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Saturday, June 27, 2015

25 Things We Did As Kids That Would Get Us Arrested Today

With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, it’s a miracle those of us over 30 survived our childhoods.

Here’s the problem with all of this babying: it creates a society of incompetent, fearful adults.

There won’t be more more rebels because this generation has been frightened into submission and apathy through a deliberately orchestrated culture of fear. No one will have faced adventure and lived to greatly embroider the story.

Raise your hand if you survived a childhood in the 60s, 70s, and 80s that included one or more of the following, frowned-upon activities (raise both hands if you bear a scar proving your daredevil participation in these dare-devilish events):
1. Riding in the back of an open pick-up truck with a bunch of other kids

2. Leaving the house after breakfast and not returning until the streetlights came on, at which point, you raced home, ASAP so you didn’t get in trouble

3. Eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the school cafeteria

4. Riding your bike without a helmet

5. Riding your bike with a buddy on the handlebars, and neither of you wearing helmets


Anonymous said...

Lord yes. and getting your ass beat for doing wrong instead of a 'timeout'.

Anonymous said...

Those were the days!

Anonymous said...

Both hands raised!

Anonymous said...

No pop or fast food either. Just an apple, pbj sandwich and water from the garden hose (unfiltered)!

Anonymous said...

Just an apple, pbj sandwich and water from the garden hose (unfiltered)!

June 27, 2015 at 7:36 AM

and glad to have it too.

Anonymous said...

The things I did as a kid actually did get me arrested.

Anonymous said...

Riding you bike or skateboarding in shopping center.