Don’t Gotta Wear Shades

3 05 2010

Sometimes I worry about the future. Not in a “I’m going to die” kind of way, but in a “what’s wrong with kids these days” way. Yeah, I know. But we’ve already established my geezerhood, so I might as well roll with it.

Today I was at a convenience store, picking up a Dr. Pepper and a dark chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Don’t you judge me. I was stuck in line behind two guys–probably in their late teens–who, as best I could tell, had been dropped on their heads as children. Multiple times. I felt sorry for the poor cashier helping them…until she started talking.

“Those guys asked me how to make a upper-case cursive L. I told them, ‘My name is Veronica Hancock. How would I know?'”

How, indeed? Honestly, people, I’m flummoxed. I don’t even know what to write here. It’s bad enough that all three of them have no idea how to write cursive, but to actually admit it to another person? No. Not okay.

Gah. Just…gah.

*If you’re either too young or too old to recognize the reference in the title (and you want to know why I’m using poor grammar) go here.

**I should rename my blog “Blogging Without Pants.” They’re all in the wash again. Aren’t you glad I don’t video blog? Yeah, me too.




5 responses

8 05 2010

My middle initial is ‘L’ and I do so thoroughly enjoy signing my name! As for the cashier in the line–what does her name have to do with not knowing how to write cursive? She sounds like a real space cadet!!

6 05 2010

LOL to the blogging without pants…I don’t know if that’s the kind of image you want as a brand. =)

I LOVE the capital L. I rarely write capital letters in cursive, but I still know *how*. Except Q. Kinda forgot that one.

There’s been talk (and perhaps action) of no longer teaching cursive in schools. Seems radical until you think about it…what need is there for cursive in a computer world? Typing is much more necessary (not to say they shouldn’t learn to print, and print well!).

7 05 2010

I’ve heard that about cursive as well, Ronnica. I’ve been trying to think why kids need cursive these days, and can only think of two reasons: 1) to sign their names and 2) to suffer like I did. Good enough, right?

4 05 2010

First of all- who doesn’t know how to write a capital L? I LOVE capital L’s! They’re the prettiest letter. I started using my middle initial in my signature for a while just so I could use them.

Second of all- my friend blogs without pants.

5 05 2010

That’s exactly what I said to the girl! That in school I was always jealous because I wanted to be able to write a capital L. J and G weren’t anywhere near as cool.

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