You know you're getting old when...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Tarragon, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. faith666

    faith666 Police Officer

    Oct 27, 2005
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    You only have 4 channels, kazzy? What don't you have? And yeah, I'm from the North West (Manchester).

    Oh yeah, sitcoms definitely used to be funny. I watch some and it's just pathetic. They look like they're trying too hard to be funny when they're not.
  2. Dynamo1

    Dynamo1 Head of the Swing Shift

    Sep 27, 2004
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    When I first came to Charleston, WV, for college in 1969, this was before cable or satellite TV and the only stations picked up by antenna were ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS.
  3. JayneEmilysRealm

    JayneEmilysRealm Judge

    Jun 8, 2005
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    ..when during almost every movement you make an ahhh-exclamation, while nothing actually hurts (yet) :rolleyes:

    ..when when you phone mum to tell her you're sick and she tells you it's time you should be able to take care of yourself now.
  4. Lizzy_004

    Lizzy_004 Pathologist

    Feb 5, 2006
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    ...when the candles cost more than the cake :p
  5. JayneEmilysRealm

    JayneEmilysRealm Judge

    Jun 8, 2005
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    ..when someone arounds you makes you continuously aware that she's younger.
    ..when friend's parents ask you whether you're married or have kids
    ..when your pupils ask you whether you're married or have kids.
  6. Roosey

    Roosey Captain

    Dec 25, 2005
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    that cracked me up :lol:

    You know you're getting old when.. you're called Jayne. *runs away from Jayne*
  7. Lizzy_004

    Lizzy_004 Pathologist

    Feb 5, 2006
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    Let me guess, your little sister? :lol:

    ...when every bodypart hurts, and those that don't hurt are out of order :p
  8. SunsetBoulevard

    SunsetBoulevard moderator.exe Moderator

    Feb 19, 2006
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    ...when kids say "csókolom" to you :eek: That's like "hello lady" in English. :lol:
  9. myfuturecsi

    myfuturecsi Corpse

    May 27, 2005
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    You know you are getting older when you remember that at one time the only stations you could get in Canada from the US were ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS as well as CBC and CTV. Your antennae could get these American stations but usually they were fuzzy looking or the picture would go all weird looking and during storms..forget it..

    You know you are getting older when you mention such devices to the younger generation and they go 'uh?'
    And when your favourite TV shows were the 'Bionic Woman', 'Six Million Dollar Man', 'Mork and Mindy' and 'Little House on the Prarie'.

    And you know you're getting older when you mention such shows to somene younger and their response is 'wha!!'.

    You know you are getting older when your favourite rock bands are referred to as 'aging rockers' in the media.

    You know you are getting older when the media refers to you as a 'aging hipster' or 'aging gen Xer'.
  10. Ducky

    Ducky Master of the Moos Moderator

    Jan 15, 2004
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    ^I was 17... and drawing cash from ATM... there was few steps to ATM and two kids sat on the stairs...their mom said "Watch out that lady doesn't step on your fingers!"
    After hearing that - I so wanted to crush those fingers!
  11. Elsie

    Elsie Shopaholic

    Sep 21, 2006
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    When random small children accidentally call you 'mum' in the supermarket.

    When you have friends that have somehow got married, had two kids and got divorced! How did they find the time? :confused:
  12. MacsLovlyAngl

    MacsLovlyAngl Head of the Graveyard Shift

    Jan 30, 2007
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    There are more candles then cake on your birthday.
  13. Missing

    Missing Pathologist

    Jun 10, 2005
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    I found this somewhere on the internet and thought I would post it here as I can identify with most of the listed and hope you find it interesting too...

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those
    of us who were kids in the 50's, 60's, 70's and early
    80's probably shouldn't have survived, because...
    Our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured
    lead-based paint which was promptly chewed and licked.
    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or
    latches on doors or cabinets and it was fine to play
    with pans. When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets,
    just flip flops and fluorescent 'clackers' on our wheels.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts
    or airbags - riding in the passenger seat was a treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a
    bottle and it tasted the same.

    We ate dripping sandwiches, bread and butter pudding
    and drank fizzy pop with sugar in it, but we were
    never overweight because we were always outside
    playing. We shared one drink with four friends, from
    one bottle or can and no-one actually died from this.

    We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps
    and then went top speed down the hill, only to find out we
    forgot the brakes. After running into stinging nettles a few
    times, we learned to solve the problem.
    We would leave home in the morning and play all day,
    as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was
    able to reach us all day and no one minded. We did not
    have Play stations or X-Boxes, no video games at all.
    No 99 channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround
    sound, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no
    Internet chat rooms. We had friends - we went outside
    and found them.

    We played elastics and street rounders, and sometimes
    that ball really hurt. We fell out of trees, got cut and broke
    bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits.
    They were accidents. We learnt not to do the same
    thing again. We had fights, punched each other hard
    and got black and blue we learned to get over it.

    We walked to friend's homes.

    We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school; we
    didn't rely on mummy or daddy to drive us to school,
    which was just round the corner.

    We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate
    live stuff, and although we were told it would happen,
    we did not have very many eyes out, nor did the live
    stuff live inside us forever.

    We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only
    the hood. Our actions were our own. Consequences were
    expected. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we
    broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with
    the law. Imagine that!

    This generation has produced some of the best
    risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever.
    The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation
    and new ideas.

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility,
    and we learned how to deal with it all.

    And you're one of them. Congratulations!

    Pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow
    up as real kids, before lawyers and government
    regulated our lives, for our own good.

    For those of you who aren't old enough, thought you
    might like to read about us.

    This my friends, is surprisingly frightening......and
    it might put a smile on your face.

    The majority of students in universities today were
    born in 1983........They are called youth.

    They have never heard of We are the World, We are the
    children, and the Uptown Girl they know is by Westlife
    not Billy Joel. They have never heard of Rick Astley,
    Bananarama, Nena or Belinda Carlisle.

    For them, there has always been only one Germany and
    one Vietnam. AIDS has existed since they were born.
    CD's have existed since they were born. Michael
    Jackson has always been white.

    To them John Travolta has always been round in shape
    and they can't imagine how this fat guy could be a god
    of dance.

    They believe that Charlie's Angels and Mission
    Impossible are just new films out last year. They
    think that N-Trance "set you free" is an Old School
    song. They can never imagine life before computers.
    They've never heard of Pac-Man or Space Invaders or
    BBC computers that have Bat n Ball games.

    They'll never have thought Jazz was the sexiest
    aftershave ever. They'll never have pretended to be
    the A Team, Red Hand Gang or the Famous Five. They'll
    never have applied to be on Jim'll Fix It or Why Don't

    They can't believe a black and white television ever
    existed and don't even know how to switch on a TV
    without a remote control. And they will never
    understand how we could leave the house without a
    mobile phone.

    Now let's check if we're getting old...

    1. You understand what was written above and you

    2. You need to sleep more, usually until the
    afternoon, after a night out.

    3. Your friends are married. (and having children!)

    4. You are always surprised to see small children
    playing comfortably with computers.

    5. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you
    shake your head.

    6. You've developed more and more feelings about your
    work. It's now your life.

    7. You spend less and less time talking on phone with
    your friends daily.

    8. You meet your friends from time to time, talking
    about the good old days, repeating again and again all
    funny stories you have experienced together.

    9. Having read this mail, you are thinking of
    forwarding it to some other friends because you think
    they will like it too...

    Yes, you're getting older!!!!
  14. JayneEmilysRealm

    JayneEmilysRealm Judge

    Jun 8, 2005
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    *reads ^ post*
    :lol: I was one of those kids I think, well at least most of can be applied to my youth.. but uhm.. I was born in 1983 :lol:

    My primary school period was ONLY the A-team, me and my friend would spend days pretending being part of the a-team. Actually nowadays, there's a rerun of the series (again) and the kids I teach (12-year-olds) are so fond of it and they play it outside (well, and inside too :p).

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