My 10 year old hates her mother and myself for not letting her watch the Twilight movies because of the PG-13 rating. Parents have to police what their children are involved in and make a case by case decision.
Back on track with the FFXIV rating, I guess I will have to be careful what I am doing on the game with the kids in the room with me. That is one of the problems with some of the XI LS that I was in, the language used when the kids were learning to read and just had to read everything they could. Mikhalia what was the worst name the denied kids called you?
I have an aunt and uncle who have let their daughter watch horror movies since she was a toddler. She was watching slasher flicks at 5 years old. I guess she turned out okay, but I still personally wouldn't do the same for my kids. I wholeheartedly agree that parents need to be more involved with their children though.
It's really annoying that it seems like nowadays, many parents are disinclined to pay any attention to their kids; they'll let the TV or their video games raise them; let the kids to whatever the **** they want with no boundaries or rules. Some of em turn out okay, but the ones that end up shooting up schools and stealing cars... what gets blamed? It's the movies and the video games. Yeah? Where the **** was the parent in all this to tell their kids 'no' sometimes? Where was the parent to actually WATCH what their children are watching and playing and monitor their behavior? There are almost always warning signs for the kids who end up on the news; classmates notice it, teachers notice it, why don't the parents ever notice it? But NOOOO, heaven forbid you try to tell Mr. and Mrs. Johnson that if they had been paying more attention to Timmy and actually took a vested interest in his life, he wouldn't have died of acute lead poisoning courtesy of the local men in blue.
If you've got kids, I recommend either avoiding vent/teamspeak or being picky about who you use it with. You don't wanna have someone for talking about naughty bits, and then you have to tell your kids what that means, then turn around and be "that guy" who rages in LS chat about the guy who said it. I was no longer allowed to watch South Park as a youth (I think I was around 12ish? maybe 13) when my younger sister (either 7 or 8, depending on whether I was 12 or 13) asked my parents "What's a carpet licker?" after I called her that, not knowing what it meant myself. I told you I was immature. To this day (she's married, pregnant with her first kid; due any day now, and turning 21 this year) she STILL blames me for the fact that she doesn't watch South Park. Not because she can't; she and her husband have a house and can watch whatever they like; she was just told she couldn't watch it for several years and inability to watch it caused her to not care about the show anymore. At any rate, there are annoying little ******** on online games (I freely admit I would have been one of them if this were 10+ years ago) and you don't want to subject your kids to their potty mouth.
As for the worst thing I was called? Who knows; it's been years. And I've been called far worse when I did phone support for Apple. Did you know that if yu call Apple with a "How to" question (like, "How do I get online?" or "How do I right click?") they're technically NOT supposed to help you? They're supposed to refer you to their online knowledgebase (which is pretty **** funny to try if the person's question was "How do I get online?") If your call was being monitored, you got in trouble for providing a direct answer instead of showing them how to use online help. That ****** people off. There was also the woman who forgot her Powerbook was on top of her car when she pulled out of her driveway. Let's just say the Powerbook decided it wasn't coming with her. And that was not covered under warranty. Neither was the iBook keyboard that was removed and cleaned in the dishwasher (he SWORE he had done this before and never had a problem) and didn't work anymore. They were both pretty livid.
I'd say that between being a teenager working in retail, followed by a fresh out of college 20-something working IT jobs, I've ****** off more than my share of people through things that were not entirely my fault. I won't claim that I wasn't at fault for any of them, but most of them were not entirely my fault. I've been yelled at, cried at, screamed at, had managers demanded... ah, you just let it roll off your back after a while. I may get off on rants sometimes, but few things really -anger- me. Except video games. Especially ******** ones. My fiancee lovingly calls me her furious little cinnamon bun
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But I digress.