Every generation has their weird quirks, social movements, and fads, and millennials are no exception. These young adults grew up in a time marked by quickly evolving technology and crippling economic recession, and those leave their marks. Sure, olds think millennials are killing everything, but that's just because they don't get it. Bad advice from baby boomers doesn't help.
You'd expect older folks to be fed up with the new wave opinions and attitudes of millennials. But surprisingly, even younger people are getting tired of the most millennial things millennials have ever said. The Reddit community has gathered a ton of stories about millennials, from the hilarious to the eye rolling.
Navigating social interactions around the office La Croix dispenser while bouncing on your balance ball chair, all while hangry from your all-natural, gluten-free diet, is exhausting. Kick back and take a break with some of the most millennial sayings you'll ever read.
The Spirit Of The Island
"I have a younger friend who is a massage therapist, and when she moved to Kauai to start work at a resort she said that I had an open invite to stay with her if I ever wanted to visit. I had never been to an island of any kind, so after about a year I told her I would go and visit.
I get there and she's still working most of the time during the days, so I rent a Mustang convertible so I can get out and do some exploring during the day. Well, on Friday night there's this concert, some guy named Collie Budz or something. Not really the type of music I'm into, but it's her Friday night and she's letting me stay with her so I offer to take it easy on the drinks and go to this concert. I get there and it's not really my type of crowd but she's smoking joints that are being passed around and seems to overall be enjoying herself. I have probably 3-4 beers while she's out dancing and she comes back with this super body odor smelling younger fella and says that she offered him a ride.
We get out to my convertible, and for whatever reason there's an open Corona case in the backseat with 12 empty bottles. I told the dude to just set them on the ground because I had a bit of a buzz and I didn't want to get pulled over with empties in the car. My friend is explaining to me that it's dark and someone could run them over and damage a tire, so I reluctantly agree and we get on the road. About 10 minutes in this smelly guy in the back seat is unbuckled and standing on the seat leaning into the wind. I tell him to get back in his seat, but he won't f*cking listen and my friend is essentially telling me to stop trying to harsh his mellow. Then this dude starts throwing bottles out of the car so I pull over and tell him he can either get out and leave or I can pull him out, punch him in the face and he can leave. He opts to just get out while my friend is apologizing profusely to him. He says it's alright and he understands why I asked him to leave and my millennial friend replies:
'He just doesn't feel the spirit of the island.'
At that point I considered saying that the 'island spirit' probably doesn't want broken glass all over the place, but I thought better of it and just kept my mouth shut. She had the day I was leaving off and my flight wasn't until after 3 PM, but I told her it was 9 AM and sat at the airport instead."
Dropped Into The Real World
"This started from a friend complaining about her first job out of college and being dropped into the real world for the first time in their life.
She said, 'I never imagined being in a position that felt like it was taking over my life... and then going to the office and being told things like I'm replaceable.'"
They Didn't Use Glacier Water In My Flat White
"In a cafe in the student quarter once, doing homework and drinking a coffee and being visibly pissed at said coffee for not being made properly when a millennial girl wearing the very distinctive millennial outfit for where I live (long, wavy hair dyed either foam green, purple or both, beanie and a tee-shirt with some sort of weird design on it) came up to me and started going on about how yeah, this cafe was kinda bad because they didn't know how flat whites were made (I do admit, that was what I was kinda annoyed by, but I was pissed because their flat white was basically a latte in a tiny cup while she was going on about... not using water from voss/the glacier up north) and that how they didn't use organic milk and that was killing the bees and hey! She was really supportive of the fact that I was lesbian or trans (short hair + no make up = lesbian or trans?) And that I should totally continue being me and is that an economics textbook? Wow, that's real brave of me studying such a messed up and corrupt topic and that the best way to make everyone (even more) socialist was to undermine the economy until we basically had to depend on each other to do anything at all."
Can't Take Time Off
"'I want to go to the doctor but I can't afford to take time of work because I'm pumping thousands of dollars into a property I will never own.'"