I teach a cardio-kickboxing class on Tuesdays, and there’s one member who often wears a t-shirt that says “# 1 Grandma!” I’ve joked with her, asking if she’s coming to learn new discipline tactics (always adding, “seriously, folks, don’t try this at home!”)
So it’s not like the image in the Simply Potatoes ad above is an awful and offensive stereotype of grandmas and I’m suggesting grannies of the world unite in protest. It’s more that I question its relevance.
Just like “it’s not your father’s Oldsmobile,” today’s granny is not necessarily the white-bunned sweet old lady who spends her day in the kitchen.
Certainly not this “hip hop” granny.