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Millennial International July 11, 2017

Posted by Retired Geezer in Crime, Fashion, News.

A Worthy Cause!


1. Retired Geezer - July 11, 2017

Thanks to my buddy, Adrienne, for the tip.

2. Cathy - July 11, 2017


3. Retired Geezer - July 12, 2017

What’s the deal with the knit caps? Does everybody want to look like the guy in U2?

I went searching teh interweb and found this:

…Another hat choice that’s universally available is the knit hat. An honest-to-god ski hat, with a little ball on top and long braids hanging down the sides, would be a good choice for PBR-swilling hipsters who write tons of songs with their collaborator Mary Jane. It’ll keep their head from expanding too much during those 40-minute, single chord jams.

The floppy knit beanie worn on the back of the head has been the official headwear of the emo crowd since forever, but make sure you include a few bobby pins to help keep it in place.

The big, loosely knit hat, shaped like a purse and invariably colored red, yellow and green, is a fine gift for your reggae-loving stoner friend with dreadlocks. Nothing says “I’m chronically unemployable” like a giant, gaily-colored spider egg sac of hair ropes.

Finally, the simple knit beanie that has been popularized by Zac Brown is one of the most versatile gifts you can give a musician. It’s available in an endless variety of colors and patterns, and has so many more uses than just advertising a disinterest in personal grooming. It can be used to wipe the tears, sweat, blood and tater tot grease off a guitar. It can be used as a potholder when you’re taking that pan of ramen noodles off the stove. It can be used to keep your hands clean when you’re attaching jumper cables to the tour van. It can be wrapped around a fist to protect your knuckles when you break out the glass in your mom’s basement window so you can sneak into her house and steal the money from the ceramic pig on the kitchen counter and go score a bag of weed from that jazz guy who lives on the north side. They’re cheap. Buy two.

Show of hands; who here wears a knit cap?

4. lauraw - July 12, 2017

*shoves hands into interdimensional vortex*

5. Retired Geezer - July 12, 2017

! bad touch!

6. skinbad - July 13, 2017

A knit cap in warm weather would drive me crazy.

7. OBF - July 13, 2017

We took a boy youth group, 12 to 18 year olds and maybe 73 total, on a 3 day excursion. Part of the events was to write a letter to their parents. We supplied paper, pens and envelopes. 40% of these otherwise pretty smart kids did not know how to address an envelope or know that a zip code needed 5 numbers.

Sometimes I think we’re in serious trouble.

8. Retired Geezer - July 13, 2017

Sometimes I think we’re in serious trouble.

I agree. It seems like it’s part of the plan to dumb down the populace.

9. Cathy - July 14, 2017

My kiddos are ‘old’ enough to have squeaked by before this malaise hit. They both work hard and have kept jobs and been on their own, but they haven’t done as well as I did when I was their age. I think this economy is sh*t and it’s been sh*t since about the time they both got out of university. But neither is married yet — so they don’t have economic advantages of living in the same domicile with another pooling resources to live, pay bills, and save. Things are a tad tougher, but all these youngins are just gonna have to figure out how to deal with whatever is in store for ’em.

I heard on a conservative talk show this past week that the majority of millennials work more than one job and work more hours. I’ve also heard many are actually more conservative than those before them. In another study I heard that they are having less sex (whether in wedlock or out) than earlier generations.

So why does this age group get under my skin?

Many millennials work in retail but don’t seem to have a lot of customer service savvy so they can piss me off easily. Awhile back while ordering an “extra large cappuccino” a millennial barista corrected me by snapping that it was a “cappuccino vente.” Yeah. I really wanted to be lectured by a skinny goth-geek with a pierced nostril who works a crap job at Starbucks.

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