Saturday, June 23, 2012

Me me me me me

Some of you may remember my professional blog where I often made posts regarding Gen Y'ers; the good and the bad.

For those of you that don't know, Generation Y is my generation.  The generation born in the 1980's and later.  The generation also known as "The Me Generation."

Generation Y in the workforce is a completely different topic that I won't touch today.  Instead, I wanted to talk about general Gen Y activities that drive. me. nuts.

To preface my mini-rant, I can't say I'm not guilty of being a Generation Me-er Y-er:  I have a blog about ME for crying out loud.  I apologize if this offends anyone, but regardless, here are some things I've noticed about my generation:

Buy Me Something
Have you ever seen this one on facebook? 
"Who wants to buy me lunch and bring it to me at work??!
OH PICK ME!  I've been dying all day to know if you wanted lunch so that I can buy you some. 

What about this one? 
"I really want tickets to Coachella!  Someone should buy me some!" 
ABSOLUTELY.  It's my job to make sure you have those tickets. 

If you're hungry and need lunch, whatever happened to calling your best friend and saying "I'm starving - if I give you $5 can you please bring me Port-of-Subs?"  Heck, if this works then my next Facebook status will be, "Who wants to clean my house, do my laundry, give me all of their money, and follow me around telling me I'm pretty?"  I'm sure there are people out there whose only existence is all about making my day be a good one.

Parties Galore
The one specifically I'm talking about is the "What's the sex of the baby" party. REALLY??! And we all know that after this "What's the sex of the baby" party, the happy couple will also have a baby shower. I've tried to think of my friends who would tell me, "Ashley, we want to throw a party for you to tell you what the sex of your baby is. Because having us tell you is far more exciting than having the doctor tell you." I don't have a single friend who would do that. I understand possibly ME throwing a get-together to reveal to my closest friends, but to have friends throw a party for me? I'm done here.

My Wedding Should Stress You Out
Recently-ish, I had a friend who was part of a wedding party for a wedding that stressed her out.  She was "required" to take multiple days off work, spend more money for the bride than she typically even spends on herself, and attend party-on-top-of-party-on-top-of-party.  At a certain point, it was only about getting through the wedding without manipulation from the bride about not cherishing her special day.

And why?

Because it was absolutely necessary to have multiple bridal showers, an elaborate bachelorette party, rehearsal dinners during the work-day, etc. etc. 

When did we start acting like everyone's purpose is about me me me me me?