Do Gen Zers secretly pity you? Take our test

YOU desperately need the approval of Generation Z because you can’t bear to be an unhip old codger. Find out if they respect or pity you based on these interactions.

You’re heading to the pub for a relaxed pint. What are you wearing?

A) Baggy oversized XL jumper, nose ring, Doc Martens.

B) T-shirt and skinny jeans. Maybe Adidas trainers if you’re feeling particularly cool.

C) A loose-fitting white shirt and suit trousers. You’re like a chic Mr Bean with your very practical North Face jacket.

You get out your phone and go on social media. Does the Gen Zer laugh?

A) Yes. You open TikTok, and the first video is a Kendall Roy edit the Gen Zer thinks is ‘so babygirl’, whatever the f**k that means.

B) Yes. You open Instagram reels, and the first video is a meme that went viral on TikTok six months ago. Cringe.

C) Yes. You open Facebook, and like Sharon’s status telling you that she and the kids are well. The Gen Zer thinks your use of the sideways crying laughing emoji is funny and endearing.

The Gen Zer asks what book you’re reading at the moment. Does your choice shock them?

A) Yes. You tell them you’re reading The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, and now they want to know what your favourite BookTok books are, and whether you think Colleen Hoover is problematic.

B) Yes. You sheepishly say you’re rereading Harry Potter. You can’t tell whether their jaw dropped because of JK Rowling, or because you told them you’re a Hufflepuff.

C) Yes. You tell them you’re revisiting science fiction from your childhood, and reading Dune. They say: ‘OMG, Timothée Chalamet, slay’. They don’t know about Baron Harkonnen being really homophobic in the original, thank f**k.

A Gen Zer approaches you. Do they say ‘That fit is based. It’s giving 90s Diana. Absolute W fit. Slay’, or do they say ‘Major fashion L’?

A) The first one. You reply: ‘OMG, thanks bestie! I got this jumper at the Boygenius tour.’

B) The second one. You reply: ‘Hey, my outfit is on fleek, actually.’

C) What?

You’re driving the Gen Zer to a concert, and they hand you the aux cord. When you play music, do they frown?

A) Yes. You play Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo and they ramble on about a problematic ex in cliched therapy-speak.

B) Yes. You put on some Kanye West and they ask why you’re literally a member of the Nazi Party.

C) Yes. You play some Kate Bush. They say: ‘Is she the one who does the music for Stranger Things?’


Mostly As: You’re one of them. They don’t pity you. Unless you’re straight and cis. Weirdo.

Mostly Bs: They feel pity with a strong element of disgust. They started calling you cheugy until you used the word cheugy, and then the word cheugy became cheugy. You’re cringe and gross and you’ll never slay.

Mostly Cs: They pity you like an abandoned puppy. They love you but infantilise you. Your daughter posted a video of you on TikTok and now the internet is calling you ‘the girlypop dad’. You don’t know what that means but you say you think Taylor Swift is talented and pretty. Cancelled.

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Farage's bank statements show a pint purchased every 15 minutes

NIGEL Farage’s leaked bank statements reveal that on average he purchased a pint with his debit card every 15 minutes, it has emerged.

The steady supply of beer is thought to be to blame for Farage’s dwindling fortune, his resulting ‘de-banking’ from Coutts, and the xenophobic bollocks he has been spouting for the entirety of his political career.

A NatWest spokesperson said: “Imperial pints with a little crown on the glass, obviously. None of that unpatriotic EU shit for our Nige.

“A close reading of his statements paints a picture of his day-to-day life. He’s off to the pub in the morning to look like a man of the people, lunch is a swift four pints in Soho, then he has eight more in the evening to try to blot out the shame of being on GB News.

“While the average person is 60 per cent water, Nigel is more beer than human. It’s a miracle he’s able to function in society. Although by ‘function’ I mean ‘incessantly be a wanker’.

“There’s some other stuff in his statements about offshore trust funds and tax havens, but they’re buried by the sheer volume of pub transactions. It’s almost like he was trying to hide them.”

Farage said: “Banks are supposed to respect the anonymity of their customers. That number of pints could’ve been purchased by anyone in Westminster.”