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#1 ckn

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 03:19 PM

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I scored a relatively low 9 but sometimes I see things that make me feel very old despite only being 41!


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:05 PM

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I scored a relatively low 9 but sometimes I see things that make me feel very old despite only being 41!

 

Only 41?


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:59 PM

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I scored a relatively low 9 but sometimes I see things that make me feel very old despite only being 41!

 

To a 16 year old, 41 isn't old, it's ancient!

 

Sadly for me, I'm not 16, but 60. It sounds similar if you say it quickly. :sarcastic:

 

PS. I scored 15, but I counted a few that I wasn't sure about, for instance, I can't remember whether I groan when I sit down. Does that score double? :haha:


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#4 ckn

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:03 PM

Only 41?

It's a hard life working quadruple shifts down t'pit before I was 8 years old.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:12 PM

What is wrong with the joining the National Trust?! 32 and proud to a member of that wonderful organisation! :D


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:25 PM

Come on GeordieSaint, even you're better than that!



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:36 PM

Come on GeordieSaint, even you're better than that!

 

I remember being better at golf than you... plus being better looking! ;)


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:54 PM

1. Feeling stiff
 
Often, but that is usually down to exercise or the job I do - I cycle, run (often into tree branches) and I'm a postman.
 
2. Groaning when you bend down
 
Only during sex.
 
3. Saying “it wasn’t like that when I was young”
4. Saying “in my day”
 
On becoming a father, a couple or so decades ago, I promised that I would never utter those words to a younger person.
 
5. Losing hair
 
Not really, although my forehead is pretty dominant these days.
 
6. You don’t know any songs in the top ten
 
I have probably heard some - I just don't know what is in the top ten!
 
7. Getting more hairy – ears, eyebrows, nose, face etc
 
Yes, absolutely!
 
8. Hating noisy pubs
 
I've always hated them, I prefer to talk to the people I'm socialising with.
 
9. Talking a lot about joints / ailments
 
Yes, but that is usually down to exercise/physical activity and I've always done it (when you're a member of an athletics club it's ALL you talk about!)
 
10. Forgetting people’s names
 
I've always done this!
 
11. Choosing clothes and shoes for comfort rather than style
 
Again, I've always done this
 
12. Thinking policemen / teachers / doctors look really young
 
Yes
 
13. Falling asleep in front of the TV
 
Yes, but is usually because of the time I get up in the morning (4:45-ish).
 
14. Needing an afternoon nap
 
Yes, but is usually because of the time I get up in the morning (4:45-ish).
 
15. Finding you have no idea what young people are talking about
 
Yes
 
16. Struggling to use technology
 
Yes
 
17. Losing touch with everyday technology such as tablets and televisions
 
Televisions - yes. Tablets - apart from occasionally forgetting to take them I think I've mastered tablets. I can even swallow them without water!
 
18. When you start complaining about more things
 
No.
 
19. Wearing your glasses around your neck
 
No
 
20. Not remembering the name of any modern bands
 
Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Oasis - nah, I think I'm okay
 
21. You avoid lifting heavy things due to back concerns
 
Part of my job - and I've been trained in 'safe-lifting'!
 
22. Complaining about the rubbish on television these days
 
Yes
 
23. Misplacing your glasses / bag / keys etc
 
Yes
 
24. You move from Radio one to Radio Two
 
Yes, but only because the music I like has moved!
 
25. You start driving very slowly
 
No, I'm a postie! (joke!)
 
26. Preferring a night in with a board game than a night on the town
 
Mmmmmmmmmmmaybe!
 
27. Taking a keen interest in The Antiques Road Show
 
No, never have done. And besides, I thought taking antiques was a sign of being gay rather than being old - Jill Knight on gays: “They’re very good at things like antiques”
 
28. You talk to colleagues who are so young they don’t know what an Opal Fruit is
 
Yes, or pounds, shillings and pence.
 
29. Taking slippers to friends’ houses
 
No slippers, I'm a bare foot kind of guy.
 
30. Listening to the Archers
 
Occasionally, but only when I'm waiting for the afternoon drama
 
31. Falling asleep after one glass of wine
 
(see previous answers re waking up at stupid o'clock)
 
32. Never going out without your coat
 
No, I tend to underdress if anything. At the first hint of spring I put on my Royal Mail shorts (and they don't come off till late September!) and discard the coat when on delivery.
 
33. Getting bed socks for Christmas and being very grateful
 
No - I'm pretty hot in bed!
 
34. When you can’t lose six pounds in two days any more
 
Yes.
 
35. Gasping for a cup of tea
 
Yes
 
36. Taking a flask of tea or coffee on a day out
 
I'm not that organised.
 
37. Joining the WI
 
No, but I almost joined the WRVS as a volunteer when I was unemployed a few years ago.
 
38. Taking a keen interest in the garden
 
Nope, never!
 
39. Spending more money on face creams / anti-ageing products
 
No, which royally pees off my wife, daughter and women friends. I use just soap and water - and exercise - and I'm always being told how young I look. 
 
40. Spending money on the home / furniture rather than a night on the town
 
Yes
 
41. Taking a keen interest in dressing for the weather
42. Putting everyday items in the wrong place
 
Yes, but I always have done.
 
43. Obsessive gardening or bird feeding
 
Nope.
 
44. Really enjoying puzzles and crosswords
 
Yes, but that is a life-long thing. If anything I have less time to do them these days
 
45. Always driving in the slow lane, or below 70 in the middle lane
 
No, and living in Perthshire I very rarely drive on a road that has a middle lane!
 
46. Consider going on a ‘no children’ cruise for a holiday
 
The thought horifies me - children raise the prospect of 'eye candy' young mums being there!
 
47. Your ears are getting bigger
 
Eh?
 
48. Joining the National Trust
 
No, exactly the opposite. We were members of NTS years ago when the kids were young. Now they're 'off our hands', so to speak, I wouldn't dream of visiting a stately home or castle.
 
49. Drinking sherry
 
I associate drinking sherry with my younger, pre-legal drinking (as in being given sheery at Christmas/Hogmanay).
 
50. Feeling you have the right to tell people exactly what you are thinking even if it isn’t polite
 
I've never had too much of a problem telling people my thoughts. I'm (almost) always polite :)
 
 
I make that 16 - "You're young at heart but secretly love crosswords and use anti-ageing products just in case."

I'm 54 but honestly feeling as young as I've ever done.

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#9 ckn

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:57 PM

20. Not remembering the name of any modern bands

 
Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Oasis - nah, I think I'm okay

51.  Thinking bands from a decade plus ago are "modern". :P


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#10 Severus

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:03 PM

Working with students makes me feel old. This years intake will be born in 1995.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:52 PM

51.  Thinking bands from a decade plus ago are "modern". :P

 

Exactly! I did count that in my 16, though!

 

As for feeling old at 41, so did I. Your 50s are great if you get it right!!!


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:00 PM

16


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:26 PM

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:33 PM

52 Liking Steely Dan

 

I'll tell you what makes me feel younger is going to a Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson concert and seeing the state of some in the audience.  :O


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:36 PM

I'll tell you what makes me feel younger is going to a Jethro Tull/Ian Anderson concert and seeing the state of some in the audience. :O


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#16 Methven Hornet

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:18 PM

Don't they all have to be in bed by 10

 

Not long after by the looks of things - seeing some of them hobble to the car park/bus stop afterwards...

Ian's still going strong, and he does tend to recruit younger band members these days!


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#17 JohnM

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:48 PM

9

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:07 AM

I scored 16, but borderline on about 7 others, I had my 51st birthday last Sunday, if that means anything
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#19 hindle xiii

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:12 AM

Just a couple.


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#20 Severus

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:59 AM

I scored 9. One that I didn't quite get was

 

 

46. Consider going on a ‘no children’ cruise for a holiday

 

Surely anyone without children seek to go places where it is less likely to be spoilt by the little bleeders. It's not an age issue. 


Edited by Severus, 19 June 2013 - 08:59 AM.

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