Friday, January 29, 2010

A Drug Problem

(Meth Lab Bedroom)

The following has been on the internet and read by many people. Perhaps you have read it, too. If not, enjoy. If you have, enjoy it again.

The other day someone at a store in our small town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old in a adjoining county and asked the rhetorical question, “Why didn’t we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?”

I replied, “I had a drug problem when I was young: I was drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug to church for weddings and funerals. I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults. I was drug into the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn’t put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.

I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity. I was drug out to pull weeds in mom’s garden and flower beds, and cockleburs out of dad’s fields. I was drug to the homes of family, friends and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothes line, or chop some firewood, and if my mother ever known that I took a dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed.

Those drugs are still in my veins and the affect my behavior in everything I do, say or think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack or heroin; and if today’s children had this kind of drug problem America would be a better place.

What'da think?


Golden To Silver Val said...

110% right on. These younger people are so makes me cringe to see it. Oh...don't get me started on this subject!!!

Stacy said...

I couldn't agree more. The kids growing up today have no respect for anyone. Not even themselves.

Unknown said...

I would not generalize and say "all kids" are disrespectful. There are awesome kids out there, just look around!

Anonymous said...

I wish that worked for everyone.
Drugs are killing off our people in big numbers.

Trukindog said...

Damn Straight Skippy !

anon said...

Hey, I'm still dragging my kids around by the ear. It's getting harder to do, but I'm still doing it. Sometimes I push them around to.

I guess that'd make me a drug pusher?

Jesus man, you get the hardest fucking word verifications! WTF?

Liz Mays said...

You said it! I'm just so disgusted by kids today.

Ducky said...

If drugging doesnt work a good swift kick in the ass at least makes ME feel better

Miss Em said...

Hello Coffeypot,

Welp lets see...
Drugged, pushed, pulled, crammed, bar of soap, belt on butt, thumped with spoon on top of head, and a couple of swift kicks to the backside.

Hummmmm, I wonder if that's why I not only have "most" of my act together but have become a complete "pain in the butt" when it comes to men or women in some cases trying to "melting butter in their mouths" aka politicians, car salesmen, trying for a hook-up and etc.

There's nothing like being trained to be "JADED".
Guess I did learn something during my "Drugged" years.

Miss Em
Austell, Ga.

Tracie said...

That sounds about right to me.

Coffeypot said...

Powder, I got a kick out of you being a drug pusher. Good one!

Miss Em, since we are neighbors you should give me an email and meet one another.