Millennials Share The Most Annoying Things That People Blame On Them
Millennials Share The Most Annoying Things That People Blame On Them[rebelmouse-image 18352646 is_animated_gif=
Millennials, as the next silly generational title down on the totem pole, have gotten a lot of flack in the public eye. If we're not spending all our time online, we're spending too much time outdoors playing Pokémon GO. If we're not involving ourselves in politics or the world at large enough, then we're too involved when we get out and march for change. But, one thing millennials are really good at is killing industries. Just ask diamonds and napkins. We're cold blooded. But for some reason, the avocado industry is doing really well...
Reddit user, r/BoiBoiMcBoiBoi, wanted to find out what else we'd been blamed for when they asked:
Millennial's of reddit, whats the stupidest "The problem with your generation is" you have ever heard?
Who Ever Heard Of A Woods Party?[rebelmouse-image 18352647 is_animated_gif=
The problem with your generation is... "You kids don't know how to get in trouble anymore. When I was your age we'd have someone buy us beer and we'd sneak off to the woods or the lake and have a good time. Someone always got caught of course. Then you'd get grounded and have no tv for a week. Kids just don't do that anymore."
Umm okay but I'm 30.
Who Pays For Cable Anymore?[rebelmouse-image 18352648 is_animated_gif=
I was touring an apartment and the landlord apologized that there was no cable hookup. I told him that was no problem - I don't really watch tv anyway.
His whole demeanor changed and he just grumbled "guess that's another thing you millennials don't do."
And on that day I learned that people will complain about literally anything.
It's Our Fault For War?[rebelmouse-image 18352649 is_animated_gif=
One I heard from a Vietnam Vet was that we "never had a mandatory military draft to weed out the weak ones and the whiners" and that "a war would do us Millennials all a little good"
It's Our Fault Meeting's Get Cancelled[rebelmouse-image 18345780 is_animated_gif=
I was walking down the hallway at work and overheard "The thing with [Millennials] is they come and go whenever they want. How are we supposed to schedule a meeting when they refuse to have set hours?"
As a [Millennial], I still work 8-5 like everyone else in the office. It was oddly specific, but generally incorrect. Maybe he was talking about an intern that's still in school?
We Caused The Knick-Knack Business To Fail[rebelmouse-image 18352650 is_animated_gif=
That we don't buy silver flatware because we're too lazy to polish it, don't want to buy the stupid knick-knacks that they/their parents bought, etc. I work in the antiques field so I hear that a lot. They always quote that statistic that we want to spend our money on experiences rather than things and I fail to see how that is a bad thing.
Who'd Want To Clean All That Glassware?[rebelmouse-image 18352651 is_animated_gif=
Well not quite answering the question, my friends grandma made a comment yesterday about how millennials don't have china because we can't put it in the dishwasher and we don't like to hand wash dishes. I made a comment under my breath about how it's because china is expensive and not worth splurging on.
I got married a few years back. With a wedding comes a wedding registry. Well, my wife and I talked for about 30 seconds and decided we didn't need or want China. It's expensive, it takes up a lot of space, it's delicate and otherwise pointless...so we didn't put it on our registry. No less than 5 different relatives asked why we didn't have it on there. Apparently thinking that the money was better spent on more useful things was shortsighted of us.
Good-Bye, Ronald[rebelmouse-image 18352652 is_animated_gif=
That we're "killing" the chain restaurant industry. My boyfriend and I don't eat out that much so, if we are going to spend the money to sit down somewhere and eat, we want to go somewhere that has good, original food.
Also, isn't it the industry's fault for not keeping up with their new market?
We Ask For Everything[rebelmouse-image 18352282 is_animated_gif=
"Millennials think the world owes them something and are always expecting a handout!"
I work in social media for a food company. The only people who message and email us asking for free samples and products are firmly aged 40+.
How Dare We Not Make Enough Babies?[rebelmouse-image 18352653 is_animated_gif=
Millenials aren't having enough children or consuming enough?
I thought we would have f---ing been happy about the slowing of population grown and materialism.
It's Our Fault The Fancy Car Industry Is Failing[rebelmouse-image 18352654 is_animated_gif=
I was talking to my boss about HQ and the 50,000$ prize they were giving out, and he was saying how he'd go on a grand vacation and buy a big shiny car if he won. I told him I'd pay off my school and car loans and start a savings account. He laughed and proceeded to make fun of stupid millennials for not knowing how to handle money...
It's Our Fault Laws Don't Work?[rebelmouse-image 18352655 is_animated_gif=
A lot of baby boomers seem to think a lot of things are our fault, never mind that they've been the primary voting bloc for as long as we've been alive and then some.
What Do You Mean You 'Work From Home'?[rebelmouse-image 18352656 is_animated_gif=
My mom has this weird attitude that just because my work involves being in front of a computer all day somehow means that it's not a "real job." Like, geez, just because you chose a line of work that requires you to be on your feet for at least half the day doesn't mean that people don't do pure mental work while sitting down.
We Should Complain More?[rebelmouse-image 18352657 is_animated_gif=
I had an older customer at my restaurant tell me that millenials were ruining customer service, because we're so laid back we don't complain enough and pretty soon "the customer is always right" won't mean anything anymore. So, what you're saying is that entitled baby boomer snowflakes are dying out and being replaced with chill customers?
I'm failing to see the problem here, Linda.
Just A Bunch Of Lazy Millennials[rebelmouse-image 18352658 is_animated_gif=
A coworker from a different department resigned, and a group of managers was trashing the decision, "that generation has no loyalty, just a bunch of lazy millennials." I spoke up and said I was part of that generation, I was in fact a bit younger, and that it was kind of dumb to make generalizations based on age alone. One said something about how the former employee had seniority over me, so it was probably a matter of time for me. I pointed out that I had more seniority than the employee AND that manager combined. She didn't believe me but asked the director later to confirm.
She hopped jobs every three years (and actually was working there when I first started and left for eight years), yet blamed age and perceived laziness, and didn't want to be challenged on her mindset.
Millennial Trainers[rebelmouse-image 18349986 is_animated_gif=
When I was in college, like 2-3 years ago, we had an alumni come in that worked in sales for Fox. He started talking about how Fox has been struggling mightily to attract Millennial viewers and that they're completely stumped on how to get us to watch them.
Not 5 minutes later, he starts talking about how Fox has specialized workshops to teach employees how to work with Millennials in the office because we're "lazy and stupid" and how we're the first generation that just "doesn't want to work". Typical eye-rolling sh-t.
So yeah. I have no idea why Fox isn't attracting Millennial viewers. Couldn't possibly be that they think so little of us that they think they need specialized trainers to work with us or anything.
It's Our Fault Houses Are Literally Falling Down[rebelmouse-image 18352659 is_animated_gif=
Also that we don't want to buy houses. Many Millennials grew up during the housing crisis. Houses aren't a great investment, they mean taking more loans, and the average salary of a 30 year old hasn't increased in thirty years, while everything else has.
It's not as if no one can buy homes, a few of my friends do, but it's not a matter of not wanting something.
No Problem[rebelmouse-image 18352660 is_animated_gif=
I think the worst one was a post where an older lady was saying that we were so impolite to say "No problem" when someone says thank you. Instead of saying " You're Welcome".
How Dare We Not Buy Enough Toys?[rebelmouse-image 18352662 is_animated_gif=
Not a millennial but Toys R Us / Bain Capital blaming their bankruptcy on millennials not having children is absurd.
It's Our Fault Colleges Are Failing?[rebelmouse-image 18349776 is_animated_gif=
"You should just work through school, like I did."
Here's a fun exercise (for U.S. folks): Look up the "cost of attendance" at your nearest public university. Then, multiply your local minimum wage by (40 x 52). I'm guessing the university cost of attendance is higher.
Which Generation Are We Talking About?[rebelmouse-image 18352664 is_animated_gif=
Somewhat related-my wife went to a generational differences seminar (ain't that some PC sounding sh-t?) where they discussed basically how to co-exist with your co-workers decades older or younger than you to work effectively.
The presenter read an article and it said "the current work force fears the incoming generation will enter the work force feeling entitled, demanding a higher wage, with a work life balance." The presenter then went on to ask "can anyone guess which generation they were referring to?" Pretty much the entire room said "millennials" with much disdain.
The presenter corrected them and said "actually the article I just read was from 1948".
Turns out people will always hate the incoming generation, forever, guaranteed.
We Never Asked For Them[rebelmouse-image 18352665 is_animated_gif=
The God d-mn participation trophies.
We didn't ask for them, that was our parents idea, and yet somehow that makes it our fault for doing entitled, irrational things like wanting to be able to buy a home with a middle class income.
How Dare We Ask To Live?[rebelmouse-image 18352667 is_animated_gif=
"Millennials and their obsession with free healthcare. Back in my day, we just died!"
People Break Down The Most Beautiful Places To Visit In The United States
America the beautiful.
So much to see. So much to experience.
Just because we don't have exotic oceans and ancient history doesn't mean there isn't majesty to take in.
There are many vacations to put together.
And now we don't have to use a paper map to plan.
Our apps and GPS have it all planned out.
Redditor driedkitten wanted to compare notes about the greatest ways to see the USA, so they asked:
"Where is the most beautiful place in the United States?"
So far the cliffs of California is my favorite part of the US.
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"Subjective of course, but Crater Lake is certainly a sight to behold."
"My home state of Oregon is full of beautiful places, South Umpqua falls, Illinois River, and Multnomah falls. Are some favorites."
"A tie for Acadia, Hoh rainforest, and Rainier in the fall."
"I was going to say Acadia. It's very underrated for some reason. My mom's friend by coincidence ended up being my English professor in college and we went on a trip to see family in ME. We stopped at Acadia for a day and she said it reminded her a lot of her visit to Greece."
"Hoh rainforest is absolutely devastatingly beautiful. Hiked the whole Hoh river trail when I was 17 and it's still near the top of the list for my favorite things I've ever done."
"Glacier national park. I was continuously in awe that the place was real life."
"The vistas of this road, on a motorcycle, were beyond breathtaking to experience. Would 100% do it again. Being on a bike allowed for stops at the waterfalls where there was no room for vehicles to pull over, and the views from the tunnels under the road were supernatural."
The Road Ahead
"There is a stretch of the Navajo reservation where there is no cell service, AM or FM radio reception. The road stretches before you for miles surrounded by red rocks touching blue sky. The buzzing undercurrent of modern connectivity fades away and your brain can be truly still."
"We did a little unscheduled off-roading in that area when we came to a road closed barrier. A Navajo couple pulled up alongside us while we pondered the dirt road heading roughly in the direction we wanted to go and assured us it was passable. Really lonely place... but wonderful."
On a Clear DayMountain GIF by Sunshine VillageGiphy
"If I stand right at the doorjamb of my front door on a clear day, I have a beautiful view. I owned this house for 15 years before I figured that out. You can't see it from any other position in the doorway, or if you're outside."
Mountains are hot. That is all.
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"Depends on what you’re looking for. The United States is a big place."
"For me - Hawaii is hard to beat."
"Zion National Park is the most well-known place in Utah. But my entire state is an outdoorsman's paradise. LOTs of beautiful scenery in both the northern and southern parts of the state."
"Totally!!! And it’s very different. I personally prefer Southern Utah because the red rocks make me feel like I’m on Mars. But I grew up in the salt lake valley, so the mountains lost a lot of their majesty. But if I’m being honest, I miss them terribly."
Smell the old growth
"I’m incredibly biased, but the most beautiful place is the California redwoods. Drive up 101, and then detour towards Petrolia. There is absolutely nothing like it. Roll down your windows and drive 35mph. Smell the old growth. Stop at the pull out. Take a small hike. It’s worth it."
"Yes, 100%. My brother lives in McKinleyville and I am going to see him the end of April. Can't wait. It's my happy place. They are like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls... you have to see them to believe them. Those redwoods are something else!"
"Yosemite! You drive thru the tunnel and come out the other side. Looks like heaven/Utopia."
"Did a hike in Yosemite on January 1 last year. A spectacular way to start the year. I had seen photos of it, seen it in movies, watched countless videos on Youtube about it but -nothing- prepares you for the sight of El Cap as you turn that corner. I was very nearly moved to tears."
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"The Shenandoah Valley. Its an amazing place if you're an outdoorsman. Hiking, fishing, hunting, bird watching, camping."
All the wonders of the world. I may have to check all of these out.
What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below.
Humans really know how to waste a buck... or millions.
We spend so much on superfluous items it's ridiculous.
Do we need ten of these?
Gym memberships can be hundreds of dollars a month yet there are DVDs and apps that show you cheaper ways to do it from home.
Life doesn't have to cost this much.
Redditor bluscorp91 wanted to hear about the things we really need to financially evaluate, so they asked:
"Which everyday item do people waste too much money on?"
I waste on takeout. I can't help it. I'm me.
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"If you have safe tap water witch most people in Europe, Australia, and US/Canada has you can save thousands on water. One gallon costs under a dollar from the tap, and one gallon from the store will cost 5 dollars or more."
Tea at Home
"What I don’t get is how people have TIME for that in the morning."
"There’s a coffee stand place by me that consistently has a huge line that sometimes blocks traffic. The few times I have been there on days off I have waited over 20 mins and that wasn’t even during rush hour."
"Like who has time to spend 20-40 mins before work in line getting coffee?!?"
"The skins are cool as sh*t, I'll admit it, but damn, $20 per skin? People are out here claiming it's fine because it's a free game, but $20 per skin means if you have 3 skins, you could've gotten a completely different game all together. And most kids have hundreds of skins. My coworkers son spends all of his allowance, Christmas, and birthday money on Fortnite skins."
"He's claimed that his son has spent over $1200 on Fortnite. That's f**king insane."
"My buddies are full grown men and they buy like one skin ever 4-5 days, it's crazy. They spend anywhere from $80-$120 a month on Fortnite. I literally don't understand at all. It's an entire bill to pay every month. I play it with them from time to time and only have like three skins. I still feel like I spent too much on that."
"Cars. I don't know how so many people can afford the mortgage on cars that cost twice the average annual salary around here. And they are legion."
"If you want to save money, you drive a 10+ year old beater. It is paid for, you will have to repair it every year for a couple of hundred bucks, but the cost per mile is a fraction of that for a new Polestar 2 or Volvo XC60."
"I'm guessing I am seeing the caste that lucked out on the housing market."
For GoodMothers Day Netflix GIF by Grace and FrankieGiphy
"10 bucks a month is worth it."
"Netflix prime Hulu, Appletv, Disney+ and all that crap that we can just find free on the internet free. Hell no I'm not paying for 100 different subscription services."
There are way too many options. YouTube is cheaper.
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"My Family spends A LOT of money on milk, since my entire family drink like 2 bottles a day total. Not with coffee or anything, just plain milk."
All that milk... I hope they change the flavors.
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"Buying alcohol at the bars. Seriously, downtown Chicago, 'Can I please have 2 rum & cokes and a Bud Light?'"
"'Ok that will be $35.'"
"Forget that mess."
A Communication Must
"I'm going to disagree since you left your reply so basic. Now if you buy the newest phone at launch, and repeat that every new release, yes that is wasteful. I bought a 1 year old model 4 years ago and it's still fine. If it turned into a brick tonight, I would drop like $800 on a 1 year old model and be good for several more years. That isn't wasteful."
Need a Roof
"If our economy wasn't trash right now, I'd say buy your own place. I rented for 3 months then bought... renting is like flushing your money and any potential home equity (God I hate that word these days) down the toilet."
"It’s too expensive but unless you’re living outside your means the money is not wasted. Shelter is pretty important, it’s right up there with food and water."
Clean UpToilet Paper Poop GIF by Paper PooGiphy
"Toilet paper. Wash your butt with water, and you can save tons of toilet paper."
"Never could understand what it is with toilets with nowhere to wash, and walking around with chocolate caked holes."
Next Day Problems
"Surprised no one else has said this. Throwing away left over food instead of eating it later. I've worked in the restaurant industry for years and it's appalling the amount of food that gets thrown away that would be perfectly fine the next day. I constantly pack my leftovers and eat them for lunch."
We really need to evaluate our spending.
People Explain Which Things They Couldn't Live Without Once They Tried Them
They say ignorance is bliss, and there is truth to that statement.
Whether it involves trying a new fashion fad, type of food, or starting a new activity that spikes your endorphins, it's to go back to the way things were prior to experiencing them.
It's like opening Pandora's Box. The joy of discovery is exciting, but it also has the potential to consume you.
Curious to hear from strangers online who were unable to get the toothpaste back into the tube, Redditor Kapuishon88 asked:
"What’s something you can’t live without once you’ve tried it?"
Computer-related activity is addictive.
"Started in 1983 before I had reliable memories of anything. It's been a daily obsession since then."
"Original Zelda. Level 1. 32 years ago. Resistance was futile."
Opening Up The Periphery
"A second monitor."
The following involve the things that make life easier.
"For me it’s noise canceling headphones."
"A decent income."
Preference For The Dark
"Blackout curtains for me. The noise-cancelling headphones of light."
"Quality underwear / socks."
It's a hygienic thing.
The Perfect Backsplash
"Was gonna say the same. I explain to people that once you use one, you'll feel like a peasent when you wipe your a** with TP."
"Baby wipes. Damn, they are good at cleaning up so many things! The kids are 10 and 15 now and we still buy them by the case. Clean the counters, clean your shoes, get stains out of your clothes, bring them with you when you go eat ribs. Better than a napkin. Clean the table. Clean the desk. Clean the island. Wipe up the spill."
I have to agree about bidets being a life-changing discovery.
Ever since I was a kid going to visit my relatives in Japan and noticing virtually every toilet having a built-in spray 'n wash button, I was like, "Why doesn't America have these wondrous devices installed in every toilet?"
Not only is it super satisfying, it saves trees.
Most of us love animals and take stock of other people's pets. Some people have a better chance of remembering another person's pet's name than the person themselves.
Part of that allure has to do with the fun and creative names that many people come up with for their pets.
The Redditor, who has since deleted their account, asked:
"What is the best pet's name you've ever heard?"
The Autobots Would Be Proud
"I had a friend once who had a bunny named Hoptimus Prime."
Extra Hoppy Beer
"I live in northern Colorado which has a pretty big craft beer scene. One of our biggest and most popular breweries is Odell Brewing."
"One of my coworkers named her dog Odell because he had three legs which, in her words, made him extra hoppy."
At the Race Track
"I once heard of a race horse named Thunderbritches!"
From the 'Tragedy of Julius Caesar'
"I had a friend who had a 14-foot python as a pet named Julius Squeezer."
An Ode to Eminem
"My wife's fish was named Swim Shady."
Such a Giant, Cuddly Dog
"An Old English Sheepdog named 'Woolly.'"
Not Like the Movies
"My cat's name, he's named 'Gremlin'."
"A lot of people believe the movies were the inspiration, I just wanted to give my cat a weird but cute name."
What a Tongue-Twister
"My guinea pig was Wanda Wilhelmina Wobblebottom."
Tiny But Mighty
"A Redditor once posted a photo of their little, black kitten named Admiral Anchovies."
"That is all."
"A little pug named Barbecue, or perhaps a corgi mutt with eyebrows named Party Time."
Adorable Stage Names
"I still love the name Kitty Purry (Katy Perry's cat)."
"Someone in the 'backyardchickens' subReddit named one of their girls Attila the Hen."
A Name Upgrade
"A friend of a friend had a cat named Snack."
"Eventually, Snack had a few too many snacks, and they started calling him Meal."
Sounds Like a Big Boy
"A French bulldog called Tankerbell."
A Fair Question
"Between Chairman Meow and Benito Meowsolini, uh, there are a lotta cats with dictator names. What's next, Meowseph Stalin? Kitler?"
"Then again, cats are all wannabe dictators..."
Not only are some of these names hilarious, but these pet owners were on high creative alert when they named their furry loved ones.