On 9 Mar 2014
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Hello. My name is elliemae (hello, elliemae) and I'm a Baby Boomer.
It started innocently enough... in the beginning it was actually my parent's fault. If only they'd waited until 1963-1/2 to have sex, I wouldn't have been labeled a Boomer. They wouldn't - couldn't - wait, though. It's as if they were brimming with free will and figured they could procreate all that they wanted.
At first it was easy. Elementary school, hide & seek, riding mini-bikes through the garage door (yep, that happened). Best friends, girl scouts, camping trips, junior high school... dogs, chickens, goats, cattle, horses, boys, boys on horses... Hard ranch work, sun up to sun down and every hour that didn't include school. All that shit.
And then there was college, which according to the linked site didn't cost me enough but I was too privileged to realize it at the time. And the major I chose - social work - was a gateway to a mansion, 2 large SUV's, a second house (just to get away), a yacht, and a vacation every year to somewhere exotic. Well, actually it was a gateway to providing medical care to people who had all that shit, but it still touched my life and I'm still responsible for everyone who had all that shit.
My salary is nowhere near the chunks of change people think that all Boomers make. My house could fit into a corner of many other houses within a mile of here. I drive a chevy - the POS model - and spend a few minutes every week adding oil so the engine won't seize up.
I'm currently sitting on a huge pile of money - I'm sure of it - but I'm too selfish to share. Or, I was until today, so I looked under the couch cushions and bought my four year-old little neighbor girl a dolly that drinks and pees. She will never leave home, go to college or have any meaningful relationship because of my actions. For that, I feel pretty bad.
I see the error of my ways and accept my responsibility for the current economic climate in the country, and only wish that those people who blame everything on the Boomer generation would accept that they're just as stupid as those few people who actually fit the profile some asshole created on an asinine website he's paying good money for to blame the Boomers for everything that's gone wrong in his bitter little life.
Enjoy the coffee & donuts, they're free.