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I'm Confused

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by HalfSmoked, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not hard to do to an old man is confuse him. But where is this world going? Our younglings are not now taught long hand writing in school and they can't read it either. The world of computers doesn't do long hand. So no need to teach it.
    Next the younglings can not read a clock with hands on it, the only way they can tell time is with a digital clock. REALLY.

    Sorry but I'm old and confused.

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  2. fivetricks

    fivetricks Master of the Pit

    You should see how they teach math in many schools now. It will boggle your mind.
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  3. SGMan

    SGMan Smoke Blower

    Many years ago I had a stunning realization about myself.

    I am now that 'old man' that I used to laugh at when I was their age.

    I can relate. I work for a school system (in IT) and I see much of what you speak of firsthand.
    Its mind boggling.
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  4. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes I see it all and I'm told by my one daughter who is a teacher's aid.
    Like going to the store they just hand a hand full of change and say the amount. :emoji_astonished:

  5. ristau5741

    ristau5741 Meat Mopper

    With that, calligraphy is doomed.
    I remember getting my wedding invites hand done, because printer couldn't print such fancy fonts.
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  6. Hawging It

    Hawging It Master of the Pit

    Just sad! And going to get a lot worse in time.
  7. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For sure guys Thanks for your comments.

  8. Misplaced Nebraskan

    Misplaced Nebraskan Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm on the fence on the cursive thing. I mean where is it used outside of signatures? and most of people's signatures are just scribbles anyway.

    I will say, I'm glad I learned it and am all for keeping it. But not sure how to justify really. Seems more relevant to teach programming than cursive in this day and age.

    did find this though and it has valid points:

  9. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Figuring out change at the register, using a rotary phone, and having a sense of humor are all going by the wayside. Between the PC movement and everyone gets a trophy we're doomed. Might as well toss all the hand written letters from our grandparents, because we're probably the last or next to last generation who'll be able to read them.

  10. Holly2015

    Holly2015 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I’m no gen X’er and can no longer write cursive but can read it. I haven’t been made to write cursive since 2nd grades many years ago.

    My kid can’t tell time looking at a old school clock, write or read cursive and can barely sign her name (she can print like and artist). She’s in High School, manager at a local pet store and taking real estate classes 2 nights a week. Paid her car off in a year (hates owing people money), pays her own insurance and still give me a couple hundred bucks a month to put it her savings account.

    I'm okay if she cant read or write cursive or tell time by looking at the hands on a clock. She's getting the important stuff down. Work hard. Don't spend more than you can afford Save what you can, loans are evil and retirement age isn't in your 60's or 70's is in your 50's.
  11. Misplaced Nebraskan

    Misplaced Nebraskan Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I like this philosophy. And that last bit... 55 is my goal :emoji_fingers_crossed:
  12. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think they should add a cursive font to SMF

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  13. God forbid they have to properly address an envelope!
  14. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Warren, they are also being lied to when it comes to History.....
  15. ImScaryGrr

    ImScaryGrr Newbie

    Why keep teaching something that isn't useful?
    Next time you ask for tech support it will all come full circle.
  16. ImScaryGrr

    ImScaryGrr Newbie

    I'm 29 and have sent a letter twice in my life.
  17. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I will preface this newfangled interweb post thingamajig by saying I agree with everything said above,BUT...
    Should we all exchange addresses and write cursive letters to each other instead of typing on this forum?
    Should the young'uns be taught how to:
    Use the Dewey decimal system?
    The time lost (that could have been used studying) coming and going to the library is mind boggling,Not to mention after going through the card catalog to locate where the book is at you need to read is nowhere to be found. No,I'll log on to the internet,thanks.

    Hitch/drive/ride a horse/buggy? Screw horses,ride a motorcycle,drive a car.


    Technology and progression waits for no one,including romantics of bygone ways.
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  18. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What I can't stand are the cashiers asking me for my phone number. Here's a hint-there is a reason I paid in cash. No, I am not giving you my phone number....so quit asking me!
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  19. Hawging It

    Hawging It Master of the Pit

    Damn is spelled wrong though.
  20. man, i know exactly what you talking about... my 20 yo daughter came out of shower wrapped in huge towel, iphone in hand and clear plastic bag over hand.... I said: freeze young lady...! are you texting and showering?!?... she said: YES.. SO?? By the look she gave me I realized that I am old, relic and can't keep up with now a days...
    Later on, I was mulching on some smoked prosciutto, sipping some home made roze Zifandel vine and trying to imagine smoked meat forum based on good old letter/envelope, sending/receiving post office delivery type... it would take good portion of the year to exchange info...
    YES Halfsmoky, seems that we are to old and to slow moving to catch up to technology and new breed of humans that using it.... lol