Hey Millennial

You know, the only reason Millennials are suddenly passive-aggressively responding “OK Boomer” to just about anything we Boomers have to say is because the mill run of them are slackers and still living in their parents’ basements playing video games until … well … some of them are still living there.  And for this, those Millennials in that position have a well-deserved reputation.

And they know it.

So they should be aware that saying that to me is just a good way to make me laugh at them.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I know some very talented, very smart Millennials. Some of them are direct colleagues, some of them are brother Freemasons. They’re out in the workplace making a difference and good money. They don’t live in shit housing or their mom’s basement. They have jobs, and cars. They dress neatly. They speak well.  They aren’t jerks. They aren’t Antifa.  They respect me and I respect them.

But as has always been the case, respect is earned. And it’s always a two-way street.  I can hardly expect you to respect me if I don’t respect you, right?

My generation had to earn the respect of our elders. Given who our elders were, that wasn’t easy.

We expect your generation to earn our respect. So far a bunch of you aren’t doing a very good job of that. And when your only reaction to Boomers is a surly “OK Boomer”, all you’ve done is self-identify as a jerk who is unworthy of respect. Oh, and an unoriginal jerk, at that. Come up with your own epithets, for crying out loud. Mindlessly following the crowd is boring.  Call me a son of a bitch if you like.  Sure, I may deck you for it, but I’ll respect you more.

I know, I know. Right now you’re all set to shrug and say, “OK Boomer.” Sure, go ahead. Play your little Millennial games.

Just don’t be surprised if all we do is laugh at you. But we’ve been doing that for years, anyway.