Saturday, April 24, 2010

teens that are too polite


Tony had some new friends over after school yesterday.
Two of them came home with him after track practice. One of them, let's call him "Eddie", I picked up from his home.

The reason I'm calling him Eddie is because he reminded me of Eddie Haskell from Leave it to Beaver.

I didn't think of him like that immediately.

The first thing he said when getting in the car was "Thank you so much Mrs. Z (dang blog privacy thing again) for coming and picking me up." and I thought "what a polite young man."

I didn't even think that after he thanked me two more times before we got to our house.

I still wasn't thinking that when we got home and he thanked me profusely for the snacks and pop I had set out for all of them.

It was when we got in the car again to take them to our little village square so they could hang out with some other teens. "It's really nice of you to give us a ride Mrs. Z, thank you!" he says.

Tony, obviously annoyed, says "why do you keep kissing up to my mom?"

I'm a little shocked Tony has said this "Tony! He's just being polite! Maybe you should learn to be a little more polite"

And this is when he becomes "Eddie" to me...

he says (in a perfect Eddie Haskell voice) "Yes, Mrs. Z. Don't you find that teenagers can never be too polite?"

I said I didn't and we talked a little more on the subject. But the rest of the evening that conversation and his tone kept gnawing at me.

I decided two things
1. Teens can be a "little too polite" and
2. I don't trust that kid.

10 comments:

Joyce said...

LOL!
Tori- I have had a few of those Eddie Haskell red flags before too. And, guess what? I was right. I LOVE polite teenagers, but yes, there are those moments...
Joyce

Sharon said...

Eeps!! I happen to be the mom of an "Eddie" all his friends parents tell me how polite he is at their house, how respectful, how refreshing, blah blah blah. Where is my "Eddie" right now? Sitting in Juvenile hall waiting for a court date. His second "trip" there. Go with your gut feeling. I bet he's got something up his sleeve. :)

Brian Miller said...

haha. yeah i would not either...

sheri... said...

ah! i had to laugh when i saw your title on my blog-first thing that came to mind was eddie haskell...linking to your blog, i had to smile...great minds think alike ;) you're right, in a sense there is almost something creepy about a kid who won't stop with the gratitude! maybe you ought to serve liverwurst and spinich the next time he pops over? i'm just saying...
your post was good for my funny bone today :) have a great weekend!

Baino said...

Good instincts I think. Too polite, means manipulative little bastard!

Travis said...

Sarcastic little shit head! Kids these days. Yeah, I know you've missed me. I haven't forgotten about you, and hell, I've missed you.

And I'm saying that as politely as possible...

Yeah. I'm still an ass. :)

Sewn With Grace said...

I've learned this lesson the hard way. Makes you feel like you should check your valuables after they leave. They don't know that we're on to them! :)

Kelly Polizzi said...

haha too funny. I would be a little suspicious too!

blueviolet said...

That kid is trouble and nothin' but.

otin said...

Always the polite ones whose neighbors end up saying, "He was so nice and quiet, I could never imagine that he could be a serial killer!" LOL