Crappy coffee, hipster music, and overly dramatic conversations in public fuel my hatred of all things social media.
But ugh, I am so sick of teenagers at Starbucks.
Teenagers at Starbucks don’t pay attention to one another. They pull out their iPad or their computer and then stare at it, giggle, look at each other, and then continue to giggle obnoxiously while staring at their computer.
It’s like they aren’t even a foot away from each other.
You start wonder what the hell they are doing on their laptop that they couldn’t do at home in front of their parents.
You wonder about their social skills, and how if they can’t talk to heir friend they are sitting right next to, what the hell they will do when they have a job.
What’s even worse is when they are on Skype with each other, wasting the precious bandwidth that is already being eaten alive by the freak show in the corner playing World of Warcraft.
Look, I’m all about meeting your friends at Starbucks, but when you meet them to stare at your individual laptops, what’s the point? SHouldn’t you just stay home?
Fuck you teenagers. Fuck you for making me worry about the social skills of the future, which look like they are failing miserably in the face of unrelenting technological changes.