You Know You're Old When...

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    Mar 25, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    OK, there's no doubt I'm old myself. But ya kinda not wanna always be getting reminded of it, yet sometimes it happens. I got into an email exchange with my partner this morning from his office, where he sent me some archival photos of things we both remembered. Here are some other ways I get reminded of my age in jarring ways (and don't forget, someday this will happen to you, if you are lucky enough to live so long):

    - I see a museum display, where objects from my youth are on display, with neat little placards to explain to people what these strange things are, like ancient Egyptian artifacts.
    - Cars that I drove new, and that manage to still be on the streets, are driving around with "Antique" license tags on them.
    - You overhear some teenagers and you haven't the slightest idea what language they're using.
    - You get onto a New York City subway, and people get up on their own to give you their seats. In New York, for gawd's sakes!
    - You buy a ticket at a theatre window, and they charge you the senior discount price without you asking for it.


    And any of you "oldies"?
  • rnch

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    Mar 25, 2010 5:04 PM GMT
    "oldies" 3 rules of life:

    1. never waste an erection

    2. never pass a bathroom

    3. never trust a fart


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    Mar 25, 2010 5:15 PM GMT
    When the current batch of interns at work weren't even born when I was sitting at their desk as an intern myself. icon_cry.gif

  • drypin

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    Mar 25, 2010 5:16 PM GMT
    Oh, that one got a belly laugh, rnch! icon_lol.gif
  • JockChefJim

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    Mar 25, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
    Try working on a college campus and looking at most of the students here and think...."if that one time in high school had gone wrong.....I could be you father." icon_eek.gif
  • Android17

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    Mar 25, 2010 5:21 PM GMT
    When you go out to the street and see all kind of emo hair cuts.icon_neutral.gif
  • CAtoFL

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    Mar 25, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    Android17 saidWhen you go out to the street and see all kind of emo hair cuts.icon_neutral.gif


    Or, when you go out on the street and see guys with the same haircut you had in 1976. (And yeah, they DO have the same one). icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 25, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    rnch said"oldies" 3 rules of life:

    1. never waste an erection

    2. never pass a bathroom

    3. never trust a fart


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    Too funny!

  • JockChefJim

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    Mar 25, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    PSCalif said
    Android17 saidWhen you go out to the street and see all kind of emo hair cuts.icon_neutral.gif


    Or, when you go out on the street and see guys with the same haircut you had in 1976. (And yeah, they DO have the same one). icon_lol.gif


    I have noticed an increase in the "1970's male porn star hairstyles with matching mustaches."
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    Mar 25, 2010 5:41 PM GMT
    When the movies you grew up with are remade. I'm thinking Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Clash of the Titans, Halloween, and Nightmare on Elm Street.

    When the effects of drinking a bottle of wine stay with you for the entire next day after.

    When a nap is one of the main highlights of your day.


  • RP919

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    Mar 25, 2010 5:45 PM GMT
    oldies" 3 rules of life:

    1. never waste an erection
    2. never pass a bathroom
    3. never trust a fart

    OMG Hilarious, #3 is sadly true from what I've seen with my folks.

    How about explaining what a 45, 33-LP and 78 are!
  • tazzari

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    Mar 25, 2010 5:48 PM GMT
    "When the effects of drinking a bottle of wine stay with you for the entire next day after."

    TOO true! Old enough to know better, but not young enough to get away with it!

    Nat
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    Mar 25, 2010 5:49 PM GMT
    - When the "oldies" radio station starts playing music from the 80's.
    - You start seeing grey hair.. in your nose.
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    Mar 25, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
    rnch said"oldies" 3 rules of life:

    1. never waste an erection

    2. never pass a bathroom

    3. never trust a fart


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    I LOVE this! I LIVE this...icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 25, 2010 5:54 PM GMT
    The TV news pundits who are telling you how to run the country look like children to you! ... icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 25, 2010 6:08 PM GMT
    Caslon14000 saidThe TV news pundits who are telling you how to run the country look like children to you! ... icon_eek.gif

    OMG! They ALL look like children to me! And I begin to realize my opinion is no longer of any importance, The recognition that I will never have meaningful input on anything again, that I am a passive observer and nothing more. The best I can manage is online posts, that few read, and many reject. Yeah, that's when you know you're old and worthless. icon_sad.gif
  • carew28

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    Mar 25, 2010 8:22 PM GMT
    When people stop telling you that you're 'good looking', and begin telling you that you're 'looking good'.
  • RSportsguy

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    Mar 25, 2010 8:36 PM GMT
    When they are playing songs that you loved in college-----on the oldies channel!! icon_eek.gif
  • DCEric

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    Mar 25, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    One of my favorite songs when growing up went like this:

    "I'm waiting by the phone,
    Waiting by the phone,
    For someone to call me up
    And tell me I'm not alone."

    Who the hell waits by the phone any more? I heard this song playing on the radio the other day when it dawned on me. I don't even have a land line anymore. ...and yes, it was playing on a station that doesn't play new music.

    /Get. Off. My. Lawn.
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    Mar 26, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    I know I'm old when...

    ...my nephew's wearing the clothes I wore over twenty years ago without even a sense of irony.

    ...I get Facebook friended by some stranger who looks like they're in their fifties and realize I went to high school with them.

    ...I'm with men five years older and no longer get mistaken for their son.





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    Mar 26, 2010 3:25 AM GMT
    One of my best friends is in his early 90's. And he will try anything. He will stay out till 3 in the morning and I have never heard him say he is too old for anything. I hope I have the same view on life when I am that age. He rocks!! Getting older, no...I get more experienced everyday. There are guys younger and older than me that will realize this someday.
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    Mar 26, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    i know i'm old. ... when i stop having goals .