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To think young people are just clones of the same person?

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annabanana84 Tue 21-May-13 12:27:42

at my work, the young girls there all sound the same, that weird accent they put on...a little bit posh, improper and overly frequent use of the word 'like', and it sounds like they're asking a question in the tone of their voices each time they utter a sentence. They look alike in their casual, almost slobbish clothing, and seem to revel in the fact they like obscure bands that the rest of us normal, individuals have never heard of. They're stupid!

squeakytoy Tue 21-May-13 12:29:40

hmmmm... tell us a band name

Mitchy1nge Tue 21-May-13 12:30:54

you sound lovely though op

cory Tue 21-May-13 12:32:26

and no doubt hold them enthralled by the depth and insights of your conversation

pumpkinsweetie Tue 21-May-13 12:32:56

Yabu, you need to remember that once upon a time you were also young. Same goes for people that hate children, we were all young once. Shame some of us don't remembergrin

cory Tue 21-May-13 12:34:08

Would those numbers at the end of your username be your year of birth by any chance? In which case, perhaps when you have got some more life experience, you will get better at appreciating the manifold variety of the human race.

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 12:35:31

Haha to the last, exasperated 'They're stupid!'

Ten points for this thread; I think it too, plus you've made me laugh out loud. smile

cory Tue 21-May-13 12:35:39

pumpkin, I suspect the OP is not yet out of her twenties. Which seems a little early to be developing middle aged grump status.

ouryve Tue 21-May-13 12:37:40

Funny, I've just been reading a thread about lack of tact. Funny how some threads roll into each other seamlessly. hmm

It always has been in the nature of teens and young people to follow the herd. It's a self preservation thing. Something to do with the fact that some people can be very judgemental and cruel to those who appear a bit different.

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 12:37:47

Why are some so offended by this OP?

It sounds like a little rant. Made me laugh anyway.

Eskino Tue 21-May-13 12:38:16

Put it on the "Signs you're getting old" list.

Have you noticed how young policemen are looking lately?

ephemeralfairy Tue 21-May-13 12:38:42

How young is 'young'? If you were born in 1984 then you're three years younger than me and I consider myself young.
I also consider myself 'normal'.
Oh, and I love obscure bands. Do you think everyone should be a Coldplay fan, is that it? Do you find anything other than guitar-pop-by-numbers a bit 'challenging'?

Lighten up!!

isitsnowingyet Tue 21-May-13 12:39:04

Trouble with your statement OP - is you haven't defined 'normal'. What is that exactly. Because I'm sure you would hate to generalise about a group of individuals...

Mandy2003 Tue 21-May-13 12:40:18

I saw/heard a great description (might of been on MN!) regarding the female Apprentice contestants this year: "Why do they all do that TOWIE thing - looking like 45 year olds pretending to be 25 when they're actually only 22!" That is the clone look/behaviour that does my head in. (I'm well over 40 BTW so probably allowed to be judgy grin

EldritchCleavage Tue 21-May-13 12:42:57

We all did it. You've just forgotten (age-related?).

Birdsgottafly Tue 21-May-13 12:43:32

So liking a band that you haven't heard of, makes them stupid?

Where as, you have followed the crowd and are into who, exactly? and that makes you normal?

I went to see Mark Knofler at the weekend, i had to explain repeadly who he was, to anyone that asked what i was doing over the weekend.

Likewise i am taking my DD to see, Pierce the Veil and Black Veil Brides, again having to explain to people who they are. There is no "normal" when it comes to music, there is just "different".

marzipanned Tue 21-May-13 12:46:07

I think this is hilarious too! I came on here thinking this was going to be about teenagers but, no, in fact, you're describing 80% of the female graduates from my university. So true - the 'little bit posh' voice!

(btw, if you actually got to know them, you'd find out they're all very different underneath the carefully honed exterior...)

ephemeralfairy Tue 21-May-13 14:02:03

Birds I am SHOCKED that people don't know who Mark Knopfler is...!

ElleMcFearsome Tue 21-May-13 14:15:28

Birds you're a better mum than me. I have declined to take DD to Pierce the Veil and got a comical "you're RUINING my LIFE" rant... this from the girl who averages a gig every six weeks. Hope the DD enjoys it!

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 14:24:16

I know Mark Knopfler! He's from my city! Do I get points?

<holds out progress sheet for sticky star>

gordyslovesheep Tue 21-May-13 14:26:46

he is a sultana of swings is he not?

AllegraLilac Tue 21-May-13 14:30:54

Pretty sure that's how young people see old ladies too... All the same.

StuntGirl Tue 21-May-13 16:18:43

What, like old people you mean?

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