Column: Millennials call for respect from Day One

There’s a TV commercial from a couple of years ago which shows a baby boomer portraying a standup comedian who gets up in front of an equally mature audience and complains, “Millennials, amirite!”

I laughed when I first saw the spot, and as a card-carrying member of Generation X, I thought that simple line captured the quandary of one generation trying to both understand and collaborate with a younger demographic. What starts out as a complaint hopefully evolves into a greater effort to understand the generation of Americans born between 1981 . . .