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'When we were young we used to dress like our parents - these days parents dress like their children!'
'I love the peace & quiet you get at camp.'
'I need a 'parent of three teens'-size glass.'
'Thanks, but my homework is a little beyond your skill set, Mom.'
'And finally, we give thanks to our ancestors for settling in this perpetually frozen wasteland, and not somewhere pleasant, like Cabo.'
'Not speaking to each other in a whole new medium!'
"California has always been too big for its britches."
Tags:california, hollywood, out of touch, behind the times, different generations, generation gap, generation gaps, generational gap, generational gaps, britches, complain, complaining, getting old, ageing, getting older, old fogey, old fogeys, la, l.a., los angeles, film industry, movie industry, san francisco, entertainment industry, pompous, pompousness, pomposity
'You spend all your time indoors trolling people. In my day we went out doors and mugged someone.'
"I'm sorry, Melissa, but I really don't care what Prince is calling himself these days. I'm going to continue calling him what I've always called him."
Tags:pop star, pop stars, name change, name changes, rebrand, rebrands, rebranding, intransigence, intransigent, generation gap, generation gaps, generational gap, generational gaps, father, fathers, dad, dads, parent, parents, music, music lover, music lovers, daughter, daughters, reach out, reaches out, reaching out, stubborn, stubbornness
"Can you imagine my mother had a baby at our age?!"
"Grandpa, what are those antennas on your desk for?"
Tags:grandpa, grandfather, grandparents, grandchild, desk, desks, old, old age, retiree, retirees, office, offices, pen, pens, ink pen, ink pens, ink pot, ink pots, blot, blots, blotting, stand, stands, antenna, antennas, technology, new technology, write, writes, writing, generation z, generation gap, generation gaps, confused, confusion, signal, signals
"OK Boomer.", "OK Spikers."
Tags:ok boomer, okay boomer, boomer, boomers, generation gap, generation gaps, older generation, baby boomer, baby boomers, old, old person, old people, young, youth, young person, insult, insults, comeback, comebacks, covid-19, covid 19, corona, coronavirus, novel coronavirus, corona virus, novel corona virus, pandemic, pandemics, coronavirus pandemic, covid-19 pandemic, covid 19 pandemic, public health crisis, global health crisis
"My humour needs bringing up to date. Do you think the New School might have something?"
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Along with technology came the ascension of curmudgeon man: 'Well, back in my day, we'd just walk over and talk to each other!'
"So, how long have you been old?"
Tags:ageing, aging, ageing process, aging process, old, oldness, old age, old-age, old-aged, ageism, ageist, generation gap, generation gaps, self-conscious, elderly, senior citizen, senior citizens, oap, oaps, pensioner, pensioners, senior, seniors, small talk, small-talk, rude, rudeness, bad manners, rude manners, cocktail party, cocktail parties, socially awkward, social awkwardness
'I'm afraid your lifestyle has caught up with my body.'
'If only texting was an Olympic sport.'
Tags:cyberspace, internet, computer, computers, chat rooms, chat room, world wide web, www, chat room, chat rooms, online chatting, online chats, online chat, social media, internet messaging, instant messaging, unsocial media, modern life, modern times, parent, parents, father, fathers, daughter, daughters, generation, generations, generation gap, generation gaps, older generation, tech, technology, new tech, teaching tech, teaching technology, memories, reminiscing, reminisce, learn learning, learning technology, learning computers, i.t., i.t. support, i.t. consultant, i.t. consultants, internet technology
'When I was your age the whole family had to gather around just one screen.'
"Last night my mom made us watch an old comedy with cary grant. He's funny, but he's no Adam Sandler."
"I hate you! You don't understand me and you don't understand my software!"
Tags:software, teen, teens, teenager, youthful rebellion, youthful rebellions, rebellion, rebellions, rebellious, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, family life, family-life, generation gap, generation gaps, computer, geek, geeks, nerd, nerds, youth culture, misunderstandings, misunderstood, moody, moodiness
"Lives in the basement and has yet to bring home a dime."
Tags:basement, basement dweller, basement dweller, live at home, living at home, lives at home, superhero, superheroes, parent, parents, parents' house, parents house, useless, worthless, non-contributor, non-contributors, non-contributing, loser, losers, millennial, millennials, generation, generations, generation gap, generation gaps, appearance, appearances, facade, facades, faker, fakers, faking, impressive, all show, comic, comics, comic book, comic books
"I wonder if we're talking about the same Grace Jones."
"Thanks, Pop, but today's kids don't want money, they want leadership."
Tags:leader, leaders, leadership, handout, handouts, cliche, cliches, political speech, political speeches, allowance, allowances, political candidate, political candidates, politician, politicians, motivation, motivations, motivate, motivates, motivating factor, motivating factors, kid, kids, child, children, generation gap, generation gaps
"Nothing happens next. This is it."
Tags:eastern, eastern religion, eastern religions, buddhist, buddhists, buddhism, meditate, meditates, meditation, meditating, young generation, young generations, younger generation, younger generations, expectant, zen, philosophy, philosopher, philosophers, accepting, acceptance, nirvana, age gap, age gaps, generation gap, generation gaps, generational divide, generational division, generational divisions