Truth to tell, we evade the prospect of facing the reality that one reaches the threshold of becoming a deteriorating baby boomer. Needless to say, I am presenting here the list of top 10 indicators of a full-fledged baby boomer.
You are a full-fledged baby boomer if you vividly remember the time when long hair and the audacious earrings worn by men were considered more than just fashion trends. If you identify with those people who consider Harleys as not just for the nouveau rich, then you definitely are a genuine baby boomer.
You suddenly find yourself blurting out to your children the same hateful lines that you have been hearing from your parents when you were still young. As soon as you start to believe what you are saying, then it is an indication that you are a full-fledged baby boomer.
You are a full-fledged baby boomer if you are still hooked with AM sounds when everyone in the family are spending their time with MP3s. You also fail to find the reason why most of your children enjoy watching the MTVs.
You are a full-fledged baby boomer if the police and most people start calling you sir or ma’am. The funny thing about the whole situation is that you feel that they are sincere when they address you as such. But no worry though, you will still be issued your citation ticket.
If you are beginning to find a significant drop to your pension payout with the company that you are presently working then indeed you are a full fledged baby boomer. If you suddenly feel the need to plan for your retirement as if you will not receive any pension at all then indeed you belong to the league of baby boomers.
If you suddenly find the need to take care of your parents and your children, then this is indeed the signal that you are a full-fledged baby boomer. Care to ask what both your parents and children need from you? Both of them will ask for diapers!
You are more inclined to drive a minivan than a later model mini-bus. Obviously, you have been doing this for quite some time already. It is not just for the convenience but also due to the feeling of inability to drive a mini-bus.
If you haven’t been carding since the time when Jimmy Carter is still in the White House, then you are already in the league of confirmed baby boomers. You belong to the eminent, albeit aging, group of people who are still feeling bad about the Watergate scandal and that you see Ford as the geek you choose to forget.
You are indeed at the threshold of being a full-fledged baby boomer if you suddenly find your physician sending you for more tests and examinations during your regular physical check up or visit to a doctor.
You are now a full-fledged baby boomer if you find yourself casting your votes to the right of your parents and you seem to be not bothered at all.
Lastly, you are a baby boomer if you find this as an amusing reading experience!