10/10/07

Readers Response To Tuesday's Question: What's Your Craziest Teenage Experience Or Memory?


Anyone who has parented a teen-ager can relate to the mother in this picture. This Mom clearly hasn’t the foggiest idea what these kids are talking about, or she's wondering whether to believe them or not.
In turn, teenagers haven’t a clue what their parents are saying either, that is if they’re listening at all. The cartoonist Charles Schultz had the right idea about how children hear grown-up voices, when he had them say, Bloc, Bloc, bloc, bloc …
Now that I'm a grown-up and parent myself it sends chills down my spine when I think of the stuff I put my parents through. They must have had chills when I walked out the door...
I knew this would be a fun question because we do such wild and crazy things when we are kids, due to the lack of grown-up judgment and impulse control. The following bloggers had me cracking up yesterday with their experiences, thank you all for making Tuesdays Question such fun! In addition, I noticed a few new participants that added life of the party! I hope you enjoyed yourself and will come back next week for some more inquisitive fun!
Thanks again, for your responses and continued loyalty to Tuesday’s Question:
Here are your comments:
What's Your Craziest Teenage Memory Or Experience?

My first comment from Winston, Eat Your Maths

Haha, I was 14 when I jumped down from a rock cave for abseiling (of course, I was attached to a rope!!!!!!) Needless to say my scream caused some hearing casualties.

Have been missing you at Eatyourmaths for a while... ;p

Mel at Monday Morning Power
Monday Morning Power said...
Hi Ann,
What is your email address? I have something that I would like to discuss with you.
Mine is: info@mondaymorningpower.com
My good Friend Sandee at Comedy Plus
Well, I didn't get out much living on a farm, but I did sneak out often. I would guess the craziest thing my girlfriend and I did is steal her mothers car and went joy-riding. Well, sure enough we ran into a cop. We were parked outside a small store and of course I was driving. Well, the cop drives by slowly and looks at the both of us and instead of going the opposite direction I pulled onto the road behind him. He didn't pay any attention to us after that. Scared us half to death it did. :)

My other good friend Dawn, or insanity suits me, at Twisted Sister Totally Pissed Off
Well Ann.... it involved a car... a boy... a big hill... a little alcohol... and a lot of stupidity. That's all I'm saying! LOL

New friend Misty Dawn at My Dog Keeps Me Sane
I just discovered your blog. I've already subscribed to it, because I think I'm gonna like it here!


My new and old friend Patois at
Whee! All The Way Home
Craziest? Way too many qualify. I'll tell of one. Driving down back roads, speeding, with a bunch of teens in the car, no one drunk -- how rare that was -- and turning off the lights. Pitch black, hurtling through space, screaming. Oh, yeah, gives me spine chills fearing my offspring will attempt something as crazy/stupid/moronic.

My new and old friend Dan at dcr blogs I've got ironic, I've got melancholy, I've got scary and I've got angsty, but nothing comes to mind for crazy.

Which is unfortunately, because I might have shared crazy. ;-)


My new friend Janice at Twist And Skewer
Writing an underground Newspaper against the vice-principal's principles. Or rather lack there of. I used school paper and mimeograph machine to print it on. Man was VP peeved and no one narced. I know my journalism teacher knew who wrote them. It was fun plus I was 17 and thought I was fighting for justice in our high school community. Hehe.


And last but certainly not least the hilarious Bob at Bobbarama.com
Me and five friends got busted by a cop while we were skinny dipping in the local public swimming pool at 2 in the morning.

He put that big cop car searchlight on us ... felt like we had suddenly become part of some HOllywood premiere, except, of course that we were naked and wet and scared ... and told us we didn't need to bother grabbing our clothes because we were going to jail dressed the way we were, meaning with nothing on.

We panicked, grabbed our clothes, jumped the fence and started running down the neighborhood street, flinging water from our bodies everywhere as we went.

We were laughing probably because the whole thing was suddenly so absurd, the cop car was squealing around the corner and he was yelling at us with that bullhorn in his car, dogs were barking, lights were going on in the houses on the street ... BUT in the end (no pun intended) we leaped fences and got away.

Woo hoo!

Crazy man, and wild and crazy folks thanks again and I hope to see you next week.

Don't forget to click on each others links and each your veggies!

Last, last, but certainly not least, least my dear friend Christy, at ChristysCoffeeBreak

Fun as always around here Ann!


At the time it didn't seem crazy but we used to go down the the beach and start bonfires using the broken down fence. Sometimes we'd go skinny dipping.

Of course being the practical teenager I was I'd tie my underwear to my ankles so I wouldn't have to get in or out of the water naked, lol.

One day we realized we had no more fence left to burn. We were a crazy group. Where the heck were our parents?

Thanks Christy!

12 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

This is a nice collection of antics. This appears to be getting bigger and bigger each week. It's fun too. Have a great day. :)

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Thank you Sandee. I know, it's getting bigger and bigger. Thanks to you and all of my regulars who show up every week. I really think that your support makes a huge difference. I'm not just saying that either. Thank you Sandee~

I'm glad you're having fun~

Have a great evening!

Ann

bobbarama said...

Sandee's right. This Tuesday Question thing is starting to capture a lot of attention.

Nice, fun stuff.

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Bobbarama, Tuesday's Question is getting bigger because of the support of great buddies, including you! Thanks for such a nice comment and for stopping by, it makes me happy when you do~ :))

Ann

insanity-suits-me (Dawn) said...

Well I'm glad I didn't give too many details... looks like Sandee's right... getting bigger and bigger! Looking forward to next weeks!

Marja said...

These were hilarious stories. Nice to read. Have a great day Ann

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Dawn, Thanks to the likes of you and Sandee, Bob, Marja, and I could go on...I need to do something special for you guys. (note: you guys, my accent is changing) You are great and I can't wait to see you next week. BTW, I'm coming by your place right now. What a coincidence.

Ann

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Marja, Thank you, and you have a great day/evening too! :))

Ann

Vic Grace said...

My husband tells me I had a very tame teenage years. I was in a boarding school until I was 16 and then the day after I left my mother took me for my first job interview and I started work. I left at 5am in the morning to get up to London in time for 8am left work at 4pm got to night school at 6pm and home by 9pm. I had a 9pm curfew and one night my bus was late but that didn't count with my father I was grounded for a month. I was not allowed to go to dances, pubs or coffee shops and he scared off any dates by cornering them in the living room and talking man to man! So I don't have anything exciting to relate.

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Vic Grace, I just saw your comment on my Dashboard. When you spoke of your post being close to what you wrote in my comments, I wondered what comment you were talking about. Can you believe a person could be that dingy? Anyway, thank you for the comment, and for linking to this post~

Ann

mr fong said...

Hi Ann,this post is great, ure great too, this place is great :)

The skinny dipping was a the best,haha!

mr fong said...

Ann, do hope you can contribute your valuable comments at my new post,haha ...It's a new literary piece,hope you can give ur expert views on them.

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