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Quotation for Today: Annoying kids (2)

25/09/2019

Mike Hosking at NZ Herald

Greta will never forgive them, she said, through a sort of furious glare and raised eyebrow. She also said her childhood had been stolen away from her. In that is more damage to her cause than she realises, mainly because she’s not old enough, or mature enough, to understand a number of life’s simple lessons.

Kids telling off adults gets you nowhere. Literally making stuff up, like “my childhood has been stolen” is simply not true. And the sort of untruth she tells is transparent and she doesn’t even realise it. Bursting into tears doesn’t make your argument any more cogent or accurate.

So true, with that overwrought performance for an audience

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