Spot The Rebel
If this was an employee of the month test, whoever stacked these cardboard boxes was sure to flunk miserably. There is a clear instruction on the boxes that forbids anyone from stacking them for whatever reason, so we find it hard to think of a reason anyone would ignore the distinct warning. This could be the job of a person who was desperate to lose their job and was unable to do the mature thing, which is step into their employer’s office and hand in their resignation.
Step In – If You Dare
The weekly limbo club meetings were held in an underground studio that reeked of the sewage system below. After raising their concerns towards the local municipality and demanding a suitable space would be found for the group, their prayers have been answered and the perfect spot was named the club’s official domain. To make them all feel much more welcome and at home, a bar was placed outside the club’s door, forcing any attendant to earn their way in.
Not Colorblind Friendly
Instead of using their concept of printing out a label reading the color of the crayon for good, these crayons essentially confused colorblind people all over the world with these misprints. We are big fans of the color yellow, but it is evident that the person who printed out these labels is even more invested in the color than we are. Perhaps the person behind this was sick of racial prejudice and wanted to prove a point by assessing that love is colorblind.
You Do The Math
If the kid who received this calculator as a gift is brought up fearing having to deal with numbers and despising anything that remotely constitutes as math, it is probably because whoever positioned the numbers in this calculator caused him to stay clear of anything digit-related for the rest of his life. The numeral trauma could probably be treated after several therapy sessions, but this could have been avoided if the person in charge paid closer attention to what they were doing.
Stroke Of Genius
Being a writer is not an easy task, as many people might be quick to assume. It relies greatly on inspiration, which means that if the moment does not strike you right, it could be rather frustrating staring at a blank page without having any words or thoughts that come to mind. The journalist that was put in charge of covering this basketball game probably left the heading for the end, hoping some stroke of genius would hit him – only he evidently forgot to fix this nonsense-jumble that was written initially.
Escape The Landscape
Either the landscape artist who designed this park should be banned from any other urban projects, or the mayor of the city should be canned for not making sure the person hired for the job had a basic grasp of how sewers work. We just hope the sewer was leveled down before it got to pouring even harder since a mistake like this could end up drowning all the trees and plants in the park, in addition to the unbearable mud.
Remember that geography teacher that scolded the classroom for not being more familiar with the map of the world? Well, it turns out she was right after all. Never would have this fashion designer thought to check twice the T-shirts that were sent out to the stores, but that just goes to show the importance of double checking. On a more positive note, at least both continents start with the letter A, so we guess it could be relatively easily fixed with a fabric dye.
Way To Give Way
Now here is a sight you do not come across often – a sign defying its very own instructions! Reading “give cyclists space”, it is pretty hilarious that whoever positioned the sign here had absolutely no regard as to what was written on it and the fact they were contradicting what was asked in this clearly lit sign. It is a good thing this cart has wheels on it, since it means it was much easier to move, thus making the mistake easier to fix.
We are not sure how employees of this store count their weeks, but as far as the rest of the world goes, a week consists of only 7 days. Perhaps whoever was meant to paint that sign on the wall did not have a stencil for the number 7, so they thought they might as well make do with the template they do have and let buying customers deal with the confusion caused. If anything, this questionable sign could bring in all sort of business from those who are amused by it.
Trick Or Treat?
Putting aside the fact this ice cream cone is impossible to eat without getting melted dark chocolate all over your fingers, we would love to run into the employee who felt like pulling a stunt and dipped the cone with chocolate instead of covering the ice cream with the sweet treat. If this was a during Halloween, the person held responsible should be applauded for providing both a trick and a treat, which is rather hard to pull off.
Cinema managers, along with professionals in fields like travel bloggers and food critics, probably have one of the most fun occupations out there. When a new film comes out, they are the first ones to watch it, and can always sneak their friends in without having to charge them for seat tickets. Whoever works at this place took their freedom too far, and mixed up the names of the two movies, Suicide Squad and Sausage Party, thus creating an R-rated film and a highly distressing movie.
In The Name Of Love
We are going to go out on a limb here and take a wild guess that whoever spray painted the road to say ‘stop’ did not pay close attention to what they were doing, otherwise the job probably would have been done correctly and the road would not have read ‘sotp.’ This is especially funny considering there is clearly a stop sign right above the stop markings on the road, meaning there was no room for confusion as to how the word should be spelled.
Resort Of The Rebellious
The hotel staff at this resort has had enough of being mistreated by the upper management, so they decided to get even in the best way. Instead of setting up a strike or making waves with a loud demonstration, they workers employed on site decided to disobey the rules that were put up to keep order in the establishment. An example of this can be seen in the picture below, where pool chairs were stacked up next to a sign clearly forbidding from doing so.
Not What You Ordered
Abbreviations are commonly used these days, especially when keeping in mind that social media and modern times made all cyber users less patient and much more to the point when it comes to writing messages. Twitter, a website meant to provide a platform for people to express their thoughts even limits the amount of characters used to do so. However, whoever wrote this sign and thought shortening the word ‘spearmint’ with ‘sperm’ would be a good idea should think again.
No Sweets For You
We are going to go on a wild guess here and say that whoever was put in charge of placing the bitesize candy wrappers inside this machine probably was not in the mood for reading out the clear cut instructions that came with the gig. To be fair, it probably did just say to put the Skittles and M&Ms inside after removing the plasticl lid with the correct key, but they should have figured out no one would be able to squeeze the entire bag out of that tiny hole.
Wave That Box With Pride
Nation pride is completely understandable, and we are all for waving the flag with love and praising the land of the free for its endless accomplishments and fascinating history that winded the people of America safe and home, but the positioning of the printed stripey flag could not have been placed at a less appropriate spot. After all, we would not want anyone to confuse the American flag with the Chinese one, now would we?
Color Coded Madness
Hopefully, no one suffering from the obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, will ever cross this pathway, as it will drive them absolutely mad – and it is easy to understand why. We do not suffer from the mental disorder (as far as we know) but still cannot help but feel as though something is troubling us extensively simply by watching this clear abuse of power. It is almost as though someone did this on purpose just to mess with poor passersby’s heads!
Little Plasic Horror
It does not take a biology major to tell the difference between the terrifying tarantula, nor do you need to be an insect expert to know that a cockroach is not the same thing as a spider. Whoever printed this toy wrapper even went as far as to add a picture of the real insect that should be put in the case, just so a mistake like this does not happen. That is not to say, however, that throwing a plastic cockroach on someone would not terrify them.
Cut The Tension
We are not sure what school this stand is referring to, but we sure want to find out – just so we do not accidently sign up our kids there. Times have definitely changed, but unless English Literature class was scraped off to make room for vegetable chopping lessons, we are going to guess that whoever placed these knives on that rack is either looking for trouble from their boss or has no idea what goes on in educational facilities.
Speedo decided that instead of lying with false advertising, they are much better off painting a different picture, of a reliable store here to present things the way they are. Sure, the Kick Junior swimming goggles advertisement could have read that the original price was much higher than the discount one offered now, but for a reason that is beyond our comprehension, the advertisers in charge of this promotion saw things very differently, giving out a conflicting and contradicting message.
To The Left, To The Left
Technology is supposed to be the embodiment of modernity and up to date innovations – for this reason, having a remote control that points toward the left and is labeled ‘Right’ and vice versa kind of makes us wonder what kind of TV this customer is going to be receiving. We would not be confident with this purchase, but this could also be an innoccent error made by those in charge of printing the remote control buttons. At least this problem is easily fixed with a sticker.
She was more than a little confused when she walked into Walmart and almost tripped over a hurdle one of the employees put up. Hopefully, she didn’t hurt herself.
Whichever employee thought it was okay to market this meal as Mac N’ Cheese was seriously mistaken. No one was fooled and people were not happy.
Whoever came up with this sign is probably the best team member to have during a game of Taboo, but they probably should not have been trusted with printing out signs for merchandise in a grocery store. Although ‘long yellow things’ is the most accurate description we can think of, ‘bananas’ would have sufficed.
Not So Live
Talk about false advertising, this is amongst the worst that we have seen! Whoever was in charge of checking the well being of this Catfish failed miserably. Perhaps it has something to do with the water in the tank being a murky color, and that can’t have been too healthy for this poor fish. Alternatively, maybe the store intended to sell it dead and that’s why they kept it lying alone at the bottom of the tank? We’ll probably never know. RIP fish.
The Sign Is Clear
Walking up the stairs to the gym, one cannot help but wonder if they would not rather be at home at that exact moment, being a couch potato and binge-watching their favorite show on Netflix. And can we blame them? We are exactly the same. That is why this door’s sign, that definitely was a mistake due to its contradicting message, also acts as a screening process passageway for those who have yet to decide whether they intend on working out or not.
Not On Sure Footing
From this picture, it’s clear that this column wasn’t built well in the first place, but whoever was sent in to patch it up definitely didn’t try all that hard to make it work. If even bricks have started to crumble and tumble, then a tight covering of plastic is certainly not strong enough to help. This whole thing probably weighs a ton, meaning it could seriously injure someone should it fall entirely. They should probably invest in someone more professional ASAP.
Parking Lot Of Doom
We have absolutely no idea what the workers were thinking when they laid out this parking lot. Was there no planning beforehand? Any car that entered this parking lot was set for disaster, not only would they never be able to get out of the space if there was anyone parked behind them, but chances are that it would all end in a pile up. The construction workers look to be standing around in a circle, looking at the work they messed up so terribly.
Just looking at this work fail could make the vast majority of people panic. This worker was clearly not clued in on health and safety at work, and that is quite worrying considering he is working with dangerous power tools and hazardous equipment. Those gas cylinders should have been moved as well away from the fire as possible, this is a huge accident waiting to happen. More importantly, why has the witness taken a photo and not saved this man from a potentially fatal incident?!
Sleeping On The Job
Which ever employee thought this was going to work out probably no longer has a job. Hopefully, no one checked out her cubicle..
We’ve got spirit, yes we do, we’ve got spirit how ’bout you? Nobody has ‘spirt’. It seems like the cheerleading squad is in desperate need for an editor. This had to be embarrassing for these four cheerleaders holding the sign. People already like to joke about the stereotype that cheerleaders aren’t the brightest bulbs, and this sign doesn’t help their case at all. Hopefully they got a good laugh!
Perhaps whoever positioned this sign reading ‘water’ above the wine bottles was deeply affected by the last Sunday Mass they attended, since turning water into wine was a miracle done by Jesus, not a Walmart employee. Another possible reason for this confusion is that someone with a drinking problem wanted to suggest there is nothing wrong with having a glass or two of wine in the middle of the day – it is just like having a drink of water!
Hi My Name Is
Cody here was clearly having a laugh while he was on the job. Who can blame him? Sometimes when you’re stuck on a shift and the store is slow, you do what you can to entertain yourself while you wait for customers. Of course, he probably thought the joke he was making would help him in other areas too, like if a cute girl came in to order pizza. Unfortunately, the store manager was not amused.
Anonymous Has A Face
We doubt the man in the picture below intended on keeping his identity a secret, which means ‘Name Here’ is either the man’s name and occupation, or the channel’s executive wanted this guy’s 15 minutes of fame to be shorter than the phrase suggests.
Which ever employee thought this was going to work out probably no longer has a job…
Heart Breaking News
The local news does it again, but this time a major mistake was made and it is all due to one simple misplacing of a letter. We wonder if the news anchor seen in the picture below pronounced the name of the deceased appropriately, or if he read the incorrect name as was projected into his teleprompter. Although it was not his fault if he did the latter, both probably ended up getting the boot on account of shocking one too many viewers.
Anything For Pizza
Being dedicated to your job is one thing, but this girl is showing so much commitment, she should get employee of the year! Since the pizza place she works at as a delivery girl has a strict ’30 minutes and it’s at your doorstep’ rule, if she was going to be as much as a minute late, the pizza would have been deducted from her salary (which was not as high as one would hope, anyway).
The Student Becomes The Master
They say teachers change the world one child at a time, but the underpaid educators of the future also have a different role – one they cannot be properly taught themselves, but are only able to acquire over time, through earned experience – the role of knowing how to handle the children. Teaching the required material is one thing, but dealing with adolescent kids who have anything but learning on their minds is quite another, as can be seen in the picture below.
If this is not an accident waiting to happen, we do not know what is! The person that was put in charge of painting the sidewalk with the bike riding direction should have stopped to think before obeying orders, since there is clearly no logic to what has been painted. It is a good thing the sidewalk is wide enough to enable riders coming from both directions to ride safely, otherwise, this could have been a very dangerous path.
Taking It Slow
If you ever wondered why it was called snail mail, this might be the reason. When this mailman was caught not only snoozing on the job, but napping in the mailbox to boot. It’s hard to keep mail safe when your sleeping with all of the mail readily accessible, though if anyone who considers stealing some of it knows what’s best for it, they won’t even try. Perhaps this is the reason that it’s a crime to steal someone else’s mail.
A Little Privacy Please?
It seems someone should have left clearer instructions for whoever installed the bathroom door, since it is customary that a toilet stall will have a door for more privacy. Since a man using a urinal will stand with their front towards the wall, a door is not always required, as the private areas are mostly hidden as it is. As for toilet seats, even the most open individual probably would not want to excuse themselves without a door attached to the stall.
Confidence Is Key
As far as passersby are concerned, this could be an ad that is meant to emphasize the importance of self-confidence and feeling comfortable in your own skin. The one dress “you need in your closet, now” could very much be one’s birthday suit, as it is the one you cannot change – so you need to appreciate what you’ve got! On the other hand, this could just be an error made by a lazy employee, who hung up that bold sign and decided to put up the dress the next day.
To be fair, a sign was most likely put up the previous night, asking those who parked in the street to move their vehicles so that this paint job could be done the next morning. The fact that this car’s owner simply missed the sign or decided to ignore it all together is completely on him. Can someone say ‘revenge.’ This definitely was not an accident.
Pigs Running Wild
Someone in the editing room got a serious laugh behind the scenes. Hopefully the news anchor could also laugh at herself in this unfortunate position. Even though nobody likes to be called a ‘pig,’ this is still pretty hilarious. We had no idea that pigs wore pearls and fancy blazers.
This could be a marketing technique to make potential shoppers see the entire ensemble on the model as two separate pieces, but we believe this was the job of a confused billboard hanger who clearly failed his 6th-grade biology quiz on the topic of the human anatomy. Marketing-wise, a lot could be learned from the way the ad is split into two separate pieces that do not connect – it does force the viewer to focus on each item separately.
Control The Volume
Modern day technological advances might not be completely comprehensible for everybody, but considering the fact almost every person in a first world country has a smartphone, one would think there would be a consensus about what could be used to record someone – and a remote control for the television would not be it. However, we have to admit that seeing this person stick a remote control in this athlete’s face is absolutely hilarious, so we will give the guy credit for that.
White House Whoops
We bet Norah O’Donnel did not appreciate the abbreviation below her name. This spelling mistake could have been easily avoided. Perhaps someone in the editing room was playing a joke on her and wanted to have a good laugh.
Culinary tastes change from one country, sometimes to a drastic extent. While some are due to ethnic differences, other food preferences can also be because of climate differences and what is available to grow in the country. The one thing that is hard to imagine others confused about is the concept of which bun shape is intended for what type of BBQ meat. After all, hot dogs are longer and narrower when compared to the flat, circular patty that makes a hamburger. How could anyone get these two confused?
The Land Down Under
Topsy-turvy Australia has always had other regions of the world perplexed with its way of living. Whether it is their inexplicable tastebuds that developed a love of marmite, exotic wildlife that is extremely rare, or seasons that are opposite than the ones we are accustomed to, Aussies do everything their way – or no way at all. As can be seen in the picture, Aussies’ Winter footwear is one that is very different than ours – unless this was the job of a rebellious worker from the other side of the world.
Pop Pop Baby
McDonald’s needs to read the label on those bags again, because popcorn is definitely not ice. Last time we checked the fast food franchise does not even sell the cinematic corn snack, so how it ended up filling the ice bags is beyond us. It is not as if paying customers would not be glad to have a salty snack to munch on as they wait for their Happy Meals, but rather that we hope actual ice was delivered to help cool down those much needed soft drinks.
The name of this grocery store is called Compare Foods, but we highly doubt that by that the store owner wanted its employees to actually compare the different types of foods that are available for purchase. Even if this was the entire concept of the place, it is hard to imagine why anyone would ever compare between corn and watermelon – if anything, it makes more sense to defy the well-known phrase and compare apples and oranges.
Rebelios Employee Of The Month
The person put in charge of sticking the price tags on new merchandise clearly had enough of labeled boxes telling him what to do. In a rebellious moment, he decided this was finally the time to call out “it’s my way or the highway!” and do exactly what he wanted to do ever since he started working as a label sticker at that supply shop – which is whatever he wanted. If only other lawbreakers would have committed the same type of “crimes”, the world would be a much safer place.
Sweet, Twisted Dreams
It might have been a while since the last time we watched The Lion King, or any other Disney movie for that matter, but we seriously doubt Nala had her eyes positioned this way. This is obviously a sewing job gone horribly wrong, and one that could wind up some poor kid with nightmares whenever bringing up any word associated with the film, so if we were working at this store we would definitely put the stuffed animal aside so that no one picks it up.
Generation gaps have always been there, whether you like it or not. For millennials and Gen Z, though, the gap has never been larger. There have been huge changes in technology, media, and pop culture today – making millennials feel old and out-of-touch. Let’s take a look at some of those things that apparently make Gen Z think that millennials are old.
Millennials have a soft spot in their hearts for VHS and cassette tapes. After all, it was their first introduction to home videos and music. If you’re one of the millennials, just try to remember the wonder you experienced when you first heard a song on a cassette player.
Magical, wasn’t it? Sadly, the new Gen Z will never know the beauty of cassettes and VHS. As “the they to my them” says, their cousin actually calls them old for owning VHS and cassette tapes.
For millennials, Dunkaroos are equivalent to nostalgia. Everyone old enough remembers those colorful packages, the small sugary cookies, and the delicious frosting.
Sadly, they were discontinued in the US in 2012, so as “Naww G” points out – to Gen Z, anybody who has eaten Dunkaroos is pretty old. Not for long, though! Dunkaroos have officially made it back to the stores in May 2020, so it’s only a matter of time before they become a Gen Z thing as well.
Before social media giants like Facebook, Snapchat, and TikTok took over, we had MySpace. It was the cool kids’ club when the Internet was still like the Wild West. Millennials will remember MySpace to be pretty crazy – the annoying theme songs, the glitter texts, the drama over choosing your top eight friends.
As you can infer from this tweet, freshmen now would find MySpace to be an infinite supply of cringe, but to all the millennials, MySpace would always be their number one social media platform.
Are millennials really that old that emails and voicemails have gone out of fashion? Maybe this is where the generational gap comes in. For old-school people like this Twitter user, they would rather send emails and leave voicemails when people don’t pick up their phones.
On the other hand, Gen Z probably prefers texting people. Whilst it makes millennials feel that their prime has passed away, neither form of communication is worse than the other. E-mails, voicemails, and texting – they all serve their own purpose.
No Shame in CDs
Millennials who were born near the latter part of the ‘90s might remember how floppy disks, once an amazing piece of technology, slowly began to fade away from relevance.
They were replaced by CDs – flat circular disks that could hold games, movies, songs, and much more. Now, the tides have turned again. As “Meaghan” tweets, even CDs are obsolete now and her student calls her old for still using CDs in her car.
Spy Kids Mania
As absurd the movie plot was, the first Spy Kids film was a huge success commercially, largely because of its popularity with kids and teenagers. Even today, the film holds a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes – 19 years after its initial release.
To Gen Z, Spy Kids is a legend – a classic film that they only watched on TV or online. As “Stephanie Rose” points out, to her kids, watching Spy Kids in theaters automatically makes you an old person.
Portable CD players
If owning shiny CDs weren’t cool enough in the 1990s or the early 2000s, many kids and teenagers back then owned portable CD players as well. They were a breath of fresh air – you could blast your favorite songs wherever you were!
Whilst today’s smartphones are more than capable of doing that, back then portable CD players were a game-changer. Sadly, Gen Z will never know how awesome those CD players were, as we see in this tweet from “kenna.”
Blasting an iPod
Speaking of music, remember when iPods first came to being? Tech reviewers back then reported that it completely changed the music industry forever. As millennials might remember, back then, everyone owned an iPod, and your iPod playlist would tell a lot about you.
It’s sad to see that such a revolutionary piece of technology is now being considered obsolete by Gen Z, but this is how probably all tech works. Old successes pave the way for the new.
We’re a Happy Family
Today’s Gen Z might just be old enough to remember Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother, but before his “legen-wait for it-dary” presence, there was another.
The Barney millennials loved was a huge purple Tyrannosaurus Rex, who featured on Barney & Friends from 1992 to 2009 and focused on themes such as love and friendship. To think some parents these days aren’t even familiar with the popularity of Barney as “Meg Ray” suggests – it certainly puts things into perspective!
The Basketball Legend
Kobe Bryant was not only a great basketball player but one who inspired a generation as well. During Bryant’s peak in his career, everyone was following his footsteps, trying to jump and shoot like him, and yelling “Kobe!”
The trend was around everywhere, be it for an amateur basketball game or an attempt to throw a paper ball into a trash can. Sadly Kobe passed away in a helicopter crash in January 2020 before Gen Z even got to know him, but millennials would always have a soft spot for him in their hearts.
Before Bluetooth headphones and AirPods became all the rage, millennials relied on simple, wired headphones – and many still do. Wired headphones are great for several reasons – they don’t use up battery, they are easy to plug in, and there’s no latency.
However, kids today seem to think having wired headphones are a sign of old age, as “pillar of salt” experienced. Jokes on you, Gen Z – most millennials would agree that wired headphones are still awesome!
Back in the ‘90s
Here’s something to think about – anyone who was born in 1990 is now 30 years old. Let that sink in for a moment! Besides, anybody who was born in 2008 is now a 12-year-old – almost a teenager!
So, it’s no wonder Twitter user “nicole” might feel upset when her 12-year-old niece calls her old just because she was born in the ‘90s. As scary as it seems, Gen Z might actually have a point here!
Millennials for a Reason
If being born in the ‘90s was enough to make you feel old, here’s another thought – millennials are the last generation to be born in the 1900s. They were just in time to watch the world enter a new era – the 2000s.
Besides, millennials were born in the same century as two world wars, the Space Race, and the invention of the Internet. No wonder Gen Z thinks they are old! Perhaps, a hundred years from now, Gen Z would be considered witnesses of history as well.
Are GIFs pronounced as “GIF” or “JIF”? Millennials are way too familiar with this debate, but the good news is that soon enough, it might not matter at all. As “Assley M.Ed” tweeted, apparently kids today think GIFs are a thing of the past, and only old people use them.
GIFs are still an incredibly popular form of media though if the Internet memes are any indication, so there’s always the chance that it’s just the opinion of one kid, not Gen Z as a whole.
Anyone who was born in the early ‘90s and decently interested in music would remember the names Lil’ Bow Wow and Lil’ Romeo. Both had an insane fan following back then, and what’s more – they were youngsters themselves. Lil Bow Wow released his first album at 13 and collaborated with big names like Snoop Dogg and Xscape.
Lil Romeo’s album came out at age 12 and received a platinum certification. As legendary as they were back then, they seemed to have faded away now.
Dubstep has almost faded away from existence now, but there was a time near the mid-2000s and early 2010s when it was everyone’s jam. Skrillex was particularly popular, who engineered his very own style featuring synth bass and rock-style drums.
However, the musical genre lost traction as fast as it gained it, and now, it has become “ancient,” according to the Gen Z students of “Morenita,” a Twitter user who shared their experience.
Don’t Stop Me Now
We cannot agree with the kid in this tweet at all. Freddie Mercury, the lead vocal of Queen, passed away in 1991 – but even 29 years later after his demise, songs like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You” have been in the lips of millions.
Queen was not only a rock band – it was a revolution. Sadly, as “Abby” explains, many kids might think only old people listen to Queen, but in truth, they are timeless. Queen songs should be cherished forever.
The Early Days of the Internet
Anybody who has watched a YouTube video (which is everyone) knows how annoying YouTube ads are. Those unskippable irrelevant ads often break the flow of the video, causing great annoyance to viewers.
However, there was a time in the past when YouTube was completely free – designed for hosting pixelated home videos, often shot on VHS tapes or button-phone cameras. Today’s Gen Z kids never got to see that clunky, wild version of YouTube though – making people like “Carl Satan” feel old.
Sometimes, even in couples, one half could be a millennial whilst the other could have a Gen Z mentality. This is evident in this tweet of “tattdmoma,” where her husband called her old for having check-books and stamps.
In an era of credit cards and instant messages, it’s weird to think someone would still rely on checks and the postal service. However, even with the advent of technology, these two still haven’t lost any credibility. Maybe, sometimes, being old isn’t too bad.
Songs of the Past
Much like how Gen Z today are fans of The Weekend and Billie Eilish, for the millennials, Frank Ocean and Jonas Brothers were all the rage. Those days of early 2000s music were awesome for anyone growing up during that time, but for kids today – they’re probably oldies.
Not for long, though, hopefully! Whilst they are not as popular as before, both Frank Ocean and Jonas Brothers are still active and Jonas Brothers even recently made a comeback!
Out and About
Whilst some of these tweets are funny and amusing, some of them can make you feel pretty sad – knowing what today’s children are missing out on. For millennials, playing outside was a big part of their life.
However, that’s not the case for many Gen Z children. As “Dedrick X” tweets, playing outside is not something Gen Z experiences often. So, to them, millennials who did play outside are from a completely different era, making them old.
When the Nintendo Wii was first released in 2006, Forbes magazine called it “a revolution.” It was truly ahead of its time – comprising a handheld remote that detected motion in three dimensions.
Games like Wii Sports and Mario Kart Wii brought thousands of hours for millennial families. The Wii is discontinued now – replaced by a newer gaming console. However, as this tweet indicates, kids still love it, even if they consider it “vintage.”
Fruit Roll-up Fun
Not all things cause a dispute among millennials and Gen Z. Sometimes, they are united by their love for things such as Fruit roll-ups. This popular fruit snack from Betty Crocker has been around since 1983, and they are still going strong – loved by children and adults (i.e. millennials) alike.
However, that doesn’t mean millennials are still young in the eyes of Gen Z. As this tweet points out, kids wonder if fruit roll-ups were a thing when millennials were kids. It goes on to show how timeless these snacks actually are.
The Best of Both Worlds
Kids from Gen Z today probably know Miley Cyrus as a popular artist, due to her diverse styles of music and controversial antics. However, to millennials, Miley has another identity – Hannah Montana.
The popular Disney show of the same name showed Miley living dual lives as an average teenager and a famous pop singer and featured an incredibly catchy theme song called “The Best of Both Worlds.” Airing from 2006 to 2011, that show was a favorite of every millennial – but as this tweet shows, today’s children don’t even know who Hannah was.
Ask a kid today what their favorite game is, and they might start rambling on about Fortnite or Minecraft. Before online games became popular, millennials relied on single-players, and Tony Hawk’s video game series was one of the best ones.
The American skateboarder launched his first skating video game in 1999, and it kept teenagers glued to the screen for hours. As we see from this tweet, today’s Gen Z doesn’t even know who Tony Hawk is. Suffice to say, they are missing out on some great video games!
The Grey Picture
Whilst both millennials and Gen Z have interesting preferences, the differences between them are sometimes, quite literally, black and white. Some of the older millennials clearly remember a time before color television existed, and black and white pictures were the norm.
Today’s kids can’t even fathom color did not always exist in television, and black and white pictures indicate that the TV isn’t working properly. That’s quite a shame – think of all the classic shows like I Love Lucy that they are missing out on!
In an era of smartphones, messaging has never been easier. There are hundreds of messaging apps available, and opening up any one of them reveals a giant intuitive on-screen keyboard. On the other hand, millennials remember the struggle of typing the number seven four times just to type “s” on a flip-phone.
As “Lexy” tweets, Gen Z doesn’t realize that it was possible to type on those phones, although it required a lot of effort.
Game Boy Moments
Most gaming millennials began their journey with Nintendo, particularly Game Boys. Spending hours on Pokemon games, blowing on the cartridge if it didn’t work, and trying to fight a difficult boss battle just before the battery runs out – sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Sadly, Game Boys have become obsolete several years ago, so it’s no surprise that today’s children won’t recognize them. Maybe it’s just the nostalgia talking, but like “Roob Himself,” our heart goes out to them for missing out on such an experience.
Rolling Down the Windows
It’s funny how some of the most common things in the 1990s and 2000s are now complete novelties to Gen Z. Take the lever on the car door of this Twitter user, for example.
Anybody who was old enough back then knows exactly what that lever is – it was used to roll windows up and down. However, for the kids who are used to power windows today, this lever is a complete mystery as we can see from this tweet.
Turning the Tables
Let’s be fair – a lot of millennials aren’t familiar with turntables either, but some of the older ones might remember seeing them in their parents’ houses. Vinyl records are only a collectible for music enthusiasts now, but they still have a factor of nostalgia to them.
However, this also means that Gen Z children have no idea how vinyl records work as we can see from this tweet of “The Signal Watch.”
It’s funny how some of the most normal things back in the 1990s and early 2000s have become a permanent part of the English lexicon. Before cellphones were so prevalent, every house had a telephone – usually connected to the wall.
To end a call, people needed to hang the phone on to the stand on the wall, which is where the phrase “hang up” comes from. As “Jason English” points out, many kids do not know this, making millennials feel like cavemen.
The Fall of Celebrities
A clear piece of evidence of a generation gap is the change in pop culture, and that includes celebrities. Famous faces that were ubiquitous during the teenage years of millennials are now long-forgotten. As we see from this tweet, Britney Spears is a perfect example.
“Oops I Did It Again” and “Baby One More Time” were amazing hits when millennials were kids, but today’s Gen Z doesn’t even know who she is, or if she’s still alive.
Some celebrities do stand the test of time, but for different reasons. One of them is Keanu Reeves. Millennials remember him from his awesome action sequences in The Matrix and Speed, dodging bullets and detonating devices.
Gen Z kids remember him from John Wick, where he beats up bandits with a book. Nevertheless, Keanu Reeves remains a fan favorite for both millennials or Gen Z, and it’s wholesome to see both generations agree on one thing – Keanu is awesome!
Before Netflix, a movie night meant a quick trip to a Blockbuster. The video rental store chain was extremely popular during the teenage years of millennials, but they couldn’t compete with Netflix’s mail-order service and streaming technology.
However, they are the perfection indication that millennials are getting old. As this tweet points out, anyone who owns a Blockbuster card has been part of the shift in the movie industry, so they are definitely old enough to not get carded when buying drinks.
Start of Something New
Many millennials hold Disney Channel close to their hearts, because of their amazing movies and hilarious TV shows. One of those movies was High School Musical. Released in 2006, it was meant for the millennial teenagers who were going through high school – spending some of the best years of their lives.
Like many other items in pop culture, High School Musical did not survive for long. So, Gen Z children today have no clue what it is, as we see from this tweet.
Explaining the Past
If you’re a millennial and you’re trying to explain old technology to Gen Z, you’re in for a tough ride! Explaining quantum physics might be easier for you. After all, how do you make them grasp a concept that they do not even know to begin with?
This is what happened with “Danielle Herzog” when she tried to explain to her daughter why phones had cords. For the generation who had grown up with portable mobile phones their entire lives, this is a mystery indeed!
For every teenager going through the emo phase, Green Day is essential on the playlist. However, part of the emo phase is also stepping out of your parents’ comfort zones. So imagine the shock when Gen Z kids find out that their millennial parents listened to Green Day as well.
Like a few other bands, Green Day has remained immemorial for both millennials and Gen Z, thankfully. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” just wouldn’t feel right if it went out of fashion.
Saving a Save Icon
All millennials who had a family computer are also familiar with this flat, rectangular-shaped object called floppy disks. Before CDs and DVDs replaced it, floppy disks were used to store data and create backups. They have become obsolete long ago, but they have left their legacy behind – becoming the universal symbol for a “Save” icon.
As this tweet indicates, today’s generation has no clue what these disks meant to millennials, though – to them, they are nothing but a “Save” icon.
This tweet is the prime example of what it meant to be a millennial. Ask any Gen Z what this tweet means, and they will be baffled – but millennials know perfectly well what “Angry Man” is talking about.
The shared connection between the web and the landline, the slow Internet speeds, the illegal downloads on Napster – nothing can capture the struggles of the early Internet more accurately. It’s a mystery how the Internet survived at all, considering all the adversities.
Being the Baby
One thing that Gen Z today has surely missed out on is the amazing cartoons back in the ‘90s. Most millennials have a memory of waking up early on Saturday morning to watch cartoons on Nickelodeon.
One of their most famous cartoons was Rugrats, an animated series told entirely from the viewpoint of babies. Since millennials were babies back then, Rugrats was relatable. Gen Z kids are now teenagers, but they missed out on one of the most awesome cartoons out there.
Boy bands have been an item since times immemorial – starting from The Beatles to One Direction to today’s BTS. During the millennial era, two boy bands won the hearts of millions – Backstreet Boys and NSYNC.
Be it “I Want It That Way” or “I Want You Back,” these boy bands were always there for you – through relationships, breakups, and rebounds. If this tweet from “Jules” is any indication, Gen Z kids today don’t even know of their existence, but it’s never too late to start.
Civil War Songs
Most millennials, or at least their parents, would remember Lynyrd Skynyrd. This popular band of the ‘70s inspired music lovers around the world with songs like “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird”.
However, like “Ed Wiley,” when your kid finds an ancient Lynyrd Skynyrd tape in the creek bed, you can’t blame them if they’re not familiar with the band, or cassette tapes. There’s some good news, though! Despite the demise and member changes, Lynyrd Skynyrd is supposed to release an album soon– so maybe Gen Z will get to catch up!
His First Dial Tone
Of all the technological advancements in the last 20 years, it’s safe to say that phones have progressed the most. In a mere two decades, we went from corded landlines to incredibly powerful smartphones.
So, the more recent Gen Z-ers might not be familiar with how landlines work, or the fact that they have a dial tone, as we see in this tweet. For millennials, though, dial tones used to be dull and annoying, but we’re sure now it brings back memories and nostalgia.
Sony is still one of the biggest leaders in the electronics industry today, but they were an even bigger powerhouse in the ‘80s and ‘90s. One of their most innovative inventions was the Sony Discman, a portable CD player that changed the CD industry forever.
Sadly, nobody buys CDs anymore, and there’s no need for Discmans anymore either. It’s no surprise that Gen Z kids today will not know what Discmans are, but as “the Sweatpants ninja” suggests, it does make millennials feel a little bit older.
Being a Child Star
For ‘90s kids, Lindsay Lohan was the perfect teenage crush! She stole the show in movies like Mean Girls and Freaky Friday. Before that, Lindsay was a child star – putting up a hilarious performance in The Parent Trap.
However, poor life choices had caused her to almost fade away completely from the spotlight, and many Gen Z kids have no idea who she is. She’s making a comeback though, and she might still capture the hearts of the newer generation.