They final comeback
My great-grandpop: We had to walk to school uphill both ways!
Me: C'mon Pop, is that really true?
GG-Pop: I really don't fvckin remember, we had cocaine in our cough syrup in those days.
@ TouchMyCatEars, cocaine is a hell of a drug
@BigJohnson86, it sure is! Im not even sure I have a GG-Pop!
Guess that will be the “I had to walk 30 blocks in the rain to go to school” I got from my folks when I complained
@seeUpee, except in this case it will be true and not over exaggeration
@seeUpee, pffft. Po bjtch. I rode a bike 30 minutes to and from school starting in junior high. I got rides on rainy days in middle school though. My jacket and backpack had a big brown streak on the underside when it rained.
@mas2de, what was the brown streak from exactly?
@ TouchMyCatEars, Ummmmm road grime!
@mas2de, yeah, we'll go with that.
In middle school I had to walk a mile to the bus stop, whether we had a foot of snow or it was 110 outside. Luckily it was downhill in the morning. Then I went to high school, and we lived about a block away from the school. That was a lot nicer.
@Doctor Yak, a block away? Oh man, bet it was so nice to skip class
@seeUpee, well, I was able to go home to eat lunch which was nice. But as far as skipping class goes, I didn't start doing that til my junior year (grade 11). And I was 18 for my senior year, so I stopped going to my first couple periods for a while, and there wasn't anything the school could do about it. But, my dad didn't like it, so he ended up kicking me out of the house because of it, which I deserved because he told me he would and I tested him. It was a good lesson for me.
@Doctor Yak, oh wow... that escalated quickly... where did you go? Did he ever finally forgive you? I been kicked out the house for a day or two back in my rebellious days but nothing major. I totally deserved it... I was a dick to my folks trying to prove a stupid point
@seeUpee, I moved in with my mom. She lived about 45 minutes away from school, and to spite him I made it to school on time the rest of the year. And, he wasn't ever mad at me, he just wanted me to understand that if I push the boundaries, there are consequences. Honestly, it helped me learn to take responsibility for my actions and overcome those consequences, so I appreciate him doing it. We have a good relationship now, and I've got a lot of respect for him.
@Doctor Yak, bro! Amen to that! Growing up and that I am the oldest, I got into a lot of trouble. That I needed to set an example for the rest of my siblings... well, I acted out and disagreed with them a lot. Once I wised up and matured I realized I was wrong as well. I really learned a lot thru tough love. I know exactly where you are coming from. I actually ended up thanking them later on for teaching me so well. Hell yeah! Makes me happy to hear that you can appreciate your old man. Respect is what is all about!
@Doctor Yak, I really hope I can have this kind of relationship with my kids where I can truly let them see the consequences of their actions without worrying that I am screwing them up or that they are going to always hate me. Your dad sounds amazing because he taught you so well whilst still bringing you up to respect why he did it. Wish me luck because its a damn hard line to question which side you should be on
@Hold your horses, my parents did a couple of things really well. Even though they ended up getting divorced, they never fought in front of us, and they never spoke ill of each other. Also, they treated me with respect. Like, when I wanted to have a later bed time, I told them that I felt that I was old enough to, and told them I'd still meet my responsibilities, like getting up on time, and they gave me a chance to prove myself. I very rarely got the "because I said so" reason for any rules or punishments when I was old enough to understand that that wasn't a good enough reason for me to use. And the older I got, the rarer that stuff got, until I was old enough for them to explain their reasoning to me for anything I disagreed with, and if they couldn't come up with a good reason for something, they conceded to me, and I got my way. They were always there as a safety net, but they let me make my own mistakes too and deal with the consequences myself if I could.
@Hold your horses, I definitely wish you luck on raising your little ones. I can only imagine how tough it can be in the current day.
Bitch we almost died!
My mum gave me money for the bus but I purposefully missed it so I could walk 3 miles with my mate, buy a mcdonalds breakfast and get there late. Does that count?
Never mind it doesnt matter ill still tell my grandkids I was forced to do it either way
I walked 2km to and from school most days with a heavy backpack just because I didn’t want to pay $2 a trip for the bus
Button yer yappers, young 'uns! Back then, we didn't have a yapper. We didn't even have FEET! We had to borrow 'em to get to school.
I call bs cause they ain't school
Obviously a lot fewer kids will be here to say or hear this because their would-be parents went to school during a pandemic.
Darwin is gonna really need to ramp up production at his award factory.
My mom made me go to school through a flood. I was literally wading through waist deep water to get to the bus stop.
Bold of everyone that we will all make it to 2040
Who’s in school rn?
Hahahaha assuming there will even be a world after 2020