Okay, Boomer. You're Right About a Few Things
Fine, we admit it. The music is too loud, and avocado toast is expensive. The modern world is incredible, but there are a few things from the days of yore that we'd like to bring back.
As a younger millennial, I can't say I agree with boomers on everything, but they're not wrong about everything either. Leave it to Reddit users to start a thread asking the question: What's your most "I'm with the boomers on this" opinion?
Here are some hilarious responses that I'm with the boomers on 100 percent.
Car Touchscreens Are Annoying
Having on-screen navigation is awesome. We'd argue that looking down at an old Thomas Guide was more distracting than glancing at a screen, especially a screen that audibly tells you when a turn is coming up.
For changing the radio station or turning down the volume, however, we'd prefer old-fashioned buttons and dials. Unlike a touchscreen, you can find a volume knob by feel without having to take your eyes off the road. So much safer.
We've Gone Overboard With Subscriptions
Boomer or not, we agree with this anonymous Redditor. Every brand you shop from wants your phone number. I just got an automated text from a coffee shop: "We miss you! Stop by, and try one of our signature specialty drinks, and we'll throw in a pumpkin scone on the house."
Cool, except I visited that coffee shop on a road trip. Stop. Texting. Me.
And we especially love this response...
The Music in Bars Is Too Loud
If you run a dance club, stop reading. This doesn't apply to you. We're talking about ordinary bars and restaurants.
If the music is so loud that you have to shout to order a drink, it's too loud. As this Redditor points out, loud music gets distorted and can cause hearing damage over time. Hard pass.
And TV Shows Are Too Dark, Literally
We're relieved that it's not just us. It drives us insane when a scene in a TV show or movie is so dark that we can hardly see what's happening.
Want to watch it on your phone over your lunch break? In daylight? Don't make us laugh.
Fast Fashion Is Stupid
To the broke college students out there who have to pick between buying real food and buying clothes that last more than a season, we feel you. Really, we do. Boomers are right about one thing, though: If you can swing it, buying well-made clothes is a worthwhile investment.
We'd take a timeless cashmere sweater over a $14 piece of junk from Forever 21 any day because we'll be able to keep wearing it for decades.
Actually, Everything Should Last Longer
It's not just fashion that's a problem. Nothing lasts anymore. I'm still using my grandma's hand mixer from the 1950s. It works fine. Nowadays, you're lucky if basic kitchen appliances last more than a few years.
The same goes for power tools, cars, toys and phones. Remember Nokia phones? They were built like hideous bricks, but they were indestructible. Take us back.
Not Everything Needs to Come With an App
Boomers are right about this one, too. Why does everything need an app? It doesn't. If only dumb people prefer dumb fridges, dumb lightbulbs and dumb outlets, call us idiots. We're already connected to the internet around the clock on our smartphones, and that's more than enough for us.
Just because something can be connected to Wi-Fi doesn't mean it should be. What's next? Smart toilets? Oh, wait. That already exists.
People Really Are on Their Phones Too Much
Go to a restaurant and look around. We'd bet our side parts and skinny jeans that there's at least one family or couple who's sitting around a table staring at their phones instead of talking to each other.
If you're too connected to your device to connect with those around you, stay home and have a romantic dinner with your iPhone instead.
It's Possible to Take Tipping Too Far
Before anyone gets mad, we're great tippers. We're not stingy in the slightest, and in most situations, like ordering at a restaurant or springing for valet parking, we're all for laying down a generous tip.
But for self-serve frozen yogur? Or ordering dinner from a kiosk, and picking it up from the counter ourselves? What service are we tipping for, exactly? Make it make sense.
Playing Loud Music in Public Is Rude
This goes for any disruptive behavior, actually. If you're on the bus, don't have a loud video chat. Don't blast your music without headphones. We're glad you like it, but the people around you might not. Have some consideration.
We're cool with teenagers making dance TikToks at the park, but when they start getting in the way of traffic or causing chaos at the grocery store, that's just rude.
There Are Moments to Take a Phone Call and Moments to Call Back
For those wondering, a doctor's appointment is not one of those moments to take a phone call.
No One Needs Headlights as Bright as the Sun
Finally, someone said it. We thought we were losing our minds. Having a car equipped with powerful fog lights is amazing for rough weather, but lately, more and more cars have been replacing normal headlights with glaringly bright ones.
They're supposed to help with visibility, but the point is moot when they're blinding other drivers. For people with light sensitivity issues, bright headlights can even cause migraines. Take it down a notch, OK?
Smart Devices Are Creepy
Enough said. It's creepy enough that our phones know what clothes we like, where we shop and that we listen to the same playlist on repeat.
We don't need it listening to us in every corner of the house, too, as the following Reddit user points out.
Touchscreen Keyboards Just Aren't the Same As Real Ones
Anyone who disagrees with this — are you okay? How anyone could possibly find it more comfortable to type on a smooth screen rather than a keyboard with keys you can actually feel is beyond us. We're not suggesting that we go back to using typewriters, but a standard keyboard is so much easier than trying to type quickly on an iPad screen.
We'll never get used to reading eBooks, either. Reading is supposed to be a break from screen time, not a continuation of it.
Talking to a Person Beats Dealing With Automation
This is coming from a person who refused to order pizza until it could be done online. As annoying as it is to have to make a phone call and talk to a person, it's way better to talk to a human being with a brain than a bot that keeps rerouting your call to other bots.
Stop it. Just let me talk to a person. Please? I'm begging.
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