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Old 11-13-2019, 07:34 AM   #15
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He really wants a Mustang but his peers shamed him into the Smart car.
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:46 AM   #16
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Millennials are so lazy they have reduced the high five sign to the high one sign, did you wave back? (Sarcasm)
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Old 11-13-2019, 07:47 AM   #17
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Smart cars are a dumb idea and unsafe.
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In defense, Smart Cars do get a fairly high safety rating :


https://www.safewise.com/faq/auto-sa...art-cars-safe/
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:33 AM   #20
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I know there are certainly bad apples in every generation. It does seem that Millennials lack general awareness in real manners and go extremely overboard in trivial matters.

My generation (Gen-X'ers) are part of the blame. We came through the 1980's and 90's jaded and started raising the second half of the Millennials.

Lots of factors involved: familial, cultural, societal, etc. that started a long time ago and has kept rolling.

As far as driving, sad to say but that young man will probably not learn the value of patience until either at best he has a close call or at worst he has a bad accident or road rage incident. We only hope we can learn our lessons with the least amount of pain required and without harming others in the process.

When I start regularly driving the roads, I know I will encounter entitled people like him eventually. I hope they will be satisfied giving me the finger and moving on to leave me be. I would hate to imagine them trying to pull road rage tactics on me driving a huge motorhome just because they ignorantly thought I was going too slow.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:52 AM   #21
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Remember, it was the baby boomers that spit on returning Vietnam Vets. Say what you want about millennials, for me, that was an unforgivable sin. There are dirt bags in every generation. Millennials, whom we define as ages 20 to 35 in 2016, are the guys I hauled into combat during my tours in OIF and OEF. They were some pretty awesome folks, I was proud and humbled to stand in their presence.
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:18 AM   #22
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Remember, it was the baby boomers that spit on returning Vietnam Vets. Say what you want about millennials, for me, that was an unforgivable sin. There are dirt bags in every generation. Millennials, whom we define as ages 20 to 35 in 2016, are the guys I hauled into combat during my tours in OIF and OEF. They were some pretty awesome folks, I was proud and humbled to stand in their presence.


I agree with what you are saying....but maybe the ones that had the desire to join the military...plus the military training/discipline showed you a much more positive sampling of this generation. The ones still living in their parent’s basement, with little drive or initiative and a entitlement attitude seem to be more prevalent.
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My generation (Gen-X'ers) are part of the blame. We came through the 1980's and 90's jaded and started raising the second half of the Millennials.

As far as driving, sad to say but that young man will probably not learn the value of patience until either at best he has a close call or at worst he has a bad accident or road rage incident. We only hope we can learn our lessons with the least amount of pain required and without harming others in the process.
I'm am an "Old-Fart"........68 years and counting......thinking back on my driving skills and habits - - this is about as honest as I can get - - not sure generations have anything to do with it - other than old farts having the ability to handle a stick shift and reading and writing cursive.

I was able to be retired when I turned 60.

Right up until my last day at work, I had little patience on the road - I also owned Camaros and Corvettes and yes - - - I was the butt hole weaving in and out of traffic on a busy Interstate. What a thrill.......

I also owned a large, 4 wheel drive Avalanche pick up......loved snow - - - nothing like 4 wheel drive.

This is full disclosure - any other honest people on here....????

Now - I am retired 8 years and have all the time in the world. I actually drive the speed limit on a busy urban Interstate going to and from Costco. To be honest - it is probably a little dangerous....

Everyday is Saturday, except Sunday.

One piece of advice I can give - always drive defensively......it has saved my butt many times. Now-a-days tho - the big distractors are cell phones......

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Next time a millennial is trying to unscrew a gas cap don't help him !!! LOL
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Our 28 and 31 year old millennials...

Worked or volunteered from high school through college.
Paid most of their own college expenses and graduated with M.E. and Justice Studies degrees.
Paid off their own student loans.
Pay ALL their own bills.
One is happily married to an equally amazing Army Captain and she's staying home raising an amazing child. At night and during naps she runs her own profitable online fabric company for 7 years now to help pay household bills.
The other lives on his own and makes well into 6 figures working his butt off for a high tech start-up, sometimes 60-70 hour weeks.
Our daughter volunteered thousands of hours to our local Police Department through high school and worked for 3 years as a 911/PD/Fire/State Trooper dispatcher, often doing back to back 12 hour shifts. She saved a few lives and dealt with horrible things that would have broken the strongest of us all.
Neither smoke or drink or have EVER done drugs of any sort.
Our son bought and paid for his own car at 17, a 2004 GTO M6 with 136k miles on it that he sold 5 years later in mint condition at 200k miles. No accidents, no speeding tickets, in better condition than he bought it in.

They are both GOOD people who know right from wrong. They are the opposite of entitled. They go out of their way to help others whenever they can. They already contribute more to society and are making more of a positive impact on this world than most adults I know. And one of them is already creating a new generation of confident, responsible, kind and caring people in our grandson.

The message in all of that? Obviously you can't place any "group" in a box and label them. Of course there are stereotypes that often are accurate, but there's always the outliers. And the biggest ones to blame for the Millennials that do fit the stereotype? THE PARENTS. They are the ones that created these monsters. So unfortunately that means a lot of your kids are the ones that threw newborns in daycare for 8 hours a day and thought it was ok, put kids through multiple marriages and divorces, put material things like fancy cars and big houses before children, and didn't show those kids how to WORK. The cause is the parents. The effect is entitled, lazy, worthless adults, whether they be Millennials or any other group.
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I am so sick of generation bashing. It is incredibly stupid and adds nothing to the conversation. The guy that flipped off the OP was a jerk, no more, no less.
Isn't there enough division in the world without this garbage?
I've worked with lots of "millennials" and most of them were extremely hard working. They have a different perspective on work for sure, but they worked hard.
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Today a young man driving a Smart car, went to the trouble of rolling down his window and flipping me the bird. This was apparently due to me going through an intersection slower than he liked.

Just so I understand, I’m supposed to take instructions on driving a 40 foot MH with a 20 foot trailer from someone who can’t drive a manual transmission.
This thread is pretty lame. I am gen-X and while some of the stereotypical things millennials do annoy the crap out of me.... if you're going to gripe about millennials, at least pick a millennial stereotypical behaviour.

Being a dumbass and flipping off someone who gets in the way for a few minutes applies across all generations and social classes, period. There are also people in all generations who do not understand what is involved with driving such a rig. There are also people across all generations who cannot drive a stick. There are also people across all generations who own Smart cars.
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