Oh my gosh, here I am at Starbucks again, and the conversation occurring next to me is scaring me half to death.
Keep in mind, I am not eavesdropping this time. They are so incredibly loud that everyone can hear their conversation. People all around Starbucks are staring at these girls, but they seem oblivious to it. (Or they are enjoying the attention, not sure which.)
So, there are four teen girls ‘studying’ at the table next to me. They have not cracked a book the entire time thus far. They have talked a lot about various body parts belonging to the opposite sex. One girl said her dad wants to buy her a chastity belt. Then they all made a pact to go to Vegas for senior year where they would get drunk and ‘get lucky’. (Quote edited as this is a family-friendly blog.) Hands were clasped in the middle of the table and everything, so this is obviously a binding agreement.
These girls are probably juniors in high school, but they sound and act like they are living the life of the women on ‘Sex In The City’. Oh, they are also all on the diet pill ‘Alli’ and talking about the workout routines they need to do to stay skinny. They are swearing like sailors too.
I am wondering if these girls are a true representation of what teenage girls are like in America today. They are obviously very popular (with the opposite sex) based on what I am hearing from their conversation, so it isn’t like they are the ‘shunned’. They have varsity jackets too, so they play sports.
My daughter is 14, and I cannot imagine how heartbroken I would feel if I overheard her participating in a conversation like this. I am sure I am being naive, but geez, I just can’t see her talking like this (yet).
It is time for me to get a plastic bubble for all of my kids, because I don’t want them interacting with girls like these. I could really go into detail about what I heard, but then my blog would be deemed X-rated. I think one girl is only 15. At least she has plans now for senior year…
So, am I an old prude to think these girls need to be kept in the house for awhile and get a dose of decent values? Or, is this type of behavior and conversation typical of teens in America now, and I have been living in my own little naive world?