Ok while I’m not a tampon user, I am familiar with their purpose so imagine my surprise when I ran across an article warning millennials about using crocheted tampons.
I will not lie, I had to ask myself if this was a joke. They shocked me when they needed coloring books to overcome an election and are eating tide pods for entertainment, but seriously? Do they need to be told tampons are a disposable items? Who said one day, heck I can make one of those? Then do you tote around the dirty ones till you go home and wash them? I will admit, it has baffled m mind and left me seriously confused. and worried about our future generations.
These trends started me reading up on how the world has changed with millennials coming of age. The youngest millennial will be 24 in 2020 and the oldest 39. The things that interest them were amazing to read. I decided to share a few tidbits for each year. I hope your not as dumbfounded as I was.
First the new way to describe a millennial is racially diverse, economically stressed and politically liberal. They claim Instagram is their biggest inspiration and love to revive the 90’s fashion. That pretty much sums them up so here are those things you’ve always wanted to know.
2013 – The biggest trend was showing skin and paleo diets, the catch phrase was “get thristy” which stood for having sex and the most googled thing was grumpy cat memes.
2014 – Biggest trend was burrito bowls and booze popsciles and the most googled this year was Beyonce’s gender equality speech.
2015 – Biggest trend is avocado toast and the most googled was the issue of pay gaps and same sex marriage. Could they finally be interested in meaningful things?
2016 – Biggest trends were the moscow mule and cauliflower anything and the most googled was Hillary Clinton and liberal policies. Scary they are suddenly interested in politics.
2017 – Saw a trend towards canned wine and binge watching TV. The most googled thing was sex allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
2018 – This is scary – biggest trend was wearing bike shorts as formal wear (hello bike shorts?) and acai bowls. The most googled thing was the royal wedding.
2019 – As most of the world, the biggest trend was CDB additives. They were being added to everything from donuts to lattes and the most googled thing was the way to erase student debt that amounts to about 1.5 trillion dollars.
I can’t imagine what the millennial trend for 2020 will be but I had hopes in 2015 and 2016 when they started questioning pay gaps and watching the political trends. However they lost me again when the new google interest were the royal wedding, Harvey Weinstein and getting others to pay their school costs.
So hopefully I have given you a laugh for today and something interesting, or scary, to think about.
Peace out fellow earth boomers.
PS – I am still struggling to understand and comprehend crocheted tampons.