Someone get these kids...

I was standing in line at the Braum's trying to get my yogurt mix on when a swarm of teenagers came in. If central casting is look for a crew for a smashed-up remake of Mean Girls and Clueless, I know exactly where to find them. 

I drifted to the side to wait for my order to be called when two other girls, clearly not part of the "in crowd" came in. As they were deciding what to order, it was obvious that they were hungry but struggling to calculate how much they could afford to buy. One of the mean crew saw and said in a loud voice, "It must suck to be poor."

Her clone-like friend piped in, "Yes, have you noticed how hood it's gotten in here all of sudden?"

To which I felt compelled to reply, "Sweetie, if you ever came across hood, you would keep your mouth shut and run the other way." Then I handed the struggling chicks a ten and told them to get whatever they wanted. When they smiled at me, I had to tell the truth, "Chances are you two will be their bosses someday. All you have to do is get out of high school."

Everybody over 25 was laughing and nodding, the young uns looked confused as hell. Oh well, they'll live and learn. Back in my high school days, I wasn't mean. I was sheltered and completely ignorant. When I switched to public school in tenth grade (after all those years in an all girls private school), I thought I'd landed on an alien planet. The biggest scandal I ever caused was when me and my two friend developed a scale ranking the athletes in order of cuteness. Of course it fell into the wrong hands and years later, I'm on Facebook still apologizing for ranking Leroy 8.5 and Roderick 6.8. I thought Leroy was more kissable. Not that my father let anybody's lips near mine. Anyway...

Am I mistaken or are these kids a whole lot meaner than we used to be back in the day? Which clique were you in back in high school? Fess up...