I'm 42. I know I was brought up understanding the value of a dollar. I also was taught not to waste, Respect, finish what I start, you know the typical mantra of what many would say is being brought up right. The weekend before Labor day, I had taken my daughter camping. I decided to not sit in the Interstate back up and hit the highways. mainly driving up the coast from Oregon back into Washington. We stop at a road side Curio shop with Jake the Alligator man, and other oddities, plus all the uniqueness souvenirs. They have a penny squishier, one of my favorite souvenirs, along with shot glasses. I am stuck behind a young teen girl who is cranking the wheel on the penny squishier. She is cranking away, for a while, she seam to be getting frustrated. "Where is the penny?" she exclaims. I chime in "you put the money in right?" I look at the money slot there is a penny siting in the one of the quarter slots. "Um... you know you have to pay 50 cents plus the penny to be squished, right?" She is completely oblivious to this fact. "she goes that's why my dad handed me 2 quarters and a penny, I thought he was stupid or something." OMG, what....oh this is sad. so she puts the change into the machine and pushes in the level and starts cranking. Now she din't stop to see what design she was going to get or if the arrow was lined up. She starts cranking and goes "I didn't want this design" as soon as it got hard to crank she goes "Whatever" and starts to walk away. I at first was thinking cool free penny, but then the dad in me took over. "No!, you need to finish cranking the wheel and get your penny" she first gives me the indignant snort. I don't relent "Look if you don't want it, I'll give the penny to my daughter. You should finish what you start, and not waste your money. Just take your damn penny!" She gives me the Sigh of contention, and finished cranking the wheel. Is it me or are we starting to see a disposable generation. Not saying they are disposable, but everything is disposable, isn't worth their time when it doesn't go their way or becomes too hard?