People shouldn’t be all that surprised when they hear about some senior citizens getting beaten in an old folks’ home. Sure, a physically fit healthcare professional wooping on some feeble old lady or World War 2 vet is pretty messed up but if you had to spend as much time with the elderly as those people do, you’d realize some of these old timers are asking for it. Especially when it comes to the stupid shit they want to eat.
Bitching about what the kids are wearing and listening to these days is somewhat understandable. Everyone grows up with their own things and at a certain point, it’s impossible to stay on top of what’s hip and cool. You get a real job, start raising a family, and before long, everything new sounds like shit and everyone looks like a fuckin asshole. People should be self aware enough to recognize why this starts to happen and try to keep their mouths shut. Some things are just too awful to let go. Food is a different story, though. The different cuisines and cooking techniques have only been growing and mastered more and more. Not recognizing that is as dumb as ordering a shit-sandwich at a five-star restaurant.
It’s not just gross crap like Jello pie, tuna casserole, or some other retarded dish like that. Old people are fags for the shit butchers throw out and lame ass ways of cooking shit, like boiling everything. If they were straight off the boat it would make some sense but these old farts have no accent and raise a bigger stink about the foods of the past than some record collector talking about an obscure album you’ve never heard of before. Eating that trash makes no sense today. Even if it were being eaten for nostalgia purposes, the sweet taste of their shitty meal would only bring back memories of being beaten with a belt or living in a dilapidated shack. If a younger version of themselves were able to jump in a time machine and see the crazy and tasty foods that are available today, they’d kick the elderly version of themselves in the teeth when they saw the amount of energy they were expending trying to find that waste.
There may be some things we aren’t allowed to consume or are hard to find these days but there is a solid reason for that, they’re not worth eating anymore. Obviously, there are a few exceptions to that rule. Animal rights activists have actually been able to cause some changes in the food industry and made a few tasty treats unavailable, whether it be year round or seasonal. Other foods have become too expensive to produce or not popular enough to keep around. The rising popularity in “foodie culture” is changing that and making those readily available again. Other than that, if you have a hard time finding a particular food or specific way of preparing it, it’s because it sucks. That food or style of preparing it has been replaced with something better. No doubt about it.
The problem with old people is they’re stubborn dicks. You can’t really blame them for being so set in their ways but all it takes is putting this new and better food in their mouths for them to realize that old crap is shit. The only explanation is they haven’t tried it yet. Why, are they scared to? I have a hard time buying the Greatest Generation, who stormed Normandy and were willing to stay home with the kids and take one on the chin from time to time, are too big of pussies to try new foods. They must be so hardheaded that they can’t find it in themselves to admit they’re wrong. That takes some serious dedication, not eating food you know is better just because you can’t be wrong. Then you remember they’ve got wheels for legs and get to ride the bus at a discount and realize they’re probably doing all of this just to be assholes.
We’re always being told to treat our elders with respect but if you stopped pretending and started paying attention to what they were saying, you’d realize they couldn’t give a shit about anything. They may have put in the time and effort to make this country what it is today but they don’t even care for it. All they want is for things to go back to the way they were. It doesn’t matter if things used to suck and everything’s better now, they miss the simpler times. Some may call this nostalgia but their shitty memory or Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease is probably a better explanation. This could make it a little more depressing than frustrating for some but when it comes to food, there’s no fucking excuse.