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Grow Old With Me

Trend watch: bingo games, heat-and-eat lunches.

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This story appears in the January 1999 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It's human nature--young people can't wait to grow up. But today's young adults are going to extremes, embracing fashions and pastimes formerly found only in Florida retirement communities. Picture this: Young hipsters cruising in '70s-era Buicks; sporting windbreakers, Sansabelt-style pants, fishing caps and Hush Puppies; and savoring Scotch and cigars after a rousing game of golf.

Just when we thought things couldn't get any weirder, The Washington Post reports bingo games are drawing crowds at trendy Manhattan nightspots. What's next--extreme shuffleboard? We can only pray Depends undergarments, plastic rain-scarves and ear hair don't become fashion statements.

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