It seems like Boomers and Millennials couldn’t be any different! When you add Gen Z to the mix, you know there’s going to be an argument.
Let’s find out what they have in common. One Redditor asked, “What’s your most ‘I’m with the Boomers on this’ opinion?”
This post got almost 36K upvotes and 26.5K comments. People seemed to have a LOT to say about this topic. Based on that post, here are the top 12 things millennials and boomers can definitely agree on.
1. Give us a Real Menu, Not a QR Code – 56.5K Votes
The number 1 spot goes to the QR code for a restaurant menu. Nobody seems to like this one! Ghosteleee wrote, “I’m not downloading a ****ing app to use your menu.”
Brilliantpants added, “I don’t need an app for every website, shop, or restaurant I visit. Please just put your menu and hours on a normal website and stop trying to clog up my phone.”
Kate_Bock writes, “Over the years (I’m 42) I’ve watched online commerce go from “give us an email address if you WANT us to email you your invoice” levels of engagement to now “you must download our app, give us your email address, give us your phone number…or you cannot place ANY order.”
2. We Don’t Need Our Cars to Have Screens – 54.3K Votes
Ancient_Wisdom_Yall stated, “Most features in cars should have buttons. I want to turn on my heated seat with a button and not scroll through three screens.”
Bohower contributed, “Crazy that they ban the use of cellphones, but allow the permanent installment of tablets.”
Seaoffflames added, “Screens require us to take our eyes off the road – a recipe for disaster. Buttons and dials? Only need one hand. Eyes on the road. I miss car radios with buttons and dials.”
3. Not Everything Needs to Have an App! – 38.1K Votes
Pollowollo aired out their frustrations and noted, “Not everything needs to connect to the internet or have an app attached to it. I just want my fridge to keep stuff cold, I don’t understand why we have to bring WiFi into this situation.”
Chupmacarbe hilariously added, “I literally just talked a friend out of getting a “smart” automatic litter box with an app and stuff. The price difference was $300 more than just a “regular” automatic scooping box and you get .. what? Notifications that your cat just took a $***?
TypicalAd responded to them saying, “My nose does that for free.”
4. You Don’t Need My Personal Information – 35K Votes
Anonymouslyinvisible wrote, “No you don’t need my phone number or email just let me buy my shirt and leave”.
80burritospersecond recalls, “Radio Shack was doing that before it was cool. They wanted my name, address, and phone number to buy a soldering iron in the 90s. Also, they’re out of business.”
5. Can You Make the TV Brighter? – 28.2K Votes
Mostly_browsing wrote something interesting. They said, “TV is getting too dark. Not emotionally, but it is visually too dark and I can’t see it.”
DenTheRedditBoi7 responded, “Too dark and too quiet. I swear we have to turn the volume up twice as loud as we have it normally to watch Yellowstone. Better believe the commercials have plenty of volume though…”
FarReward says, “There’s almost no show I watch anymore without captions on.”
6. Music in Bars is Too Loud! – 24.7 Votes
Eterninty01 writes in the thread, “Music in bars is just too loud.”
Lucid responded, “I want to find just one bar where I can talk to my friends without screaming.”
Kitrakat agreed and added, “And shops. I’ve left clothes shops because the music is irritatingly loud and I can’t talk to my partner.”
7. Not Every Needs Sharing on Social Media – 22.6K Votes
Rylhi552 wrote, “You don’t need to document everything thing you do and post it to your social media. Sometimes it’s better to just live in the moment and enjoy what’s happening around you”
This is where the comments got interesting. It seems that everyone agrees with Rylhi552, but can’t agree on who the culprit is.
Mystic Jewel said, “There’s an older generation posting everything to Facebook, a middle generation not posting anything, and a young generation posting everything to TikTok.”
StickyStranger argued, “The middle generation really can go either way, half my friends (late twenties to mid-thirties) post nothing, the other half is posting daily like Gen Z”.
8. Your Headlights are Blinding! – 19K Votes
No one seems to enjoy the new LED-style headlights on cars. Friendssquanch wrote, “Standard headlights on new automobiles are too bright. Literally being blinded by every other car DURING THE DAYTIME wondering if their brights are on.”
MountainConfusion replied saying, “Depending on where you live there are certain restrictions on headlights e.g. how bright/high they are. But no one enforces it.”
One Redditor says, “I have light sensitivity issues and this is a serious problem for me. Driving at night causes some pain if I’m lucky, and a migraine if I’m not.”
9. Things Aren’t Built to Last – 18.4K Votes
Talaga wrote, “Things aren’t made like they used to be. Everything you buy now is so cheaply manufactured. Even high-end furniture uses cheap particle board and crappy joinery. We bought a pretty high-end couch a few years back and it’s barely holding together.”
Redditor Birhawk hilariously reminisces, “I miss appliances you could fix just by hitting it a few times.”
Eggydelight stated, “Even high-end furniture uses cheap particle board and crappy joinery.”
10. Taking a Phone Call in Public and Putting it on SPEAKER – 17K Votes
Wheresmychin noted, “When you’re in a public place you should respect others around you but not be disruptive with your behavior. For example, not playing music on your phone without headphones while on a bus, in a restaurant, etc.”
Random07 agreed and added, “Or those people who walk around having loud phone conversations on speaker in stores. Makes me want to slap it out of their hands!”
Wildinfernos has had enough! They said, “Wear headphones you disruptive ***s.”
11. Tipping Culture Has Gotten Out of Control – 13.3K Votes
Sherasmithers had this to say, “Coming from someone who relies on tips for income, it hurts people who actually should be getting them because now people are extremely agitated about any and all tipping.
I was just at a music festival and the guy who exchanges your cash for drink tickets (not even the person who pours the beverage) had an iPad with tip options starting at 18%.”
PlopPlopPlopsy added, “I’m always confused by the option to tip at the SELF-SERVE frozen yogurt place… I’m also suspicious that it won’t even go to the cashier, it’ll just go to the owner because it’s from my debit card…”
MikeBike joined in and said, “I am a totally generous tipper, but these days restaurants are demanding you place an order from the QR code on the table, get your own water from the fill station, bus your own dishes when you’re done the server who literally only ran your food to the table and did nothing more, tip them 20%!”
12. Put Your Phone Away at the Table – 11.6K Votes
FirstPianist says, “You should really put your phone down when you’re out to eat with people.”
SquirrelNuts argued, “Yeah this one is rough. Funny enough I feel boomers do this as much as anyone. They’ve gotten absorbed too.”
Cade agreed, “My dad does this all the time. Can be having a full conversation with him and he’ll just pull his phone out and start completely ignoring you. Drives me insane!”
Redditors have described the things that we millennials and boomers can all agree on. Is there anything else not included on that list that you think should be there?
This was a great Reddit discussion about young people. Our article has been inspired by Reddit and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Mama Say What?!
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