See what happens when I work with more than 85% women in one place? I get grilled with many questions, and my answers are either told after a 5 second pause in order to think of something that is not too personal and reveal my evil side, or blurt out the first thing that comes to my mind.
You guys know I am stubborn and very opinionated, so whatever comes out of my mouth is usually a very stern opinion that has its reasons. So, one lady that is beyond joyful and upbeat (freaky I know!), who has children almost my age asked me the following question:
“Mona, so how old are you?”
I said smiling, “I am 29.”
She said, “Oh dear, you are still a baby!”
In my head I was like fuck! I am not a baby, or even that young! It’s 29!! Not 19! Uff.
Then she asked, “Well, are you planning to get married?”
I unconsciously replied back, “No. Never.”
She said, “My kids are like that too. What’s wrong with your generation?”
I said, “Who wants to get married and raise kids in this world? Look at how corrupt it is.”
I wanted to start blaming her generation, but I didn’t want to appear more evil than I already am.
She said, “It doesn’t matter. It’s your choice how you raise your kids.”
I said, “Of course it is, but I cannot prevent them and lock them up forever so they won’t get affected by the outside capitalistic materialistic chauvinistic selfish world.”
She said, “True.”
Then I walked away, and I did not want to continue that conversation, because it will lead me to an endless argument. It would be an argument that philosophers (me) would classify as the following: “The biggest generation gap in history of thinking endless argument!”
Adults born before 1980! Funny and living in happy town. Young Adults! Confused. Unfortunately, some tend to rebel cause they have to find fault in everything. Sucks to be me.