It’s really difficult to make a good impression on older Generations sometimes.
If you aren’t willing to feign interest in their outdated ideas about the world, sometimes it’s hard for the connection to be established.
Personally, I have a hard time bullshitting people, so I can be a pretty polarizing personality, especially if we’re talking about stuffy older crowds. That’s why, I was extremely happy to find out that my stepfather has an interest in new technology and indoor appliances. That was great for me, because I happen to be a professional Heating and Cooling specialist. These days, the Modern Heating, Cooling, and ventilation industry is very different than it used to be. It’s actually a lot more computer and technology-based than most people would think to imagine. In fact, it’s one of the most high tech professions in the trade industry today. During my time as a professional certified heating, cooling, and ventilation Specialist I’ve learned so much about new technologies, energy saving techniques, and even utilizing solar power to reduce conventional energy usage. I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I’m a bit of an expert when it comes to this sort of modern technology. I was more than happy to sit down and talk to my father-in-law about all of these newest industry advancements regarding indoor air temperature control and alternative energy usage, which got him excited. He was extremely enthusiastic about the nerdy side of the heating and cooling industry, and I was over the moon to find some common ground with this intimidating older generation.