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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-08-2017, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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If this was my kid...

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Pathetic. In the words of the maitre d' from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, "I weep for the future."

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We should be more angry with their parents for not showing them how to change a tire or be prepared for the real world. But then their parents in all likelihood don't know how to change a tire either. When I was in the Navy I was in the Credit Union behind a young couple with the teller explaining to them that just because they have checks left in the checkbook doesn't mean they have the money to write those checks. I too wept for the future, and it seems what is old is new again. In this case not being prepared.

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There are a lot of kids and adults that can't change a tire.

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When I was in the Navy I was in the Credit Union behind a young couple with the teller explaining to them that just because they have checks left in the checkbook doesn't mean they have the money to write those checks.
OH my Just speechless.
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My oldest daughter is just about to turn 16 and refuses to learn how to change a tire. Her excuse, she doesn't want to get dirty. I explained to her that getting a little dirty may save her hindend when she's several hours from the house, because I'm NOT driving to where she's at just to change a tire.
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My 14 year old daughter wants to take auto shop when she starts high school this fall. She hangs around while I'm under the hood and she asks questions as to what I'm doing, what that part is, etc. Before she gets her license she is going to be taught how to change a tire and do basic maintenance.

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Whenever that comercial comes on I always yell at the t.v. saying the kid is lazy for not knowing how to change a tire, but most likely as stated above it is probably the parents fault he doesn't know how. If that was my kid if he doesn't want to know how to change a tire & do basic maintenance, you are not driving the car. If he can pump his own gas, he can change a tire.

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When I lived in Los Angeles I would see it all the time. A car on the side of the freeway with a flat tire and six kids standing around looking at it with their hands in their pockets.


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My daughter, 28, had to be able to change a tire, my rules, before she could get her license.

Big help that was, her car does not even have a spare tire.

Run Flat Tires.

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Both my teenage daughters know how to change a tire, as well as drive a nail, unplug a toilet, and load and fire a gun- you know, the bare essentials. Fortunately the both were blessed with common sense and know how to use it!

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I hope my kids make so much money after college that they don't need to know how to change a tire or open a hood. Until that time comes, they'll be learning how satisfying it is to open the tool box and solve their own problems.
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Something else today's kids can't do, drive a stick.
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Think this is bad, ask the average joe what all the gauges are on his/her dash are for....

" well that's obviously the battery gauge, duh, it has a battery...."

I cringe every time I see the proverbial social media post about "I got out of school and didn't know how to do taxes, wash clothes, brush teeth...blah blah blah...BUT I KNOW PYTHAGOREAN'S THEORY BY GOLLY" While entertaining, I thank the Lord that I had am mom who wanted her kids to enter young adulthood knowing how to function in society...

(although I'll admit, I never have balanced a check book....when I actually started spending real money I got into the computer and phone based budgeting. STICK IT, WORLD!)

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