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12:28 pm on Jul 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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. . . you lean against something while putting your pants on just to make sure you don't topple over.
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...when your kiddie education actually includes more than a single chapter of a history of World War II...
11:28 pm on July 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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..when you no longer feel like getting a nicer car
..when you say HI to an attractive girl and she replies with a formal Hello Sir
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You start getting AARP advertisements in the mail. (Luckily, it was actually addressed to the previous owner, but it still made me feel old!)

Ooh, hearken to the young squirt. They start hitting you with those when you turn 50. And if you are in a position to retire at fifty, you probably have something more interesting to do than read AARP literature.
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when you post in this thread.
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When the police look like they are just kids.


I was pulled over for speeding last year, I didn't have my license on me. I guess he must of looked my info up and asked when was the last time I got a ticket.... I was going to say something about his age because it was twenty years since the last one and he couldn't have been much older. Considering the amount of driving and the way I drive on the highway which is typically really fast it was a pretty long run. I'd imagine he was probably telling his other 20 something buddies he got a guy no tickets for 20 years.
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...when you keep asking people to please turn down the loud music :)
3:35 pm on July 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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...when you have a pair of reading glasses in about five places around the house.
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When it doesn't matter that a car does 0-60 mph in 5 seconds with a top speed of 167.8 mph...that comfort is better, the boot/trunk is big enough to get all the grand kids stuff in and with a bit of luck it may do 60 mpg...and it costs $300 a year to insure fully comp.

When global business travel is the biggest PITA and all hotels seem incredibly expensive.

When someone asks me how much beer was when I was young and I reply 1/- and they respond with what the heck is a Shilling?
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...posts from your own experiences.


As a matter of fact . . .

When "getting lucky" means that what you go to the store for is actually in stock.

Last night daughter and I went to Target for something, made the mistake of saying "maybe I'll get lucky" (meaning, the widget we were looking for is in stock at the store.) "Ha. Dad's trying to get lucky at Target, what a Luuuuuzer . . . ."
4:31 pm on July 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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When at least 50% of your conversation with your peers focuses on health issues.
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When you think that it would be great to be able to buy a beer for less than you earned on your first week's salary!

(Mine was £2.8/-)
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When you think that it would be great to be able to buy a beer for less than you earned on your first week's salary!

I'm not that old but a pint is now a little more than my first days pay in full time work.
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When you no longer look forward to your favorite band releasing a new cd because you think all new music is crap
10:49 pm on July 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Punch cards with Fortran.
and the response from the computer center is "error line 1"

However - punched cards were very useful for smoking .. something illegal...

My take - you are old wwhen you can't pee straight and your first job earnt you shillings not pounds per hour
6:29 am on July 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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When someone asks me how much beer was when I was young and I reply 1/- and they respond with what the heck is a Shilling?

And you feel smug when you read a post like that - the first pint that I bought was 1/10
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your first job earnt you shillings not pounds per hour

My first job didn't even earn me shillings. At £2.8s.4d. for a 42 hour week I was on just about one and tuppence an hour. :)

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11:54 am on July 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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You know you're getting old when you start participating in "You Know You're Getting Old . . ." threads. Or even worse - started the thread yourself.

And you know you are getting old, when you participate in the thread and only realize five minutes later that at least three other people wrote the same as you before.
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When you read a significant figure:

the first pint that I bought was 1/10


And can categorically state that was the price of a pint when decimilisation was introduced and the beer went to 10p (2/-) and overall caused massive overnight inflation in the UK!
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Old man on a park bench, crying his eyes out. A guy comes along and asks what's wrong and if he can help.

"Well," he sobbed, I got married last week."

"Oh that sounds great, what,is it not working out?"

"No . . . it's fine. She's 25. She wakes up and makes me breakfast, then we have sex. Lunchtime, more sex. Five course dinner, then sex until the wee hours of the morning."

"You sound like one lucky man! I don't understand what the problem is!"

"I can't remember where I live."
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When you are young guy you often forget to pull your zip up. When older, you forget to pull it down.
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...When you have to brush your eyebrows and you're a guy.

...When you get discount cremation ads in the mail.

...When your first cell phone was a CB radio.
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I like rocknbil's ability to keep things real...keeps us balanced :)
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You Know You're Getting Old When . . .


....you drive a long distance with your turn signal on.
12:18 am on July 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

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...when you can't remember what this thread is about...
12:39 am on July 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

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When you buy a convertible because it's easier to get your walker in the back seat when you can put the top down.
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How could I forget :o

When the lines on your screen
Are not quite what they seem
That's a moiré
1:25 am on Aug 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Well, never mind that. You know you're getting old when you get junk mail from the local funeral home.

This is really true.

:: sobbing hysterically ::
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When the lines on your screen
Are not quite what they seem
That's a moiré


lol I like that, I hadn't seen this thread probably since I last posted. It's like a big piza pi.
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By the way that double entendre to the old CRT reference wasn't lost on me either :)

Well I'm outta here for a week in a few minutes, just finished cooking about 3 days worth of stir fried veggie food in between refreshing the screens here. Heading outta for R&R and maybe rescue a few grasshoppers from trout. Have a good week folks, if the sharks don't get me I'll be baaaaack...
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... when you're not sure if you just arrived or you're going away ...
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