For those who think the phrase "OK, boomer" is just a dismissive meme, this woman's story about her parents' out-of-touch estimate of a house's price will make you question if the older generation is up to date with the current cost of living.
The generation gap between boomers and younger people is nothing new, with some suggesting that boomers are "so out of touch" with the real cost of living nowadays – not just in terms of beliefs or values.
A recent story shared by @andi_astra sheds light on a common issue that younger generations have with boomers: the inability to grasp how costly it is to live now compared to the past.
Andi posted the now-viral TikTok video in response to another TikToker's statement that claimed boomers are “so out of touch with what the going rate for everything.”
In her video, accompanied by the text overlay that reads “Proof that boomers have no idea about how much everything costs,” she shares that she finally went to see her parents after a three-year gap over the holidays.
During a conversation with her parents, they revealed to her that her grandmother had specifically requested that the money from her inheritance should go toward a significant moment in her life.
Andi mentions that she got married during the pandemic, but like many in her age group, the high house prices in the country make it unlikely for her and her husband to purchase a home anytime soon.
While sitting down with her parents, they appeared to be debating whether to give her the money or hold on to it, as her grandmother intended it to be used for something important and big in her granddaughter’s life.
Curious, she asked about the amount left to her, hoping it might be enough for a big plan in the future, only to be shocked when she learned the amount they had been talking about the whole time.
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“And guess how much money they were talking about after sitting there debating in front of me whether or not to give it to me, whether or not it was going to help with my eventual purchase of the house,” Andi says in the video.
“Guess how much money they were talking about, $1,500.”
She proceeded to give a few examples of the expenses she had incurred, showing how insignificant the $1,500 was in comparison.
“My plane ticket to visit them cost $1,000. It cost me $300 to ship the Christmas gifts they got me back to my house,” she shares.
“And they were debating over giving me $1,500 because it might help me buy a house.”
Despite being appreciative of the offer of $1,500, Andi emphasizes that it’s not nearly enough to help her buy a house. She cannot help but laugh at the idea.
@andi_astra #stitch with @maryefrost still incredibly grateful to even be offered that much, but cant stop laughing about how they thought that would help me buy a house??? #millennial ♬ original sound - andi | alien artist & designer
Many people shared their initial guesses of the amount of money Andi's parents were discussing, yet their estimates were far from accurate.
“I thought at minimum it was gonna be $10k,” one viewer wrote.
“I was going for 20k not even close $1500 isn’t even a decent down payment for a Honda,” a second shared.
“I guessed $5k as a small amount,” a third commented.
“I guessed 3k, but they cut it in half,” a fourth wrote.
One person raised a thought-provoking question, asking how boomers can still be “so out of touch” with the expensive cost of living today, while, on the other hand, they’re still actively paying bills and buying food and gas.
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