adults suck

This subject is this old bear's favorite pet peeve. "When are you going to grow up"? "Act your age". "Do you know how old you are?" These question were hurled at me just last week from Mrs. Old Grizz. Why in the hell would I want to grow up? That's my standard answer. I never want to grow up. I never want to be an adult and by "God" I won't. To hell with the those that think I have to act in some "way". I refuse to give it up. "It" being my child behavior. I like to throw tantrums when I get caught with my fingers in the cookie jar. The greatest compliment I ever received was at my 50th high school reunion. One of the "Miss Prissy Pants" that believed her life had been so successful, (3 kids - doctor, lawyer, Indian chief), looked at me, batted her droopy mascaraed eyes and babbled, "you still haven't grown up, have you? This stupid blathering came during the session where everyone stands up and brags about how successful they have been. "Yahoo, look at me I have more money than you. My parents are better than your yours has been changed to "my kids are more successful than yours." I just stood up and said that I had been arrested more than any one else in the class and had sex with more women than any other guy there and finally all my kids were very happily incarcerated in one prison or another in 26 different states and that I sure was some kind of a record, thank you very much. I thought I was doing them all a favor. After all what do most adults want more than someone to look down on. No, not me. I never want to grow up. However, if I ever do, I want to be a cowboy or policeman or fire fighter or a astronaut or a school teacher for Sunday Scribblings

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  1. I don't want to grow up, I'm a toys are Us Kid, I want to fly where Peter Pan flies and irritate Captain Hook. I want to hide behind the mulberry bushes and smear my face with purple madness.

    Grizz this was a great piece of prose and I loved it.

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  2. thanks Missy...why grow up, being a child is so much more fun

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  3. Don't you just love it when your kids say "My Dad's bigger than your Dad"...?

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  4. stan-nothing makes me happier than when the kids brag about their fat old man

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  5. me either. I won't, I won't, I won't. And you are a teddy bear :)

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  6. thanks Dee...a silly old teddy bear

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  7. Bwahahahaha

    Did you really do that? Too too FUNNY!

    This was awesome!

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  8. :) Old Grizz, you sure can make me laugh.

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  9. quin- thanks for dropping in.

    Aspiemom - yes I really did that. You would understand if you knew some of the people I grew up with

    Weronika - thanks, to make someone laugh is a great compliment. We all need a good chuckle now and then.

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  10. Fully agree with you!
    I still fancy being an astronaut. Shame about the vertigo, though :-)

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  11. You are an absolute character. You always cheer me up!

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  12. So when you're an adult, you get to give into temptation & say what you think? Wow, I can't wait!

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  13. I love this post. Let's go stomping around in the mud till our clothes are filthy.

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  14. Last week I had to bring my husband in to read about your poker party. I'm hooked on the young prankster alive and well in Ole Grizz.

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  15. One of my all time favorite quotes is by Dylan Thomas, "...do not go gentle into that good night."
    To me it means to kick and scream as I get older.

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  16. Anthony-I have a feeling you could have been a great astronaut. Now your stuck being an astronut like me.

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  17. Selma - thanks. I have achieved something the greatest politicians never have...I cheered someone up.

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  18. moise- a happy life is to be able to say what's on your mind. the secret is saying it properly.
    I haven't learned that yet. When you get old it doesn't matter.

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  19. KB - real fun is stomping around in the mud naked
    However, sometimes the neighbors get mad

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  20. tammy - I should have invited your husband, Mrs Old Grizz would have let him stay. Is he an easy mark?

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  21. Adults do suck. The older I get the more apparent it becomes. I guess it doesn't help that I live in a place where everyone seems to worry about being better than everyone else like we're all still in high school. Ugh.

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  22. amillion ---you know exactly what I am talking about.

    jeeves - thanks for the visit

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  23. Oh I would be soooo tempted as well Grizz. I love it.Very funny, bizarre but funny. I hate when people try to outdo each other like that.

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