Since I graduated from college, I've noticed that I haven't been calling out instances of general annoyance in my day-to-day doings as much as I used to. But something happened this week that I just have to point out. Besides, the world has gotten away with its stupid shenanigans for way too long.
A bit of background before I launch - last Sunday, I was visiting with my family over football games and cooing over the baby niece. Somebody (or several somebodies) brought up the "Why Are You Not Dating or Married Yet?" tirade. I let this go on because people need their hobbies and I can't get them to shut up about it anyway.
Fast forward to Thursday - I am at work (you know, that thing where big kids go and do certain tasks and get paid money for doing them?) and the guys who bring in deliveries from other libraries came in. They were engrossed in conversation and they were quite loud about it so it was hard to ignore. They were more or less my age (maybe a little older - no older than early 30s). I didn't care that they were talking. But their conversation was a stunning example of why I just don't date. They were discussing such wonders - like how the new Beavis and Butthead made fun of Jersey Shore (Pot, meet Kettle). Oh - and the different nuances in how Letterman and Leno deliver their opening monologues. Not to mention what the heck happened to Conan's show?
If that is the best my generation can offer in terms of datable material, then I will gladly take self-imposed vows of celibacy.
Now, I know what some of you will say (in the most nasally voice you can manage) - "Well, we sit through all your Doctor Who crap so why shouldn't you sit through our Beavis and Butthead stuff?" Because, Dear Readers, this is my blog and I will write whatever I choose. Including commentary on how stupid and inane my generation is. When silly nonsense like 30 Rock and Glee is considered high quality entertainment, there is something wrong with the world (besides, I like Doctor Who).
Honestly, I almost want to apologize to the world for the abject stupidity of my generation. When the braindead fools on MTV and Comedy Central can tell you what to think and how to believe, it's no wonder that marriage rates are dropping and people are actually worried about it. There are other factors involved, but a big part of it is that both guys and girls hang out with each other, they put on this stupid brainless act that they see acted out on TV in front of each other and everyone says "I don't want to marry him/her - he/she is an idiot."
Like I said, intelligence is only one factor involved but for me, it's a biggie. A guy had better have something more substantial to say to me than whatever asinine drivel Letterman flapped about in his monologue last night. Until then, I'm taking my ball and going home.