Overlooked again, naturally

Bast
If you ask me, people are just not interested in talent anymore.

Cooch
Because why?

Bast
So many of our generation are in career crisis. Particularly women.


Cooch
(For the benefit of our viewers, that generation would be post-Boomer, or Gen X.)

Bast
Sometimes referred to as the Baby Bust generation.

Cooch
I go with Gen Jones.

Bast
Except no one knows what that is. You could also call us Gen-Xtraneous. I thought we would be taking over as the Boomers retired, but it’s looking like we’re gonna be lapped by the Millennials.

Cooch
Our life experience is not seen as relevant because it’s not old and it’s not new.

Bast
I wonder if it’s been such a slog because we felt so dragged down by getting nowhere because of the Boomers, that there’s nothing left in the tank.

Cooch
Well, we were the start of a real transition, and the transition phase from old ways to newer ways is the roughest part.

Bast
Yup, we’re not digital natives. We grew up analog and then had to learn the technology as it was being developed. Kind of like flying the aircraft as it was being built.

Bast
We are the Middle Child Generation for sure.

Cooch
Gen Jan – between Marsha and Cindy – which reference will be lost on millennials, ironically.

Cooch
How about “Gen X-asperated?

Bast
I like Gen X-ceptional. Or Gen-Xtraordinaire.

Bast
But we’re more like Gen-Xpendable.

Cooch
Hence the heading of this bloxt. Referring, of course, to the timeless classic by Gilbert O’Sullivan, re-recorded by those solid Gen-Xers, The Pet Shop Boys, with the awesome Elton John. What the heck, let’s have a listen, for old times’ sake.

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