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25 hilarious and relatable memes especially for Gen Xers because they've seen it all

They saw shiny clothes, wide-legged jeans, tapes, payphones, fanny packs and a whole different kind of music and here is a recollection of those memories.

25 hilarious and relatable memes especially for Gen Xers because they've seen it all
Cover Image Source: Instagram (L) @lisany (R) @tara__lambert

Generational gaps are nothing new but we sure seem to have fun comparing the different characteristic traits of boomers, Gen X, millennials, Gen Z and Gen Alpha. But let's discuss Gen X for now. As per Beresford Research, Gen X "is anyone born between the years 1965 and 1980. Gen X is the generation that follows the baby boomers."  These people saw shiny clothes, wide-legged jeans, tapes, payphones, fanny packs and a whole different kind of music. We bring to you the 25 best Gen X memes from Instagram that those born in that era will undoubtedly find relatable and hilarious.

These memes involve not knowing caller IDs existed, not accepting our age, remote controls, the iconic shows of the good old days, swimming in the 80s, bankbooks and difficulty in figuring out why Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok are all the rage. While many from the generation have adapted to the changing times and mastered these apps, some of us still struggle to keep up with the countless updates, trends and filters seemingly popping up every minute. 

Check out these memes to chuckle and reflect as we float along this Gen X experience:

1. Phones then:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by 80’s Andrea (@80s_andrea_)


 

2. We are cool:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Wendy Burris Picc (@southerntnbelle)


 

3. Our masks:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Jennie Dean LaMothe (@jennie.d.lamothe)


 

4. Solves problems with a sandwich:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by lisany (@lisany)


 

5. Remote control:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Aprill (@aprill_fresh)


 

6. These shows were the best:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Cat Lee (@genxvibe)


 

7. Bad backs:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Kid Nineties (@kid.of.the.90s)


 

8. Sleepovers:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Lu (@luinreallife)


 

9. The height of fashion!


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Gen X Memories (@genx_pop_culture)


 

10. Swim, my child:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Country Cottage Soap (@country_cottage_soap)


 

11. All sides:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by coolmscupcake (@coolmscupcake)


 

12. Ancient artefact:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Victoria (@genxvictoria)


 

13. You need a pencil:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Tomasz Michura (@tomasz.michura.photography)


 

14. Too difficult:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Jason Miller (@troutnemesis74)


 

15. Hard relate:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Niki (@nikimeiners)


 

16. Every day:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by STRANGE ALLIES™ (@strange_allies)


 

17. Moms are adorable:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by STRANGE ALLIES™ (@strange_allies)


 

18. 70's moms:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Roger Mcghee (@scottgraywolf)


 

19. Forgot my password:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Cat Lee (@genxvibe)


 

20. We learned sarcasm:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Victoria (@genxvictoria)


 

21. On tape:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Gen X Memories (@genx_pop_culture)


 

22. Phil Collins' Era:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Victoria (@genxvictoria)


 

23. Real concerns:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Jacana Mommy (@jacana_mommy)


 

24. Glue was more fun:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Tara Lambert | Menopause + Pro-Aging (@tara__lambert)


 

25. He is a smart man now:


 
 
 
 
 
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A post shared by Gen X Memories (@genx_pop_culture)


 

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