Delving into the generation gap can be an illuminating and entertaining experience. Have you ever pondered the activities or pastimes that fascinate your elders but leave you uninterested?
A user asked the forum, “What is something that old people love that you don’t understand?”. Let’s look at the top responses here.
“I’m a window cleaner and have a lot of elderly customers. Over the years, I’ve found they LOVE to be the first ones to tell me one of the neighbors has died. To the point where if I say, ‘yeah, Thelma already let me know’, they look genuinely disappointed and annoyed that they weren’t the one to break the news to me.”
“In my country (Brazil), old people sit in front of their houses and do absolutely nothing for hours, just watching people and cars go by. This is more common for lower social class; for instance, my grandma and her friends gather every day at someone’s door and just sit there until the night comes (they are retired).”
“Watching the news constantly.”
LOTS OF SITTING
“Sitting hours behind those slot machines.”
“Fine china and silverware. It’s pretty in the way anything made in bulk can be, and it’s expensive, has very little resale value, fragile, and is virtually useless unless you’re trying to impress another old person.
Personal opinion, no hate.”
ADDING NAMES WHILE COMMENTING
“Facebook – adding your own name to a comment like “great photos, love Mum and John”. I know it’s you, Maureen. It shows me you when you comment.”
Thank you notes. As a kid, I thought as long as you thank someone in person, there’s no need to write a note specifically to thank them again.
But when I do receive such a note, it makes me think that person is super kind and thoughtful, a genuinely good soul.”
WATCHING SOAP OPERAS
“Soap operas. I get bored after 30 mins. How does someone watch 500 episodes?”
“Obsessed with the weather. My partner’s grandmother’s house sat while we were away for a trip and made sure to record the weather details for us every day we were gone.”
“Asian kid growing up with grandparents using Eagle Brand green ointment like it’s cologne. Never understood it. Now that I’m older, every muscle hurts after hitting 30!! And I’m using the ointment like it’s holy water! ”
REFUSING TO LEARN
“They love to refuse to learn new things, insisting that they just can’t.”
“Keeping the room really, really warm.”
“As people age, they gradually lose their ability to regulate temperature, making them feel colder.
It’s a reason that Florida is so popular with retirees.”
What do you hate the most? Comment below.
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This article was originally published on Mrs. Daaku Studio.