PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Lucyfire
 
Comments: 76
Article views: 2611
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all Lucyfire's badges.
 

Generation of moochers

10 January 2013, 12:01

GENERATIONS OF MOOCHERS

What is a moocher, you might ask? Well urbandictionary.com defines a moocher as

someone who survives off another’s income. Someone who believes that they are owed something for nothing. One who even if they have their own money, food, clothes, etc, will still use someone’s else’s first. Even if that someone else is more poor.”

I’m afraid that this the past 10 years have given rise to a whole generation of Mooching Men. It has become acceptable to us and we don’t even look at them funny.

“What?! Me?! I don’t condone mooching?” Oh really? Then why is your 23 or 24 year old still living with you? Why on earth?

There is absolutely NO reason for a young man to stay with his parents after school. If they do. They are, or on their way to becoming mooches. And yes, the cottage in the back yard still counts as living with your parents. It’s their fricking cottage!

In the old days men of 24 already had established families at 24. Yes, yes, I get that times have changed and so had the breeding ages.  But you are an adult in your 20’s! How can you still expect your parents to support you?

Since moving to Cape Town I have been absolutely shocked and horrified that men MY age (and I’m in my early thirties) are still living at home? One was 36 and had never left the house before. The other one I met was in his late 50’s and still staying at home. Disgusting.

In Cape Town it seems to be a common thing that people live with their parents until, until like forever because frankly, what are the chances that Mr. Half Way to a Hundred is going to leave now?

And don’t give me the “oh, it’s for financial reasons” BS.  I’m not buying it.  I am a single mother. I have an okay (not great) paying job but I’d rather struggle through each month that leech of my parents.

“oh I can move whenever I  want”

“oh, I’m just staying with them to help them out”

“Oh, yeah they would be devastated if I wasn’t there anymore”

“what? I have my own entrance! It’s like my own place”

Erm… I think not. I think it’s time for you to realise that you need to stop leeching off your parents.  Your parents do not want you there. They could be enjoying their empty nest. Re-discovering each other or at the very least not have to feed your lazy ass and save on the grocery bill.

Yes, times are expensive and times are tough. It is for all of us. Your parents including. I’m sure when you were born they didn’t expect to have to support you until you’re almost 40!

Most of these guys don’t even pay rent and their mother still does their laundry for them. Oh my hat! You are in your 20’s/30’s/40’s or 50’s and your mommy still has to touch your undies for you?

In today’s society it’s become acceptable for grown men to still live with their parents? Where is your pride? And for the love of all that’s holy how do you EVER get a chick of 30 to come over to your single bed with the Chinese pattern bedspread?

Your parents could be renting out that cottage and earning an income

Once again in the old days, you had three choices when you finished matric:

1.       Go to university;

2.       Go get a job;

3.       Get out

And that is the options I have been giving my son. He’s 12 now but trust me he knows. When  you drive to the shop to go get the paper to see if you passed matric, you might as well pick up the  Junkmail and start looking for a flat or a job too because I will not allow you to become a lazy, weed smoking, good for nothing mooch.

Parents, please, go home this evening and give the mooch his 30 days’ notice. Stop enabling them. 

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
76 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Chris Khanye
The South Africa Parliament has l...

Today, South Africa Parliament cannot conscientiously claim to be a representative of the ‘People’. Read more...

0 comments 127 views
Submitted by
John Myburg
Numsa exposed

We, concerned members within NUMSA, chose to expose role-players involved in an underground plot to destabilise South Africa.  Read more...

2 comments 70 views
Submitted by
Terence Wessels
Zuma must stay!

This guy has managed to do more damage to the ANC in five years, than anyone or anything before him. Read more...

37 comments 2230 views
Submitted by
MikeFraser
The writing is on the wall

South Africans are taking back their power. Read more...

12 comments 862 views
Submitted by
Colleen
Death and beyond

When I was still a very young child and first became aware of death, my reaction was not one of fear, but one of curiosity with a sense of looking forward to one day when I die and finding out what it’s all about Read more...

173 comments 1408 views
Submitted by
Ryk
Stepping up on Drunk Driving

If I earned enough money, I would gladly pay someone to drive me around while I party with friends over the weekend. Read more...

12 comments 429 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

20% off ALL TV Series

Choose from 1000’s of the hottest TV Series . While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.