Coming to terms with reality is not a walk in the park. This person is a teacher, and she could hardly believe what she read when a kid described something that happened barely 25 years ago as the “late 1900s.”
Maybe it would’ve been better if the student called it “the late 20th century.” At least it would be better for this teacher’s ego!
A Rock and a Hard Place
Millennials feel like they are taking heat from both sides, sandwiched between baby boomers on the left and now gen Z on the right.
Venting her frustration, this person posted a GIF (a known millennial identifier) to show her disbelief that gen Z had successfully tagged her entire generation with the skinny jeans label. She’s also freaking out about boomers attacking gen M for canceling paper napkins. The tables are turned. Who doesn’t remember that it was millennials who went after the baby boomer generation with the “OK boomer” thing?
Creeping into our 30s is astonishing enough. But when people look around and see that others think you are really old, just for crossing the end of the 20s line, it is not a good experience.
Through the eyes of a younger person, being that age feels like the worst thing that could ever happen. Well buddy, do we have news for you!
If You Watch “Friends,” You Might Be a Millennial
Another teacher admitted she was confronted by an inconvenient truth. She realized that one of her favorite TV shows took place in the last century when a student pointed it out. Something that seemed full of warm and fuzzy memories suddenly burned with mortification.
Not only was the show so old that it took place in the 20th century, but it was also deemed “traditional.” In other words, old and for unenlightened people.
Gwen and Gen Z Don't Mix
Evidently, most millennials identify with “Just a Girl” singer from the ‘90s, Gwen Stefani. So, if they like something, gen Z, in swift knee-jerk fashion, must reject it. Just like the side part, skinny jeans, and the laughing and crying emoji, gen Z will oppose it.
So the equation is simple. Anything millennials like=uncool. We would argue that anyone who has anything against Gwen doesn't know what they're talking about but that might give us away so we'll stay mute on this one.