Welcome to Generation OMG! Now Lose the Flip-Flops
CNBC.com News Editor
Every generation searches for an identity.
There were the Baby Boomers, the relief births that followed World War II.
Hooray, the war’s over!
Whoopsie, I’m pregnant.
Um … Hooray!
Then there were the slacker generations that followed, Gens. X and Y, who played their music loud, scoffed at how uncouth it was to reuse a tea bag, all the while scarfing down Ho Hos and collecting ninth-place ribbons for outstanding achievement in mediocrity.
Then, we hit the new millennium — omigosh, THE NEW MILLENNIUM! — and we were so excited at having arrived at THE FUTURE that we're completely at a loss for what to call this generation.
Nearly 10 years later, as the economy slips deeper into recession, stocks continue to dive , taking the 401(k)s of innocent bystanders with it and jobs are vanishing at the rate of half a million per month, the New York Times has finally figured out what to call it:
That’s right. It’s time to snap out of the texting-induced coma, take off the flip-flops and stop posting drunken pictures of yourself on the Internet.
It’s time to shed the lazy American image.
Stop being wasteful.
And learn how to survive.
OMG, R U serious?
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