10 Stupid Boomer Trends That Are Happily Making Their Grand Exit

Passing Down The “Family China”

More often than not, it’s a set of ornate, rarely-used dishes that sit idly in a cabinet, a legacy from when stuffing cabinets with rarely used items was considered a sign of prosperity. Thankfully, this trend is making a grand exit.

Check Writing

Not only is this practice time-consuming and inconvenient, but it also risks identity theft. It’s safe to say that online banking and credit/debit cards have officially replaced checks.

Suits and Ties

Not only is this practice time-consuming and inconvenient, but it also risks identity theft. It’s safe to say that online banking and credit/debit cards have officially replaced checks.

Landline Phones

Ah, the landline phone – a symbol of simpler times. But let’s face it, we don’t need a separate phone line for every family member anymore. Mobile phones have taken over, and with them, the convenience of always being connected on the go.

Toxic Masculinity

The days of toxic masculinity ruling the roost are long gone. Let’s ditch the “boys don’t cry” mentality and embrace vulnerability, sensitivity, and healthy relationships.

Voicemail

Let’s be honest; who has the time or patience to listen to a long-winded voicemail? Texting and messaging apps are quicker, more efficient ways of communication.

Tanning Beds

The boomer quest for the perfect tan has long been associated with tanning beds. However, as more research surfaces about the harmful effects of UV rays on our skin, this trend is losing appeal.

Paying for Cable TV

Remember the days when cable TV was our only source of entertainment? In a world of streaming services and online content, paying for expensive cable packages seems unnecessary and outdated.

Monogrammed Everything

Monogramming was considered the ultimate personalized touch, but now it’s becoming too over-the-top for modern generations. Monogrammed items, from towels to handbags, are no longer considered necessary or trendy.

Paper Maps

Navigating with a paper map was once considered a necessary skill, but it’s become obsolete thanks to GPS technology and smartphone maps. And let’s be honest, who wants to try and fold that huge map back up after using it?

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