Things that piss me off.

The widespread notion that the Millennial generation is lazy and entitled. Honestly, I think this is a made up notion to cover the fact that people don’t understand Millennials chasing different lifestyles and following different values than the generations before us. The notion that time is what makes a person worthy of a promotion is archaic. If a Millennial is good enough to be in charge, don’t hold them back because you think they’re too young. People don’t hold back athletes for being too young, they realize that you can reach peak performance to compete at the Olympics whether you’re 16 or 36. Yet when it comes to the corporate world, if you’re not 36 and you ask for a promotion, you’re an entitled little brat who hasn’t ‘earned it’. And to be quite frank, the Millennial generation is the most educated generation on earth, to date. Stop selling us short.

People that lack manners. Genuinely, they cost nothing, take very little effort and they mean everything both to the people you know and to the people you don’t know. Say excuse me if you burp in public. Hold a door that extra two seconds, rather than letting it slam in someone’s face. Small things, they make a world of difference.

Families that ‘vlog’ their lives and their kids and put everything on the internet for the world to see. Those kids don’t get a say in the matter. They’re not getting a choice in what’s posted and what’s out there for the world to see, forever. They’re going to be the ones who try to apply for jobs in twenty years only to have potential employers google them and see an essential ‘play-by-play’ of their lives up to that point. And that’s not fair. It especially makes me ragey when parents put things out there that are all-too inappropriate for the world to see. I wish these people would stop and think ‘what if my child doesn’t want their face out their for the world to see?’ and ‘How will my children feel when they’re 18 and applying to colleges and I’ve posted videos of them online trying to use the toilet?”

When people push their religious beliefs on others. I’m all for people being able to believe in whatever religion they choose. You have a right to your religious beliefs. You do not, however, have a right to push those religious beliefs onto others. This belief has been one that I have had for a long time, but it’s top of mind today as a video has surfaced of the man running to be Prime Minister of Canada making a speech stating that gay couples lack the inherent quality of marriage and therefore should not be able to legally marry. He then went on to compare gay people to being the tail of a dog. That, Mr. Scheer, is your deeply rooted religious belief. While I vehemently disagree with your belief and find your comparison of gay people to the tail of a dog abhorrent, you have every right to your own beliefs. You do not, however, have any fucking right to push that belief on the Canadian public. When you say that you’re ‘for the people’ you need to be for all people, not just for those that follow your religious beliefs. I’m genuinely scared for the future of Canadian culture if you’re elected in November.

When people say ‘no offense’ right before they say something offensive. Saying ‘no offense’ does not negate the offensiveness of your statement, nor does it let you off the hook. Please don’t expect me to just let it slide, because it’s not going to happen.

Honestly, I could probably go on and on, but I’ll draw there. I’ve got my venting done.

71 thoughts on “Things that piss me off.

  1. On that soap box hard! I like it!!

    Great post! I agree with most of that. One thing I do think millennials lack sometimes is understanding that good things can take time. I’ve done it to myself where I work so hard for a goal and then burnout as a result when I’m almost there.

    I do agree that we get the short end of the stick in many ways. Loved reading that! Keep them coming.

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    1. While I do agree to some extent, that rant was mainly coming out of an experience with my former employer. He had a way of promoting people because they’d been there a long time. Not because they were qualified, or even remotely intelligent, but because they’d put in the time. I just wish more people would get away from the notion that time contributed makes you the most qualified for the job. You can work the same job for 25 years and still be just as much an idiot as you were on your first day. Ya know?

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      1. Depending on the job and position, loyalty should be a factor sometimes. However, if someone is clearly not qualified and the bottom line suffers as a result, then that’s a massive problem ethically.

        I’m sorry you had to deal with that. I went to school for an industry that is notorious for that, journalism/media so I’m picking up what you’re putting down!

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      2. Ahh yes, I have a Marketing degree, so I completely understand you. I was hired, signed a contract and was ready to go to work for a newspaper last month and they called three days before my start date to tell me I was no longer hired.

        The boss’ son is now working for the paper.

        And I know there are a million and a half stories about the journalism/media industries that go in tow with that. I hear ya!

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  2. It is so true. Millennials are not buying house, guess what: we have shitty jobs even tho we work more than 40 hrs and study at the same time. Is hard out there. People with student loans and impossible to get a good job. I work full time and study full time.

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    1. The median price of a home in the town that I’m living in is $500,000. That’s nothing fancy. That’s just a house, built in the 80’s on a normal street. Just a run of the mill house.

      A Millennial, making $45,000 a year working Marketing or PR if they try to do it on their own, they would qualify for $200,000 in mortgage. If they had help, such as a co-signer in their parents or a partner, could get hire. But, if you’re a single Millennial without rich parents, why would you buy a house? lol

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  3. Agree with you on all of these. It makes me so upset when my coworkers insult millenials, right in front of me. Also, we were born into housing/financial/environmental crises – which the older generations passed on to us!

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    1. Yeah, lol. It gets me every time the fail to acknowledge they literally set up the worlds crises and now refuse to acknowledge their existence and get angry with us when we have an opinion on it.

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  4. Lazy and entitled. Yup. That must be why I went to school for not one but 2 degrees (hopefully), have to be frugal because of the shitty economy we live in, and why I’m not banking any inheritance. I know I don’t fit the standard stereotype for a Millennial but this one sure irritates me. The government legalizing marijuana certainly didn’t help with that. Mind you, I don’t smoke or drink. 💓😄🌸✌

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      1. I feel like we are the minority here because everyone around me smokes weed. And then they have the nerve to complain that they have no money. Weed is hella expensive and makes avocado toast from Safeway look reasonable.

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  5. Hi Vee. Just a question please. When you say people don’t understand Millennials chasing different lifestyles and following different values than the generations before us…can you expand on that. How do Millennials lifestyle and values differ from those who went before? Not looking for an argument, just interested to find out. Thanks 😁

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    1. Take my parents, for instance. My parents 1) Believe that a woman’s place is in the home and not in an office. They also believe, 2) that you’re supposed to get married young, have a buttload of children, buy a home, a mini-van and spend your life driving back and forth to soccer.

      I think that it not only baffles them that I don’t want children, but I also think that it angers them… in a sense. How could I not want children? How could I not want the house with the white picket fence? That’s what they envisioned for me. That’s what they had. That’s what their parents had. Why don’t I want it? They think I act this way because I believe I’m too good for the life they want for me, and then take offense thinking that I’m too good for the life they gave me.

      Rather than just understanding that… I don’t want kids and that… I’m okay with being 30 and unmarried, it seems to be a constant battle in our house. It’s like… Rather then them seeing it as what I might want, they see it as I’m deliberately trying to go against them because… that’s against them.

      Does that make sense?

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      1. Oh my god! V this. This. Though on a country level I guess everywhere it is somewhat the same. But I see you and feel you at the personal level completely. I guess we are unknowingly sharing the same platter or it’s just a long-distance right connection something. Lol

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      2. Oh! Thanks for mentioning it V. I changed my url few months ago. But thank God you you were redirected to the right one ✨👍🙂

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      3. Research by the Urban Institute conducted in 2014, projected that if current trends continue, millennials will have a lower marriage rate compared to previous generations, predicting that by age 40, 31% of millennial women will remain single, approximately twice the share of their single Gen X counterparts. The data showed similar trends for males. A 2016 study from Pew Research showed millennials delay some activities considered rites of passage of adulthood with data showing young adults aged 18–34 were more likely to live with parents than with a relationship partner, an unprecedented occurrence since data collection began in 1880.

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      4. I believe it. I really do. Especially the lower marriage rate. Honestly, with how often marriages fail, I don’t understand why the older generation pressure millennials to get married so frequently.

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      5. Oh, I know they want me out of their hair. I want me out of their hair. lol. I don’t think marriage would solve much, though they sure seem to think it. lol

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  6. Totally agree on all points. Not sure why we take all the hate for everything. And if someone starts off a conversations with me by saying “no offense but..” it’s usually because they are about to say something offensive and they are trying to get off the hook for it. If you’re going to say something offensive to me, at least own it damnit. Same goes for the whole “I’m not racist but…” *eyeroll*

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    1. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Oh that’s a piss off too. When people say “I’m not a racist but” and then say something blatantly, obviously racist.

      It’s like their argument is ‘I’m not a racist, I just like to say racist things’. That’s a piss off.

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  7. Vee! I love you and your authenticity! ❤️ Resonates with me deep to my core. You are so refreshingly real! STAY BEAUTIFUL THROUGH AND THROUGH! 🌷💕💕💕💕💕🌷

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  8. On baby pictures: my daughter and my son-in-law decided not to post any pictures of my granddaughter on any social networks before she is old enough to decide whether she wants it. Which now made me ask my daughter before I post her baby pictures whether she’s ok with that. She appreciates it!

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    1. That’s very sweet and considerate of you. I really appreciate it when people are like that. And I wish more people treated it the way that you do.

      I always ask when I see kids if I can share the photo. When I see famous people doing things like posting pictures at schoolto their Instagrams, I’m like “Do all these people know you’re posting their kids picture for 1.2 million people to see?”

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  9. My mom’s generation had more opportunities after graduating high school that didn’t require her to continue school and you can always argue that inflation wasn’t as bad for the baby boomers.

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    1. Right? I have several uncles that didn’t bother even graduating high school and they went into trades and make $100,000 a year. You can’t do that without school anymore. Even trades you need to pay for schooling for… And depending on where you live in the country, work for them can be scarce.

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      1. No, no, please vent! You need to, we all do. You do it honestly and yet with so much grace if that makes sense. I love the respect you have for others, even when you don’t agree with people 🙂

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  10. I agree! I worked in an office where I’m pretty sure I was the only one not pre or peri-menopausal and definitely was the most up-to-date on the research and techniques in the field. Makes for an interesting dynamic. I also have friends that post their poor kids on the toilet asking for advice and stating how many times they poo’d that day and how proud they were. Good grief, the world is cruel enough, give them a chance!

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    1. Yes!

      Age is nothing but a number. It doesn’t show knowledge. It doesn’t show skill. It’s a number.

      As for your friends asking for advice on children bathroom habits… isn’t that what mom groups are for? Or pediatricians? Why are they posting that online? lol. Stupid idiots. (Sorry for calling your friends stupid idiots, but that’s sooooo stupid of them to do!)

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  11. 🤔 I believe that the term, “No offence,” was meant to highlight something that most people would find offensive in a non-offensive manner.

    And, I am not too fond of others pushing their religious beliefs on me either.

    People who lack manners are disgusting!

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    1. The thing is, stating ‘no offense’ doesn’t make the statement less offensive. While some might have good intentions, I do think a lot of people lack the good intentions in 2019. I think it’s just culture, really. At least it is around here…

      And yes.

      And yes!

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  12. You’re magnificent! I tried to reBLOG ur post on WordPress but ran into a self-inflicted glitch.

    I do have a question: do you have a “higher education” from which you perch on?

    I’d just read an amazing article on Keanu Reeves humility practice.

    When we want something so badly we can taste it, it skews our perspective.

    When we can’t look at ourselves objectively because of our own beliefs or bitterness or even joy is swayed.

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      1. Okay, good. I read it last night and I was like ‘I really hope I didn’t come across that way because I was just trying to share’. Thanks for clarifying. I was worried!

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  13. I think when people say no offense, they don’t know a nicer way to say something offensive so, they say no offense before offending you to justify it. Also, people who lack manners piss me off too. It’s not cool at all. And, people who push their religious beliefs on other people are one of the worse kinds of people. People should be able to believe what they want to believe.

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    1. I guess for me, the No offense comment comes moreso for when things don’t need to be said at all, and they expct ‘No offense’ to let them off the hook.

      Like today, I was told ‘No offense but women don’t know how to drive.’

      1) Not true. 2) Even if that’s your opinion, it’s speculative and 3) Not necessary to say whatsoever, so saying no offense really doesn’t make the statement any less offensive.

      Do you know what I mean?

      I wholeheartedly agree with you on manners! And I agree that people should be able to believe what they choose. We’re lucky enough to live in a part of the world where that freedom is available, so no one should be pushing their beliefs on others!

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  14. No offense 😉 my generation said the same thing about the others generation. Maybe we all need to concede that and move away from the nonsense of labeling. My son is a millennial (21), chose a trade, makes $55k a year, still lives at home due to cost of rental housing here in Colorado. Been working his tail off since he graduated high school. Only started saving now, things take time, but Is doing it in a way that works. As long as he’s contributing in the world he can live here till we retire and move to the beach for all I care.

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  15. Thank you!!! I completely agree with the “no offense” point. It does not cancel out what you said and only makes you look worse.

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