Author Topic: You know your getting on when...  (Read 1160 times)

hellymedic

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You know your getting on when...
« on: February 23, 2019, 06:33:31 pm »
... a schoolmate posts a picture of a grandchild on Facebook and the child looks JUST like the schoolmate.

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 10:18:12 pm »
Recently my mother showed me a picture of one of my cousins, who I haven't seen for years as he lives on another continent, and it was very eerie because he looks just like my/his grandfather. Exactly the same.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 10:33:34 pm »
When I hear my voice recorded, I hear my late father.  It's not a pleasant sensation.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: You know you're getting on when...
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 08:17:11 am »
...you start interpreting every little thing you forget and every little fumble as a sign of the dementia your father suffered from and died with at your age.
Tout à gauche sur le plat

robgul

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Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 08:44:59 am »
Realise that you're 19 years older than your mother when she died, and in about 3 months from now will be older than when your father died.

Rob

Giraffe

  • I brake for Giraffes
Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 09:01:00 am »
Mirror mirror on the wall, I look like my father after all!

Bloody reflective TV screen!
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Re: You know you're getting on when...
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 09:47:30 am »
...you start interpreting every little thing you forget and every little fumble as a sign of the dementia your father suffered from and died with at your age.
Oh dear! I thought it was just me.

Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 11:57:52 am »
You’re shorter than you used to be!

I thought I had a few years before that would start.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2019, 01:13:23 pm »
You forget where you put things.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

hellymedic

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Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2019, 01:17:04 pm »
You forget where you put things.

Scatterbrains of ANY age do this.

My toyboy has excelled in the two decades I've known him.

Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2019, 01:59:43 pm »
When you wonder why scaffolding has been erected on a new building, which you remember pushing your son's push chair past during its construction.

Son is now 45.

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2019, 03:19:53 pm »
Mirror mirror on the wall, I look like my father after all!

Bloody reflective TV screen!

Quite a few years ago I was walking down the stairs at my place of work - said stairs had a glass wall (with a great view of the brick wall just beyond), but in the dark this glass acted like a mirror. I nearly fell down the stairs when I saw my father walking towards me. This is what persuaded me to grow copious amounts of facial hair - to avoid looking like my father. (I've been told that now it's trimmed to a sensible design that I look like Lenin in certain lights  ??? )
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

Wombat

  • Is it supposed to hurt this much?
Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2019, 06:21:13 pm »
Realise that you're 19 years older than your mother when she died, and in about 3 months from now will be older than when your father died.

Rob

Hmm, similarly, I have reached twice the age my father was when he died (I'm 66) Mother is still alive, and pushing 93 years old.
Wombat

hellymedic

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Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2019, 06:57:35 pm »
Realise that you're 19 years older than your mother when she died, and in about 3 months from now will be older than when your father died.

Rob

Hmm, similarly, I have reached twice the age my father was when he died (I'm 66) Mother is still alive, and pushing 93 years old.

I am 19 years older than my paternal grandfather was when he died. Other antecedents are long-lived.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2019, 12:48:42 pm »
When there's no point in working out what day of the week it is; it'll change by tomorrow.
Tout à gauche sur le plat

Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2019, 05:02:13 pm »
When you notice a thread title that should be in the ‘grammar that makes you cringe’ thread. 😊
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

hellymedic

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Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 06:02:39 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Giraffe

  • I brake for Giraffes
Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2019, 08:51:21 am »
When there's no point in working out what day of the week it is; it'll change by tomorrow.
If you do get it wrong, just wait.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

ElyDave

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Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2019, 09:04:07 am »
I only realised on the 7th that I'd forgot to reset the date on my mechanical watch due to February.

It still says 7.  I'll get to it eventually.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2019, 09:32:30 am »
You have a leather jacket that will soon be middle aged.

nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2019, 10:51:03 am »
You're using a mains extension lead at gigs that's 10 years older than the lead singer in the band.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2019, 10:54:16 am »
When your wife is told by next doors roofers “My mate knows you”. She replies “what, the lad?”  Gets the response “No, the boss, you used to teach him”.  ;D
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2019, 11:11:22 am »
Mrs. Macron must get that all the time.
Tout à gauche sur le plat

ElyDave

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Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2019, 03:52:06 pm »
You start getting spam from Saga for insurance and equity release  :hand:
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

hellymedic

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Re: You know your getting on when...
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2019, 04:11:38 pm »
If you listen to Classic fm you get ads for equity release and folk singing about Senokot extra...