Monday, July 20, 2009

Crying While Driving Is Never Fun

**This is...a rant.... Yup. I'll try to keep it short.**

Today as I was picking my little sister up from the church (she was working on VBS stuff) she was complaining about how she has to go back up to the church tonight for VBS rehearsal and that she would miss going to the Harry Potter movie with some kids from church. Then she started complaining about a book she has for summer reading for her English class and about how she would like it better if it weren't about theories of history. I was only half listening (I was driving, you know), but what nearly made me slam on the brakes was the fact that my little 15 year old sister ended one of her sentences with "that's shit." I asked her why she thought it was okay to say that. She ignored me and was drinking her sonic drink. So I asked her how she would like it if I cussed (and I gave her an example of an awful sentence) and I could tell she was taken aback. I asked her if she knew what "shit" meant and she gave me the definition and added "but that's not a cussword, Lorie."

Oh I cried. I just burst into tears. I couldn't believe my sister would lower herself to use such vocabulary. My older sister, who is 22, mind you, has apparently fallen into temptation as well. My mom likes to call the house whenever she needs us. I don't mind, but I'd prefer her to call my cell because it's generally right next to me. But this one day, mom calls the house phone and my older sister storms out of her room and says "Why can't she call the fucking cell" or something to that extent. I didn't say anything to her because I knew she would snap at me and I hate being snapped at by anyone.

But my goodness. What is this world coming to........I'll end it here. I'm already crying again.


Veggy Christian said...

Oh my goodness, I'm sorry, I can only imagine how shocked and appalled I would be if I heard my sister curse. I remember I started wanting to curse when I was about 14 or so, and I did for a while, but I figured out it was stupid and unattractive. Maybe with some guidance from a wise older sister such as yourself she can figure it out too. (And maybe figure out what words ARE curse words...)

Sketched on a Canvas said...

Yeah I'm hoping it's just a phase. I went through it (but by golly it didn't last more than 5 days).