The generation of youngsters known as “millennials” are nothing but a bunch of snowflakes who are fragile, over-privileged and are offended by everything, according to the people that actually raised them.
Speaking from his home in Leicester, tiler Gavin Lonk explained: “I just don’t know where it all went wrong. When my little princess was still young I told her she could be anything she wanted, I bought her anything she wanted, and when she was still in school I was always storming off up there to have it out with some teacher who’d told her off or whatever. And now she won’t face the world unless it’s through her phone. I just can’t understand it.”
Bank employee Steph Bovis was equally perplexed. “My son’s always telling me, you can’t say this. You can’t say that. You can’t say anything anymore. Well, what harm did the occasional racist joke ever do to anyone, that’s what I’d like to know.”
One aspect of “millennial culture” that has come in for a great deal of ire is the phenomena known as the “safe space”, which is a designated place where young people can escape from whatever pressures the outside world is throwing at them, such as debt, Brexit, the likelihood that they’ll never be able to afford a home of their own or to be able to support a family, and deadly pandemics.
“Honestly, what have they got to be afraid of?” asked Mr Lonk? “In my day we were afraid of being nuked by the Russians. This lot have got it easy.”
That may be, but surely the fear that you felt as a youngster was of something that MAY happen. The greatest fear of this generation is that things are just going to carry on as they are.
“Yes, but apart from that. Bunch of snowflakes.”