On Friday night, I snuck over to a high school football game on my lunch hour at work. It wasn’t just any high school, it was my high school. They were playing our rival team, as what locals call it, “The Battle of the Bay”. Every year Newport Harbor High School and Corona Del Mar High School have a HUGE football game against each other. They are rival schools.
I met up with Erin whom also attended Newport Harbor High School. She was there with all of her cute kidlets. Erin was also surrounded by screaming pre-teens. I think it was worse than hell. These girls and boys, no more than eleven or twelve years old, we OBNOXIOUS.
I am so glad that we did not have social networking while I was in high school. I remember having a pager in my senior year, but we didn’t have cellphones….eighteen years ago. Yikes, I’m aging myself. These kids were running around taking pictures of each other with their own cellphones, and then posting them on Facebook. I knew this, because they were sooo fricken loud. Erin and I just kept rolling our eyes. At one point, I leaned over to Erin’s daughters, and pointing to all of the kids behind us. I told them, “please, don’t ever be like this, you don’t want to act like this.” Her poor daughters kept putting their hands on their ears.
But really, the best part of the game? We won!! When I arrived at the game, Newport was losing, and then they caught up! Victory! We won the Battle of the Bay!
And I am not looking forward to the screaming pre-teen and teen years. I’m not sure how I’m going to survive. I swear we need to teach a class to our junior high schoolers and high schoolers about proper social networking and what not to do. I’m sooo very afraid for our future generations.