Please mind the generation gap.
Don’t you hate it when parents tell you things like: “Back in my day…”? As much as we love them, they frustrate us when they can’t seem to see things the way we millennials do. Here are the 10 things that parents just can’t understand about generation Y.
1. We love procrastinating
Our parents just don’t understand why we procrastinate so much. (In all honesty, I don’t think we do, either.) They just don’t understand how annoying it is to have to change the flow of things, just to get ONE thing done.
I don’t want to get off the bed just to put my clothes away, ok? I’ll do it later!
2. Our “addiction” to our phones
hate when your parents say you’re always on your phone yeah so at least I’m not addicted to cocaine
— Jerome Billingham (@Jeromebilll) May 11, 2016
PREACH, JEROME, ON BEHALF OF OUR GENERATION.
They seem to have this notion that we’re obsessed with our phones, and take every opportunity to fault the phone as though it stole our love away from our parents. We’re not addicted; our phones are just more entertaining than almost everything else!
3. The insane embarrassment of liking someone’s old picture on social media whilst stalking
They don’t know the heart attack of accidentally double-tapping that old photo while stalking someone on Instagram, and they don’t know why I feel I should drown myself or flee the country after doing so.
#Firstworldproblems at its finest, and of course parents are just like: “Don’t be an idiot.”
4. We record our lives too much
Every time I hand my Instagram to my parents they try and zoom in on the picture😂😂 After I have told them a million times you can’t do that
— Bri Nicole Aldridge (@briannaaldridg4) May 10, 2016
Especially when they catch us taking a selfie, or pictures of food, or the really funny thing that just happened that will be going up on Instagram/Snapchat.
My phone has the capacity of holding 62GB of pictures, Mum. Why waste it?
5. Modern-day abbreviations and ‘nonsensical words’
Swag, YOLO, on fleek, WTF, LOL, thot, rachet, dope, bae…The list goes on, and so do their questions about the meaning of these words.
6. Constantly evolving social media platforms
Mum: “What is Snapchat?”
Me: “Err… It’s just people taking short videos.”
Mum: “Young people really have nothing to do.”
7. Our “warped” fashion sense
They’re constantly questioning our ripped jeans and cropped tops and ankle-baring pants, and asking why we can’t just wear “proper” clothes.
8. Vibrant hair colours/trends
It’s horrifying for them to see us with dark eyebrows and brightly coloured hair, or with a side shave, because they think we will regret it and that it looks so ugly.
Their generation had super shaggy hair and puffy beehives, and they judge us? Sigh.
9. They think we’re exaggerating about everything
“No, you don’t have depression; you just need to pray more.”
“Stop overreacting; just because you don’t have likes on your post doesn’t mean everyone hates you.”
“No you’re not bleeding profusely, that’s such a small cut.”
10. Our aversion to talking on the phone
THIS DUDE IS TRYING TO TALK TO ME ON THE PHONE. STOP I HATE TALKING ON THE PHONE
— blair waldorf (@primehotmess) May 12, 2016
Mum: “You know that if you call her instead of continuously texting her, you can actually save more time?”
Me: “Mum, if I call her I won’t know what to say! How can I think so quickly?”
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