The Kids Aren't Alright, They're Annoying

As many of our loyal readers are no doubt well aware, I'm turning 30 in a couple weeks. 30 is kind of old. Recently I've become a little more aware of how old I really am. This is not a new discovery by any means, but it's shocking how young kids start to seem the older I get. As much as I hate to admit it, teenagers are starting to seem exponentially younger, immature, and annoying. A prime example comes from tonight's Raptor victory over the New York Knicks. Ack and I managed to enjoy the game despite the presence of many annoying teenagers all around us. I don't want to seem heavy handed here, I do remember what it was like to be a kid. I know my friends and I were annoying. Mario and Mike can vouch for this. We went to Halifax Citadels games and cheered loudly for the other team. We ripped the free programs into confetti and threw it in the air when the other team would score. I'm sure we didn't realize it, but there were probably people near us who had season tickets to the Citadels (Why, I have no idea) and were dying to throttle all of us.

But that was then, this is now. As I said, I'm old, I have gained the wisdom. So kids, when you go to the Raptors games, by all means, cheer as much as you like. But please, don't be annoying on purpose. I know as kids you're innately annoying to some degree, you can't help it. But don't stand up and yell "WHAT!!!" after every single play. Don't stand up and yell "WHAT!!!" when the Raptors Dance pack appears in the tunnel. I know Lil' Jon is cool and also the king of crunk, but you aren't him. And don't try and engage me in some cool-guy patronizing conversation. Don't say things like "Hey, the Raptors, they're cool right?" to me. I'm respecting your right to be a kid and be annoying. I'm doing my part by ignoring you. Don't break that invisible barrier between us. You don't want me to give you old guy dirty looks do you?

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