you were getting "THE GRIP."
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