Aylesbury residents told they are officially over the hill if these Gen Z stereotypes apply to you

Here's what Generation Z claim makes you 'over the hill' according to a new survey.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 9:46 am
What do you make of this list?

Do you order a cappuccino?

Are you still on Facebook?

Is your underwear from M&S?

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Do you ask for milk and two sugars in your tea?

Then you are officially over the hill, according to new research.

Researchers polled 2,000 adults under the age of 30, to reveal a definitive list of traits that suggest you are officially ANCIENT, with 19 percent of Gen Z Brits agreeing that as soon as you become obsessed with bin day, it is game over for your youth.

Groaning when you sit down (22 percent), turning the music down while you park the car (15 percent) and using hash tags incorrectly (13 percent) were also among the signs that you are officially past it.

Yet, according to the survey, ordering a Cappuccino is the NUMBER ONE sign that you are officially uncool, with 52 percent of young Brits agreeing only an old person would do this.

Insisting on wearing comfortable shoes (22 percent), being unable to recognise Love Island contestants (21 percent) and asking for “milk and two sugars” in your cup of tea (30 percent) also featured in the final list of 25 signs you are past it, as did asking for a “Rachel Cut” at the hairdressers (26 percent).

Still owning a gas BBQ (18 percent), having a DVD collection (17 percent) preferring headphones with a cord (11 percent) and moving from Radio 1 to Radio 2 were also signs that you are past your peak.

In fact, according to the survey by insights agency Perspectus Global, 45 is the age you are officially over the hill.

The study also revealed the ages when certain activities should be actively discouraged, with the study suggesting that 42 is the age when we should hang up our dancing shoes and avoid going clubbing again.

And “lads” or “girls” nights out on the town should really be wound down by the time you have celebrated your 45th birthday, according to the poll.

Ellie Glason from Perspectus Global, who commissioned the survey said, “Our latest research suggests that the cappuccino could soon be a thing of the past, along with Facebook, M&S underwear and asking for milk and two sugars in your tea.

“The survey also suggests Gen Z’s reckon anyone over the age of 42 should not go clubbing.

"But with night life set to reopen this summer, we say you are never too old to hit the dance floor”.

According to the study, no-one over the age of 51 should be wearing jeans, while wannabe skateboarders should retire their wheels at the age of 38 and anyone over the age of 41 should not be seen dead on a scooter.

Anyone over 45 should never darken the door of a tattoo parlour, while 54 percent of those polled said there was something a little bit sad and cringeworthy about older Brits trying to be "down with the kids".

SIGNS YOU ARE PAST IT, ACCORDING TO GEN Z BRITS

You order a Cappuccino – 52 percent

Your underwear is from M&S – 36 percent

You watch Countryfile for the weather forecast at the end – 30 percent

You ask for “milk and two sugars” in your tea - 30 percent

You still have a DVD collection – 29 percent

You ask for a “Rachel Cut” at the hairdressers – 26 percent

You say “funky” - 26 percent

You still send cheques for people's birthdays - 24 percent

You call trainers “sneakers” - 22 percent

You make noises when you sit down - 22 percent

You wear comfortable shoes - 22 percent

You do not recognise any Love Island contestants - 21 percent

You struggle to work your TV remote - 20 percent

You plan a second route on a car journey just in case - 19 percent

You become obsessed with bin day - 19 percent

You move from BBC Radio 1 to Radio 2 - 19 percent

You still use a gas BBQ - 18 percent

You turn the music down when you park the car - 15 percent

You have never posted a video to social media - 15 percent

You do not know what a Youtuber is - 15 percent

You use hashtags incorrectly - 13 percent

You are still on Facebook - 13 percent

You worry about not being able to find a parking space - 12 percent

You ask for your steak well done - 12 percent

You add salt to your food before tasting it - 11 percent