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Old 19.05.2011, 10:08
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Yes, I'm trying to go with the time...you know, speaking the lingo and all.
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...that's more like grynch without the beard.
I can't actually argue with that.. but I'm one hep cat ya know, up with all that jive that is going down.

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Old 19.05.2011, 10:09
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My word!!!

All very true.... but complaining about SWISS Kids? where are you from? I'm aware of many neighbourhoods abroad where a look like that would more than likely get you stabbed!!
Where did you see me complaining about Swiss kids?
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:13
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Where did you see me complaining about Swiss kids?
Ahhhhhhh I just assumed as English Forum based in Switzerland.. What nationality were they?

I was surprised as I have found the Swiss kids to actually seem to have more old values and less aggro than others..
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:14
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My word!!!

All very true.... but complaining about SWISS Kids? where are you from? I'm aware of many neighbourhoods abroad where a look like that would more than likely get you stabbed!!
By their parents!
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:17
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Ahhhhhhh I just assumed as English Forum based in Switzerland.. What nationality were they?
The kids were most likely Swiss..
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:22
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The youth are very pushy these days, especially in Zurich, idiots have thought nothing of giving me a two handed push in the back when I happen to be in their way.
The youth. And their parents. And their parents....
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:24
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So you have one more year (at best) of youth, then you will be OLD (30)!

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I am not old!!!!!!
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:29
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I am not old!!!!!!
..well, you're definitely entering the "milf" stage. But back on topic...any juvenile behavior (outside of the EF) that really bugs you (you as in everybody not just Nil)?
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:33
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The youth are very pushy these days, especially in Zurich, idiots have thought nothing of giving me a two handed push in the back when I happen to be in their way. One remedy to this is to immediately grab the offender by the scruff of his neck and demand an apology and gruffly inform him that in polite society we say 'please excuse me' or at least 'sorry'. The Oik in question is generally so astonished by this action that they hurriedly plead for forgiveness.
I think the problem is such youth are never confronted and they think they are "gangstas" and can get away with it.

Once in a bar, this youth was pushing into me a bit aggressively as if he refuses to acknowledge Im behind him and expecting me to move. I held my ground and he kept trying to push into me so I tapped his shoulder and asked him "Are you ok?" he ignored and didnt say anything. Then he tried to push past me and I tapped his shoulder bit firmly and asked him "Whats your problem?" he again ignored and moved away.

He was probably thought he could get away with it with his gang around him but I was pizzed enough to take him outside and slap some sense into him.

Another time, this youth cut me in a queue and again a gentle tap on the shoulder and reminder that "There is a queue" made him back off with an apology.

I mean, do they really think listening to some tough and foul languaged gangsta rap and wearing their trousers just aove their knees makes them tough??
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:35
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I mean, do they really think listening to some tough and foul languaged gangsta rap and wearing their trousers just aove their knees makes them tough??
No, but playing the big man on EF does
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:38
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Re: These Youths Nowadays! tsk

I love the "trousers round their ankles" look; I just wished they'd work out more instead of dieting on M-Budget energy drink and cigarettes.
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:45
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No, but playing the big man on EF does
Hahaha... *tapping your virtual shoulder* "What the feck is your problem?"

Like I said, they were kids, I doubt they actually had been in a fight, so was an easy bet
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Old 19.05.2011, 10:53
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Hahaha... *tapping your virtual shoulder* "What the feck is your problem?"

Like I said, they were kids, I doubt they actually had been in a fight, so was an easy bet
*gulp* no worries - you were first

Yeah, that is usually the case. Few people bother to stand up to those guys and if somebody does, they are just as surprised as their "victims". Unlike the mad hatters, few and far in between, fortunately.
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Old 19.05.2011, 11:01
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...any juvenile behavior (outside of the EF) that really bugs you (you as in everybody not just Nil)?
To be honest: No. Not a bit. They drink too much are are fairly noisy around HB on a weekend evening, but they are overall far more boring/ less provocating than we were in the 90s.

Clothes: Wearing some rubbish 80s retro fashion? Hardly provocating grandmas today. If granny is honest, she had worse clothes back in the real 80s...

Music: I'd say that the last ten years are probably the most boring one in terms of pop music since the 50s.

I personally see so many things in the world that teenagers should complain about and fight for... instead do they seem overall far more conservative and adapted than in any other of the last 5 decades.

Overall are quite some older people behaving worse than the kids today.



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*gulp* no worries - you were first

Yeah, that is usually the case. Few people bother to stand up to those guys and if somebody does, they are just as surprised as their "victims". Unlike the mad hatters, few and far in between, fortunately.
Sorry forgot to add disclaimer, only try with folks smaller than you and never with foreigners. One guys I know got pushed into a lake and injured his leg really bad and another got stabbed in the neck. Luckily it missed any vital veins and parts.
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Old 19.05.2011, 11:16
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I think the problem is such youth are never confronted and they think they are "gangstas" and can get away with it.
I've always fantasized that it would be highly amusing, if teleportation existed, to see how they'd get on in the Angell Town Estate down the road from where I used to live in Brixton.
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I've always fantasized that it would be highly amusing, if teleportation existed, to see how they'd get on in the Angell Town Estate down the road from where I used to live in Brixton.
You lived there ... and survived??!!
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You lived there ... and survived??!!
Not on the estate itself - but yes in Brixton, very happily & without incident for 12 yrs & still own a flat there.
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Old 19.05.2011, 11:40
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I think the problem is such youth are never confronted and they think they are "gangstas" and can get away with it.

I mean, do they really think listening to some tough and foul languaged gangsta rap and wearing their trousers just aove their knees makes them tough??

You should see the guys wearing the Tapout shirts....
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