Stop Judging: 16 Boomer Stereotypes Gen Z Refuse to Let Go Off

It’s easy to think that everyone from the boomer generation behaves in the same way, but some stereotypes are just wrong. Here are 16 hilarious things that Gen Z believes all Boomers do.

Drive Slowly

Drive Slowly
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Boomers are often criticized for their slow driving, unlike Gen Z. They can’t understand why anyone would drive below the speed limit, let alone take their time on the road.

Refuse to Learn New Technology

Refuse to Learn New Technology
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Boomers have a reputation for being tech-challenged, leading Gen Z’s to tease them about their inability to adapt to new technology. However, they seem to forget that most modern technology we know today was invented when the boomer generation were kids.

Use Landlines

Use Landlines
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Gen Z often associate boomers with the use of landline phones. They find it amusing that anyone would still use a landline in the smartphones and social media era!

Wear Socks with Sandals

Wear Socks with Sandals
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Boomers are known for their fashion faux pas, including the infamous socks and sandals combination. Gen Z finds this hilarious and wonders why anyone would wear such an odd pairing.

Eat Prunes

Eat Prunes
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Gen Z think that most boomers eat prunes for breakfast. An effective way to help relieve constipation, perhaps it’s not a bad idea!

Use AOL Email

Use AOL Email
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Boomers are notorious for still using their AOL email addresses, which Gen Z don’t understand. Why not use Gmail! 

Are Early to Events

Are Early to Events
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Boomers were raised with punctuality as a core value where as Gen Z often perceives this as unnecessary. They seem to embrace a more casual approach to time management.

Tell Dad Jokes

Tell Dad Jokes
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Boomers are famous for their cheesy dad jokes, which the Gen Z generation find both hilarious and cringe-worthy. 

Wear Fanny Packs

Wear Fanny Packs
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Fanny packs were a fashion staple in the 80s and 90s, and boomers are still known for wearing them. You won’t see a fanny pack near a Gen Z!

Play Bingo

Play Bingo
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Bingo is often associated with retirement homes and elderly communities, leading Gen Z to poke fun at boomers for their love of the game. 

Use Cheesy Pick-Up Lines

Use Cheesy Pick-Up Lines
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Boomers are notorious for their cheesy pick-up lines, which Gen Z perceive as insincere. They prefer more authentic communication when flirting or connecting with others.

Wear Matching Outfits

Wear Matching Outfits
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You may sometimes see a boomer couple with matching outfits, including coordinating colors and patterns. A definite faux par amongst Gen Z.

Use Fax Machines

Use Fax Machines
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Fax machines are considered outdated technology by Gen Z. This makes sense seeing as they’ve grown up with email, cloud storage, and instant messaging.

Carry Cash

Carry Cash
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Boomers grew up in a time when cash was king and credit cards were scarce. Gen Z sees this as outdated due to the convenience and ubiquity of digital payment methods.

Refer to Themselves as “Hip”

Refer to Themselves as "Hip"
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Boomers may have been considered “hip” in their prime, but the term sounds outdated and comical to Gen Z. They prefer words like “cool” or “lit” to describe what’s trendy.

Use VHS Tapes

Use VHS Tapes
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Boomers nostalgically remember VHS tapes from their heyday, while Gen Z views them as old-fashioned. Being raised with digital streaming services and on-demand content makes VHS tapes completely obsolete in their eyes.

Play Bridge

Play Bridge
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Finally, Bridge was a popular pastime for the Boomer generation. Gen Z is more likely to engage in online gaming or social media and think Bridge is a thing of the past!

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