Sunday, October 09, 2005

Girl fight

Image hosted by Photobucket.comSo yesterday I'm on the bus going across the top of the city when these two little girls get on and run to the back. Looked like two sisters on their way to the mall. Maybe the parents saddled the older one with looking out for her little sister I thought, because I got the vibe that the older one didn't really want to be seen with her younger sibling. She, the older one, was probably about 12 going on 17, trying to look like a little Britney Spears impersonator with crazy attitude for someone her age. Another force ripe yout acting like she was older than she is and like she was cool. The younger one must have been somewhere between 7 to 10 with lots of energy still in that bubbly phase of childhood where you are discovering your limits.

So the bigger one sits right at the back of the bus completely oozing all her self determined coolness and aloofness. Her face says that she so doesn't want to have her little sister tagging along with her. The younger one initially sits on the rails of the bus' back door swinging all around until a lady says to the older sister that that is dangerous and she could get hurt. The older sister gets her to move and the bubbly energetic little girl comes down to the back where the older sister proceeds to try to ignore her. Little sis must be killing her cool vibe.

Not sure who started it most likely the smaller one but they start hitting each other and fooling around on the bus. The younger one had a big mischievous smile on her face all the while as she seemed to be enjoying it quite a bit but the older one still trying to maintain her coolness had this look like cut this out, this is so juvenile and I'm quite a big girl, I really don't want to be involved in this sort of behavior on public transit, it brings down my cool factor by at least 10 points. I was kind of thinking I wish these kids would just calm down but its no big deal I've seen worse on public transit. They'll get tired and it'll stop in a few minutes. It was just one of those sibling tussles I guess but then this encounter became a bit more disturbing. How so? The older sister started cursing the younger sister. I heard the B word once and the f word at least a couple of times.

Folks around me were pretending not to hear and see this behavior but I think everyone noticed. I was like whoa is this kid old enough to be using these words and shouldn't she be looking out for lil sis? I can sort of understand the younger one probably being a little hype going to the mall with big sis but the cursing from big sis. Whoa! What's with the crazy behavior? Instead of fighting back her sister and cursing at her she needs to be setting some sort of example for that yout.

Anyway I think one curse word too many or one punch too many and the little sister quietly drifted to the front of the bus where she disappeared from my view while the bigger sister remained behind trying to regain her coolness. I'm sitting thinking shouldn't she keep a better eye on her sibling. Suppose little girl runs away or gets off at the wrong stop. How's she going to explain that to moms when she gets home.

Lost track of little sister so I have no idea where she is but big sis has shaken off all the hijinks and has resumed her fraudulent 'look at me I'm a cool teenager type' pose.

The bus comes to its final stop and we all pile off the bus. I'm still wondering what if little girl got off the bus before the final stop since in the big crush of standing bodies that came on board since they fought I haven't seen her once since she went towards the front. And shouldn't bigger sister be more concerned about where little sister is. Especially after she done cuss out the yout so.

Well I was rather relieved when I saw little sister at the bottom of the steps waiting for big sister to disembark but imagine my surprise when I realized that she was with mommy and grandmom. Not only that but both mommy and grandmom had actually been on the bus sitting up front. Oh so that's where lil sis ran to! But wait a minute, ya mean ta tell me say your child in the back kicking up crazy ruckus and you on the bus and not a peep from you while one sister cusses the other. Un-frigging-believable!



p.s: Happy Thanksgiving to the Canadian massive.

25 comments:

Stunner said...

That's a shame. I can't believe the patent an grand was on the bus during all of this! No wonder why the society keeps getting worse.

Abeni said...

Probably they were embarrassed and decided to act like they don't belong to them.

Dr. D. said...

JDid....dat is why de pickney dem rotten so! I say it all de time...some people should not have children as dem have not a clue about raising dem!

I bare likkle leggo beast a come up inna society nowadays!

dorna! said...

21st century parenting. Let the kid do as they please 'til dey get their tail in trouble, then blame society.

BajanQueen said...

Wow, that's crazy.....

But you also have to wonder where "Big Sis" got her behavior from!?!?! HELLLOOOO!!

The apple don't fall far from the tree!

Then again she could have gotten it from school, and her friends!

Sad!

~Smooches~

Slow Metamorphosis said...

Are you serious??? Oh hell no! I would have had her behind right there on the bus!

ThandieLand said...

jdid,

I see you think the world is di Caribbean you grew up in...In the US ppl believe they don't actually have to raise their chidlren and that somebody else will. Ask the parents who bought into it, who is that somebody and they cyah answer.

We are fast becoming like that here int eh Caribbean too.

ShellyP said...

If that's how the older sister was acting when her mother was around, I can't imagine what environment she's coming from. Maybe that's the kind of interaction they're all used to.

obifromsouthlondon said...

hehe reminds me of my younger days. used to get the shit kicked out of me by my brother. after getting in a good punch.

Anonymous said...

There are few truths that last all down thru the ages. But there is one: "The youth of today are going to hell in hand-basket."

notyouraverage.... said...

i couldn't even use a 'bad word' when i was that age - and definitely never with my parents within earshot! i'd like to think that i would have said something to the girl when she started cussing her sister on the bus - i'd like to think so...
(formerly 'purfiktgurl')

Count said...

Some people just shouldn't be parents.

The Marlo Girl said...

notonmybus. andnotwithmymotheronit.

i woulda get one HOT lash.

dat ish woulda stop afore it start.

Inside Man said...

Moms would have tortured me and brother if we had tried to something like that in public. In fact, if she had even "heard" that we pulled a stunt like that we would have been beat.

Sunshine said...

Hi Jdid-No bratupsy.

Scratchie said...

The new era of youth and parents........

Brotha Buck said...

Aw, but we were all teenagers once.

Nikki said...

Had that Mom and Grandma been of color, they wouldn't have allowed the girl to curse like that, especially while riding public transportation. You think you're gonna embarass us out in public? Oh no, that won't happen without an ass whoopin' or two.

Luke Cage said...

LOL@ Abeni. That may have been the case man...

SP said...

That is such a shame. Kids have no respect for each other or anyone else and this just shows you that the parents don't care.

Have a good Thanksgiving!

Blk Silk said...

Lol, @ abeni...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jdid.

Shotta M said...

What has happened to the parenting standards of today?

Cutie Cola said...

These kids nowadays are way different than when I was growin. I'm still afraid to cuss in front of my mother, for fear of losing all my front teeth!

princessdominique said...

Back in the day they would have gotten a polished beat down but nowadays you can't even breathe on them.

4panist said...

a few things come to mind reading this story. first off, I was the troublesome little sister, but not in public. looking back I feel kinda bad...not! it was fun tormenting my older sister, until I got caught. second thing is, the force ripe thing. little girls don't even get to be little girls anymore. finally, in these days of kidnappings and child molestations, I have no plans of letting a 7 or 12 year old out of my sight on public transit! two adults at the front of the bus and pure chaos at the back? what's that all about?