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    19 "Gen X During The Coronavirus" Tweets That Are Hilariously Real

    We're not stressed — we've been socially distancing since the late '80s.

    Hello, we're Generation X, also known as the forgotten generation.

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    1. Other generations don't really understand us very well:

    You guys can call us Gen Xer's "Karen" if you want but if you understood us at all, it'd be "Heather."

    2. Often they totally misunderstand who we are:

    @morninggloria PLEASE STOP CALLING GEN X “BOOMERS” I’M FUCKING 45 AND IM STILL PAYING STUDENT LOANS, RAISING YOUNG KIDS, CARING FOR MY PARENTS, CAN NEVER RETIRE, AND MY MUSIC IS BETTER.

    3. But the good news? We were freaking MADE to handle this self-isolating business:

    Everyone: wow this is bad Gen X, apparently: HAHA I WAS BORN WITH MY HOUSE KEY AROUND MY NECK ON A SHOELACE AND STARTED SOCIAL DISTANCING AS AN INFANT WHEN MY DIVORCED PARENTS SLID FRUIT LEATHER UNDER MY DOOR BEFORE GOING TO WORK AND THIS WAS MY ONLY COMPANION I FEEL FINE

    4. In fact, we've kind of been training for this our entire lives:

    Of course Gen X would be called to save the world by sitting inside watching TV.

    5. Or at least since the late '80s:

    @RadioFreeTom Gen X'er - Social Distancing since the late 80s.

    6. Even if it's not exactly what we imagined:

    I'm GenX. I grew up braced for apocalypse. Never thought it would involve knocking together pizza dough in my jammies while listening to podcasts, however.

    7. Basically, it's our time to shine:

    It is our time to shine!! 🤣🤣 #GenX

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    8. We have a very particular set of skills:

    Glad I’m a #GenX kid. Im using my skills I picked up as a latchkey kid. Making toaster oven snacks, chillin on the couch. Now if I can find some episodes of Gilligan’s Island, Bewitched, and I Dream of Jeannie I’m set.

    9. We know just what to say to anyone who complains about staying inside:

    10. When other generations say, "I can't just keep sitting in this room!" we're like:

    I am #GenX. I have the patience of Job. I sat for hours just waiting for my favorite song to play on the radio so I could hit record on my cassette player only to have the DJ talk over it so I’d have to wait even longer to try again. I can do nothing for days and be ok.

    11. We can handle boredom:

    No one is better at sitting on their asses doing nothing than the #GenX. This is how we used to rewind, also no shuffle.

    12. Hours and hours of unsupervised boredom:

    I prepared for this by playing Atari Pong for 14 hours a day in the 80s while my parents went on road trips and occasionally checked in by rotary phone. #GenX https://t.co/TP5ZCiJotY

    13. "Patient" is our middle name:

    I have never identified so hard with my generation. We had to dial our friends' numbers 87 times until their siblings got off the phone and we got through instead of a busy signal. We are ZenX. #GenX https://t.co/tBZOblUDeI

    14. I gotta say, our kids are lucky to have us right now:

    Gen X in the house! Teaching these kids how to survive! #GenX

    15. Make that our kids AND our parents:

    #GenX will self quarantine like it’s 1999 because we could use some time off from showing our GenZ kids how to write a return address on envelope and helping our parents open attachements from the email address we made for them.

    16. We have the best handwashing songs:

    A hand washing song for GenX: Tainted glove (Whoa-oh) Tainted glove Don’t touch me please I cannot stand the way you sneeze I love you but you got to know That I have to wash my hands and go

    17. We can express love...from a responsible distance:

    How are people maintaining their relationships while cloistered? I'm Gen X so, yes, Lloyd Dobler came to mind.

    18. And while we may not know the cure, we know...the Cure:

    Never has there been a generation better equipped to self isolate and social distance. #GenX

    19. So here's to us, Gen X'ers!

    Shout out to Gen X, the only generation who can keep our asses at home without being told, the motherfucking latchkey kids, the generation used to being neglected by fucking everyone. We’ll be the only ones left.

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