Seriously, Boomers? 17 Trends The Older Generation Is Stuck On and We Just Don’t Get

Boomers lived in a different world to us, and sometimes it really shows. In this list, we’re going to explore 17 delightful and sometimes baffling trends that make the rest of us raise an eyebrow. Buckle up, it’s a nostalgic ride!

“I Don’t Text”

Calling Someone To Tell Them To Open the Email You Just Sent Them
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Instead of instant texting, they would prefer to leave a voicemail, patiently wait for your call, and enjoy the dance of missed opportunities. It’s a timeless tango of prolonged conversations!

Sunbathing Without Sunblock

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Boomers used to spend hours under the sun, proudly sporting their “healthy glow”. No sunscreen, just pure sun-kissed radiance. Aside from the risks, there was the thrill of Vitamin D overload, supposedly.

Mailing Invitations for… Everything

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E-invites are now in, but a lot of the older generation swear by snail mail. Picking a card, handwriting an invite, waiting for a call to RSVP. Somehow, a physical card holds a charm that pixels can’t match.

Using Film Cameras for Vacations

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While we see photos instantly, they relish the wait. Film cameras were about suspense, with the joy of developing snaps. And they still want the surprises, like that random finger blocking the view!

Weekly Checkbook Balancing

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In our online banking era, for some reason boomers savor recording every purchase. There’s joy in updating and meticulously balancing a checkbook. There’s a certain art to accounting that they can’t get enough of.

“Why Would I Use GPS?”

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Many boomer road trips were adventures, trusting worn road maps and instincts. Missed turns were detours to discovery. It’s about the journey, not the destination… until you’ve been lost in some random forest for 5 hours.

Continuing to Have Retro Haircuts

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Voluminous hair was a statement. Not just height—it was confidence. A day would involve a can of hairspray, ensuring every strand’s majestic stand. Many older folks will still request these trims at the hair salons!

Listening to the Radio for Top Hits

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In the days of Spotify playlists and instant downloads, the thrill of waiting for your favorite song on the radio seems alien. Sure, streaming is convenient, but nothing beats the nostalgia of good old radio magic.

Passing Notes, Not Texts

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Before texting, note-passing reigned, and in some places, if your keep an eye out, you’ll still see some boomers passing notes to one another, surprisingly enough! Plus, those hand-drawn doodles put emojis to shame.

Having Dinner Without Devices

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When many folks sit down at the dinner table, they keep it a sacred space where technology takes a backseat. Phones? What are those? Stories flow, laughter echoes, and real connections are nurtured over good food.

Memorizing Phone Numbers

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We rely on tech, but they use their brains. Storing numbers mentally was a skill they needed, and still apply. Recalling a number was more than a skill; it was an art and a testament to their sharp minds.

Hoarding Tupperware

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Leftovers, potlucks, or storing oddities, their game is unmatched. Every size, every shape – each holding memories of family gatherings and delicious recipes. And the best part? You never return an empty container!

Writing Letters, Not Emails

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The weight of the pen on paper, the scent of ink, and the thrill of sealing the envelope – it’s no dead ritual. There’s something magical about waiting for a letter in the mailbox, and they live for that magic.

Saving Newspapers of Big Events

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Major events deserved tangible records. But it isn’t just about keeping the news. Flipping through old newspapers transports you to the era – the fashion, the advertisements, and the zeitgeist.

“Back in My Day” Stories

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These tales have become legendary. Every family gathering, a new spin on an old tale emerges, often accompanied by bouts of laughter and the occasional eye roll. But in their voices, we discover lessons and a peek into a world long gone.

Collecting Green Stamps

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Every purchase, every stamp, brought a reward closer. It was a hunt with every shop. Of course, nowadays you’ll still find they’ve kept them as a memento of sorts.

Reading Encyclopedias for Fun

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Who needs the internet when you’ve got a shelf of wisdom? Their idea of surfing is leafing through volumes A to Z. They dive deep into topics, feeling the weight of knowledge in their hands.

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