Stalking – the hula hoop of the 2010 decade?

troll-sniffer 19 December 2011 47

I’m like following the two like totally Gen Y young women near the Canberra Centre and like I wasn’t like listening but they were like talking pretty loud so I overheard, and like one says to the other: “I can’t believe it.  She’s stalking him.  They like split up 18 months ago and she’s still like stalking him. She rang him up the other day and like asked him if he wanted to meet for a coffee. Can you believe that?”

“Yeah, that’s like so totally wrong.  Like you guys have been going out for 18 months and she’s still like stalking him.  He oughta take out an AVO on the cow.”

Hey Gen Y bimbos… here’s a tip.  A phone call, or even keeping in contact with, or even trying to stay in contact with someone, does not constitute ‘stalking’. 

It’s almost as though being stalked is the new cool, that it somehow confers on the stalkee an air of mystery or desire, that unless you’re being stalked or have been stalked, you’re like such a loser.


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GordonResidential GordonResidential 10:31 pm 25 Dec 11

johnboy said :

EvanJames said :

The young people of today have to be the most unpleasant crew yet. Idle and nasty.

Ahh, the same old chestnut as found on the walls of the pyramids.

Yes.

Disinformation Disinformation 9:12 am 22 Dec 11

chewy14 said :

Wow, do people actually believe that crap?

There’s a society for people who believe that the Earth is flat, too.
However, it does sound like you might already be a charter member.

fgzk fgzk 1:00 pm 20 Dec 11

Stevian : A negatively charged ion brain.

Shanski_0 Shanski_0 12:56 pm 20 Dec 11

devils_advocate said :

Angelina said :

Obviously you expect some positive recognition for having the awesomness to learn basic home repair skills. That’s a very common negative Gen Y trait.

The sad thing is, these kinds of things really impress vacuous young girls. Things like performing basic car maintenance, living outside the parental home on an independent basis (like, OMG if you own your own home, or more than 1!), doing basic home renovations, having a passing knowledge of current political issues, and speaking with proper grammar and writing in sentences rather than SMS speak – this separates you from many 20 somethings.
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This is true, Im Gen Y, my boyfriend is Gen X, when he fixes our leaky shower, or talks about the horrfic state of Australian politics, I get all hot for him.
Oh, and when an SMS comes, and he uses proper englishk, boy oh boy! *swoon*

Stevian Stevian 12:50 pm 20 Dec 11

00davist said :

If i listed that I could breath, would you assume I’m looking for praise?

Yes

Stevian Stevian 12:43 pm 20 Dec 11

pink little birdie said :

My friends complained when I was using the word stalking to describe meeting my boyfriend after his training. Trouble was he’d tell me a finishing time and training didn’t finish on time so I’d be sitting in the carpark waiting.

Now a certain friend doesn’t like it when we use the word ‘stalking’ so now we use ‘surprise visit’ or ‘planned meeting’ (planned meeting used when it involves waiting for him to finish training).
I and my boyfriend like the word stalking more.

Fair enough, but it might be even better if you learn what words actually mean and use them appropriately.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 12:06 pm 20 Dec 11

alaninoz said :

Wrong. I iron my view of reality every day.

So rather than having ridges, it’s ironic?

alaninoz alaninoz 11:50 am 20 Dec 11

fgzk said :

It’s the baby boomers who cant see the fun. They have all that “house” money to spend on frivolous RA subscriptions, so as to enforce their ridged view of realty.

Wrong. I iron my view of reality every day.

fgzk fgzk 10:59 am 20 Dec 11

00davist said :

fgzk said :

“-keep my hose clean”
OOdavist the uncircumcised generation.

Yeah, see my comment RE: angel busking.

Man, i really do need to work on that one!

Embrace dualism, accidental or not. It’s the baby boomers who cant see the fun. They have all that “house” money to spend on frivolous RA subscriptions, so as to enforce their ridged view of realty.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 10:50 am 20 Dec 11

Angelina said :

Obviously you expect some positive recognition for having the awesomness to learn basic home repair skills. That’s a very common negative Gen Y trait.

The sad thing is, these kinds of things really impress vacuous young girls. Things like performing basic car maintenance, living outside the parental home on an independent basis (like, OMG if you own your own home, or more than 1!), doing basic home renovations, having a passing knowledge of current political issues, and speaking with proper grammar and writing in sentences rather than SMS speak – this separates you from many 20 somethings.

But, I’m not complaining. It makes a 30-something male appear witty, sophisticated, worldly and urbane to a much younger female demographic that apparently can’t find these qualities in many of their contemporaries. Good for us, I say.

00davist 00davist 10:31 am 20 Dec 11

fgzk said :

“-keep my hose clean”
OOdavist the uncircumcised generation.

Yeah, see my comment RE: angel busking.

Man, i really do need to work on that one!

Classified Classified 10:31 am 20 Dec 11

…yep, some of them there young ‘uns are actually pretty responsible, but they can’t spell for s***…

00davist 00davist 10:30 am 20 Dec 11

Angelina said :

See, 00davist, you coming on here to tell everyone how you can change a washer and list your other accomplishments smacks of the self-congratulatory, gratification-seeking arrogance that Gen Y is regularly bagged out for. You say it’s a list of no importance to you , but if that’s the case then why do you need to come on here and tell people? Can’t you just read these comments and smile, knowing that you’re an exception to the Gen Y rule?

Obviously you expect some positive recognition for having the awesomness to learn basic home repair skills. That’s a very common negative Gen Y trait.

Trust me, if i wanted to be congratulated, I’d list it a hell of allot more, it’s rare for me to ‘gloat’ like this for the very reason you have mentioned, my point is more to list what so many can’t do, i don’t expect positive recognition, I DO hope some others from my generation will read it, and perhaps google a few things in the hope of learning it themselves.

If i listed that I could breath, would you assume I’m looking for praise?

It’s basic stuff, it’s easy stuff, and it’s nothing to be proud of!

I personally see no trait as negative as your vile cynicism

chewy14 chewy14 10:27 am 20 Dec 11

Disinformation said :

…………………….
Ah, the wonders of modern culture and unspoken messages..

Wow, do people actually believe that crap?

Although, I suppose it does give you one more thing to blame instead of taking personal responsibility for your own decisions and actions.
Surely it’s the government’s fault somehow????

Excuse me, I’ve got to go and pop a cap in someone’s ass, cause the TV told me to.

fgzk fgzk 10:27 am 20 Dec 11

“-keep my hose clean”
OOdavist the uncircumcised generation.

00davist 00davist 10:23 am 20 Dec 11

chewy14 said :

00davist said :

I’m Gen Y, however;
-I cook rather than get takeaway
-keep my hose clean
-have not got a 3D telly yet as the rear projection set I picked up second hand still works
-if it breaks, i fix it, and do it my self
-I work harp to pave my own way
-Drive a car I chose for it’s safety provisions, rather than it’s engine
-Know how to change a washer, wire an extension lead, fix the mower, use a chainsaw, patch a wall, install a letterbox, and change the breaks on my car.

Wow,
you sound like a real urban Bear Grylls. Maybe you should start an urban survival course?

Possibly not a bad idea, there has to be a few out there who would Like to be able to do some more for themselves, it certainly help put money into savings, which is always a good thing, not to mention it feels like more of an accomplishment to do it yourself.

poetix said :

00davist said :

…..
-I work harp to pave my own way

Angel busking?

One thing i do need to work on is my patience when typing, and proofreading my work!

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:18 am 20 Dec 11

poetix said :

00davist said :

…..
-I work harp to pave my own way

Angel busking?

Hey at least he keeps his hose clean. That is the thing that worries me most about kids these days – the ones who walk around with dirty, dirty hoses.

MWF MWF 10:18 am 20 Dec 11

dph said :

Always enjoying reading comments from people old enough to know better, bashing todays youth. Guess who moulded generation Y…

Their parents!

Do I win?

Disinformation Disinformation 10:12 am 20 Dec 11

Consider if you will, the subtle messages that our popular culture has been giving to us over the years. It’s rather subtle and was pointed out to me by various people and productions over the years.
Popular media gives the wrong messages.
If you watch any Disney cartoons, the message for young girls is that that all they have to do is be pretty and someone handsome will turn up to look after them.
If you watch any action movies, the message to young men is that you have to be daring, or beat up or kill people and women will throw themselves at you. (I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t bode well for indications of sensitivity, communication and the associated relationship skills. )
If you watch generic teenage angsty crap, you get the message if you’re female that love will cure everything and that it’s okay to hang out in an abusive relationship. If you’re male, you get the message that all you have to do is persist with chasing that girl you want and she’ll eventually give in.

If we wanted to encourage stalker-like behaviour in people, there’s a nice way of trying to achieve it through installing some core fantasy beliefs.

Oh, I forgot the other observation that was pointed out to me. If you have a female character with a strong personality type in the majority of popular culture, she’ll be most likely depicted as evil or demented.

In 1981 I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark. In 1984, when I saw Temple of Doom, I actually wondered where the girl from the other movie was. But when you’re an action hero, all the girls just throw themselves at you. What a wonderful message to our nations footballers.
Grease told all the young girls that in order to get the guy you want, you have to act like a slut.

Ah, the wonders of modern culture and unspoken messages..

dph dph 10:07 am 20 Dec 11

Always enjoying reading comments from people old enough to know better, bashing todays youth. Guess who moulded generation Y…

Is it a jealousy thing? An inability to relate anyone under the age of 30? A bit of both?

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