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Old 01-24-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Earlier today I got annoyed by a stereotype about baby boomers (that never in their wildest dreams did they think they would get to be in their 60s.) It's one of those sweeping statements that people like to say, but when you think about it it really isn't true. Or at least, it isn't true for the baby boomers that I know.

I amused myself going on a rant about this... and it led me to wonder what other generalizations are out there. Let's make a list!

Here are a few to start the ball rolling:

--we all spend our days playing Bingo or going on the bus to the casino for the Early Bird Special...

--we're constantly falling down and saying "help I've fallen and I can't get up..."

--if you meet one of us, we're either going to pinch your cheeks or say "pull my finger".....

--we all wear black knee high socks with sandals...


what are some others?

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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what are some others?

That the main topic of our conversations is our health.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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How about:

--seniors are technophobes, you'll never find them using the newest smartphone, online bill-paying option or internet forums. (Pretty funny considering how many of us were using computers since before our grandkids were born....)

--little old ladies want you to help them crossing the road

--after 55 for some reason you start smelling like mothballs. Or, Aqua Velva!
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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--We all wear Depends
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We are no longer a viable asset in the working world.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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As consumers we are so set in our ways that we're not worth marketing to. We stubbornly cling to our favorite brands and refuse to try new products.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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As consumers we are so set in our ways that we're not worth marketing to. We stubbornly cling to our favorite brands and refuse to try new products.
People need to read up. We gots the money and are willing to spend it!

Boomers Are 'The Most Valuable Generation' For Marketers, Nielsen Report Finds

As an aside, I took up skiing at age 54. That takes money.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes
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The most ridiculous stereotype I keep seeing on the internet is that all the boomers were at Woodstock, were into drugs, wrecked the country, and didn't save for retirement. Now we are stealing from the government by collecting social security.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The most ridiculous stereotype I keep seeing on the internet is that all the boomers were at Woodstock, were into drugs, wrecked the country, and didn't save for retirement. Now we are stealing from the government by collecting social security.
Hear, hear! This new trend of hostility toward Boomers from the younger generation is something that I just don't understand.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:41 PM
 
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yep;the generation that faces no draft in war time;has more entitlement support before SS age think that they face the harsh condition ever. But then as I look around at family; friends sons and daughters that age .I realise that its mostly the minority like those you read on a car forum that are have problems with a vehicle. Its a minority and most are far ahead of were most of our generation was in the 70's recession especailly those having just spent time in the service by draft.I can remmeber that I thought after the service ;life was a peice of cake in US by comparison. I guess its much like our parents thought after being children of the depression then WWII hit their early adult years.It all ones perspective really.
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