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Summer sucks

Well, summer this year has been pretty much as I expected it to be, crappy. The first week was great, I was off on vacation without a care in the world. Then I came home. I have not as yet managed to find a job, and as a result my parents have decided to make life at home as miserable as possible, presumably to motivate me to go out and get a job. Even if I were to get a job I would still have to deal with the whole college thing, summer work for my AP literature class, and various other heavy thoughts that combine to create this heavy feeling in my gut which could just be due to the fact that I’m out of shape and overweight ujyh7n77777777777777777777777777777777n (head on keyboard). Admittedly, some of those heavy thoughts might be cured with money from a job, but I very much doubt that minimum wage is going to clear them up very quickly, so in the end getting a job would do very little to reduce the miserableness of it all. I feel overqualified for all these potential positions anyway, I bet I could destroy a company as well as any CEO out there (at least I think that’s their job, I mean that seems to be what they all do these days). In any case having a job would almost certainly be better than looking for one which just sucks. My mom never misses an opportunity to tell me that the jobs aren’t going to come to me, a sentiment I don’t fully understand. I like having things handed to me, therefore things should be handed to me, is there a flaw in that logic that I’m missing?

But I digress, I do have something I want to write about. The other day I saw this. If being stupid was a crime, everyone involved here would be put to death. Let me start with the girl herself, Megan Meier. Now, in any situation killing yourself is a pretty stupid and dickish thing to do, but killing yourself because someone on the internet you don’t know told you that the world would be better off without you? No one on the internet should ever be taken seriously, especially people on MySpace, and if you don’t know that then someone should cut your cable line, for your sake and ours. First, why the hell would you friend someone you don’t know? It’s the first thing every kid gets told not to do, why would you do it? Second, MySpace!? Myspace is for pedophiles and bitchy 13 year old drama queens who somehow have the very wrong idea that anyone anywhere wants to know anything about them, which I guess is actually a category this girl probably fits into. Third, this whole thing started because this girl was spreading rumors about the other one, that is so after school special, if you’re going to be mean to someone you could at least try to be original about it. Fourth, I can not in any way comprehend how you could care the slightest little bit what this person you don’t know has to say about you. If some person were to come up to me on the street and say “You know, I think the world would really be a better place without you” (I happen to know I make it at least 150% better), I would not immediately run home and kill myself. However, she did end up dead, and for that I guess some sympathy and respect are owed to her, even if just because the social convention is that you’re supposed to respect the dead, which is a totally stupid social convention, sometimes the dead people were assholes. The person I actually have the most sympathy for here is the other girl, Sarah Drew. Despite the fact that she is probably an even bitchier 13 year old drama queen she has a pretty awful mom to deal with and is stuck with the burden of what is sure now to be a pretty messed up rest of her life. However, I said most sympathy, which is a relative term, I really have very little sypmathy for any of them. This girl is still stupid for being so upset about whatever rumors he other girl was spreading that she felt the need to tell her mother and then involve herself in a revenge plot that resulted in the other’s death. The obvious worst person in this whole situation is the mom. What we have here is a serious case of helicopter mom, where the mom hovers over their child, like a helicopter, and it never results in good things. I mean, how old does this woman think she is? Parents are supposed to be the responsible ones who say, “If someone at school is bothering you, tell a teacher” or go with their kid to the school’s administration to resolve it. What on earth would make you think that you should instead make this other girl feel just as bad as she made your daughter feel? You are not thirteen and this is not an episode of Gossip Girl. I don’t even understand how a woman so obviously despicable could end up with a daughter in the first place.

I think quite possibly the whole problem stems from the first word of that news article’s title, Missouri. Bible belt states are the worst.


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