Adults. They just don't understand.

At least, that's what it seemed like when we were in high school. Eventually, we came to respect the wisdom of our elders -- mostly when we became the elders. But when Wall Street recently sent a bunch of teen retailers to detention, our high school angst came screaming back to the surface.

We've recently seen retail report cards riddled with red marks for everyone from Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) to Aeropostale to American Apparel (AMEX: APP). Tentative, price-sensitive consumers and higher costs are hitting the retail class of 2011 hard.

Still, we got seriously huffy when the Street wrote off The Buckle (NYSE: BKE) like it was just another juvenile delinquent that decided to skip class. When the company failed to live up to analysts' expectations, the Street overreacted by taking away the company's car keys and grounding the stock, which caused shares to sink 13%. As of right now, the shares are down about 10% since the beginning of May.

Oh em gee, Wall Street! If we still lived with our parents, we'd roll our eyes, stomp loudly down the hall, slam our bedroom doors, and play cassette tapes of our friends' punk bands at deafening volumes. Instead, we did the age-appropriate thing and videotaped a hissy fit to broadcast online.

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