As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, there are many things that younger generations might find surprising about the way they live their lives. From their love of traditional media to their reliance on certain products and habits, there are certain things that Baby Boomers still do that might seem outdated or strange to younger generations. Here are 36 things you won’t believe Baby Boomers still do:
1. Read Newspapers
Despite the rise of digital media, many Baby Boomers still rely on newspapers for their daily news.
2. Watch Network Television
Similarly, many Baby Boomers still watch network television and rely on their favorite shows to air at specific times.
3. Listen to the Radio
While younger generations might prefer streaming services for their music, many Baby Boomers still listen to the radio for their favorite songs and talk shows.
4. Use Landline Phones
Although many people have switched to cell phones, Baby Boomers are more likely to still have a landline phone at home.
5. Write Checks
While online banking is popular, many Baby Boomers still prefer to write physical checks to pay their bills.
6. Keep a Rolodex
A rolodex, or a physical address book, might seem outdated to younger generations, but many Baby Boomers still rely on them to keep track of their contacts.
7. Read Physical Books
While e-books are growing in popularity, many Baby Boomers still prefer to read physical books and enjoy the feel of a physical book in their hands.
8. Carry Cash
While debit and credit cards are popular, Baby Boomers are more likely to carry cash on them at all times.
9. Use a Fax Machine
Despite the rise of email, many Baby Boomers still use fax machines for important documents and communication.
10. Watch Cable TV
While streaming services are popular, many Baby Boomers still rely on cable TV for their entertainment.
11. Wear Wristwatches
While younger generations might rely on their phones for the time, many Baby Boomers still wear wristwatches as a fashion accessory and for practical purposes.
12. Use Typewriters
While computers are ubiquitous, many Baby Boomers still have a fondness for typewriters and may use them for personal writing or to fill out forms.
13. Send Letters
While email is popular, many Baby Boomers still enjoy sending physical letters to friends and family.
14. Listen to CDs
While streaming music is popular, many Baby Boomers still enjoy listening to music on CDs and may have large collections of their favorite albums.
15. Go to the Post Office
While many tasks can now be done online, Baby Boomers are more likely to still go to the post office to mail packages or purchase stamps.
16. Use a Paper Calendar
While digital calendars are popular, many Baby Boomers still prefer to use a physical paper calendar to keep track of their schedule.
17. Play Board Games
While video games are popular, Baby Boomers still enjoy playing classic board games like Monopoly or Scrabble.
18. Use a Record Player
While vinyl records have made a comeback in recent years, many Baby Boomers never stopped using their record players and still enjoy listening to music on vinyl.
19. Go to the Library
While e-books and online resources are available, many Baby Boomers still enjoy going to the library to borrow physical books and attend events.
20. Use a Telephone Book
While online directories are available, many Baby Boomers still use telephone books to look up phone numbers and addresses.
21. Keep a Diary
While social media is popular, many Baby Boomers still enjoy keeping a personal diary to record their thoughts and experiences.
22. Have a Landline Answering Machine
While voicemail is available, many Baby Boomers still rely on a landline answering machine