Tell Us Something That Happened To You That Made You Feel Very Old.

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  1. bobsvinyl

    bobsvinyl Painfully Aware Subscriber

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    I was in my last year at work. They had just hired a new woman carrier who looked like she was 15 years old. One morning I was waiting to punch in at the time clock and she was standing next to me. She looked at me and asked "Bob, when did you start working for the post office?"

    I replied, "1969."

    She looked at me for a few seconds and then said "My mother was three years old when you started ."

    That was like a slap in the head. I wouldn't mind if she had been three, but her mother!?!?!?

    I told her I was going into the break room and take a nap.

    What has happened to you that made you realize that you're ancient?
     
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  2. ETLS

    ETLS metacarpophalangealcranium Subscriber

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    Mostly the aches and pains when I get out of bed in the morning.
     
  3. DrumminDaddy

    DrumminDaddy Hit it, Baby !! Subscriber

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    When wifey told me my AARP card arrived in the mail. :oops:
     
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    Chubby chicks passing me while running this morning.
     
  5. bandg69

    bandg69 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Just going into a bar and being called sir does it for me
     
  6. squirrelnest

    squirrelnest Addicted Member

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    I have to wear pampers....:eek::eek::no:
     
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  7. 55Redneck

    55Redneck Canadian Redneck

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    Last summer I went to our youngest daughters university graduation ceramony and was making small talk with a woman about my age (55 at the time) and she asked my if it was my grand daughter graduating. I said hell no, I ain't that old.
     
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  8. usedto

    usedto Lunatic Member

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    The Old Man's Lament

    Now that I'm old and feeble
    My pilot light is out
    What used to be my sex appeal
    Is now a water spout
    It used to be embarrassing
    To make the thing behave
    For every single morning
    It would stand and watch me shave
    But now that I am older
    It's giving me the blues
    It hangs right down my pants leg
    To watch me tie my shoes
     
  9. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8641 Subscriber

    ... at least you can still tie your shoes? <G>

    Got a little project going right now doing a rubber transplant on the bike.

    [​IMG]

    I don't remember the floor being that far away last time, or all that crap being so heavy ...
     
  10. c5corvette

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    When I go for a haircut and they spend more time trimming hair on my ears, nose, and eyebrows!
     
  11. dcmfan

    dcmfan AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    These switchbacks. Made me feel old, slow and out of shape!

    Switchbacks from Skeleton Point.JPG
     
  12. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    The other day I picked up my guitar and got half way through a song and realized I wasn't into it. It then occurred to me that there's a couple hundred songs I just don't feel like playing anymore. Maybe if I learn new songs it will rekindle my interest nonetheless it made me feel old.
     
  13. SoundOfSound

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    A few weekends ago I was coming back from a long trip to a lake in northern California. Along the way home I stopped at a few hamburger joints just to get out of the car.

    I looked around and saw only millennials in the places and I realized that I did not recognize a single song they were playing over the, err hum, sound system. I then realized I could give a rats ass about all these sound the same auto-tune morons.

    That made me feel a little old, but with a little bit of dignity. :beerchug:
     
  14. jcamero

    jcamero If you plant ice, you're gonna harvest wind. Subscriber

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    Standing next to my 18 year old daughter that just graduated from High School, I graduated 40 years ago. Being called "sir". This forum, (remembering that what we discuss here now, is 40 years in the rear view mirror when new.
    Look at it this way, we got to see all the COOL BANDS, and SURVIVED DISCO!
     
  15. Terry F.

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    Heart valve replacement at 55. Now heart failure diagnosis at 59. Not congestive yet, diastolic. I can't do anything and I used to offshore fish, play racquetball, be reasonably active until about 45. Now I just hang around like if I were 75. Sucks.

    Waaaah. Sorry.

    Oh, and grocery baggers calling you sir when you/I are/was 26. Ha.
     
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  16. Infinity!

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    Well, I am only 23 years old, but about a year ago me and my best friend (who i've know since elementary school) were driving to go see a movie. 3 young kids were skateboarding and all of the sudden, they cut us off. We were going about 50mph and they almost got hit. After they skated past our car, my friend who is in the navy, rolls down his window and yells, "WHAT THE F@&% ARE YOU KIDS DOING!?!?! YOU'RE GOING TO GET YOURSELF KILLED!!!!" After I about died from laughter, we both realized that we are those old people yelling at adolescents and both said "Holy crap... we're old!" :rflmao:
     
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  17. Splatter Pak

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    For me, it was being taken for my daughter's grandfather.
     
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  18. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    I hardly can put my toes into my mouth anymore, no problem just some years ago...
     
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  19. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    ^^^

    Silly Goose !
     
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  20. savatage1973

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    All of the TV commercials preying upon us (they think we have money by now) using 30-40 year old songs in the background--the "I remember scrounging up money to buy that when it first was released".
     

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