So last Friday during school hours I was walking to my car via the Gazebo down behind La Porchetta next to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome and noticed some teenagers in hoodies and ‘homie’ gear sitting around the Gazebo yelling some sort of abuse at a couple as they walked past. Well it was my turn as I got closer and the kids started to maliciously insult me – I was quite taken aback and briefly considered the possibility of giving them all the flogging of their lives but the thought has quickly replaced with the more sober realization that I could face jail time and condemnation if I pursued such a course of action. So I did what I believe to be the right thing and ignore them. I believe that the truants may not be so lucky with other strangers and that they are putting themselves in great danger.
So what is it with some Canberra teens these days? Have they no respect for polite strangers and society in general? This kind of behavior seems to be more frequent these days. Have YOU encountered unsolicited abuse from teenagers? What did you do, what should be done about this?