Hey kids, treat yo'self to a bleak economic future
The markers of adulthood, such as a house, are out of reach for millennials - so we spend frivolously, writes Ciara O'Connor
Us millennials aren't easy to love: we complain about being skint while spending all our money on sourdough and shoes.
We're putting off getting married and settling down - instead we are renting with a few buddies and then giving out to our parents for not treating us like adults. Right after tapping them for €50. And asking them what the red light flashing on the washing machine means.
We've taken a lot of flak for our spending habits recently - the most common accusation levelled at us is that if we can afford avocados, we can afford a house. The avocado seems to have become a punitive measure of economic prosperity.