Don’t believe what you’ve heard about millennials (letter) |

Don’t believe what you’ve heard about millennials (letter)

I want to share a great day in Breckenridge my wife and I just enjoyed. We have lived here nearly 40 years and love the outdoors and recreation but sometimes forget what a great community we live in. We travel a lot and experience many places where doing the minimum is considered service; human interaction and caring is not required.

We walked around Main St. doing our window shopping and stopped in the French Bakery for a latte and a beignet. The young lady there was a joy with a smile and a kind word. As we headed home we stopped at City Market for a few items. Naturally we shopped for the club card specials. At the checkout we got chatting with the nice young gentleman working the register and I forgot to input my club card. He could have thought “what a dumb old man forgetting to input his card,” or perhaps “just a tourist without a card”. Instead it was, “do you have a club card sir? You saved $8 with your club card, thanks for shopping with us.” I felt he genuinely cared.

As we are heading out to our car a large SUV driven by someone of my generation is coming down the aisle pursued by a young man saying, “Hey stop! You just hit that car, you can’t just drive off!” Some people would have just turned their heads, he cared about the person that got hit and probably didn’t even know them. As we left we could see it was a noticeable dent in the victim’s car. The driver had to know he hit someone but didn’t care.

Young people are not always given the respect by my generation they deserve. If this is a trend I feel good about the future.

Tom Driemeyer


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