Monday, January 6, 2014
KFC Presents 2014's version of "Family Time." Caution: May Cause Nausea
This is pretty sad, isn't it?
This.....um...."family" is busy congratulating itself because it's....um....."together."
Actually, the.....um....."parents" are being pretty straight with us- they admit that they just bribed their two idiot offspring out of their rooms by bringing home a bucket of everyone's favorite greasy fried chicken. And that "being together" is good enough- the kids can continue to be isolated, rude douchenozzles with their cell phones and MP3 players. Nobody expects them to put their electronic shit away for a few minutes to acknowledge Mom and Dad and maybe even have a conversation with them- nope, Mom and Dad are way, way beyond expecting anything like THAT. Just being in the same room is good enough.
Um, is it way out of bounds for me to ask why? As in, why can't these "parents" get their kids out of their rooms simply by announcing "time to come out of your rooms and to the dinner table?" And once they are at the dinner table, what exactly would be wrong with "put your phones and music away, you are with your parents now?" Why is this depicted as some kind of unreasonable, impossible expectation?
What the hell is this? Mom and Dad have simply surrendered to the "inevitability" that their kids will act like soulless, rude jerkwads and are happy with the tiny crumbs of attention they are willing to spare the people who made the house, their rooms, and this chicken possible? Again- am I out of bounds when I simply ask "Why?"
And while I'm at it, why is dad's "now, if their batteries die, we might just have a conversation" supposed to be anything but depressing? What exactly would happen if Dad told his kids to shut their crap toys off for fifteen minutes? Why are the electronics in charge here?
Was I just born in the wrong century, or what? WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?