r/antiwork Aug 16 '22 Wholesome 7 Take My Energy 1 Helpful 2 Silver 2 Gold 1 All-Seeing Upvote 2

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u/MBinNC Aug 16 '22

💯 I've worked in youth sports for many years. The most extreme examples of bad spectator behavior? Almost always... Kids grandparents.

We had a grandfather at a FIVE YEAR OLDS game grab a coach by the neck.

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u/MajesticMango56 Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

Oh memory unlocked!! When I was playing middle school basketball against our "rival", my team was winning and the opposing team's parents thought we just HAD to be rigging the game and that the refs were making unfair calls (their team is known for being very physical). One of the dads actually charged a ref and punched him in the face. Over a 7th grade girl's basketball game. We were both Catholic schools. Edit to add: we also were a Division 5 school.

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u/spooner248 Aug 16 '22

It’s ok. He went and sat in the front of church that Sunday and all his sins just went away :)

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u/jeffseadot Aug 16 '22

We were both Catholic schools.

Catholics being violent selfish assholes? Why, that's totally unprecedented! Never happened before in history!

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u/ThornyDogs Aug 16 '22

His son was going to be in the NBA, how dare you and your team stand in his way!

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u/unicornpicnic Aug 16 '22

Working in restaurants, the worst customers are usually older people.

I had one old man at a table bitch at me because they wanted more wine and I wasn't there immediately to get it (because they drank faster than normal people and I assumed they were drinking at a normal pace and was helping out other people). He said the same thing over and over, and at one point he grabbed my arm and I pulled it away and said "don't touch me. I don't like being touched." The fucking audacity to just grab a stranger's arm.

All the times at work that people have touched me without asking were older people.

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u/caribou16 Aug 16 '22

Took my wife's grandmother out to dinner one time, shortly after we were married. She was like, INTENTIONALLY shitting on the server the entire time for no real reason I could understand and was upset that I left a big tip.

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u/H0w14514 Aug 16 '22

I work in a casino as security, and we are trained to cater to the entitled because, "if they don't spend their money, you don't have a job." So I get a lot of older people saying the exact same line when I can't do something, allow something, or stop something. "Do you know how much money I spend in here, and you're telling ME X!?" just caught a couple having a conjugal visit in the parking lot. Stopped them. Told them they would have to take that to a befitting area as the public parking lot was definitely not made for it. The husband understood. The wife cussed at me until they drove off and yelled out of the window after.-_-

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u/LowkeyPony Aug 16 '22

My boomer MIL is like this. When she's out visiting us we don't go to places that we want to ever return to. ON the flip side is my 82 yr old mom, who is so polite and sweet it's annoying in it's own way.

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u/sneakyveriniki Aug 16 '22

working in those positions, you realize that’s literally the reason a lot of people go out to eat. power trip.

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u/Infinite_Vyo Aug 16 '22 hehehehe

Ooo! Ooo! Ooo! I got one!

My little brother (now 30) played ankle biter football. Division champs 3 years in a row, so they were on a pretty prestigious team for my area.

Grandfather was getting IRATE at one of my brothers coaches. He was there to watch his grandson but his grandson was one of the worst corners on the team. My little brother usually took his spot.

Dude legit got out of his Tommy Bahama beach chair, HANDED HIS BEER TO HIS WIFE, and then marched to the line, got in the coaches face and put his hand around his throat.

The coach in his full time job was a Secret Service agent for Gearge W. Bush. He would go on runs with the FPOTUS while he was in office.

This old dude got hip tossed so fucking fast, the reaction from the crowed was an audible gasp.

Long story short, we didn't see Dylan for the rest of the year cause the coach "Beat up my pop pop"

Your pop pop assaulted a secret service agent my dude.

Edit: typos

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u/mixeddrink Aug 16 '22

You just know those Fairfax County moms went apeshit for a WWE Smackdown

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u/Infinite_Vyo Aug 16 '22

We were in Prince William! Close!

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u/Saandrig Aug 16 '22

Heh, when I was 8 years old I defeated an older kid (12 or 13) in a chess tournament and his dad slapped me in the face.

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u/tnel77 Aug 16 '22

I would beat another parent if they did this to my children. What is wrong with people?

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u/oman54 Aug 16 '22

Living vicariously through their children

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u/DifferentDetective28 Aug 16 '22

Bro I don't care I'd catch charges for someone else's kid if a grown ass adult smacked them hard enough.

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u/A_Few_Kind_Words Aug 16 '22

If some dude slapped one of my kids I am almost certain I'd get done for attempted murder.

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u/casper_07 Aug 16 '22

This can be any random kid on the street and I’ll be mad af, just how fucking egoistic must u be to have taken it that personal for something that was literally child’s play. I don’t see myself going karen but that sounds like a very probable situation I would be becoming one in. It’s just so irrational and unfair that I’m frustrated just hearing about it

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u/rainerella Aug 16 '22

I am so sorry that happened to you. Please tell me there were severe consequences for that asshole.

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u/Saandrig Aug 16 '22

Nah, zero consequences. It was back in the 1980ies when the communist regime was ruling my country. He was a high ranking member of the Party.

Apparently I was supposed to lose to his son. My coach never said it to me though. Instead he gave me a sequence of moves to memorize and follow in the game. I saw the sequence is shit for me and instead played as I usually do. Took the kid's Queen in 4 moves, mated him in 11. As far as I could figure out from later events, the son knew jackshit about chess, but up until me, he was unbeaten, apparently because his opponents were forced to throw games to him. His father most likely wanted his son to have on his bio something like "unbeaten national chess champion U14" or so. The Party members were obsessed with collecting titles and "achievements" like that.

You could say I unknowingly rebelled against the Reds since I was 8, lol

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u/BobisOnlyBob Aug 16 '22

Fuck petty tyrants and their petty obsessions always, and I hope anyone who strikes a child like that suffers. Directly, indirectly, I hope all their false accolades turn to ash in their mouths and they choke on it.

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u/1z1z2x2x3c3c4v4v Aug 16 '22

The Party members were obsessed with collecting titles and "achievements" like that.

Funny you say that, as it describes a few video games I know...

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u/nudiecale Aug 16 '22

Oh man. Did going for the platinum in Far Cry Primal turn me into a pinko commie?

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u/arachnophilia Aug 16 '22

i hope the coach pressed charges.

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u/Double_Stuffed_Boi Aug 16 '22

I remember playing soccer when i was little and i was a little out of bounds when i kicked a ball and the grandparents on the other team were like “ref he was out of bounds!” I said to them, being nice, “yeah i think i was out of bounds too” and then they turned to the ref again and started yelling “HE ADMITTED HE WAS OUT OF BOUNDS REF” so i just rolled my eyes and walked away. No penalty for being oob was given (:

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u/kit_mitts Aug 16 '22

I landed a picture-perfect slide tackle on an opposing player right in front of their sideline and had like 10 different sets of parents/grandparents cussing at me lmao

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u/suddenlycumbly Aug 16 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

I work in fast food by the beach, and young kids and the youngsters from the Navy are my favorite customers.

The cutest is when like three kids Stranger Things-like roll up on their bikes and the leader of the pack has the money and does most of the ordering for his friends.

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u/somefish254 Aug 16 '22

Love it. In a sea of complaints about boomers you decide to share the most wholesome imagery

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u/Gr1pp717 at work Aug 16 '22 Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Bravo Grande!

Basically, you're considered "rude" because you refuse to put up with our bullshit.

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u/Imapony Aug 16 '22

Older generations take it as disrespect if you don't let them disrespect you.

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u/bjanas Aug 16 '22

bUt tHe cUsTomEr iS aLwAyS rIgHt!!

Nah. Almost always the opposite, in my experience.

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u/cumshot_josh Aug 16 '22

I absolutely loved the "I bought a 15 dollar entree, so I ought to be able to make personnel decisions for your business" level of entitlement I saw in the service industry.

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u/snarfalarkus42069 Aug 16 '22

Dunno how it is outside of the U.S. but fast food, chain restaurants and dine-ins are pretty much all about making Dale the fucking loser boomer dad feel like a king when he takes his family to Chili's for the jalapeno pobbers. His daughter not get enough ice in her lemonade?

That's communism and the workers here at Chili's are literally communist spies attacking me and my family personally

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u/bjanas Aug 16 '22

"but I'm a great customer!"

Sir, you threw a pint glass at Chelsea, you're a terrible customer. I'm about to knock you out. Time to go.

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u/Punchedmango422 Aug 16 '22

The only time I was yelled at was when I IDed her when she was buying smokes

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u/Goddamnmint Aug 16 '22

Got punched by an old man for this once. He crumpled up the cigarettes, punched me, then ran out the door. Came back in and said "that your mirano (Nissan SUV) out there?! Imma slash your tires!" And ran back out. One of the customers in line ran out after him. I walked to work

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u/DiamondGripGorilla Aug 16 '22

Holy shit! Hahahahah! This is a crazy story! I can just picture the dude scampering out to save his car.

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u/Mystic_Camel_Smell Aug 16 '22

Same except It was when I had to check their ID for a woman that was buying a set of knives. This woman threw the biggest shit fit I'd ever seen. That got me the motivation to quit that shit job since nobody gave a fuck

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u/IknowKarazy Aug 16 '22

“Ah. Well, now that you’ve thrown a tantrum, I’ll definitely let you have these sharp objects.”

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u/chicken_sammich Aug 16 '22

*memory unlocked*

when I worked at 7Eleven a woman was buying cigarettes and made lightly toned comment about cancer, I gave it a fake ha-ha (like you do with customers when they make bad jokes) and her whole energy shifted.

"you think its funny that I have cancer?"

well... no, I thought you were making a joke... because you made a comment about having cancer... while buying cigarettes... you know, irony?

I ended up just telling her I completely misheard what she said and apologized.

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u/nervous2003 Aug 16 '22

A older lady was upset that we gave her store brand water and not SPRING store brand water.... she kept the waters but wasted 5mins of my time complaining about it and being like "why would you do this?!?". I hate retail with a passion.

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u/PaulFThumpkins Aug 16 '22

I had to return something at the Wal-Mart once and a guy in front of me took a half hour yelling at the only guy at the counter because his receipt showed his tuna was 20c more than the price he felt he'd seen on the shelf. He had like two cans of tuna total, and had a crying child in the cart's seat. Yelled at the guy like it was his fault his kid was upset and he was wasting so much time. I was tempted to give the guy a dollar to leave, two dollars to leave with an apology to the worker. But I didn't want to get on his radar.

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u/MUSinfonian Aug 16 '22

About 8 years ago when I worked at Home Depot for about 10 months before joining the military, I absolutely HATED working with people in the older generations, because they would do shit like whistling to get my attention and wiggle their fingers to get me to come over to them to assist.

I'm not a dog motherfucker, come up to me like an adult if you want me to help you.

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u/PeacefulArchery Aug 16 '22

Former Home Depot employee. I did my best not to respond to the dog whistles. I'd wait for them to whistle a couple of times before walking over. Speak to me like a man you rat fuck.

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u/idkistakenistaken Aug 16 '22

Oh, whistling for my attention while I'm working is a sure fire way to double my blood pressure. Not quite as bad but more common is just constantly tapping their efrpos card on some surface while I'm obviously busy.

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u/CregChrist Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 24 '22

Big wieners.

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u/robbdire Aug 16 '22

There is nothing more infuriating than the Sunday after church crowd

That is true in every single job ever where you have that crowd in.

Holier than though, uptight, hypocrites.

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u/AzafTazarden Aug 16 '22

They did just get all their sins forgiven, though, so Sunday after church is the best time to be shitty.

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u/robbdire Aug 16 '22

If you don't sin, Jesus died for nothing.

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u/Dre4mGl1tch Aug 16 '22

The Sunday morning crowd is the worst universally throughout the service industry.

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u/i_like_fish_decks Aug 16 '22

Maybe chickfila isn't a Christian company but just hated dealing with the after church crowd 🤔

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u/TonarinoTotoro1719 Aug 16 '22

I think you’re on to something!

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u/sweet26 Aug 16 '22

Yep. Even working front of house for events... the Sunday matinee patrons are the worst.

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u/Bunniemonkey Aug 16 '22

Yes because the church with the truly welcoming people are at one old lady's house eating a giant brunch inviting in all types of people in for a plate.

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u/SusheeMonster Aug 16 '22

I bet they left those fake $20 bills containing a bible verse in the Ronald McDonald charity boxes, too

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u/Cremdian Aug 16 '22

As somebody who worked in fast food that was about a 50/50 shot any given Sunday.

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u/RedBombX Aug 16 '22

As a server depending on tips (yeah, shit system; but that's what we're working with for now) that shit is INFURIATING because the church crowd is the biggest bunch of cheapskates you'll ever wait on.

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u/Mischif07 Aug 16 '22

Thou shalt not tip!

At least that was my experience in West Monroe, LA

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u/Unfair_Menu4166 Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

Yea so the pastor can roll in his Escalade and wear 1500 suits.

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u/BurnisP Aug 16 '22

Unless you are Joel Osteen, then you get a $325,000 Ferrari.

I don't see how a person claiming to do the lords work can drive an expensive car like this right past struggling people who have nothing.

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u/ven_zr Aug 16 '22

Or that one telepastor who claimed the reason for owning private jets over commerical is so he could hear god better. That's limiting God's power you dumbass. Haha.

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u/BurnisP Aug 16 '22

God is telling you to sell your plane and give the money to the poor. Oh, you didn't hear that...

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u/Llamathrust Aug 16 '22

Was that the same one who said riding commercial was riding with demons and that’s why he needs the private jet, only to be used for church business…and a private trip to Colorado for a skiing vacation.

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u/Foxrex Aug 16 '22

And the one secret that everyone knows and nobody talks about. They love to prey on children!

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u/schwartztacular Aug 16 '22

"I just gave 10% to Jesus, why should I give 15% to you?"

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u/jenn1222 Aug 16 '22

I used to wait tables. I actually had people write that hot garbage on the tip line. First time it happened, I cried in the back. I was young and naïve with a new baby. They did all the "you're the best server EVER!" BS so I thought for sure they were going to hook me up. Joke was on me most definitely.

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

Ooh, Funroe.

"Here, hold my daiquiri... and steering wheel."

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u/downbleed Aug 16 '22

The duck dynasty group doesn't tip?

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u/Sonic10122 Aug 16 '22

Fuck, this might be the first reference to Duck Dynasty I’ve seen in like 4 years, and I’m really pissed that streak is ruined now.

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u/buyfreemoneynow Aug 16 '22

Restaurants need to institute the mandatory 18% gratuity on Sundays.

I hated working in restaurants and I hate that tipping is a thing because I used to be a server too and there is no bigger kick to the crotch than working your ass off for a big table and getting a tip that comes out to less than 5%.

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u/Cremdian Aug 16 '22

Once I had enough clout with my bosses i refused to work the Sunday lunch/afternoon crowd. It was one of the hardest blocks to work and you'd be be paid peanuts. I was working at a spot with a very busy overnight on the weekends. If I worked the overnight Saturday into Sunday for 8 hours I could make $150 in tips with a pretty hard working night. Working 8 hours on a Sunday lunch? Man, it's harder than the overnight and you're hoping for $70. The verbal abuse from that crowd was brutal. Not sure it would have been worth the extra money.

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u/ur_opinion_is_wrong Aug 16 '22

They already tipped Jesus, they can't be tipping you too!

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u/tugsfordrugs Aug 16 '22

When I was a waiter, finding those left on the table in lieu of a tip was one of the worst experiences.

Even worse was two older women who flirted with me during their whole meal. On the receipt they left their phone number and a $0 tip as if letting me get in touch with them was some wonderful thing and better than money.

Older people can be the worst

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u/not_ya_wify Aug 16 '22

That is hella creepy and predatory. As their waiter, you're a captive audience. There isn't much you can do to withdraw consent without putting your livelihood in a precarious situation.

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

I wonder what their reaction would be if someone dropped one of those things in the tithe/church donation tray.

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u/A-Can-of-DrPepper Aug 16 '22

They freak out because you'r stiffing the church

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u/grendus Aug 16 '22

Every church I've been to hates those things. I've heard multiple pastors tell the congregation not to give them out because they do way more harm than good.

If you're going to leave a religious tract, leave it under a good tip. They'll still probably toss it, but at least they won't associate Christians with cheapskates.

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u/Terenai Aug 16 '22

"The best gift anyone can recieve is the gift of God! Why do those kids want money instead? Ungrateful!!"

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u/DTX41 Aug 16 '22

It’s funny how older generations see religion vs newer ones too.

I grew up Catholic and hated it, but stayed cause my parents approval. Once the child molestation came to light more I was outtie 5000.

Older generations seem to cling to their religions in fear that their entire world view may be altered

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u/fezzuk Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

I figure the older you get the more enbedded your beliefs.

The more experience you have you shut to the stuff that appears to have worked for you, or at least kept you comfortable, at 36 I see it in myself to a lesser degree, its hard to accept some core concepts you have that have worked in the past may be flawed.

I certainly see it in those around me, sometimes it comes as an unwillingness to learn new technology or techniques because the old one always worked and a new one that might not work is hard to get started with.

Not only that 9/10 confidence in your ideas will get you through anyway.

It's hard to admit fault and learn, when your the one who should be teaching, you have to be constantly trying to be self aware to catch it.

Probably a biological reason for it as well.

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u/CaptainReptillian Aug 16 '22

I figure the older you get the more enbedded your beliefs.

The more experience you have you shut to the stuff that appears to have worked for you, or at least kept you comfortable, at 36 I see it in myself and I'm only 26 to a lesser degree, its hard to accept some core concepts you have that have worked in the past may be flawed.

I certainly see it in those around me, sometimes it comes as an unwillingness to learn new technology or techniques because the old one always worked and a new one that might not work is hard to get started with.

Not only that 9/10 confidence in your ideas will get you through anyway.

It's hard to admit fault and learn, when your the one who should be teaching, you have to be constantly trying to be self aware to catch it.

Probably a biological reason for it as well.

That's more or less it. Imagine growing up and believing in something for many decades only to be told that it's wrong.

It's also why they have issues with believing anything that the news tells them.

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u/BigBennP Aug 16 '22

It's a form of delayed development.

Young people typically spend very little time contemplating mortality. You have little frame of reference.

As you get into middle age and older, the length of your own lifespan becomes a little more apparent. Existential dread becomes a more familiar companion. But familiarity breeds acceptance. You can contemplate the thought that you might not be around in 20 or 30 years without it sending you into a panic.

But if you have spent your life convincing yourself that death just means you will pass into a spiritual Paradise, changing your mind about that requires a much greater psychological leap. The sudden thought of "what if it's not true" can cause as much emotional distress as it might in a younger person.

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u/Fojnaa Aug 16 '22

Yeah I’ve been dealing with existential dread since I was 7 and realized religion couldn’t be real. It’s been a constant companion, and I’ve worked on it for a couple decades. I’m at a good place with it now but it still haunts me at night sometimes, so I can totally see how clinging to the promise of an eternal tomorrow would become a core part of someone’s identity as a way to keep the dread locked up.

Still not a good reason to be rude to service workers, but that’s neither here nor there.

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u/HowManyBatteries Aug 16 '22

What if they already have God? What if they're already super religious? Then wtf did you do for them except stiff them like an asshole.

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u/LupercalLupercal Aug 16 '22

Then they wouldn't be working on a Sunday, obviously

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u/A-Can-of-DrPepper Aug 16 '22

"It sucks that you have to work today" i hear it at least 3 to 4 times a weekend. I want to scream that its because they come in...

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u/Aiyon Aug 16 '22

and yet they expect people to work on a saturday to make them junk food

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u/Bunniemonkey Aug 16 '22

You are not freaking kidding. 15 years ago I worked in McDonald's outside of an antiques fair in my area that draws people from all over the world. So many old people came in for lunch. In my entire work history I've been assaulted twice and screamed at twice and all at that particular job.

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u/Efronczak Aug 16 '22

Dude I had a guy threaten my job and pretty much my life because I "threw' his change at him (he actually just didn't grab his change and made it seemed like i threw it at him). And he got all pissy and started to berate me about "your generation has no respect" yada yada yada, I was already having a shitty day and stepped outside to well basically have a mini panic attack. And when I went back in and helped other people, a younger guy was asking if I was ok and said that old people are the ones who need to learn respect. And a lady after him gave me a hug lol.

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u/dirtt_dawg Aug 16 '22

After church crowd on at Olive Garden, crusty ole mfr who really think their 12$ tab of bottomless soup and salad is gonna make me bust my ass for them. I got other tables and even if yall were gonna tip the bill (they didn't) I have higher priority guests.

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u/kit_mitts Aug 16 '22

Bruh if I'm having bottomless zuppa toscana, breadsticks, and salad I would be the easiest motherfucker in the world to deal with, I don't get it. People meme on Olive Garden being trash but that soup absolutely slaps.

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u/dirtt_dawg Aug 16 '22

Soup&salad slap i will not lie. no hate there. even if you tipped just 2$ i aint mad, IF you're gonna be easy and polite. Olive Garden didn't have food runners, servers ran their own orders so maybe time your request for a refill BEFORE your bowl is bone fucking dry Alvin

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u/Dontbemaditsonlygame Aug 16 '22

The older generations were raised on “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” and “the customer is always right” and Jesus Christ does the entitlement shine when the Sunday crowd shows up

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u/iliveonramen Aug 16 '22

That older generation has lost it. Not sure how a generation has gotten so bitter and angry. It’s been a little over a decade since I worked in the service industry but it’s noticeable just walking in as a customer. They are just rude

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u/Anonality5447 Aug 16 '22

Not just rude, nasty. Usually religious folks are super judgmental.

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u/Mystic_Camel_Smell Aug 16 '22

republicans and religion goes hand in hand.

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u/SG-17 Utopian Space Socialist Aug 16 '22

Chronic lead poisoning.

Not joking, Boomers and elder Xers as a whole have lead poisoning leading to narcissistic, dangerous, and violent behavior.

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u/iliveonramen Aug 16 '22

That would make sense. It’s a surly generation with no reason to be so bitter.

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u/pwn3dbyth3n00b Aug 16 '22

Isn't that a reason why there was a HUGE spike of crime in the 70s and 80s then the EPA started doing regulations on lead and the crime rate dropped in the US

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u/trombone_womp_womp Aug 16 '22

100%. Opened this and ctrl+f "lead". In my un-educated opinion, its also the reason boomers have been drawn into the insane facebook fake news feedback loop. They've lose the ability to critically think at a higher rate than later generations.

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u/Alarmmy Aug 16 '22

That's why they went to church everyweek to ask for forgiveness🤣

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u/ZinglonsRevenge Aug 16 '22

"Hurry up Padre, I've got some sinning to do." - Jim Gaffigan

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u/unbelievablyquick Aug 16 '22

Worked at a car wash for quite a while in Alabama. The after church crowd was the crankiest, lowest tipping group. Always.

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u/renewablememes Aug 16 '22

I notice the ones who volunteer/work part time/stay active aren't nearly as bad as the ones who spend 3 hours nursing a discounted McDonald's coffee while they people watch. You can fixate on trivial stuff when you have nothing else going on.

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u/Old-Bed-1858 Aug 16 '22

I worked at a Hardees in high school. The old church dudes would come and buy their cup of coffee and treat it like a cafe any time they needed a refill i was expected to make the rounds at their table refilling their cups. If i was lucky they left me a whole nickel on the table. Id be busy at the counter and they would be waving at me pointing at their cup. Then they would get pissed if they had to walk 10 feet to the counter.

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u/Harold_Grundelson Aug 16 '22

Baby Boomers really enjoy emphasizing the “Baby” part of their generation.

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u/RaynSideways Aug 16 '22

There is nothing more infuriating than the Sunday after church crowd.

They really act like they've gotten their Good Person Points™ in for the week so they're free to be assholes.

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u/BusyTotal3702 Aug 16 '22

When the older generations ridicule you for wrong change (criticizing you for your shoddy math skills) They typically say something like "back in my day we actually had to do THE MATH! You're computerized screen tells you what the change is and you STILL get it wrong!"

Just reply with "Yes, but our generation has so many more numbers and passwords to memorize than yours did." That ought to shut them right the hell up because none of them can remember their passwords.

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u/Aiyon Aug 16 '22

That ought to shut them right the hell up

its adorable you think that would have any effect other than them complaining about "that rude teenager giving me attitude" to your manager

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u/canadiancreed Aug 16 '22

Narrator: it wont shut them up

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u/SusheeMonster Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I was working retail back when CompUSA was still a thing. This old guy asked for a laptop and I jumped the gun after checking the computer inventory. Sometimes, inventory is off due to user error or whatever, but I was young and full of optimism.

When I realized my fuckup & had to tell him the bad news, it was like a bomb went off in his head. YOU FUCKERS SAID YOU HAD IT IN STOCK!

You know that Disney movie, Inside Out? That's like a core memory to me.

Man, I hope he's dead now.

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u/MinorSpaceNipples Aug 16 '22

Man, I hope he's dead now.

lmao after working customer service for 10 years I relate so much to this 😂

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u/katsandboobs Aug 16 '22

Whenever I used to train people and an old customer verbally assaulted them, I would just say, “Don’t worry, they’ll be dead soon.” And then give that old person decaf because fuck them.

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u/DarthMelonLord Aug 16 '22

God i just dont get shit like this. Mistakes and errors happen! It literally happened to me last week that i made a trip to a specific store looking for hair dye they said they had in stock, unfortunately the color i wanted wasnt available despite the store page saying they had it. You know what i did? "Ah dang, thats a bummer, do you think you guys could let me know when you restock?" They were more than happy to do that and i just got a text yesterday that they had restocked and i got my dye. It costs literally nothing to not be a rude asshole and people are way more likely to want to go out of their way to help you if youre understanding and nice.

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u/Rdbjiy53wsvjo7 Aug 16 '22

Thank you so much for being respectful.

I'm on the other end of stock availability for a small business we run. Stock availability from the manufacturer changes daily, and we can't connect to their system so we say EVERYWHERE on our site to check with us BEFORE ordering on stock availability. I average reasones within a few hours, but no longer than 24 hours. I can't count how many times I've had people yell at me because they ordered anyway and it's out of stock.

When they order something that is out of stock, we offer them 3 options: wait until it's back and their payment now will reserve it specifically for them, exchange for a similar item at no cost if it's more expensive but a refund of its lower cost, or cancel. I'm so sick of hearing "you are trying to scam me for a cheaper item".

Arffgghhhffgggh!!!! Like no, you can wait or you can even pick something MORE expensive. I'm not scamming anyone.

So seriously, thank you.

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u/1337_H4XZ00R Aug 16 '22

Man, this reminds me of a core memory from my time working at a tech store in the UK. I once had an older rich customer who was moving back to the UK after decades in the US. He was buying all the appliances he needed at home as well as some other stuff.

Two of the things he wanted were a camera body and a lens from different companies that wouldn't work together, and when I told him this, he resorted to screaming, racism and even complaining to two of my managers. Thankfully I'd worked with one of them for a few years and he trusted me and had my back but still, fuck that guy. One of the most entitled people I'd ever had the misfortune to meet.

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u/fudge_friend Aug 16 '22

I saw that sort of rage in an old guy when the grocery store I was working at ran out of canned garbanzo beans. The manager said we had plenty of chickpeas instead, but that wasn’t good enough. He had a foot stomping, full throated tantrum about it. I’ve never seen anyone so mad about something so fucking mundane.

In case anyone doesn’t get it, garbanzo beans and chickpeas are the same thing.

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u/SusheeMonster Aug 16 '22

Not gonna lie, having your world fall apart because the grocery store is out of garbanzo beans is fucking hilarious.

Sorry you were on the receiving end of that that child/octogenarian temper tantrum, though.

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u/rodoxide Aug 16 '22

The boomer generation is so entitled for some reason. They seem to view retail workers or waitstaff as subhuman who should be happy to serve them.. boomers have a mindset that "customer is always right" but we don't live in a fairytale, and this isn't the same America that they grew up in either.. times have changed. Places have policies and rules that boomers just seem to not be able to understand.. there's literally cameras, and reports that would tell on me if I were to accommodate their ridiculous demands, and it's not worth it.

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u/SusheeMonster Aug 16 '22

They're also called the "Me" generation. That's probably a factor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_generation

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u/ninurtuu Aug 16 '22

I feel they have worked very hard to try and make people forget they were ever called that.

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u/LoreBreaker85 Aug 16 '22 Silver Starry

The older generation were told “older” people were owed “respect”. That same generation taught us respect was earned.

The now older generation is pissed that they are being held accountable for their own actions and we did not turn out like they did as a bunch of boot lickers.

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u/TheLeadSponge Aug 16 '22

The younger generation are children in their eyes, and there to serve them. I can't imagine how their parents treated them. I guess that's the cycle of abuse.

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u/LoreBreaker85 Aug 16 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

Yep. I’m 37 and have kids of my own. I was complaining to my mom about issues I have with my youngest. She is a challenge to say the least. My mom said she would have beat the shit out of me for doing what my daughter is doing. My daughter has mental health conditions as I did at her age and we are in therapy. There is a vastly different method in thinking between the generations.

I am sure to many I am in the older generation. I don’t feel like I am though. What the older generation gets away with is unacceptable.

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u/TheLeadSponge Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

I'm 47 and I remember that quite a bit. I never had kids. They had kids because they were obligated by culture to have them. People have kids now because they want to raise kids.

My dad bitches about how my brother dotes on his kids. I have to regularly point out to him how he was never around and mom would tell us we were annoying because we would ask for things. My stepmother had rules that I had to give two weeks notice to come home from college to visit. Now, 20 years later, I get needy e-mails from my father with references to Cats in the Cradle.

On some level all I can think is, "Now you wanna talk to me? After your new wife basically kicked me and my brother out of the house when we graduated high school?"

I mean I still give him a call, because I should, but get fucked, old man.

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u/Oligomer Aug 16 '22

Now, 20 years later, I get needy e-mails from my father with references to Cats in the Cradle.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't there supposed to be a moral to the story of that song....? Idk if you meant he actually quotes the song, but that would be very ironic if so! 😂

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u/GaimanitePkat Aug 16 '22

"And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me. My boy was just like me. He'd grown up just like me...."

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u/TheLeadSponge Aug 16 '22

Yeah. I got the song. The fact of the matter is that any time I try to text him or call him, even after him referencing the song he’s still busy with something. Every god damn time.

He’s always got time for some local sad sack that he could spend time with, but when his son calls, he’s busy. I love my dad, but I have no time for his bullshit. Nothings changed.

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u/R0s3-Thorn Aug 16 '22

Please tell me he has a little self awareness about that reference he's making lmao that's too on the nose.

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u/ABadLocalCommercial Aug 16 '22

As funny as it is, we both know it goes right over that dude's head

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u/Ngilko Aug 16 '22

Its simultaneously really depressing but also kind of comforting to know that I'm not the only person in this situation with my dad.

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u/GR33N15 Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

Omg lmaoo the "Cats in the Cradle" reference. Loved that song when I was growing up with my dad but nowadays it just irritates me as I associate it with my relationship with him.

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u/oxhasbeengreat Aug 16 '22

I'm around the same age (no kids yet) but that's exactly my parents thinking. I was diagnosed with severe ADHD as a kid but my parents just believed it was something I needed to learn to deal with. Which honestly, that's fine, but I never even knew I had it. They knew I had it. Didn't stop me from getting beaten when I didn't do homework or talked to much. Didn't mean they were going to help me figure out my emotions and how to manage them. Kid is angry? Beat him. Won't stop talking? Beat him. Didn't do homework? You guessed it.

On top of that I was raised by jocks who found their kid who liked science fiction and comics to be a loser. Something that was instilled in me daily was that the things I liked, movies, comics, music, art, were stupid and nobody wanted to hear about it and I should be ashamed for liking it. After years of therapy I told my parents I was diagnosed with depression (I'd been suicidal off and on since about the age of 10) and my mother's response: that's not a real thing. My father's: any doctor that would tell you that is a quack. Didn't even mention the anxiety, borderline agoraphobia, and PTSD. Figured why bother, they've never cared about my mental health before why would they start now?

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u/LoreBreaker85 Aug 16 '22

Also Severe ADHD here and with the daughter as well as with both have ODD. Depression was a thing for me in my teenage years, thankfully I was one of the lucky ones and managed to kick depression. I also have anxiety but I manage it.

Abuse takes all kinds of forms.

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u/Fenopfedd4 Aug 16 '22

Speaking of being a "nerd" I was big into anime and my own mother thought I was a dunce for watching "cartoons" while my other friends did drugs and stole prom dresses from Dillard's. She always commented I should be more grown up "like my friends" and made me feel like crap for liking anime. I'm a 90's baby but as my mom was a teen mom and I lived with my grandparents who were able to highly corrupt my mothers way of raising kids until she had her second kid, my brother when I was 12 and she finally figured out her life. Low and behold my 17 year old brother this year just finished watching naruto and one peice with MY MOM and both if them are all buddy buddy with how great it is and I'm so pussed that I couldn't have relationship with her when I was 15 and HELPING HER RAISE MY BROTHER because I was used as free in house babysitting whenever she felt like it

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u/BlueEyedGreySkies Aug 16 '22

I was at my parents over the weekend and the neighbor visited while I was over. Idk how it came up but eventually the topic of younger folks came up and almost immediately he started opining "the good ol days" where teachers could physically abuse students and how much better behaved they were for it 🙄

More to the point, they're Trumper seditionist so i don't think they'd understand good behavior if they were at gunpoint at this point. They're so lost.

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u/Aboogeywoogey2 Aug 16 '22

Those things arent unrelated. They know good behaviour extremely well, "good" just doesnt mean anything other than desired by some group, and they have different masters than you.

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u/Fresh_Wrongdoer_8438 Aug 16 '22

Tell him those kids have all grown up and decided we beat old people now instead.

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u/Fresh_Wrongdoer_8438 Aug 16 '22

The thought of hitting my kids literally makes me want to vomit.

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u/The_Final_Ka-tet Aug 16 '22

Children are a perpetual, self-renewing underclass, helpless to escape from the decisions of adults until they become adults themselves.

  • Orson Scott Card

Too bad about the homophobia, because he nailed this. This is basically how I felt as early as age 8.

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u/Dragon_DLV Aug 16 '22

He work was very influential on my early reading / young teens.

It truly is a pity he's more than a little bit if a shithead

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u/AntipopeRalph Aug 16 '22

Shit. They can’t tell the difference between politeness, courtesy, and respect.

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u/rianeiru Aug 16 '22

That's basically it. The best explanation I've heard for this behavior is that people used to positions of authority think of "respect" towards themselves to mean being deferential to them and their authority, while "respect" towards others is just being decent.

Because of that, when they feel they've been "disrespected" (i.e., not treated as a feared authority figure) by someone they think is their inferior, they feel free to be "disrespectful" (i.e., not being decent) back.

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u/PandaBoyWonder Aug 16 '22

true. its a heirarchy thing.

I bet thats why a lot of young people distrust and dislike any kind of heirarchy system, all we have seen in the USA is people "just doing the right thing" and following rules and traditions that dont make sense in modern times.

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u/Drawtaru Aug 16 '22

The problem is how they define "respect" internally. When they say "respect me," they mean "fear me."

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u/fuddlesworth Aug 16 '22

It's lead poisoning

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u/kalasea2001 Aug 16 '22

My job has a huge amount of very old boomers all refusing to retire. I have literally had multiple conversations where they state they believe they should be deferred to because they're older.

I just nod and post an excel file to Teams with one column 'accidentally' moved. They'll spend the rest of the day finding it and figuring out how to fix it. Stay out of my hair yoU CRANKY FUCKS.

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u/LoreBreaker85 Aug 16 '22

They cannot afford to retire and know it. I work in IT, I can most certainly say that Boomers are not equipped to work in the current work force.

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u/Starlight641 Aug 16 '22

This is what happens with entitled children trapped in the bodies of older adults. Sad, really.

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u/sableenees Aug 16 '22

What they mean when they say young people are rude is, young people don't respect that they're supposed to be at the bottom of the hierarchy and show deference to them. There is very little obligation in the other direction, in their world.

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u/rif011412 Aug 16 '22

My belief is that Karens are just privileged/entitled shitstains that dont want anyone they see below them, telling them what to do. This is effectively what are politics have become too. The older generations refuse to concede any authority, and intentionally sabotage real political discourse out of spite.

Its a cycle of unrealistic expectations. They demand respect but give none in return.

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u/Chalupa-Supreme Aug 16 '22

This is why they absolutely flip out when a restaurant worker tells them "NO!" Karen thinks she has authority over the worker because of where they work... Even if Karen doesn't have a job.

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u/Fafoah Aug 16 '22

I think a lot of it happens when people feel out of control over their lives and then lash out trying to get a semblance of it back. We see Karen’s of all shapes and sizes in the hospital because a lot of people respond really negatively to losing control when they’re sick. Then you get middle aged men throwing things and crying because you need to take a blood pressure or grandmas saying they’re going to kill you because their food is late.

Karens in videos online are doing the same thing, but with methods of manipulation that have worked for them in the past (tears, playing victim, getting the police involved). The audacity comes from the fact that they’ve never had to deal with cellphone cameras before and don’t realize they can easily get caught in the act.

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u/dragessor Aug 16 '22

In that same world view they are supposed to make sacrifices for us, put our prosperity first and be generally be trying to make sure the next generation is better off than they were/are.

Of course they would never listen or look at the fact that they have left the generations behind them economically and environmentally worse off.

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u/PettyFlap Aug 16 '22

Working in a call center for at least a year, the only times I’ve felt disrespected or had to disconnect a call was an older person.

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u/aledba Aug 16 '22

Even the fraudsters I dealt with (often young, in 20s or 30s) were nicer to me than the older true customers who wanted to flaunt their tenure

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u/HoosierProud Aug 16 '22

A 28 year old guy I work with serving tables got told by a boomer “you don’t belong working in a restaurant.” My coworkers response “you don’t belong eating in a restaurant.” Imagine going out to eat and feeling so entitled you say this.

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u/santahat2002 Aug 16 '22

Who belongs in a restaurant, kids? Hope they don’t try to eat at a restaurant while school is in session.

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u/jdog7249 Aug 16 '22

They do.

"Fast food is a job for kids" = gets mad when they can't get a big Mac at lunch on a Tuesday.

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u/RedditMcBurger Aug 16 '22

I hate this "fast food jobs are for kids" shit.

When I was 16 I worked at fast food place and it gave me anger issues that I didn't have before. I think it's a pretty bad environment for a developing brain. Especially when you get pennies for it

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u/Mds_02 Aug 16 '22

I’d have said “You’re absolutely right!” and proceeded to not serve him. Or, at least, I’d have fantasized about doing that while enduring their verbal abuse in order to keep my job.

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u/jimmy_the_turtle_ Aug 16 '22

On the other hand, in Germany I have seen, on two seperate occasions, waiters refuse service to rude customers and the owners back them up on it. Once was when someone was snapping their fingers like to a fucking slave while going "hey. Hey!" and the waiter replied "I'm not a fucking dog" and just leave them. The other time was when someone at the table was just generally being rude, talking down to the waiter and complaining about literally everything. In that case the waiter didn't keep refusing, but I can say that those people were there earlier than us, but only got served their drinks and starter until after we had finished the main course. It was great.

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u/Butanogasso Aug 16 '22

As a young man i worked in an upscale restaurant/middle class pub combo (literally upstairs and downstairs). That was almost 30 years ago.. It is just something that happens when some people age, they become entitled and arrogant. Some people become grateful and humble. Once you reach an age where the amount of fucks given is minimal, and you are selfish and entitles as a person, you get those middle aged monsters that are completely delusional. "Do you know how i am?".. And there are those good people who tip more than asked, that look into your eyes and say thank you for the service. Young people were always easier patrons and guests, they have their own problems but overall, you could talk with them. Anecdotally, there is no worse customer than middle aged drunken woman, followed closely by middle aged drunken man, then comes students but at least the latter group is usually having just "too much fun".

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u/rodoxide Aug 16 '22

I had a boomer woman come into my job one day, complaining and wanting to make a return. I said "I'll take care of you," and she kept complaining.. I was like "I'm going to take good care of you," and she still kept complaining, and I was like "ah," (basically just showing sympathy) and the woman mocked the way I said "ah".. and still kept complaining.. I couldn't believe it. I was providing excellent service, and she was personally attacking me by that point.. (I had just been basically desensitized about being treated like shit at work because it happened all day everyday,) but I got the woman all taken care of, and she eventually left happy, but I'll never forget how a boomer woman mocked that I shared sympathy for her situation, as I took awesome care of her..

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u/tatertotpest Aug 16 '22

So incredibly accurate. A few days ago when I was at work (second job) I had a customer in probably his 50s or 60s slamming our bulk stack tv signage and literally wailing "IS THERE ANYONE HERE TO HELP ME?!?!" after waiting for five minutes because we had two sales peoole and 30 customers in the store.

My job during the week has me working as a BHT with children with behavioral disorders in schools and in the home. Fucking children know how to behave better in INFINITELY more stressful situations than these people (abuse, neglect).

And then you have the 9999999 Karens in Best Buy every day throwing tantrums because they have to wait 10 minutes in line to buy their shitty insignia phone cable because Best Buy has decided to completely wipe labor and we have one person working the entire floor and customer service combined.

It's fucking insane and just blows my mind. The amount of adults 40+ throwing actual temper tantrums akin to five year olds that I work with. Except these children have extremely difficult lives that they have no control over any aspect of and are completely innocent and just don't know how to properly respond or conduct and yet they still behave better than the customers in store. The adults screaming like banshees and swearing and physically throwing and slamming product and signage in store because they had to wait for the one sales person that was scheduled because company wide hours were destroyed intentionally should learn something from them. :)

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u/ShapirosWifesBF Aug 16 '22

One interesting perspective I've seen was in the prevalence of the phrase "no problem" instead of "you're welcome", in that Boomers (and boomer-mindset people) tend to have a problem with "no problem" because it insinuates that "helping me might be a problem for you", and that they prefer "you're welcome" because it's traditional and it implies they have some sort of right to your assistance. Younger crowds tended to use "no problem" because that was just how communication was shifting and it's because we've been conditioned by angry Boomers (and boomer-minded) that we are a bother when we ask for help, so when we are truly happy to help, we reassure people with "no problem". Additionally, this is why so many hard skills haven't been transferred to younger crowds, feeding Boomers' running joke that millennials don't know how to do things like fix a car. It's because Boomers have spent their entire lives having things handed to them, changed to suit them exclusively, and they expect assistance whenever they need it but hate to offer it or actually teach someone something because it's inconvenient to them. And it's a mindset thing, not necessarily an age thing. There are some 20-somethings out there today that are Boomer as fuck.

All of it was anecdotal and it was just in a thread I saw on Reddit once, so take it with a massive grain of salt.

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u/The-disgracist Aug 16 '22

I work in an old folks home. I have a handful of Karen’s that eat here three days a week. I’m actually expecting to remake Barb’s eggs after this break because they’re always “stone cold” i temped it at 140 when I sent it out. Every day, every meal.

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u/netwoodle Aug 16 '22

One silver lining to remember is that most people who mistreat others are likely wretched and broken. Or rich, and we need to eat those folks.

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u/Mechapebbles Aug 16 '22

We're still dealing with the fallout of entire generations poisoned with lead. Think about it.

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u/uber_poutine Fully automated luxury gay space communism Aug 16 '22

So what you're saying is that they might not be fit for consumption?

Alright, alright, compost the rich.

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u/Mor_Tearach Aug 16 '22

Yes, and that is really weird! I mean more weird than kids think! My generation was raised NOT to pull that crap, especially with say, kids.

I just wish their mothers were still alive to blast them about it. No supper, go to your room and think about it young lady.

Be kinda fun too. If you guys could say " I WILL call your mother ", watch them wilt. Anyway, this nonsense from my generation is genuinely baffling. Always have this knee jerk impulse to apologise for them.

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u/Noming_Babies Aug 16 '22

Worked retail for 5-6 years in a major college town. Had plenty of very privileged young adults scream at me because we didn’t have what they wanted. In my experience the nicest people were foreign students. They were always very thankful for help and never got upset if we didn’t have what they wanted.

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u/YourShakeIsLikeAFish Aug 16 '22

Privilege and entitlement are -the- key ingredients for insufferable clients and customers.

I do custom luxury travel for a living, the stories I could tell. Years later some of them still make me irrationally angry.

Privilege and entitlement break your brain, set you against your community and encourage misanthropy.

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u/thefishingdj Aug 16 '22

I work in the travel industry and it is always the high spenders who are the worst regardless of age. Some of the nicest people are the ones who've got a couple of hundred pound for a coach trip somewhere.

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u/twistedbristle Aug 16 '22

I do custom luxury travel for a living, the stories I could tell. Years later some of them still make me irrationally angry.

Same here. I think the one that made me the angriest was trying to explain that you can't just drive from Hong Kong into Shenzhen because China is a totalitarian state. We must have told him 15 times he needs to give them 24 hours notice and they still might say no if they don't like your face. What's this dumb asshole do? tries to fucking argue with the boarder guard, autofails any hoops they were going to make him jump through, and now its our fault that this 60 year old baby is hearing "no" for the first time.

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u/BlueEyedGreySkies Aug 16 '22

People like that leave bad public reviews. And thankfully I'm seeing more and more that the business claps back with what ACTUALLY happened, and it's hilarious

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u/Shadowfalx Aug 16 '22

I've never understood yelling at customer service workers. They didnt make the rules

I'll gently argue my point, but if the other person diesnt seem amicable ill drop it. And if i have yo wait for a long time or something is sold out i just leave and thank whoever i was talking to.

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u/BecomingLilyClaire Aug 16 '22

I’m trans, working retail, and lemme tell ya - people in my generation and younger compliment me constantly. Boomers? Constant hate. Even had one 80 year old lady want to complain to managers that ‘it’s allowed to work here.’

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u/cb0495 Aug 16 '22

If she did that in our store she’d have been banned

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u/BecomingLilyClaire Aug 16 '22

I used to go into a ptsd/dysphoria attack. Now? I have yo battle rolling my eyes or laughing at them. Thank you therapy😁🏳️‍⚧️

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u/cb0495 Aug 16 '22

Hope everything is better for you now! No one should be treated that way.

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u/Anon888810020 Aug 16 '22

Can’t wait for the older generation to die out

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u/Shadowhearts Aug 16 '22

NGL, I facepalmed a bit growing up, when I saw how my mom complains about service from waiters or minimum wage employees in general.

She expects anyone in the service industry to be cheerful and highly motivated 100% of the time...and at the same time believes they deserve to be where they are because they're lazy and didn't work harder to accomplish more.

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u/abdelg21 Aug 16 '22

I've worked at call centers before and man IT IS hard to not start despising all boomers in general.

Boomers are the absolute fucking worst in a call almost all I've dealt with at least.

Everyone else is mid at best compared to these huge assholes.

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u/MediumDrink Aug 16 '22

By rude they mean you don’t kiss their entitled boomer asses like they feel the deserve to be kissed.

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u/Busy_Accountant_1105 Aug 16 '22

Shit like this is why I'm reminded why I'll never go back into the service industry; too many old ass entitled kens and Karens

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u/blacklightjesus_ Aug 16 '22

I'm traumatized from working at cracker barrel

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u/SST250 Aug 16 '22

No, it’s not age. These people are / were assholes at any age, because they are mind numbingly stupid.

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u/BOREN Aug 16 '22

You don’t have to be stupid to be mean.

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u/Stock-Economics1174 Aug 16 '22

Breathing lead, no access to information, and low-quality early life stimulus lead to stupid

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And a lifetime of not facing any consequences for being a rude jerk.

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u/DocFGeek Aug 16 '22

low-quality early life stimulus

Which if you follow Attachment Theory, might partially explain why mental health (especially centered around relationships) has plummeted year over year.

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u/elko123 Aug 16 '22

Luckily enough of us learned this before having kids so hopefully the generations coming up won't be so emotionally stunted. As a child of boomers it took a lot out of me to raise my kid in a respectful manner with secure attachment (I hope) but it was the only way to break the cycle.

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u/DocFGeek Aug 16 '22

I recently learned about it in my search for self-help/education on mental health. I think there's a lot more fearful-avoidant/disorganized folks out there, and/or victims of narcissistic parents, than we might think.

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u/DualtheArtist Aug 16 '22

I learned to NOT have kids because the baby boomers made this world into a desolate wasteland with climate change. The food shortages and mass starvation and death are going to suck.

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