You know WHEN you are getting old.

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You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 24th, 2018, 3:29 pm

I hope this topic doesn't blow up like the last one I started but............let's try.

You know you are getting old when:

You take out a small number of coffee filters and separate them and re-stack them for the next week's easy use, and you have to give them a puff of breath to separate them apart.
And you have to sit down, because you feel dizzy before you get to next Saturday's filter.

Or when.........
You are considering a 5 hour long airplane ride and calculate pre-board time + security time + flight time + luggage pick-up time and the first thought is that you should put clean underwear in your carry-on luggage.

Or when.........
Every afternoon while starting supper, you prepare all your meds for the next day.

Or when.........
You get a haircut, and the barber picks up that little mirror so you can see that everything she has done in the back is good......you instantaneously look away and say uhhahhh!

Or when...........
You know better than to give-up an opportunity to use the bathroom.
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Verum » Jan 24th, 2018, 4:45 pm

"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." Explains why so few people reply to me, and why I might not reply
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Urban Cowboy » Jan 24th, 2018, 4:50 pm

Or when.....
you have to get up every two hours during the night for a bathroom break.

Or when.....
the most challenging part of your schedule is keeping track of which doctor wants a blood test when.

Or when.....
the girls at the laboratory call you by your first name.

Or when.....
everyone at the pharmacy calls you by your first name.

Or when.....
people younger than 30 call you Mr.

Or when.....
you need a coffee break after climbing two flights of stairs.
"Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Fancy » Jan 24th, 2018, 4:58 pm

Old Techie wrote:you need a coffee break after climbing two flights of stairs.

I keep a coffee in hand - the other hand holds onto the railing...
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 24th, 2018, 5:07 pm

Fancy wrote:
Old Techie wrote:you need a coffee break after climbing two flights of stairs.

I keep a coffee in hand - the other hand holds onto the railing...


Just so you can blame the railing for being shaky. I know the feeling.

I understand.
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Queen K » Jan 24th, 2018, 5:07 pm

You know you're getting old when:

You have no New Years plans that stick and you STILL stay home instead of going to see the fireworks.

AND you don't have to work the next day, but you STILL didn't crack open alcohol.

:200: I'm ancient.
It must be nice to live in an Ivory Tower, where everyone else makes mistakes. I have no idea what an ivory tower looks like.

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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 24th, 2018, 5:09 pm

You know when you are old when.........

New Years day is .....just another Tuesday.
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Bsuds » Jan 24th, 2018, 6:19 pm

Queen K wrote:You know you're getting old when:

You have no New Years plans that stick and you STILL stay home instead of going to see the fireworks.

AND you don't have to work the next day, but you STILL didn't crack open alcohol.

:200: I'm ancient.


Our plan for next year is for our friends to come over by 6 and celebrate New Years at 8 so we can be in bed by 9.
Common sense is like deodorant, the people who need it most never use it.

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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Snman » Jan 24th, 2018, 6:20 pm

When you check a thread with this title to see what similarities exist with yourself and others.

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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Catsumi » Jan 24th, 2018, 7:54 pm

Holding your ipad to (carefully) read castanut posts; wake up with drool on the screen :200:
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Bsuds » Jan 24th, 2018, 7:57 pm

j watson wrote:When you check a thread with this title to see what similarities exist with yourself and others.


And have to read it a few times to remember what was posted and by whom.
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Queen K » Jan 24th, 2018, 7:58 pm

When I realize, I could have done a roadtrip, and DIDN'T! OLD, omigod, I'm old :runforlife:
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby MAPearce » Jan 24th, 2018, 8:08 pm

When you hope to go grey before the kids make you go bald...
I payed attention in High school....But not to what they were trying to teach me..
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Tootsie » Jan 24th, 2018, 8:35 pm

A customer called me "M'am". I almost said - you're confusing me with my mother!

I've been called "M'am" so I guess I'm officially old. :smt045
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Omnitheo » Jan 24th, 2018, 9:02 pm

You know you’re getting old when you find yourself posting on Castanet
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