Getting on

By S. Michaels - 14/03/2012 15:17 - United States

Today, I was chatting to a nice girl at the mall, and I said if she didn't get a raise, I would write to the management. She said they have no email address, and I replied that I meant an actual letter. "Like, on paper?" she said, "Damn, how old are ya, pops?" I want a ticket off this planet. FML
I agree, your life sucks 30 423
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Idonebeenhad 17

Wow she has no excuse for that kinda stupidity.


Idonebeenhad 17
icrest80 4

You're prolly too old to safely become an astronaut sorry op :(

And i thought itvwas bad enough when the kid said "why domt you just move everyone in africa"... Smh

"One cries because one is sad. I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad"

Forget that. Gimme a cryogenic freezer tube and a ticket to Kepler 22-b!

Whoever edited the FML, it sounded better saying how old are ya, not you. It may not be grammatically correct, just sounded better.

Anyone else imagining that old guy from Futurama when reading this post?

You can always tell who the people who actually write letters are on FML because they punctuate.

btnhdude 0

Just imagine if one of these guys said 'first!'

We should take all the stupid people... And put them all on Mars! (For those of you who don't get this, its supposed to be a Patrick meme)

Now boarding the 10:45 to Mars. The 11:00 shuttle to The Sun will be off shortly.

That's not funny as you can't even stay close to the sun, moron.

Idonebeenhad 17

Damn, if I HAD put my phone away when my teacher told me to, then there'd be two #1's instead of 3. :P

Right? I like this planet lets pack the bottom feeders of that generation and give them tickets off this planet

Personally, i would rather leave the less intelligent of our generation here. This planet is basically trashed anyways. Pollution, radation, lack of food, water and adequite living space. I cannot remember which one but one of jupiter's moons is the closest to earth in density and gravity. We would need to construct an artifical atmosphere but it could be done. We have the technology.

your stupid. there is tons of living space. and if we keep on not using cfc's then the o'zone will patch up. I love still being in school

Sorry to break this to you sweetie but by the rate humans are using the resource's on this planet we'll run out before the planet can properly repair itself. Plus there's so much pollution on this planet that it would take hundreds of years to restore the soil to what even close to what it was before we started messing it all up.

161- I wanna thumb your comment up but I'm on an iPhone and it's to big to click the thumbs then the thumb up button. Edit- finally got it.

jojimugo 20

Welcome to tech era things like penmanship are outdated

courtneyann211 10

So basic math is outdated as well? Since most schools teach it with calculators now instead of using your brain.

Letters of complaint/praise/acceptance, pen pals... Not EVERYTHING is based on the Internet.

Obviously so is your punctuation. :P "Welcome to (the) tech era(.) (Where) things like penmanship are outdated."

^ Welcome to the tech era, where things like dependent clauses are considered complete sentences.

Actually, the correct term is subordinate clause.

jojimugo 20

You have 10 minutes to calculate the following: 1233532-34556*X = 1576897 X = ? Can't do it? Guess you need a calculator dumbass

Yup, and instead of reading, people watch movies. When conversation comes up about a book there's always that one person who has seen the movie and thinks it's great, but really, movies can't compare! Reading is a completely different experience!! Technology is taking us so far from beauty.

courtneyann211 10

152- I'm talking basic math. Addition and subtraction. 5+5. They are having kids use calculators to figure out the answer instead of actually teaching them.

Doesn't understand the concept of a letter and called you old for it? The education system clearly failed this poor girl you had to encounter.

Mister_Triangle 21

I bet she was just teasing..... I hope she was just teasing. Someone of working age should be well aware of the concepts of paper and letters

The education system is practically meant to fail everyone. They only teach the kids how to pass tests, and they get their asses handed to them in college.

nofearjenshere 12

Sometimes I really hate the generation I was born into. :p

Jakesterk96 8

Sometimes I just forget about them and just care more for my own education.

Sometimes I just forget about everything and smoke weed.

Haha. I'm starting to understand those old guys who say things like "damn kids!" and "back in MY day..."

I get the feeling that'll be me when I get older.

Us kids arent that bad. If something (cursive, letter writing, postage etc.) becomes unused, it stops being relevant.

I agree! How many people write in cursive at the office? Theyre all writing emails on their blackberries.

RaquelW 7

right? how many of these people acting so appalled actually write letters on a regular basis?

...but we still know HOW to write a letter when the situation calls for it.

squirrel1215 5

I'm glad to see that you agree with yourself. And just because things like that aren't used as much anymore doesn't make them "irrelevant." I still use postage. Guess what for? To pay some of my bills. I think that's a little relevant. Just a smidge.

I do. It's like the difference between using Arial and Comic Sans for a financial report. And no I'm not a stuck up toff, but some of us value the professionalism and a personal touch.

courtneyann211 10

11- actually, a lot of people do. Military families that have somebody at basic or a bare base. Those who are at either rarely have access to the Internet.

GetHardOrGoHome 7

Everything is going electronic.. Even bills. I still don't think it's irrelevant though.

Agreeing with yourself doesn't make your opinion any more valid :)

Did you really just reply to your own comment? Why don't you suck your own **** while you're at it?

Why don't you suck your own *dick while you're at it? Fucking autocorrect.

I think I like your typo better than what you were actually trying to say, #52. Something about "suck your ****" sounds creative haha.

FeroniaMoonscyth 2
chels1994 11

When I had someone who was in basic training he was stationed in Texas...we wrote letters to each other constantly. Although it is becoming less used, we should all still be aware of how to write a letter.

Am I the only one who actually uses cursive as their handwriting? It looks a lot nicer than normal print or computer font. It makes me feel fancy =)

peachesncreem 21

Postage is irrelevant? Please tell me how I'm supposed to send packages (not just a letter) to my family overseas. Through email?

We* aren't* For the record, cursive is required for your signature.

I agree with you number 12 to an extent. You have to think why kids are like this. It's due to the technology they grow up around. For instance Do you know how to send any think out in morse code? No because it's irrelevant and out dated due to the upgrade in technology. Soon, even though they aren't now, writing letters will be a thing of the past

As someone who used to work in a post office, I can assure you that posting letters is most certainly NOT going out of fashion. In fact, with the rise in population, I wouldn't be surprised if more letters are sent nowadays than 60-or-so years ago. Also, there are plenty of instances where handwriting is still relevant. Letters, many tests or exams, some businesses require handwritten job application letters, filling out forms, even writing simple things like a to-do list or a quick note/reminder.

88- I think cursive is great. It's supposed to be faster because your writing flows, but when you only learned cursive for a week in 3rd grade, and you write ugly print faster, you tend not to use it. Just wish I could write cursive :(

Interesting you say that Mack, because similarly, one's brain also becomes irrelevant when it is unused.

I thought it was cute how he agreed w/himself.

101 Lol no it's not? You can write DONALD DUCK If you want.

FML can't handle it's load, the two 2nd comments weren't even posted at the same time!

squirrel1215 5

Haha #75, I thought the same exact thing.

Writing by hand also stimulates different and more parts of the brain then just typing

Wow she has no excuse for that kinda stupidity.

Thats just a whole new level of stupidity !

Maybe her excuse for being stupid is that she is stupid

First off yea that was stupid... But thats the way technology is going... Someday paper will probably be laughed at by future generations

"Look sons, our ancestors used to communicate with an item considered 'paper'."

14, it's like something from the twilight zone!

spacewardtrout 16

how is she stupid for assuming he meant email, and then being surprised he meant a real letter?

She was probably kidding too, everyone in this site is so literal.

icrest80 4

Is anyone else seeing 3 first comments?

Oh_Hayy_Its_Lex 10

Well, they were all written at the exact same time. Case closed

Now boarding the 10:45 to Mars. The 11:00 shuttle to The Sun will be off shortly.

You have no excuse for being a bitch to her. Don't judge. For all you know, she could have a 4.0 GPA. Kids don't appreciate un-technologically supervised things anymore. Get over it.