Boomer Parent Thinks Adult Child Should Work for Free

Small Talk About Recently Deceased

A service worker said they’re shocked at how older folks love to tell them about recently deceased neighbors.


My dad is a baby boomer, and he literally walks around the neighborhood, daily, to find out new information from the neighbors so he can come tell my mom,” shared one user.

People Watching on the Porch

The stereotype of the old couple sitting in their rockers on the front porch watching the world go by rings true.

Old Man Music

There is this weird type of traditional Vietnamese music my parents said that only old people like, and they could not stand it either. A decade later, and apparently they enjoy it.

Watching the News

My grandp.arents have CNN on all day long. Even if they aren’t even in the room. It makes no sense to me. Then they complain that they just talk about the same things over and over.

Thank You Notes

Younger generations could learn a thing or two from their older relatives. Boomers are obsessed with sending thank-you notes, and that’s not a bad thing.

Slot Machines

Older generations love gambling. Advertisers try to pretend it’s a fun, hip pastime for everyone, but you’ll see the truth as soon as you step inside a casino.

Discussing Medical Issues

If a boomer corners you, you can rest assured you will get an earful about their most recent diagnosis.

Fine China

Boomers love their fine china, silver plated service ware, and other antique collectibles they keep pristine for when they have company but never actually use.

Soap Operas

Many soap operas have been airing for 20 or more years, so it makes sense that older generations got sucked in and can’t let go, but the rest of us don’t understand the appeal.

Body Positivity

We’re all into body positivity, but boomers have no shame. They’re the ones who will walk around gym locker rooms, baring it all without a care in the world.