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Can I drive your...
I'm having a hard time lately trying to understand where the young generation gets their perceptions of entitlement. My neighbors have let yet another hard luck case into the neighborhood. These people can barely cut it on their own and get more government help than anyone I've ever known. Now, another family has moved in with them because they can't cut it. I have actually never been introduced to this couple, nor the last couple (Recently broke in after being kicked out and robbed said neighbors). They know my name and talk to me like we're old friends.
The other night I put my pickup in the street, so I could take a bike out to ride. The young man looks at the truck and asks if that's really my truck "Yes". Can I drive it? "No" Awe, com'on? "No, I don't do things like that". Tonight, his lady (don't know or care of status) was outside when I ran an errand. She says hi, how are you and then tells me, "I really like your truck" As I was telling her it's nothing special, 15 years old, rusting and recently discovered a broken spring mount, her man walks out of the house. She replies, "I don't care, can I drive it"? "No" Then he, who's name I still don't know asks if he can ride one of my bikes. I smiled, though I was really put off by this after telling him he couldn't drive my pickup and I replied that I'm old school and was taught by my dad to never lend anyone a vehicle. When I came back with a pizza, I slipped into the house quickly before someone asked for the pie.
My neighbor on the other side of me has a niece that asked me 2 days ago to buy her a bike because I'm rich and can afford it, but her parents can't. I don't know where they get this perception. I live in the worst looking house in the neighborhood (118 yrs). I can't leave my garage door open or the neighbor kids will beeline for the bikes. If I want to work on them, they're right there with me trying to make a jungle gym out of the bikes. Even worse if I leave them out. If I tell them not to touch the bikes, that's exactly what they do. I wonder how much worse this attitude will get before I die. I'm ready to move to the country.