Millennials are killing…
First of all, stop labeling all of us as millennials. We are not some sort of a secret organization that has all the people born in the 80s and 90s waiting to carry out some operation against the establishment. STOP WITH THE WORLD MILLENNIAL ALREADY.
Now that we got that out of the picture, let’s talk about what am I doing.
So apparently, I am killing entire industries.
Can anybody compile a list of every industry I am killing? Someone, please?
Well, thank you Business Insider.
So here’s the list:
- Home improvement stores
- Designer Handbags
- Department Stores
- Fabric Softeners (seriously?)
- Bar Soap
- Breastaurant Chains
- Casual Dining Places
That’s a long list.
That article is so hilarious that it’s painful to read.
“The decline in light yogurt can be traced to a growing demand for natural, protein-rich foods that fill up health-conscious consumers,…”
“Part of the reason is that when millennials do spend money, they’re spending more on experiences like restaurants and traveling. Millennials are less drawn to aspirational, designer brands”
“….Further, they primarily see the (oil) industry’s careers as unstable, blue-collar, difficult, dangerous and harmful to society.”
“….a loss of interest in breasts is bad for business.” (Not even kidding)
I seriously think that that article is some form of high-level sarcasm that I am not getting. I mean a loss of interest in breasts? Seriously?
Most of these cannot be even considered ‘killing’. I mean Harley sold less than 2000 motorbikes less that one time and suddenly I am being blamed for killing the motorcycle industry.
And some of them are plain stupid.
“Millennial consumers are more attracted than their elders to cooking at home, ordering delivery from restaurants, and eating quickly, in fast-casual or quick-serve restaurants”
So suddenly I am the bad guy for cooking my own meal at home or ordering from a place to avoid traffic and save time. Great.
“…millennials have a massive distrust of existing financial services.”
Gee, I wonder why. Maybe because the worst recession of the 21st century was caused by these ‘financial services’. Maybe because these financial services led to a loss of 2.6 million jobs.
And all these ‘financial institutions’ went on their merry way and almost no one went to jail.
Image Source: The New York Time
Image Source: The Atlantic
Image Source: The Economist
So yeah, excuse me if I don’t trust these financial institutions.
Also, if you haven’t noticed, I am poor
Even if I want to buy your crappy bags and over expensive diamond rings, I can’t.
Things are more expensive than ever. And this is not just me being a snowflake or playing the victim, they actually are more expensive.
Buying home today is more expensive than ever.
Image Source: Debt.com
Education is more expensive than ever.
Image Souce: Business Insider
Healthcare is more expensive than ever.
Also, I have a massive student loan debt. I work two jobs to survive, and I am still living paycheck to paycheck.
So sorry, if I am not buying a home or fabric softeners or eating out as much as you’d want me to.
I am working long hours and constantly hoping that I don’t get sick or injured because that would….that would screw up everything.
I am not killing industries.
I am the one who is dying.
Image Source: Reuters