Laura Stone (stoney321) wrote,
Laura Stone
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How about a random poll?

1. I am super hungry for lunch, and my friend just happened to drop off some curry, tika masala, and garlic naan. I think I won't be hungry much longer.
2. I am waaaaay behind on NaNo, and only have 17,000 words. In two days, I need to be on track at 25K. Um...
3. I love my derg. She's lying on her side trying to sneak a lick to our cat, Hope, lying on her side, juuuuust out of reach. Nerds.
4. I promised you a poll! I want to know facts about YOU. (This is inspired by a report on 60 Minutes about the vast differences between "Millenials" and "Baby Boomers." (And to some extent, Gen X-ers.)


(Yes, I used a Bryan Adams song for my cut text. AT LEAST IT WASN'T AIR SUPPLY.)

Poll #1087976 The Young and the Feckless

I (the poll taker) am defined as the following age group:

Greatest Generation/Depression Era (damn way to be online, old timer!)
0(0.0%)
Baby Boomer (1944-1964)
17(17.7%)
Gen X-er (1965-1983)
62(64.6%)
Millenial (1985-1995)
16(16.7%)
None of these apply to me, as I wasn't born in the Western World
0(0.0%)

My parents' main form of discipline was:

spare the rod, spoil the child
3(3.1%)
spankings, taking away things
54(56.2%)
sharp words, let me have it anyway
16(16.7%)
there was no discipline, I was perfect (or that's what they told me.)
6(6.2%)

As a teen I:

was required to have a job if I wanted more than the basics: food, clothing, shelter
20(21.1%)
had a job so I could gain experience and a little independence
37(38.9%)
was not allowed to work, because I didn't need to
4(4.2%)
was not allowed to work, so I could focus on my studies
20(21.1%)

Growing up in my parents house I had:

a variety of chores beyond making my bed/dishes. This often included physical labor (yard work, painting fences, repairs.)
14(14.6%)
had a list of household chores required of me, like mopping, bathroom duty, laundry, etc..
29(30.2%)
Only had to clean my room.
20(20.8%)
didn't do much of anything, my mom did it all.
13(13.5%)
chores? We had a maid, tchuh.
0(0.0%)

My parents:

both had graduate degrees.
6(6.6%)
had college degrees, one had a graduate degree.
25(27.5%)
had some college.
31(34.1%)
had high school diplomas and a lot of determination. :)
21(23.1%)
are not from the Western World.
0(0.0%)

It is/was expected of me to:

have a graduate degree.
14(14.6%)
have a college degree.
52(54.2%)
finish high school - that's good enough.
9(9.4%)
stay out of prison.
3(3.1%)
not call them for bail. Again. (Hee!)
0(0.0%)

Living with my parents beyond school:

I would rather die than move back home.
23(24.0%)
if I fall on dire straights, I know they're there for me. (But I'd rather be independent.)
49(51.0%)
is a terrific way to save money.
8(8.3%)
I would totally love to live with them, then move straight into my married domicile. Sweet!
1(1.0%)

Which is best (or which would I want right this minute:)

glazed donuts
11(11.7%)
cake donuts
7(7.4%)
scones with clotted cream
11(11.7%)
big ol' bag of chips
6(6.4%)
I thought you were done with your period, Laura?
1(1.1%)
you can shut it, poll taker, because I am HUNGRY.
2(2.1%)
I thought you said your friend brought you some food?
1(1.1%)
OH RIGHT! *zoom*
2(2.1%)
...this is the weirdest finish to a poll yet.
4(4.3%)
(Get back to NaNo, lazy bones!)
11(11.7%)


[ETA for clarity] If your parents have GEDs, that qualifies as a high school diploma. Sorry for not including an option for parents who (for whatever purpose) did not complete their high school equivalence.

Also: if you were born in 1984 and are a younger sibling, then you are a Gen X-er. If you were born in 1984 and are an only child, or the oldest child, you are a Millenial.

And: "spankings, taking away things" should read "spankings and/or taking away things."

Finally: why have I not been owled with scones?

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