Midwest. With the "Me Too" Era going on and the "Self-Entitlement" Generation on the rise, 39-year-old Robert Jacobs abandoned his career in teaching completely, started drinking more heavily, and considered the brilliance of H.G. Wells' novel, The Time Machine.
The book, which was made into an excellent movie in 1960 starring Rod Taylor, intrigued the burned-out teacher who confessed that he would like to build a time machine of his own, so that he never has to see, or live through, a conflicted time in history where everybody is going to be allowed to get their own way without earning it.
After experiencing the horrors of an 'upside-down' education system full of corrupt administrators, idiotic parents, and their stupid, ugly, rotten, pathetic, useless children, Mr. Jacobs explained that public schools reflect society:
"Visiting a public school is the best way to see just how messed up everything is, because the education system of any community reflects its culture."
He also added that parents are the one group that deserve all the punishment:
"These people were complete assholes in college. They partied, they slept around, they cheated on each other constantly, and when they finally got married to somebody, they calmed down, they lost their 'self-identity', and then they began promoting their own children as the best thing they have ever achieved."
"They are all hypocrites in a backwards society that has updated technology but no value system. And that's proven by increasing divorce rates and the simple fact that people don't even know how to stay together anymore," he bitterly added.
When asked how he plans to deal with the bullshit that will profoundly increase with the combined horror of the "Me Too" Era and the "Self-Entitlement" Generation, Robert took another sip of Black Velvet Whiskey, and began sincerely wishing that he had an Engineering Degree as well as a mathematical aptitude, so that he could build a time machine in his garage.
"If the character in The Time Machine could escape the horrors of the 20th Century by pushing a lever forward, then I would like to do the same when it comes to the "Me Too" Era", he concluded.