When we visit our grown daughters, they serve us delicious food on lovely dishes. On an extra fancy occasion, the table is set with arty cloth napkins. But for a simpler meal, there are no napkins on the table. Upon request, my girls will tear off a sheet of paper towel and hand it to us.
What gives? Surely my daughters, who seem to have their act together quite nicely, can purchase a pack of kitchen napkins.
Enter an article I found on a Facebook. Turns out the millenials don’t use napkins! Read about it here.
Or top sheets. Turning over the edge of the top sheet is one of the small joys of my life.
“Do you use top sheets?” I asked Kath. “I’ve heard your generation doesn’t.”
“Yes,” she said, “but Thomas didn’t when we got married. I had to convince him.”
I think the millenials are great. I admire them for not staying in a job that makes them unhappy. They’ve got brains and spunk, and they’re hard workers, especially when they do find that perfect job. (And power to Gen Z for their gun control advocacy. I hope they gain steam and never stop.)
But back to napkins. It seems hard to eat millennial foods like black bean hummus or kale salad without getting some of it on your fingers. I still argue we need napkins. Although maybe millennials are more dainty eaters than we zesty baby boomers?
Any opinions on this matter?
Photo Above: The purple dotted napkins I took on a beach trip a few weeks ago.
Photo Below: The eyelet edging similar to edging on sheets I bought for our new house. I took this one from Google images. The eyelet on the real top sheet is kind of crumply. Hey, maybe that’s why the millennials aren’t fond of top sheets. The edge does crumple up once washed. And that reminds me of our grandmothers. They would have IRONED those top sheets.