dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

On climate control and less than minimum work.

The interesting thing about next week is that we're in for a round of what we call "zits and vacuuming" strips that serve as a sort of palate cleanser in between segments of a larger arc. The focus is that Elly and John see their children as put on the Earth to do chores as a way of paying them back for feeding them and putting a roof over their heads and clothes on their backs. Usually, I'd talk about how the low-expectation having motherfuckers want a great big cookie for doing shit they're supposed to do. This time around, I'd like to talk about how a blindspot of theirs feeds into their default belief that their children are malingering ingrates.

I'm talking, of course, about the 'fun' habit they have of sitting in the kitchen watching the children underperform because the weather is either punishingly hot in Summer or bone-chillingly cold in Winter. John and Elly can spend a January with the heat cranked up full bore talking shit about Mike's just standing around shivering and an August with the air conditioner turned up to meat locker talking about less than minimum work without taking into consideration inconvenient non-factors such as windchill and heat warnings issued by the feds. Since they're toasty in the winter, cool in the summer and besides, children need to toughen up, we get crap about how for some reason, Mike is reluctant to parbroil his brain because Mommy hasn't got one.
Tags: boomer lens-cap stupidity

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