Unless he is completely out of touch with reality, Rory Appleton must have known he would never get away with writing such a one-sided, self-serving, opinion piece concerning millennials (May 2), which includes him, without harsh online feedback.
Mr. Appleton was clearly looking for sympathy and “excuse me” if I don’t break out the Kleenex. All he talks about is college this and college that and made one passing reference to “vocational work” he tried. I’d really like to know what that was all about.
As a Vietnam veteran, and someone who grew up working in the fields with my family, Mr. Appleton exemplifies what I consider to be the main problem with millennials like him. If they can’t land the dream jobs they want, it’s much easier for them to crash on mom and dad’s couch and play video games 24/7. Heaven forbid someone may have to get a job that might require them to get their hands dirty.
Mr. Appleton has obviously lived a sheltered life and probably won’t have a clue as to what I’m talking about, which is a shame.
Wes Parker, Kingsburg