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No one really talks much about GenX – the Millennials, Boomers, and GenZ are always going at it while we calmly sit our cocktails and take in the end of the world – and that’s exactly the way we like it.
Our whole lives have prepared us to be ignored, to handle our own business while our parents do whatever they’re going to do, and honestly, to expect the end of the world is coming at any minute.
If any of that describes you – or you ever had a crush on Zack Morris – these 16 tweets will surely be right up your alley.
16. Reading this tweet just raised my anxiety.
When you finished with that perfect mix tape, though… ahhhh.
I am #GenX. I have the patience of Job. I sat for hours just waiting for my favorite song to play on the radio so I could hit record on my cassette player only to have the DJ talk over it so I’d have to wait even longer to try again. I can do nothing for days and be ok.
— Crille 🧚🏻♂️🧜🏻♀️°o° (@crilleacree) March 16, 2020
15. The reading part is why we’re all awesome.
The rest of it, too, but mostly the reading.
The life of a #GenX kid:
Wake up and immediately go outside; play with dangerous things in dangerous places.
Show up for dinner 14 hours later; parents are surprised to learn you weren’t home.
Eat fishsticks alone while watching tv.
Read in bed with flashlight.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 15, 2020
14. When something is good, it’s good.
Like Zac Efron.
You know, I roll hard with Gen X. I represent. I don’t forget about us. I use my voice to remember our culture, as much as I can.
But, I’m not going to lie. Avocado toast is goddamn delicious.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 20, 2020
13. Or maybe Jessica.
Any of them work but also we don’t care.
You guys can call us Gen Xer's "Karen" if you want but if you understood us at all, it'd be "Heather."
— Aimee Giese (@Greeblehaus) November 15, 2019
12. They’ll always be mix tapes.
It’s the perfect phrase and now Taylor is selling tapes so HA.
I think I'll make a mixtape. By which I mean a playlist but look, I'm Gen X, and we called them mixtapes, deal with it.
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) March 18, 2020
11. A whole new generation gets to experience her, now.
It’s causing me a lot of feelings.
Some days I remember that Winona Ryder, the dark princess of Gen X, the coolest of the cool, is known among many younger folks as "the mom from Stranger Things".
— Gennifer Hutchison (@GennHutchison) February 22, 2020
10. We’re only annoying like this sometimes.
But we’re almost always deep in thought.
reading Gen X posts and nodding pic.twitter.com/8CEJpbfak5
— Mr Make Matters Worse (@ByYourLogic) June 24, 2020
9. We will die on this hill.
We don’t stand for much, but the things we do…
Boomers: People are too sensitive and need to toughen up
Millennials: People need to care more and help each other out
Gen X: Die Hard is a Christmas movie
— James Alvarez (@ObscureGent) December 17, 2019
8. Hahahaha spot on.
Also I would totally eat at a restaurant that played the soundtrack of my youth.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are Gen X’s Jimmy Buffet. Only a matter of time before they open a chain of Californication Station Bar & Grills.
— Thick Cave & the Bad Tweets™ (@TimDuffy) June 21, 2020
7. That’s probably true.
She went by Ginny in middle school before she grew up.
Fun fact: the “Gen” in “Gen X” is actually short for Gennifer
— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) January 7, 2020
6. I like to think we’ve had many.
Flannel is making a comeback.
This was Gen X’s peak pic.twitter.com/oSzfr9k2OW
— ˗ˏˋThe Mighty Mighty Leathertonesˎˊ˗ (@kornfan420) June 23, 2020
5. I daresay we’re coping the best of anyone.
You wouldn’t know because we’re not talking about it.
Everyone: wow this is bad
Gen X, apparently: HAHA I WAS BORN WITH MY HOUSE KEY AROUND MY NECK ON A SHOELACE AND STARTED SOCIAL DISTANCING AS AN INFANT WHEN MY DIVORCED PARENTS SLID FRUIT LEATHER UNDER MY DOOR BEFORE GOING TO WORK AND THIS WAS MY ONLY COMPANION I FEEL FINE pic.twitter.com/cu55BiKufy
— The Kar*n Slur (@NewOldKaren) March 21, 2020
4. We’re not silent at home.
Do you really think we don’t have influence?
Behind every TikTok teen is a Gen X parent. Disappear us at your peril, mofos.
— Amanda Guinzburg (@Guinz) June 21, 2020
3. We like to stay on brand.
And yes, we know what that means, whippersnappers.
Gen X ending up not being remembered for anything but being cancelled is so Gen X
— Daley Haggar (@d_haggar) June 24, 2020
2. Sometimes in dubious ways.
We’re alive and mostly well, though.
Gen X is a weird existence in this current environment. It's not like we didn't have issues, but man, we kinda just want to be left alone. I mean, our parents let us come home to empty houses and expected us to entertain ourselves. We did.
— American Journalists Publish Chinese Propaganda (@JohnEkdahl) June 18, 2020
1. When two tweets are actual perfection.
I am never going to stop laughing at this.
We have a certain..ah..how do you say? Gen X sais quoi
— Radical Expectations (@EltripEcnal) June 14, 2020
I’m toward the end of GenX and I’m feeling majorly seen!
If you are, too, which one did you identify with the most? Tell me in the comments!