Egregious things boomers have done to you personally

Whilst we're on the subject of how awful they can be, list here their personal slights.

I was gazumped by one last year on a very desirable family home.

She was downsizing from Surrey following a divorce and wanted to be near her daughters family round the corner, and have enough space for them to come and stay at Xmas.

These are too are too generic and not personal enough.

Needs to be something spiteful that actually happened to you.

Jesus dux are you ever right about anything?

In what way was entry into Europe something that was done to you personally, seeing as you weren’t even alive at the time?

And also in what way was Ted Heath (born 1916) a ‘boomer’? 

What's Heath got to do with anything? Major was the PM. I concede that technically he was a "war baby" but only just. 

I saw one the other day parking in the last father and child space at the supermarket so my children had to walk twenty feet further to get to the shop.

Caned the living bejesus out of me throughout high school.  Plus the odd strap across the hand in primary.   

  • We have a massive old DB scheme at work which is indirectly suppressing my salary potential.
  • My FIL recently retired and discovered he had a DB pension that he wasn't even aware existed.  Pass go and collect £200.

‘Convincing buzzfather to change his will 48 hours before he croaked was pretty fooking evil.‘

standard boomer behaviour tbf 

On the other hand I don’t bump into many impoverished advocates down the Chancery Division so swings and roundabouts

The last time I did any advocacy in the Ch.D was probably about 1999.  Almost certainly before Master Bragge.

Boomers did not take us into the European Union, the oldest of them was under 40 then.   The generation who took us into the EU were those that fought WW2 and didn’t much fancy ever doing it again.

Make me wear their wig in their room in chambers 

put their hand up my skirt in the office kitchen 

put their hand up my skirt on the way to the tube 

Etc etc etc etc etc 

"Boomers did not take us into the European Union, the oldest of them was under 40 then."

Maths fail. The oldest would have been 47. 

eh @ ducks?

no baby boomer was 47 by ne measure when we joined the ec in 1973 or voted on it in 1975

and if ur preposterous point is that membership of the eu started in 1992 and therefore that is the proper date, well there was no referendum on it so the baby boomers did not take us into the eu at that time

the baby boomers simply fooked shit up massively in 2016

" if ur preposterous point is that membership of the eu started in 1992"

It's hardly "preposterous". It's a fact. 

The referendum in 1975 has nothing to do with anything. That was to go into the EEC, which I support.

Worked me like a bastard so they could suck all the cash out of businesses from 2000-2007 leaving them totally underprepared for the GFC. Stacked my office full of highly qualified completely useless gimps through helicopter "aren't you amazing" parenting and hothouse "we'll get a barrister to appeal it" schooling. 

offered on a flat and led me a merry dance and lots of fees before pulling out just before exchange this week because they'd changed their aged bloody minds. Good luck still living in the flat with your kids becuase you've already sold yr house, ok? 

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" if ur preposterous point is that membership of the eu started in 1992"

It's hardly "preposterous". It's a fact. 

The referendum in 1975 has nothing to do with anything. That was to go into the EEC, which I support.

u have missed out the bit of my comment which is wot made ur point preposterous - i.e. that the 1992 treaty had ne input from baby boomers (at all really, mayb a handful of individuals), let alone 2 the degree millions of baby boomers were at fault 4 the monumentally and now undeniably stupid idea that was brexit

and as baby boomers didn’t as a collective have input on the 1992 treaty, that renders ur original contribution 2 this thread entirely redundant, wrong, stupid and a waste of time, electricity and internet data. some rollonfriday storage centre out there is literally grimacing at having 2 retain it on its servers, it really ought 2 b deleted

Whatever pedantics we wish to use the spirit of your post is wrong dux.  The wartime generation took us into Europe, because they both wanted to avoid the horror of another european war so were generally supportive of the european project and saw how far were slipping behind France and Germany in particular outside the EEC.  The boomers took us out, not quite sure why as they have done incredibly well out of the EU era.  I can only think spite.

boomers r (or at least the man who voted brexit and this tozza govt etc) totally self-serving greedy toolbags who have fooked our country for generations

defending them, as dux does, is the preserve of nefarious contrarians or idiots

defending them, as dux does, is the preserve of nefarious contrarians or idiots

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Tbf, I think Dux is both.

Millenial myself. I have nothing bad to say about people born between 46 and 64. Why would I. Asinine approach to blame your problems on a bunch of the population based on when they were born.

"The wartime generation took us into Europe, because they both wanted to avoid the horror of another european war so were generally supportive of the european project and saw how far were slipping behind France and Germany in particular outside the EEC.  The boomers took us out, not quite sure why as they have done incredibly well out of the EU era.  I can only think spite."

Bizarrely my mother voted "join" in 1975 and brexit in 2015

can only presume this is what the difference between being 30 and 70 does to you 

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Millennial. I have nothing bad to say about people born between 46 and 64. Why would I. Asinine approach to blame your problems on a bunch of the population based on when they were born.

that would be an excellent point, well made, if ne1 were blaming their problems on boomers

but, given every1 is actually just blaming things caused by boomers on boomers, which really ought 2 have been blindingly obvious 2 u from both the thread title and the contents of each and every post, it happens that ur point is in fact a totally moronic point, made poorly by a shameful smeg-drenched toolbag

unluckheh

What’s it like wishing you were an on-message 17 year old from Loughborough Junction when in reality you a balding, boring middle aged lawyer who thinks retard-speak is the epitome of cool?

Claiming to me with complete belief that the fact they own 4 houses + made substantial investment returns is due to hard work (it was a 9-5 job) and saving hard, and that they were shrewd property investors.  Not just riding the biggest housing boom  / bear market of all time and being able to buy a house for about 50p. 

Newsflash I earn 2 or 3 x as much as you, work 40% more hours and I’m still never going to own 4 houses in my lifetime. 

😂 and he thinks it’s a slam dunk

i thought i’d come across all the hairtriggered toolbags on here, but turns out yotp is a novelty

Sergio do you ever reflect on the amount of time you spend speaking to middle-aged right wing men online? 
 

yes, ofc

then i realise that being the bigot finder pursuivant is a worthy exercise, 4 the gr7er good, not least cos they chat so much shit online they do need 2 get called out 4 it. they’d never dare say this stuff irl - u can tell yotp is a dweeby little incel

it’s only a few minutes every other day when bored, so it’s kind of a hobby

It’s not bizarre at all Linda. My parents were the same. They were completely lied to about what it was. 

😂 at fluffster. sure, go on then.

 

ps calling out bigots 4 being twots is not bigotry against bigots. 

This is you this is: ‘obstinate or intolerant devotion to one's own opinions and prejudices’…

…so your identification of other bigots is tainted by your own bigotry. It’s all rather straightforward…

wot intolerances and prejudices tho?

as i sed, being intolerant of and prejudiced against bigots is not bigotry. cos being a bigot is not a protected characteristic, or an ideology, it’s being an utter twot like yotp here

otherwise u render the meaning of bigot worthless with ur definition fluffster, cos ur basically saying if u call some1 out 4 being a twot that’s bigotry against twottish ppl. that’s a silly route 2 take this down definition road

That there is only one proper respectable way to live a life. It is a bit formulaic and lacks adventure and is based on how you need to consider others before yourself, as that is a noble way to be. 

"Bizarrely my mother voted "join" in 1975 and brexit in 2015"

Eh? So did millions of people. That's why the results were In and Out respectively.

They were two completely different questions: do you want to belong to a free trade club, or do you want to belong to a political union? 

no, dux is (quite bizarrely) claiming baby boomers r collectively responsible 4 agreeing 2 the reconstitution of the ecc as the eu in 1992 (effective 1993 faod)

got most of the benefits of being able to roam free and play outside as kids when cars didn't dominate streets so much, then pulled the rug up by buying masses of cars and having a hissy fit if anything is done to try to redress the balance a bit (boomers tend to be of the "war on the motorist" believing claptrap tendency, if I can make a sweeping generalisation)

Ascribing characteristics to people depending on the year of their birth is about as idiotic as astrology.  Interestingly, while we now live in an era of identity politics, wherein prejudice is supposed to be discouraged, class-based prejudice is rampant (from both left and right); and, as this entire thread reveals, ageism is very prevalent.  Ironically, ageism seems to be more prevalent among people who describe themselves as "egalitarian":

https://qz.com/work/1999849/one-surprising-cause-of-ageism-in-the-workp…

That figures, frankly - I doubt if many poster on this thread would describe themselves as "bigots", but I’m afraid that is precisely what you are, if you nod along to this ridiculous notion that individuals can be reduced to a category, whether millennial or boomer or any other nonsensical tag. 

I think the definition changed.l  used to be too young to be one but now I see it seems to include my sister and me but not our brother. On joining the EU I was so little After we joined and there was the referendum on whether to stay in or leave)  they sent TV cameras to our school and recorded the little girls complaining about EU things like French lavatories - they only put on the TV girls who said ridiculous things so I wasn't featured......

 

I am happy that even if I am a boomer I have given enough back to younger people. I rest content. I can even live with all the property losses of the 1990s, 2 weeks off work in which to have a baby and that kind of stuff. In an 80 years of life everyone and every generation will have hard and good times.