Gut Rumbles

December 23, 2004

makes perfect sense to me

If you are more than 40 years old, go read this article and weep. If you are in your 20s, read the article and get a fucking clue.

College is just chock full of "life's difficulties."


Hey, I'm in my 20s, and I worked harder before I was 20 than 99% of the whiney, annoying little shits who think they deserve special treatment in college.

Being young isn't any more of an excuse than being old when it comes to thinking the world owes you something.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on December 23, 2004 02:36 PM

The problem is, that if any 20 year olds DO read this, they won't realize that he's being facetious.

Posted by: Pammy on December 23, 2004 04:21 PM

Excellent column. As a forty-something academic that has had 26 years of schooling, I must now look back at my notes to see if I can get my "permanent record" changed. I do recall a horrible recess incident in the fourth grade...

Posted by: John on December 23, 2004 04:42 PM

Based on this life difficulty thing, I'd think that my annual review should have been increased by another percentage point or two back in 2001, since I went through a divorce that year. By that same measure, Rob, you should've been made CEO, doncha think?

Posted by: Kathleen on December 23, 2004 06:38 PM

Pammy, dear. don't talk about all of us "kids" in our twenties like we're complete numbskulls, please. I'm 25 and I knew perfectly well that he was being facetious.

Posted by: girl on December 23, 2004 10:32 PM

Girl, dear. I said "20 year old". You're 25. Believe me, if I felt the need to call someone a 'complete numbskull', I would have used that phrase. I didn't.
I probably should have said "MOST" 20 year olds.
Of course, I have no doubt that there are also 50 year olds that don't realize he's being facetious.

Posted by: Pammy on December 24, 2004 12:28 AM
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