Latest snowflake outrage

Wordsmith

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Tell me, can you use log tables, a slide rule, an abacus, if the answer isn't yes to all three then somewhere someone is saying exactly the same thing about you.

The world moves on, you learn what you need to live in today's world or you emigrate to Pennsylvania and join the Amish [other backward communities are available for non Christians].
I can certainly use log tables, could almost certainly remember how to use a slide rule and could rapidly learn to use an abacus from the Interweb. But they - to be fair - are old(ish) technologies. My watch has a 12 hour face - as do many watches you can buy in jewelers or from Amazon. As such that's not an old technology.

The underlying point was "how difficult is it to learn to to read an analogue watch/clock"? The answer is its very easy. But Generation Snowflake (or at least some of it) threw up their hands in horror and said it's too difficult.

These days I work in a specialised branch of IT. My job continually involves coming up against and understanding new issues - as do most of the people I work with. We'd be royally fornicated if each time we met something new we said "that's too difficult to understand".

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ugly

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That they will then sell (at a reduced price) for cash to buy their drug of choice. Booze, fags, TV etc.
Already tried and didn't work.
I used to see the poor Puerto Ricans selling sheets of food stamps from the boots of their nice new cars!
 
Goodness, was I arrogant little so-and-so, I say this for the more delicate flowers on Arrse..... when I was at Grammar School, yes I went to one, I started to learn Logrithms etc, Algebra and Geometry in the Maths classes. Boy did I think.... I did I think I knew it all...... the arrogance came out when I thought my Maw and Dad were 'old squares' as you did back in he 1950s. I knew bugger-nothing, or sod-all.

I also thought that only Moi had invented the 'joys of sex' with the Big girls at school, behind the bike sheds.... until my Ma told me the truth..... that if she and my Da had not 'done it three times during the War', neither me, my Bro nor my sister would have been invented. I was an arrogant litle so-and-so (for those of a delicate dispostion. I had a very rude awaking when I signed on and ended up at Catterick Garrison for my Basic Training to be a squaddie, being b**gered from *rsehole to breakfast time by Drill Instructors and PTIs. I never knew there was so many 'flowery' descriptor wordage wihin the English Language - My Troop Sergeant was an exemplar at the 'art and science' of 'Word-smithing', I had a very sheltered upbring, so i did.

Even after an Army career, rising to the dizzy heights of full Corporal, going to College and Uni afterwards when I left the Army, and getting a 'soft degree' in Social Sciences, I am sill nonplussed, and am a slow learner. At least in another 2 years I will get a free TV Lcience from the Gobment, assuming the gobshites in the f**king Liarbor Party havn't taken over. :oops::rolleyes: ... I must have been an 'Original Snowflake back in the day..
 
Tell me, can you use log tables, a slide rule, an abacus, if the answer isn't yes to all three then somewhere someone is saying exactly the same thing about you.
I could add, milk a cow, plow a field - by horse of course - make bricks out of mud and lay them, or cut timber to make a house, etc. ad nauseum [that last bits Latin which of course you speak along with your native Bretano-Gallic].
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That's a bit of a false equivalence comparing by-gone skill sets to the face of a clock that is still in widespread use today.
 
......thinking back to school days and teacher wind ups - was it a case of
"Sir sir, I can't tell the time on that cos I is all digital like sir I don't wear a watch I use me phone and I can't do my exam sir."
and in our PC days rather than teacher being able to say, grow up - you can tell the time, did teacher have to work around it and allow for snowflakes
OR
...did teacher say
"Oh dear, that's a shock. Tell you what, rather than you go home, we have bought these wonderful big digital clocks to put at the front so sit down and turn your paper over."

(Pupil looks around - sulphur, purple etc etc)
 
In the first days of national service, I discovered that what is now called 'apartheid white privilege' didn't extend all the way down.
Some of those other-side-of-tracks lads were a tad rough.
Had a railway stoker with around six years of formal education in total and even fewer teeth than that with us in basics. It was like trying to communicate with spinach.
 

Joker62

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......thinking back to school days and teacher wind ups - was it a case of
"Sir sir, I can't tell the time on that cos I is all digital like sir I don't wear a watch I use me phone and I can't do my exam sir."
and in our PC days rather than teacher being able to say, grow up - you can tell the time, did teacher have to work around it and allow for snowflakes
OR
...did teacher say
"Oh dear, that's a shock. Tell you what, rather than you go home, we have bought these wonderful big digital clocks to put at the front so sit down and turn your paper over."

(Pupil looks around - sulphur, purple etc etc)
A simpler answer would be to put a countdown clock on the wall so that they can read it from 2 hours down then watch the panic set in during the last 10 minutes. Even today's kids know what a countdown is, they watch enough shite on telly that incorporates them.

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A simpler answer would be to put a countdown clock on the wall so that they can read it from 2 hours down then watch the panic set in during the last 10 minutes. Even today's kids know what a countdown is, they watch enough shite on telly that incorporates them.

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One with a very loud and obvious TICK.....TICK....TICK...
 
My company employs two labourers, one's gone on holiday so my mate offers me his dopey unemployed 18 year old chavee son for 2 weeks casual work. The lad turns up for the first 5 day week and on Friday I paid him £200 in cash, and told him 7.30 Monday. He doesn't turn up, according to his dad the boy expected to be paid at least twice that, even though he was new to the job, kept wandering off, wasn't motivated, and just stared at his phone.
If he'd come back he would have earned another £200 and the chance of full time job, but now he and countless British lads like him are festering in theirs pit's whilst keen strapping EE lads hoover up all the work.
Part of the problem is that it's never made clear to these dimwits that going through life in that manner is NOT AN OPTION.
 
Spot on. A lot of employers these days say that millennials lack the ability to problem solve.
I've noticed this myself. When I was going though Prison Officer training, I saw that some of my younger, but more intelligent (?) peers struggled with problem solving tasks.
I may have mentioned it before that at least one Prison Service college has a "Pink room" where Officers in training can go if they feel stressed.
They'll be the ones leaving after a few days or in a couple of cases I've seen, a few hours.
Maybe youngsters just don't have the common sense to use the internet to research a job before they apply for it?
I suppose that's what happens when you recruit 2500 Officers in such a short time. You'll get all sorts applying & despite claims to the contrary, standards have certainly been lowered.
 
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How does one find North without an analogue timepiece?
(When the sun's out.)
 
Part of the problem is that it's never made clear to these dimwits that going through life in that manner is NOT AN OPTION.

The bigger part of the problem is that "going through life in that manner" is an option, and one quite well paid for by the State. If you don't generate any income for yourself, and feel deprived of nice things (and a house) as a result, then the State'll take some money from someone else and give it to you - its your "right", after all.
 

seaweed

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This thread has reminded me of my Mickey Mouse pocket watch:

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Chucked after it packed up - if only I had foreseen how much it would have been worth! Like so many other things ..
 

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