Here is a good example.
For the last month or so there have been these boys, around 13 yrs old. Now I know boys will be boys, but give me a break, do they know what respect is??
Now these boys ride bikes and skate boards. Now sadly there is no place in my city that I know of for them to practice skateboarding, but there are empty school lots at night etc.
My answer was that if he didn't leave the area I would call the police and the security at the mall. What he said next blew my mind. He said the security would side with him because he knows them well and that the police would do nothing because--get this--his brother was a cop! My answer was - it does not matter to me, will call the police anyways. Than he pretended to call his brother, supposedly telling his brother what was going on and he didn't know the address so I told him, than said he let me talk with him, I will give him the address. LOL he said that he would not give me his phone because I would break it! He "hung up" and said that is brother would be here within a half hour. They would not leave, said they would wait for his brother. I knew he was lying and after 5 mins or so said I was going to get my phone and call the police myself. As I was walking in the door I heard him yell that I didn't have to do that, they were leaving, I said that's okay going to get my phone anyways. By the time I got back downstairs-about 2 mins- they were gone.
Now I am old enough to be their grandmother and the lady with me, their great-grandmother. They showed no respect and tried to bully us! Threatening that his brother was a cop and that we would be in trouble! The lady with me did not even realize that the call he made was not real.
They came back again and tried same stunt, this time there were others in the front with us. I asked him why his brother "the cop" never showed up and he said it was because I was not worth it. I had my phone on me took their picture (to show the police if he ever came back) and told him I was going to call police as soon as I called the superintendent of my building to let her know what I was doing and the kids left again before she came down.
Now how many times did they pull that stunt on others? He had this act down to an art! How does he treat other kids his own age? Next time I am not even going to bother to say anything, I will just call the police.
Another example; there are college students in our building. One night I was outside at 2.30 am (it was a Friday) smoking a cigarette, and these kids came in with two cars. They were so loud they did not even hear me ask them to quiet down. I went up to them and asked them to quieter because there were bedrooms above the doorway and that they would be disturbing anyone trying to sleep, and some have to get up for work in a few hours. One young man said that they should be quiet but another just kept going and as he entered the building turned around and said he did not care about anyone else in the building. One of the cars actually stayed in the front of the building with radio blasting for about 5 mins until one girl came back down. Needless to say, told the supers what floor they where on etc.
Than about a week later guess what? Someone was drinking in the lobby they damaged one of the fake trees(it was taken out of a pot that was nailed to the floor) and than it looks like it was used to break one of the pictures on the wall, threw newspapers all over, and left an empty case of beer under the newspaper table. Plus there was something liquid on the new carpet(afraid to guess what). Plus the defaced a notice in the elevator with 'FU!' No respect or consideration for the building or their neighbors.
Why do the newer generations behave this way? I know not all young people are like that but it seems that the good ones are getting few and far between.
We need to teach you people to respect life and the planet, to show concern about their fellow humans. These college kids will be adults in the work world soon, is this how they treat the place they live, what will they do to their work place or others homes? How will they treat the fellow workers? And the young kids, if they are not taught differently soon, what kind of adults will they be??
Well I have to go, just needed to vent!
Thanks for listening ;)