Don’t Tattle


A good morning, dear audience. I surely hope that the person who complained to the police department about the noise from my pop up trailer in my back yard isn’t amongst your ranks. If you are, I hope you’re happy: I had to give Jessica, Derek, and Tricia (who sleeps out there sometimes, since she finds staying only in the guest bedroom too confining) a stern talking-to this morning. I also had to promise the police officer who came to my door that they would not cause any additional disturbances. He told me if there are any more incidents, he will cite me for having an illegal apartment on my property.

Personally, I suspect that it was a young person who complained to the police. I think this for two reasons. First, I never heard any music coming from that pop up trailer, not once, so it must have been someone with very sharp hearing. And second, going to police without contacting me first was sneaky, which is the way that a lot of young people behave: Sneakily, and always squealing to the authorities over the slightest concern.

This sort of moral decay all started with that TV game show Tattletales, where they got celebrity couples to reveal embarrassing personal details about their relationships. As if the world needed to know Chuck Woolery and Jo Ann Pflug’s dirty laundry! And naturally, because all the celebrities were doing it, the younger generation started following in their footsteps, just like that Lindsay Lohan. And that’s how we got to where we are today. I’m thinking of getting some tee-shirts printed that say “Don’t Tattle” on them to get the message out. Young people seem to like tee-shirts. I see them wearing them all over the place. Even if I sold them at a loss, it would be worth it just to get the message out.

Until next time!

Ahoy,

The Codger

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by alter ebro on July 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Dear Codger,

    I am a little worried because I find myself attracted to young celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes and Kim Kardashian. Is this a direct result of the moral decay of America?

    aE

    Reply

    • Dear Alter Ebro,

      Thank you for seeking my insight on this sticky subject. Yes, it is beyond argument that America is in a state of decay. As far as the eye can see, there’s nothing but decay. Why, there’s a house a few blocks over from mine, and the entire roof is caving in because the bank foreclosed on it. Young celebrities like those you mentioned are part of the reason why America is in such decline. By this point, when you’re looking to cast blame, the only one you can finger is society as a whole (senior citizens exempted).

      Best,
      The Codger

      Reply

  2. Hey Codger:
    Thats funny (funny meaning odd) I first thought of older people as complainers, no offense, since I suppose to most people today I’m kinda old. I though most young people have damaged hearing due to the loud music they seem to prefer. No offense to your viewpoint, I just thought of it differently.

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