The meme: “By age 35”
By age 35 you should have a huge box of cables but you can't throw them out because you're pretty sure you still need a couple of them but you're not sure which ones— Lori G 🌸🌸🌸 (@LoriG) May 19, 2018
How it began
by the time you're 35 you should have saved at least half your sandwich for lunchtime instead of noming it at 10am.— tick muffin sales plummeting (@poniesandsodies) May 16, 2018
By age 35, millennials should have 40,000 avocado toasts set aside for retirement.— Paul Fairie (@paulisci) May 15, 2018
By age 35 you should have at least one fork in your cutlery drawer that you just don’t like, and actively frown at if you accidentally grab it.— Christopher Downs (@chrisopotamia) May 20, 2018
By age 35 you should run into friends and say "WE SHOULD HANG OUT SOON!" twice a week. You will never hang out. You'll just scream this at each other until one of you dies.— Luke Trayser (@trukelayser) May 20, 2018
by age 35 you should have a kitchen cabinet dedicated entirely to plastic bags that contain other, smaller plastic bags— vytas (@peakysblinder) May 20, 2018
By age 35 you should have reached that stage of time confusion where you're convinced the 90s was only 10 years ago.— Jen '100% Dragon Age trash' Williams (@sennydreadful) May 21, 2018
By age 35 you should have like 2 real friends both of whom live in other states and around 700 online friends with whom your relationship is so tenuous that a simple opinion about a comic book movie could end it instantly.— Guns n' Roses: Appetite for Pragmatism (@Bahbuto) May 21, 2018
By age 35 you should have at least two thirds of your hard drive space taken up by recursively nested copies of the hard drives from all your previous computers— Alex Kerfoot (@akerfoot) May 20, 2018
By age 35 you will routinely exercise in t-shirts memorializing life events older than the interns on your team.— Steven Sinofsky (@stevesi) May 21, 2018
By age 35, you should have gained, lost and regained 1 imperial throne, conquered not 1 but 2 other empires with Roman credentials, turned the greatest church in the world into the greatest mosque, beaten Dracula, married 5 times & written a little poem, retirement experts say. pic.twitter.com/dtZMQgTait— Peter Sandham (@HKSandham) May 21, 2018
By age 35 you should have founded a city in the midwest with expansive powers and established a radical new cosmology including salvific rites for the dead— BCC (@ByCommonConsent) May 22, 2018
Why did this happen?
- Few in their 30s are even close to reaching the “twice their salary” goal, assuming they have a salary.
- According to some 2015 data, there are 12.1 million 30-somethings in the United States with student loan debt. Collectively, that group owed $408 billion.
- Rent and interest rates are rising, but wages are not.
How to use it like you know what you are doing
Have the brands ruined it yet?
By age 35 you should have mastered your chocolate to milk ratio.— Nesquik (@Nesquik) May 22, 2018
By age 35 you should have forgotten how many pizzas you’ve consumed because the number is too high to count and you have better things to do like preheat the oven and eat another pizza also Twitter should’ve never given us 280 characters that was a mistake.— DiGiorno (@DiGiorno) May 22, 2018