To smart to work, he thinks. Or she thinks.
An underachiever or irritatingly laid-back character.
Possibly disorganised, possibly prone to procrastination.
There can be a bit more to it than mere laziness or sloppiness, a perception that the rat race isn't worth it and shop-till-you-drop a surrogate happiness of low quality, and a slow poison, too. So this kind of slacker might (or might not) be dedicated to what he or she does (paragliding, for example), but would probably not list “climbing the corporate ladder” as an ambition or “shopping” as a hobby. May be a bit of a “Generation X
Hear Beck's song “Loser” or see the video for Soundgarden's “Black Hole Sun”.
B: “You know, while you got cash I had a look at the profiles you had your class fill out. Would you believe more than two third of the girls and several of the boys listed “shopping” as a hobby?
I mean, most of the girls I went to school with were crazy about buying all kinds of stuff and they would disappear in shoe shops for days, but list “shopping” as a hobby? No one would have thought of it as a damn “hobby”! And even if someone had, they still wouldn't have dared to admit they're so damn shallow. What has the world come to?
G: “Yeah, I know. Nothing to be done about that. The shits are doomed and so are we. You should see their parents. Now get off your butt and out of the car, you little slacker, we still need to get groceries.”
The kind of label Gen Xers are supposed to reject.
Some folks who grew up during the eighties, survived, surprisingly, even Wham!, and who at least initially weren't quite as thrilled at the prospect of becoming wage slaves and didn't dream quite as much of a life in the 'burbs as they had been expected to.
In reality nothing close to a majority of a whole generation or even age cohort ever had any resemblance to the stereotype. Wham! still sold a lot of records. Then came underwear with ostentatiously displayed brand name, and heroin chic in tow, so pervading a trend it's not necessary to mention the name of the brand and effects of the anorexic plague are still with us. So much for “generation”, “market savvy”, “anti-consumerist” and "anti-materialistic" at least as far as a whole generation is concerned.
Oh man, that Generation X rubbish again...
Not ironic a Canadian.
A: Did you know Alanis Morissette is Canadian?
B: Well, even if not ironically not being ironic or whatever, the fates sure have a curious sense of humor.
School for kids who possibly for the first time in their lives didn't get what they were meant to want.
Overpriced, but considering the target group and the element of luxury consumption, shrewdly so. Snowflake's going to love it, and forget about not getting into Harvard or Duke, so it's all good and the money's well spent.
Tulane was a better fit.