Us Millennials™ cop a lot of shit, but we do like our fancy things every now and then. Y’know, like a tasty avocado sourdough brunch at a inner-city cafe, or a smartphone that that we fundamentally need to do our entry-level-but-expects-the-work-of-a-senior-staff-member job that we studied 3+ years for and will pay us $35k a year for the foreseeable future. 

It’s the finer things in life, guys. 

However, one thing that we have sacrificed (obviously because this self-indulgent generation is too busy spending all our YUGE disposable income on drugs!! And alcohol!! And partying!11! God, we’re just the most luxurious little shits, AMIRITE) is fabric softener. 

It turns out we’re not fans of spending more money than we have to on laundry, or adding even more sickly sweet-smelling chemicals to the clothing that sit on our bodies all day. We’re just not keen. 

Companies that produce fabric softener, like Procter & Gamble Co. are pretty bloody worried. They’ve had declining rates for a while, but they’ve clocked a reeeeeal steep drop-off since old mate Gen Y learned how to use a washing machine. 

Their concerns were published in a Wall Street Journal story, and it’s honestly a wild ride. 

They reckon it’s partially because we purposely chose types of clothing that don’t need softener. Like, athleisure clothing for example.

However, they’re also considering changing the name to ‘fabric conditioner’ because (and here’s the bloody kicker) they actually believe that millennials “don’t know what [fabric softener] is for.”

Pesky Millennials Don’t Use Fabric Softener & Boomers Are Just So Confused

Are… are they serious? Christ, of course we bloody know what it’s for. It’s right there in the name. We just know it isn’t damn well necessary

Twitter has been dumbfounded by the story, too:

So, the boomers running the laundry industry seem mighty confused, and they seem rather concerned about the roughness of our clothing and the starchiness of our towels. 

Honestlyyyyyy, calm down Jeanette, our towels are bloody fine and we’re more concerned about our terrifyingly-high sodium intake from all the $1 packets of mi goreng we ingest to be able to pay our rent. 

Self-indulgence, thy name is definitely not ‘millennial’. 

Source: Twitter / Wall Street Journal