I am not offended but I am technically a Millenial so what do I know. I have also never heard this phrase used. I guess I am too old and my son, 10, is too young.
i personally find most forms of institutionalized ridicule humorous...
so I await the day that Boomers retaliate with their own meme characterizing their own sentiment that reflects their impressions of their younger counterparts in the industry.
anyone want to try?
using their own "OK" would be a nice start...
IPVMU Certified | 11/18/19 08:58pm
Unless this is posted as a chain-email forward or is a Facebook share, will the Boomers even see this to respond?
(I'm teasing. I'm a Boomer at heart anyway!)
I was in a meeting the other day where a bunch of grey haired integrators were sitting around whining about how hard it is to find technicians that weren't just going to "just sit around playing with their stupid phones all day" and then in the next breath, complaining that they were having trouble finding new employees because another company in town has been offering new hires $15 an hour when they themselves are only offering $14 an hour.
I didn't actually say "okay, Boomer", but I was thinking it real loud.
Based on Urban Dictionary, I am pretty much a boomer. I only missed 3 requirements.
A person who exhibits the following characteristics:
-anywhere from 30-75 years old*
-owns a house in the suburbs
-drinks Monster Energy Zero Ultra
-calls his kids things like “champ” and “big guy”
-his riding lawnmower is the envy of fellow boomers
-hates and ridicules Millennials
-wakes up at 6am to mow his lawn
-“Yeah I would’ve went pro if I didn’t injure my ___ during that championship game”
-only listens to Dad rock
-“I’m sure she had her reasons”
-“when I was your age”
-“back in my day”
-probably peaked in high school
-will be nostalgic for classic video games like Doom if younger
-drives a Corvette on weekends
-has had steady office job for over a decade
-socks and sandals
-wine and dines at Olive Garden or Applebee’s
*One doesn’t have to be an actual member of the Baby Boom generation to be considered a Boomer. A Boomer is anyone that embodies the stereotypes of this age group.
I turn 33 in 3 weeks and wouldn't mind the corvette on weekends. Guess I'm a boomer now.
"Whatever, detergent muncher."
I feel like Boomers have been more derogatory towards Millenials than the other way around (and I'm a Boomer). I interpret "OK Boomer" as a response to that.
The discussion title and the first post ask two totally separate questions.
1. Is it offensive to the industry? Yes.
2. Is it ok to say it? Yes.
Ok I think the phrase, "I FEEL LIKE" is worse than all of this above.
The term is meant to be offensive to you personally, if you were born in the Baby Boom years (like me).
It really does not easily point at any industry except, perhaps, Hoola Hoops or Blockbuster Video...so, to the question: No.