Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 54455 times)

You know you're middle aged when
« on: January 08, 2015, 03:46:43 pm »
You find yourself thinking "what a splendid evening" when it consists of a half decent bottle of wine and a rather lengthy article in the London Review of Books examining the effect of Latin on European intellectual life ....
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: You know your middle aged when
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 03:52:03 pm »
You make groaning or huffing noises when bending down to pick something up, or getting up from the floor.
<i>Marmite slave</i>

Re: You know your middle aged when
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 03:53:40 pm »
Middle aged or middle class ???

Re: You know your middle aged when
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 04:10:05 pm »
You become enough of a pedant to start correcting grammar on internet forums.

'You know you're middle aged when'
Hear all, see all, say nowt

Re: You know your middle aged when
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 04:14:30 pm »
You become enough of a pedant to start correcting grammar on internet forums.

'You know you're middle aged when'

Fixed that for you :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: You know your middle aged when
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2015, 04:16:26 pm »
Middle aged or middle class ???

because working class people only read the Sun and drink cans of larger ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2015, 04:50:47 pm »
You have no idea what music is in the charts anymore.....10 years ago I could name just about every song!

Oh and instead of going to see punk bands play.... you now prefer the ballet (and can actually afford the tickets to do so... but not the expensive ones of course!)

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2015, 04:54:15 pm »
Your Mum forgets your birthday.

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 04:54:58 pm »
You know what was in the Magic Wadding.
I dare eat all that may become a man.

But hold the oysters.

Kim

  • 2nd in the world
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 05:05:36 pm »
The GP starts using the phrase "women your age".
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2015, 05:09:08 pm »
The GP starts using the phrase "women your age".
And "normal wear and tear."
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2015, 05:33:35 pm »
You have no idea what music is in the charts anymore.....10 years ago I could name just about every song!

There isn't any music in the charts anymore.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2015, 06:01:35 pm »
10 years?  I stopped listening to the Hit Parade, as I think it was called then, around 1979.

While it is still legitimate to point at a "musician" on the Anbaric Distascope and say "It's too loud and you can't hear the words" you can no longer ask "Is that a boy or a girl?" without being sneered at or advised to go to Specsavers.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2015, 05:23:06 pm »
You wander around the house turning all the lights off.
Stropping rocks

Gasman

  • Practising Indifferent
  • Runnin' reds, killin' peds!
    • Morrisons Home Page
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2015, 06:14:03 pm »
You become enough of a pedant to start correcting grammar on internet forums.

Fora, surely?

Alternatively, as happened a few years ago, the weird and wacky Radio 1 afternoon DJ of your youth turns up on Radio 2 presenting the All Time Easy Listening Top 40.
Ah, well, The Code is more what you'd call goidloines than actual roolz!

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2015, 07:34:04 pm »
You enter a Sportive

[/end thread]

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2015, 07:55:32 pm »
*thinks back*

I remember Middle Aged.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2015, 08:47:23 pm »
... Your Mum complains you are attending too many funerals...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2015, 09:46:46 pm »
I'll confess I'm not looking forward to being middle-aged.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2015, 09:49:00 pm »
That's true!  ;) ;D

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2015, 10:06:38 pm »
Don't worry.  It can't be that bad.  I hardly remember it.   ???
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2015, 10:17:24 pm »
You get up at about 3:50 am
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2015, 10:20:01 pm »
*thinks back*

I remember Middle Aged.

No Basil, you mean Middle Ages! ;)

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2015, 10:22:07 pm »
When you eat meat, there is more remaining stuck between your teeth and your receding gums than you have actually managed to swallow.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

windy

  • Sitting on a bog in the North Atlantic
    • My Instagram
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2015, 10:23:05 pm »
You start to.................can't remember what I was going to say ???