Piece Comment


While saying that young people are oppressed by rude adults may be an overstatement, I do think there is a stigma among some adults that young people are “wild and irrational.”
In this piece, Tiana shares her experience of being poorly served in a pizza shop. “She appears to be annoyed at the sight of our overstuffed backpacks and book filled arms,” Tiana says, describing a woman at the counter. In the piece, Tiana is well spoken and her narration is easy to follow. This piece is important because it addresses the tensions caused by generation gaps, and offers solutions to those tensions. The punchy intro/outro music hugs the piece nicely. Restaurant sounds were a nice touch during the narrative. Most of the story seemed like a personal essay, but at one point Tiana brings in adult voices expressing negative judgments about young people. While this section of the piece added variety and interest, the adult voices sounded like actors, making that section a bit choppy. This story would work well in a radio segment about being kind. This piece made me think about whether or not it should considered normal for adults to be rude to young people.