Apr. 15, 2020

ELEGANCE AND CLASS....HAVE BEEN TRASHED.

TODAY, NO ONE APOLOGIZES FOR FLAUNTING THEIR LACK OF CLASS...in your face, your nose, and your ears!.

Forgive me for discussing such a delicate subject but--- after experiencing a young shopper at the Customer Service Desk who kept-on- smiling as she jet-propelled sounds and smells from her behind that would have caused the walking dead to pass out... no subject seems worthy of shock-value anymore.

We seem to be living in a shock-proof world where nothing is taboo. Here’s my quick assessment of today’s reality:  Scratch where/when it itches, rub it for as long as it feels good, take it out and show it to whomever wants a look, and drop-those-drawers and g-strings whenever/wherever the urge hits you. No toilet paper? No problem! And remember:  no apologies, modesty, or personal secrets are allowed in today's world.

With today’s defiant attitudes, no one would dare say--- "YOU CAN'T just belch, fart, puke, masturbate where-ever you want."  IF anyone did, this generation would get mad, riot, protest and scream--"MY rights are being violated"!

Clearly this is the "ME" generation and they're the only ones who matter. I've seen them "in action".  I've watched them reaction to complaints---I've seen how they get in people's faces, flip them the "bird",  and scream “F… Off”.

We’ve really come a long way, Baby, and---IN MY OPINION---don’t have much-farther to go---before reaching rock-bottom.  Thinking out loud: “Whatever happened to the days of being proud of ourselves; the days of expecting personal privacy; of respecting others? When did we stop wanting others to admire us-- compliment our appearance--appreciate our manners-- enjoy our art of conversation--and our talents---or stop praising our accomplishments?  And…exactly when… did women suddenly reject the idea of being admired and respected for being a Lady?  When did women STOP being elegantly dressed, well-spoken, and endowed with class and beauty? 

Where are today’s True Ladies--the Grace Kellys and Jackie Kennedys of the world?  Where are the classy ladies who deserve to be in the spotlight, to serve as role models for young women, both here and everywhere?

 When everything and everyone of value dies; when all the fine china and sterling silver, linens and silk, hand-embroidered pillowcases, white leather gloves, and traditional manners, have all been ditched-thrown away-discarded; when the beautiful anti-bellum homes, beautiful statues, classic gardens, and elegant lifestyles, are all history; when the lovely trees, all wildlife, all wide-open spaces with waterfalls, lakes, and rivers, have been destroyed; and when the latest in emotionless technology has replaced everything old, beautiful, memorable, loving, and  classic---will it make today's world and.... all the “me” generation….happy?!?!?!

When all-the-good is gone…it’s really gone. History has proved, time and again.... there’s no getting it back.  Cold, Hard, Facts show that no one today gives a damn about History or anything Old.

 So....let this and future generations learn the hard way.... or not at all.

Sally Miller