Welcome to my newest blog post series, “Ask a Millennial!” In Part Two of the last “Ask a Millennial!” blog post, we have been discussing what industries millennials such as myself seem to be “killing”. Join me as I discuss the rest of this topic!
Welcome to Part Two of, “Ask a Millennial!” In my last blog post, I discussed some industries that millennials like myself seem to be “killing” and what I thought about each one of them. Today’s post will include the rest of the list from this Business Insider article of what industries millennials seem to not like.
Let’s move on to what I think about the industries on the rest of the list, shall we? 😀
Bars of Soap
Okay, guys. As a millennial, I finally got on this train. I just gave away all of my bar soap collection to LOCMom. She uses bar soap and appreciated the collection very much! As for me, I finally caved and bought facial scrub and body wash to replace my bar soap I used to use. Liquid foamy soap I use now for my hands. I finally caught the “ick factor” from using too much bar soap, haha. I was always thinking, “Okay, I use this bar soap everywhere on my body and I’m going to wash my face with it as well?!” No thanks finally. 🙂 It cost a few dollars to replace everything, but I will have it all in the long run. I just hate spending money is all. 😦 But bar soap = no more in my life! 😀
Okay, who’s buying diamonds these days? That’s like flushing 1K down a toilet for a shiny rock. Sure they’re nice to have, but they are what we call a luxury item. I’m not familiar with the shiny rock industry, aka the jewelry industry, very much, but I think there are other shiny clear rocks you can choose from that look like diamonds, but are not really diamonds. I would buy one of those knock offs for wedding rings for my significant other before buying a diamond. Or maybe even no rock at all, just a ring. Could be a simple gold or silver ring if the price is right, but like I said, I’m not overly familiar with jewelry prices. I just know that they are expeeeensive. 😦 Best forgo the jewelry category all together and just stick with cheap costume jewelry. If you buy that stuff on clearance only (because who would pay over 10 bucks for this stuff?), you don’t have to worry about it being lost or easily broken since you didn’t spend a lot of scratch on it in the first place. 🙂
Seriously, who uses this stuff? Yes, what is it even for? I guess it softens clothes or something… But if you put this stuff in your clothes when doing laundry, you’re just adding chemicals to your clothes so they will smell funky when you take them out to dry. Not really a anti-chemical junkie (used to be though 😛 ), but I don’t think you really need this stuff in order for your clothes to be clean after using laundry detergent. Just another thing you have to buy to keep up with the Joneses I guess. I guess…
Yup, I’m one of these people who only uses the bank at the beginning of a new month. I do my business with the teller and get out. It’s a necessary chore in order for me to manage my money properly. But that’s all I use the bank for. Whenever I want more money out of my account, I usually hit up a grocery store and get free cash back and get my money out of my account. Easy peasy. So I’m not surprised about banks being on the list.
Department stores like Macy’s and Sears
Oh, these stores. If it’s not on sale or on the clearance rack at Macy’s, I won’t even touch the product they are trying to sell me. As for Sears, they are a dying retailer. They are currently dying a very sloooooooow death, so I wouldn’t recommend buying anything from them. Although, I do like Macy’s shirts, but since I am a “normal size” on top and a plus size on the bottom, I don’t even bother with their pants because their plus sized pant selection is so limited. It really sucks and that’s why they don’t get my business in that category. Their shirts are cute, but I have so many shirts and clothes in general already, so that is why I don’t hit up clothing stores very often. If I need a new shirt, I will just go to Goodwill. They have plenty to choose from. 🙂 If I want anything besides clothes, I will go to a discount store and buy what I want because they are very cheap and are currently booming right now. Discount stores are where it’s at! Love me a good discount store! 🙂
Oh look, another luxury item. Something people with no money can’t usually afford to buy a lot of. If I want a designer bag, I will shop my closet first since I have a lot of “low end” designer bags I bought on sale, clearance, or at a yard sale. I never pay full price, y’all. I recommend discount retailers for all of your designer bag needs. Like I said, they are booming right now! 🙂 So I’m not surprised to see this category in the list. With no money, we millennials can’t buy a lot of expensive purses even though we do like them.
Here’s another category that if you do not use it, it’s a waste of money. I used to belong to a gym and only went to it so much, forking over money each month to it. What a waste. 😦 But that is in the past now. Can’t cry over spilt milk forever. For exercise now, I usually walk outside around my neighborhood when I feel like it. It’s fun with music on and most importantly, it’s FREE! 🙂 There is also a lot of exercise videos on YouTube and other websites you can use for all of your exercising needs. I recommend this route instead of a gym if you are not going to use the gym very often. Plus with membership fees as high as they are, who can afford a gym membership anyway these days? To be honest, I rather spend my money on other things.
Home-Improvement Stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s
We millennials can’t afford our own places or houses on one income these days, so I’m not surprised that these stores are on the list. I currently live with LOCMom in a condo, so I don’t really need all of these home supplies these stores stock. In fact, if I ever could afford a place on my own, I wouldn’t even buy a house. I would either rent, buy a condo, or buy a mobile home is a good neighborhood. I absolutely DEPLORE yard work, so the less yard work, the better. 🙂
Ah, football. A sport where rich muscular dudes ever slowly give each other brain damage while playing this sport, yet people like watching it. *shrug emoji* I remember I used to look forward to the Super Bowl each year, but later on, lost interest because I didn’t know the rules of football anyway and it was, well, boring to watch. Whenever I watch the Super Bowl now, I only look forward to the half-time show and whoever won in the end. Then it goes off. Don’t care about the commercials too much either because they are usually just trying to sell you something. As usual. Plus, with many millennials cutting the cord and watching stuff on streaming services instead, it’s no wonder football is going out of style.
Last, but not least. I really believe oil is on its way out anyway. It’s only a matter of time until it loses its crown to powering cars. With electric cars coming out as self driving cars starting as early as 2020, the gas industry will start to perish. I’m looking forward to this day greatly. 🙂
And that concludes the list! I hope you have enjoyed reading the opinion of a millennial on these industries! I certainly enjoyed sharing my opinion with all of you! It was very fun writing this post series! 🙂
Please join me next time in my “Ask a Millennial!” series! Thank you for reading! 🙂
So, what do you guys think about these industries? How do you feel about them?