Every generation has its peculiarities. Most label it as an “old person thing” when asked why grandpa or grandma does something strange. The justification from the other side is that “it was the way things were back in our day.”
With that in mind, here are some things Boomers do that millennials find aggravating.
Randomly Popping In for a Visit.
There’s nothing wrong with visiting your children. But turning up unannounced can be frustrating. If you want to see your kids, ring first and see if it’s okay. Popping in suddenly can mean that plans are put on hold while your kids have to be hospitable to you.
Please, we all have lives, and it is common courtesy to ask if it’s okay to come over for a visit.
Talking About How You Should Buy a House
Back in the day, buying a house was the thing to do. That seemed to be one of the rules of life, as though one is running through a checklist:
It was a lot easier to purchase a house back in the 1950s. However, millennials have a different take on life. Some enjoy being transient without needing to be bogged down with a mortgage. For others, it is financially hard to get their first home.
So, baby boomers, stop nagging about “I had a house when I was your age” and cut millennials some slack.
Printing Emails and Website Content
Emails are meant to be read digitally, deleted, or left to reside forever in your inbox. Website content will be consumed online, and pages are bookmarked if you want to return to them.
Baby boomers need to print off all their emails and every page they have visited. It’s as though they are trying to archive some secret legacy that they want to leave behind.
We want to avoid coming and sifting through boxes and boxes of printed, banal information that one considers worthy of squirreling away.
Read the content online, and please… don’t print out the stuff.
The Idea That Your Job Is Your Life
Boomers love to recount their careers and how they were thankful “I had a job.” Back then, it was as though they lived to work, and their job was the most essential thing in the world. They expect you to give 110% commitment to your boss.
Nowadays, we have a work/life balance. Sure, some people enjoy their job, but others will tell you how much their work sucks. Also, there is a tendency to change jobs several times during a career. So, baby boomers…your work does not equal your life.
We live in a disposable society. Yet we also have to be environmentally conscious so that this planet survives.
Baby boomers tend to think that recycling is a waste of time. They use tin foil and plastic bags for everything and mindlessly throw them in the bin. They find the concept of recycling annoying and a waste of time.
It may be okay for them to live for now, but we have an Earth that needs TLC. Recycling is one way we show love for our planet.
Your Appearance Determines Your Employment Status.
In the Boomer days, the dress code was suits and ties, with women dressed formally. Crew cuts were the standard hairstyle for men. If you wanted to land a job, you had to look the part.
Fast forward to the 1980s and 1990s, when punk was still somewhat fashionable, dyed hair was cool, and piercings started to pop up all over people’s faces.
The goths began to emerge from their dark hovels and show their scours to society. Tattoos became cool, and just about everybody got one.
These styles don’t make it hard for someone to land a job. In fact, it can reflect that a person is more cutting-edge, which can put them in front of the crowd when applying for jobs.
Baby boomers will balk at such a suggestion.
Some say history never repeats, and we may say, “Thank God for that.” On the other hand, one generation’s habits can become annoying to future generations. We are left wondering why our parents or grandparents are fuddy-duddies.
It’s because of the values and ideals they grew up with. The scary thing is that one day you might be classed as fuddy-duddy by your kids and grandkids.
The Idea That Kids Today Are Too Soft
“No, we didn’t create a toxic culture of reckless individuality that destroyed the environment; you’re just entitled.”
The Entitlement Everyone Else Has
Boomers seem to think that all millennials are entitled instead of working for what they want.
Millennials Take Aim At Boomer Complaints
The whole “ok boomer” thing does not apply to all of you. Just the ones gaslighting all younger generations on obvious disparities in our socioeconomic opportunities. Please stop taking that phrase as generational condemnation.
16 UNACCEPTABLE THINGS BOOMERS GOT AWAY WITH IN THEIR YOUTH THAT WOULD SPARK OUTRAGE TODAY
Looking back on the childhood of the boomer generation, it becomes evident that certain things once considered appropriate would never pass today’s standards. The cultural landscape has evolved significantly, leading us to recognize 16 aspects of their upbringing that would be deemed wholly unacceptable today. From unsupervised outdoor adventures to unfiltered television content, the boomer generation got away with various experiences that would undoubtedly raise eyebrows in today’s world. Let’s delve into these intriguing elements of their upbringing and reflect on how far society has come.
AUTOMOTIVE MONSTROSITIES: THE 10 CARS THAT PROVOKE BOOMER WRATH UNLIKE ANY OTHER
There’s no age quite like the Baby Boomers. Born between 1946 and 1964, this group has witnessed some of the most transformative periods in automotive history. They saw the rise and fall of the muscle car era, the oil crisis of the ’70s that led to a change towards smaller and more fuel-efficient cars, and the technological leaps of the 21st century that introduced a new era of hybrid and electric cars. Yet, not every car model has managed to win their hearts. In fact, some have attracted quite the opposite reaction. From design tragedies to mechanical misfits, here are the car models that achieved the questionable honor of being the most hated by the Boomers. Buckle up as we take a reflective yet bumpy ride down memory lane.
IT’S TIME TO LET GO: 30 OUTDATED BOOMER HOME TRENDS THAT DESPERATELY NEED TO BE SHOWN THE EXIT!
With the advances of social media, home trends, décor, and fads change faster than ever before. While some trends become instant classics, others can be redundant, unsensible, or just downright hideous. In a popular online forum, users shared the home fads they’re tired of seeing. We’ve compiled a list of these most disliked home décor fads, so grab a cup of coffee, and let’s look into these less-than-inspiring home design options!
BOOMERS FED UP: THE NEVER-ENDING SAGA OF MILLENNIAL BLAME FOR FINANCIAL FAILURES – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Millennials look at their current economic situation with despair. The feeling amongst them is that the boomers are the cause of their woes. Boomers are considered to be a group of individuals who are self-serving, greedy, and short-sighted. But is this the case?