You know WHEN you are getting old.

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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 3rd, 2018, 11:57 am

Your pharts don't stink anymore so you freely release (though carefuly :smt045 ) the
gases.

Then get home and realize you don't smell the fresh baked bread either... :200:
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 3rd, 2018, 12:34 pm

OR when..........

You have learned that the sphincter muscle is the most intelligent muscle with a memory.

It's the only muscle that tell the difference between a solid, gas and a liquid. AND if the brain has any doubts, it will be reminded, post haste.
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby normaM » Feb 5th, 2018, 7:34 am

Table jukeboxes - some diners had them. Chrome and bakelite and pretty. Levers at the bottom to flip through the songs. Hit one letter, one number. Some places hadn't changed the playlist for decades. Wonder where they all went?
Think it was a quarter for 3 songs.
In Alaska some drunk guy played Half Breed by Cher on an old stand up jukebox all freakin night! Could hear it in the crappy room, over and over and haunts me even now.
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby TreeGuy » Feb 5th, 2018, 7:48 am

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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 5th, 2018, 9:50 am

When.....

Tell a story of packing a couple days worth of supplies and camping gear
onto bicycles and taking off for a few days with a couple friends.
At 13.

And get met with a twitchy eyed reaction from todays parents that would
not even let their 15 -17 yr old do such things. :200:

Used to also get dropped off with a canoe and supplies at one place on a river
or lake on a Friday eve.
Then picked up at a different location on a Sunday afternoon.
@13

It's what we did during the summers.

@14 and 15, the other way around.
Take a week off work and get dropped on a Sunday, picked up on a Saturday.

Our Parents sure were irrisponsible and never loved us ! [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 5th, 2018, 10:08 am

Kids these days would start to panic as soon as they no longer had cel service or their roll of TP got wet. They would be hitting their emergency locator beacon within 6 hours.
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Queen K » Feb 5th, 2018, 10:08 am

HA! @Treeguy, you know me well.

And Dirtybiker, exactly, my friend and I were dropped off at a field to ride Princess, her horse. Bare back meant something different back then.
No headgear.
No adult supervision, aka "helicoptering."
No one else around.
Rock filled field.
Cell phones weren't invented yet.
No one heard of 911 back then.

1973 or 4, which puts me in Grade three or four.
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 5th, 2018, 10:30 am

Honestly, I don't allow my kid this amount of wander and explore.
Get's much more than most of the age group, but still.
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Poindexter » Feb 5th, 2018, 11:28 am

Now kids also have so many allergies and food restrictions that parents have to consult guidelines when packing thier kids lunch. The lunch my parents had packed me in the 70's would be carted away by people in hazmat suits today. Peanut butter was a staple and Slim Jims were a healthy snack. How did we even survive?

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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 6th, 2018, 3:44 pm

Poindexter wrote:Now kids also have so many allergies and food restrictions that parents have to consult guidelines when packing thier kids lunch. The lunch my parents had packed me in the 70's would be carted away by people in hazmat suits today. Peanut butter was a staple and Slim Jims were a healthy snack. How did we even survive?


That is a very good question. What came first? The peanuts or the allergies?
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby alanjh595 » Feb 14th, 2018, 10:25 am

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 Poindexter » Jun 21st, 2018, 10:05 am

When struck with the irony that our lack of awareness about hair sprouting out of our ears, is because it happens simultaneously with the loss of our close-up vision.

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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Catsumi » Jul 4th, 2018, 6:37 pm

You know when you're getting old when packing up and carrying supplies for a lake retreat now is a chore and hardly seems worth the effort (especially with variable weather reports).

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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Bsuds » Jul 4th, 2018, 6:39 pm

Poindexter wrote:When struck with the irony that our lack of awareness about hair sprouting out of our ears, is because it happens simultaneously with the loss of our close-up vision.


When 1 hair in your ear grows 3" overnight!
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Re: You know WHEN you are getting old.

Postby Catsumi » Jul 4th, 2018, 6:47 pm

^^^ Then you know you have a problem!
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