This is a vent post about an occurrence only 30 minutes fresh. It's a "localism" and a sign of the times, unfortunately.
I'm 58-years old. I wasn't around when the phrase "The Bee's Knees" was uttered. We had different words to describe AWESOME! We had "rad." We had "groovy." We even went so far as to refer to something as: "bitchin' . . . "
Today I went to my local 24-Hour gym. As I was approaching the entrance, the door was opened for me by an employee who said "Oh, hello! They're all waiting for you."
My one word response: Why?
"Oh, I'm just kidding . . . " she said.
So I'm sitting in the dry sauna relaxing my aches from yesterday's major lawn clean out. And two young men walk in. They start to talk about another 24-Hours, and start to say things like "It's f'ing awesome." And these two young boys seemed to be really impressed with the "towel service," which apparently . . . and I'm not making this up: is the tits!
Because that's the phrase they used to describe the towel service.
Along with me having to hear the spew of f'ing awesome, and other foul-mouthed words, I had to hear the degrading manner in which they used the female anatomy -- yeah, I'm sure they were describing BIRDS -- but used the slang term to describe an "outstanding good thing." They used the phrase more than once, and it was disgusting for me to hear.
I was not born in the era of . . .
- 1.informalan outstandingly good person or thing.
but today, I am mourning the loss of that era.
As we have total bee colony collapse (due to toxic chemicals), I had a total collapse of my sanity when I heard "it's the tits" used to describe, what the two neanderthals considered to be, an outstandingly good thing.
The two amoebas in the dry sauna today were rude, vulgar and disrespectful. Trust me, I let them know!
Apparently, they were all waiting me . . . to give them a piece of my mind!