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Giant Teenagers Get My Goat

By Don Mills, published on Nov 1, 2009

The problem with young people today is that they are too tall.

When I was a boy I was short. Damned short. Stunted, you might say. And so were my friends.

I was 4’2” until my last year of high school, for Christ’s sake, and I was captain of the basketball team.

My dad was the tall one and if I tried to get bigger than my size-three britches before my time he’d have thumped me senseless and been right to do it. It’s disrespectful. He called me "short stack" or "shorty" or "hey you" and I was grateful for the attention.

You’re not supposed to be taller than your old... (more)

Tags: young people, old people, generation gap

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