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In the quiet suburb of Betoota Heights, a senior resident of the local retirement village has had enough of his son’s disrespectful and insensitive language.

For months now, the man’s son has been referring to the retirement village as a “Boomer Gulag”, much to the annoyance of the senior residents who call the place home.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, spoke to our reporters about his frustration with his son’s attitude.

“I don’t know where he gets it from, to be honest. Probably the internet. I didn’t raise him to be so disrespectful to his elders. It’s just not on.”

The retirement village, which provides safe and affordable housing for senior citizens, is home to hundreds of residents who enjoy the peace and tranquility of the well-maintained grounds and facilities. The man’s son, however, seems to have a very different view of the place.

“He keeps telling me that I’m stuck in some sort of prison for old people. But the truth is, I’m happy here. I’ve made friends, I have everything I need, and I don’t have to worry about anything. It’s the perfect place to retire.”

Despite his son’s complaints, the man has no intention of leaving the retirement village anytime soon.

His son explained to The Advocate that the “bastards” at the retirement village have his old boy dosed up to the eyeballs, which is why he doesn’t seem to take umbrage with being dragged all over town for activities.

“I’m only stirring him up,” he said.

“All I said was, ‘Hey Dad, how’s life in the Boomer Gulag?’ and he hit the roof. I told him I was only joking but still. He’s losing his humour in his old age. He reckons it’s fine there. When he first moved in there, he told me the place needed to have a bomb dropped on it. Someone reversed into his car and took off without leaving a note,”

“Now, it sounds like he’s spending every day in Wonderland. They must have him dosed out of his brain.”

More to come.


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