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As I get older myself, I have less and less tolerance for so-called "boomer" talk.

Such as when my dad tells me to put an ad for the apartment in "the paper".

I know what he means, and I know for like 80% of his life, that was how it was done. But it bugs me. And I'm really not sure why.
Scribbles · 31-35, F
I think some older people just have a natural glitch in their brain in which they assume everything is still like it was when they were 24 years old. And if you just did exactly what they did or would do it would have the same exact result today as it did for them 40-60 years ago.

My mom is like that, my grandparents and a great aunt was like that. It bugged me mostly because trying to explain why things are a little different was usually futile, or they'd be in denial, or it was a mind-blowing or inconceivable concept for them. I remember when my great aunt first realized that university no longer cost 1000 dollars a semester and was more likely to be 10 or 15 times that price, and she did the math on how much minimum wage increased at that time and suddenly realized she had been an idiot thinking that younger people were just lazy or bad with money.
@Scribbles I think that must be it. When you've had something work a certain way for like 70 years of your life, it can't be easy to understand that it no longer works that way.
Scribbles · 31-35, F
@LordShadowfire yep it's easy to forget that we still have mammal brains...and what we experience over and over is what we come to expect is truth. Hopefully I catch myself when I get old, so I don't do the same thing!

Back in my day ...👵🏼
Queendragonfly · 31-35, F
Like my dad who can talk for two hours with a bank lady in support service on the phone and think she is his private bank lady he can now ask for each time he calls costume support because he don't want anyone else.

And he talks to automatic robot voices like they're human. "No I never said that! You're not listening to me God dammit!"

And he thinks as soon as there's any issue with anything you just give them a call and straight it out. Even if the rules he claims should be accurate, aren't anymore and haven't been in 20 years.
Camelia · F
As I get older, I find that I value boomers' wisdom more and look to them for guidance.
@Camelia I do find my dad has a lot of wisdom to share still. That's part of the reason I don't quite understand why it bugs me when he says things like that. I think it's just, like I said, I'm afraid I'm going to lose him soon.
WintaTheAngle · 41-45, M
One day people will think you’re quaint and irrelevant too. It’s a part of life.
@WintaTheAngle I mean, that's why I get angry so easily, but I'm trying to figure out why this in particular is annoying. I know he means Craigslist, or wherever all the cool kids go to rent houses.

Maybe it's just that it bugs me how old he is, because he's going to be dead soon.
WintaTheAngle · 41-45, M
@LordShadowfire That’s a reason to enjoy your time with. Focus on the stuff that actually matters.

And don’t call him a boomer - that never comes from a place of respect.
@WintaTheAngle I never do. Never.

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