A question from Conflicted in the "Ask Amy" section of the newspaper this morning gave me the idea of my topic today. Her main question was whether her friends bad actions in public could influence her children. That aside I was more intrigued by the action itself. When they go out to dinner with said friends, the friend orders water then proceeds to serve themselves from the "self-serve" soda fountain. She called it a theft. I totally agree and would never, ever do that but I do know some people that would. I think that is just plain WRONG. It's the same when I go to multiple movies. I will watch the first movie, then walk totally out of the theater and buy a ticket for the next movie. I know that people do not do that most of the time, they will just walk into the next movie like they have a ticket. Again, I think that is WRONG. Am I an oddity, no, I follow rules, I am law-abiding, I am fair, I am trustworthy. How can you take advantage. To me it goes back to the small stuff you are taught as a child, or that I was taught as a child. You never butt in line, you say "thank you, please, and excuse me." Manners and rules! Sunday while I was pushing furniture around the living room I had the television on to TruTV called The Principal's Office, honestly I could not stop watching it and it was on a marathon run. It was different high schools around the country and the crap they have to deal with in these kids of today. Let me tell you the attitudes of most of these kids were appalling and I don't think I could have put up with the crap they were doing. Really parents is this our future or, "hopefully", it is just a few out of millions that happen to make good TV. I so hope that is it because if not, we, as a culture are in very, very big trouble. Really, you should watch some of the episodes and see. For those parents who think their precious little Tommy or Sarah could do no wrong, WATCH!