Anyone listen to Weekend Edition on NPR this morning? The very epitome of the baby boomers was talking about her latest book. Her mother had become very old, so of course in true boomer fashion she focused exclusively on how this affected HER and HER adjustments. All I could think of was that whiny charactor Hope from the show 30 Something.
Remember them? That self-centered group of so-called adults, facing life like every single adult has in the years since our ancestors crawled out of the primordial soup? But because it was happening to THEM boomers had to moan and kvetch and analyse to death everything little thing. Forgetting entirely that their own parents had done it all during a world war. I'm a tail-end boomer myself, but I never identified with them.
The NPR interviewer wasn't helping either. She actually used phrases like "totally unexpected tasks". Who doesn't expect their parents to grow old?? Seriously have you been so wrapped up your youth that you never see old people? The author did at one time admit she didn't grow up with anyone "old". How does that happen? Perhaps she was in a coma from birth until yesterday and I didn't catch that part.
Boomers - to use their favorite phrases I can't "wrap my head around them" and am "SO over them".