Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cheap, but I won't buy it

Yuppies. Who do they think they are?

Young urban professionals. I doubt that they know the etymology. Most of them aren’t bright. They’re just deluded. They think they’re on top of their class; most of them aren’t. They think that by being able to say the word Proactive, everybody must be impressed. I’m not. It isn’t an IQ or economic status determinant. Lately, it has come to equate with pretentiousness.

To them and their fellow decadents, it is a matter of fact that a yuppie is richer, hipper, and more technologically savvy than his average contemporaries - hence, more worthy of respect. Let me educate you: the yuppie came into being in America in the early 1980s post Vietnam War period, which ushered the end of radical idealism. It was replaced by materialism. The yuppie philosophy dictates that one must succeed at all costs. A yuppie can be dumb, previously without taste, and ill-bred as long as he works for a call center even when that call center is after cheap labor instead of what is grammatically correct. His employment doesn’t prove anything. A yuppie can be ugly and inept as long as he is a sucker who can suck up to his Ayala and Ortigas bosses and wipe their butts. His corporate wardrobe doesn’t prove anything. A yuppie can be well over his 30s as long as he has the nerve or shamelessness to deny the obvious and has a car he is willing to starve for even if he can’t afford to buy gas or pay a parking fee. Put more simply and in words succinct enough for them to understand, a yuppie is a pretentious jerk and a useless tissue matter. I’m sorry, are the words Useless and Jerk redundant? Go figure. There’s a thing called dictionary. Just an advice: that’s called dictionary and it isn’t a substitute for the head.

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xxxborgexxx said...

This goes out to people who are self-confessed yuppies as if the title gives their life the prestige they know it lacks. To all the rest, please take a different brand. As for me, I'll call myself... No. I'll let others call me what they want. Hahaha. I do believe in democracy sometimes.

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