Let’s take a break from the generational drama and laugh about getting older. While we might promise ourselves we’ll never be our Boomer elders, let’s be honest, we will. Reddit users chime in with the most Boomer things they have done as they grow up.
Send Emails from the Computer
Texting our friends is one thing, but emails require a certain kind of energy that only typing on a keyboard can provide. Reddit seems to agree that emails are for computers, and they aren’t changing.
Loud music is fun until it's bedtime. One 22-year-old Reddit user says they snapped at their 18-year-old neighbor for loud music at the late hour of 9 p.m.
Pounded the Pavement
Today, most applying and hiring for jobs are done online. There is always an exception, though; one Reddit user says he got his job as a pizza delivery driver by asking the manager for an interview.
Going to Bed Early
Honestly, we shouldn’t let our elders have all the nighttime fun. Going to bed earlier might bore some of our friends, but a full night's sleep is better than any party.
One Reddit user says they enjoy driving slowly on particularly bad days. While we all know the frustration of being stuck behind a slow driver, we also know that a long drive is sometimes needed to clear one's head.
Groan When We Stand
Everyone who has hit this stage of growing older knows it. One day, you can leap off the floor to move on with your day, and the next day, you let out a groan simply by getting off a particularly soft couch.
Speaking of the wonders of the aging body. We never feel more in tune with our Boomer counterparts than when we wake up from back pain from sleeping at a slightly off angle.
Users of Reddit agree that remembering the old theaters, arcades, and parks before apartments took their place is a definite Boomer activity. Just wait till you start reminiscing about the old layout of your grocery store.
Enjoying the Rain
Okay, this is something people of all ages do. But Boomers definitely perfected the front porch sit with a cup of coffee and a murmured: “We needed this.”
Many users have said they have never felt more Boomer-y than when they have tirelessly worked on their lawns. One mentioned getting a new lawn mower as being the highlight of their year.
Blaming Social Media
If there is one thing Boomer's love, it’s telling us how social media is the cause of all our problems. Well, some younger people on Reddit seem to agree and say they always hear their grandparent's voice when they say it.
What can we say? Dad jokes are funny, especially if they make the younger generation roll their eyes. The best part, as one Redditor pointed out, is that you don’t actually have to be a dad!
Some very funny Redditors said the most Boomer thing they ever did was being born between 1946 and 1964. While this is the most literal interpretation on the list, we appreciate the laugh. To read more, check out this thread on Reddit.