Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 87734 times)

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1100 on: November 21, 2019, 04:41:43 pm »
When the orthopaedic surgeons get reluctant to hack your bones up, because they aren't sure they'll stick back together again.   :-\
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1101 on: November 21, 2019, 04:57:13 pm »
1. When you make a noise like Monica Selles hitting a ball every time you get up.

2. When you know what Monica Selles sounded like.
3. When you know how Monica Seles spelled her surname  ;)

:thumbsup:  Right enough. I used to have a colleague called Sellès; maybe his spelling sorta leaked through the myelin.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1102 on: November 21, 2019, 05:01:12 pm »
When the orthopaedic surgeons get reluctant to hack your bones up, because they aren't sure they'll stick back together again.   :-\

BTDT but there wasn't an option since the bone was already broken.  All the same the ortho hacker took a somewhat sadistic pleasure in telling me that my diabetic bones probably wouldn't knit, and kept it up at every visit until - surprise - it did.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1103 on: December 18, 2019, 09:25:59 pm »
How about this... Your teenage offsprung has got into rap and plays you recent stuff. Hmmm. So far so normal. So you show him where it all began, play him Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and so on. So far so dad. But he gets into the 80s rap and is now playing you stuff from 'your' era. Oh generation mix ups! This is his latest: https://youtu.be/phOW-CZJWT0 "The intro is a bit weird" he says.

If he starts dressing in baggy trackies and a gold chain, I might have to say it's gone too far...
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1104 on: December 18, 2019, 09:53:24 pm »
You spend the evening grovelling around in a wintry loft looking for the login details of long ago (17 and 21 yrs) deferred occupational pensions to see how many groats you may be able to cobble together in your dotage.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1105 on: December 19, 2019, 07:25:34 am »
Work Christmas do. One of my managers is talking about plans for his 30th birthday next year.
He's not too sure what he's going to do as his dad will be celebrating his 60th and they might do something together.

I was 60 this year.  :-\
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ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1106 on: December 19, 2019, 08:41:52 am »
Someone's leaving do. You should go. But the bars in the wrong direction. You'll have to put up and take down the Brompton. It's raining. It's a bar. It's Christmas. You'll have to shout to be heard. You won't hear anything. You were only going for one. Anyway. The hoards, oh, the roiling, rampant hoards of festive Vikings.

So I 'forgot' and pointed my bike homeward.

(Got soaked and suffered an outbreak of terminal headwind as karma.)
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1107 on: December 19, 2019, 09:26:23 am »
When your coevals start having prostate problems.
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arabella

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1108 on: December 20, 2019, 08:42:16 pm »
How about this... Your teenage offsprung has got into rap and plays you recent stuff. Hmmm. So far so normal. So you show him where it all began, play him Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and so on. So far so dad. But he gets into the 80s rap and is now playing you stuff from 'your' era. Oh generation mix ups! This is his latest: https://youtu.be/phOW-CZJWT0 "The intro is a bit weird" he says.

If he starts dressing in baggy trackies and a gold chain, I might have to say it's gone too far...

you read the above and realise that you don't have teenagers any more, they're in their 20s.
well, I just feel old, not just middle aged
acid house ftw (or not)
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1109 on: December 20, 2019, 08:49:56 pm »
....and realise that you don't have teenagers any more, they're in their 20s....

...and when you notice that those ex-teenagers have a couple of offspring who are in their 20s, you begin to realise that you're not at all middle-aged!

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1110 on: December 20, 2019, 08:55:46 pm »
Some of my primary school classmates now have 40 year old offspring...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1111 on: December 20, 2019, 09:09:20 pm »
How about this... Your teenage offsprung has got into rap and plays you recent stuff. Hmmm. So far so normal. So you show him where it all began, play him Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and so on. So far so dad. But he gets into the 80s rap and is now playing you stuff from 'your' era. Oh generation mix ups! This is his latest: https://youtu.be/phOW-CZJWT0 "The intro is a bit weird" he says.

If he starts dressing in baggy trackies and a gold chain, I might have to say it's gone too far...

you read the above and realise that you don't have teenagers any more, they're in their 20s.
well, I just feel old, not just middle aged
acid house ftw (or not)
Massive Attack and Portishead today. And I've just calculated that Dummy came out almost half my life ago. I'm not sure it feels it.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1112 on: December 20, 2019, 09:10:42 pm »
Today I described a paper-based procedure, with lots of stapling receipts and such like, as "20th century". "Remember when that sounded modern?" came the reply.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

rr

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1113 on: December 20, 2019, 11:00:17 pm »
How about this... Your teenage offsprung has got into rap and plays you recent stuff. Hmmm. So far so normal. So you show him where it all began, play him Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and so on. So far so dad. But he gets into the 80s rap and is now playing you stuff from 'your' era. Oh generation mix ups! This is his latest: https://youtu.be/phOW-CZJWT0 "The intro is a bit weird" he says.

If he starts dressing in baggy trackies and a gold chain, I might have to say it's gone too far...

you read the above and realise that you don't have teenagers any more, they're in their 20s.
well, I just feel old, not just middle aged
acid house ftw (or not)
Massive Attack and Portishead today. And I've just calculated that Dummy came out almost half my life ago. I'm not sure it feels it.
That is the joy of the modern way of playing music, they can be far more eclectic and experimental than we ever could be. Currently I am being treated to Girls aloud and grime.

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Jaded

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1114 on: December 20, 2019, 11:38:28 pm »
How about this... Your teenage offsprung has got into rap and plays you recent stuff. Hmmm. So far so normal. So you show him where it all began, play him Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and so on. So far so dad. But he gets into the 80s rap and is now playing you stuff from 'your' era. Oh generation mix ups! This is his latest: https://youtu.be/phOW-CZJWT0 "The intro is a bit weird" he says.

If he starts dressing in baggy trackies and a gold chain, I might have to say it's gone too far...

you read the above and realise that you don't have teenagers any more, they're in their 20s.
well, I just feel old, not just middle aged
acid house ftw (or not)
Massive Attack and Portishead today. And I've just calculated that Dummy came out almost half my life ago. I'm not sure it feels it.

Just dumped the soundtrack from Sicario and put Portishead on.

Thanks.

Although, I've been to Portishead, but never to Sicario.
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TheLurker

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1115 on: December 21, 2019, 10:32:21 am »
Today I described a paper-based procedure, with lots of stapling receipts and such like, as "20th century". "Remember when that sounded modern?" came the reply.
Yes. 1978.  :)

"She's so 20th century...."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZH2fknRMLE
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1116 on: December 21, 2019, 01:31:31 pm »
Have they borrowed their drummer from AC/DC?
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

road-runner

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1117 on: December 31, 2019, 04:06:07 pm »
... when the crossword clue is "Alarm sound", 4 letters, for which I write BELL, only later to realise the answer is BEEP.

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1118 on: January 01, 2020, 11:00:03 pm »
The model on the 'senior dating' ad on Facebook looks younger than me...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1119 on: January 01, 2020, 11:13:30 pm »
You can legitimately refer to the Prime Minister as ‘sonny’(though you prefer to refer to him as ‘twat boy’).

TheLurker

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1120 on: January 06, 2020, 03:13:29 pm »
You use the phrase, "Gone for a Burton." in a chat window and a 40 something colleague has to look it up on everyone's favourite search engine.
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1121 on: January 06, 2020, 04:57:28 pm »
...when you can remember a time when a googling 'burton' wouldn't immediately yield a page of ads for clothing shops.

AIUI, a burton with a small B was a type of block used aboard sailing ships, and 'gone for a burton' was an excuse for an absent shipmate.  Of course, you'd only know this if you'd read your Patrick O'Brian, which would make you middle-aged, or maybe just aged.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1122 on: January 06, 2020, 05:10:27 pm »
I read that it was because Burton-on-Trent was a big brewing centre and when WW2 pilots crashed in the North Sea or wherever, they were "in the drink". But it's the kind of phrase that people make up derivations for.
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TheLurker

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1123 on: January 06, 2020, 08:13:56 pm »
I generally go with Mr. Quinion's opinion on these matters.

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-gon1.htm

Regardless of the phrase's origin it's still a bit of a shaker when a phrase that I've known and used since I was a very small lurker is now uncommon enough that *middle aged* colleagues have to look it up.
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Wowbagger

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1124 on: January 07, 2020, 02:24:49 pm »
Someone's leaving do. You should go. But the bars in the wrong direction. You'll have to put up and take down the Brompton. It's raining. It's a bar. It's Christmas. You'll have to shout to be heard. You won't hear anything. You were only going for one. Anyway. The hoards, oh, the roiling, rampant hoards of festive Vikings.

So I 'forgot' and pointed my bike homeward.

(Got soaked and suffered an outbreak of terminal headwind as karma.)

I developed the skill of being able to fall asleep in loud discos at work "Christmas Dos".
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.