Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 107238 times)

orraloon

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1125 on: January 07, 2020, 02:53:30 pm »
When you forget the first 3 of the 6 digit passcode you have been using for years, and years, to access your online banking.  Might be due to this new fangled fingerprint touch validation tech, don't log in the old school way that much any more.

The number came back... for now...

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1126 on: January 07, 2020, 03:05:32 pm »
having been off for three weeks, I struggled to remember the PIN to my company credit card when refuelling the hire car this lunchtime
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lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1127 on: January 07, 2020, 05:35:43 pm »
you know that you are middle-aged when in a few days 'the age of a baby Yoda, I am'

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1128 on: January 08, 2020, 10:33:22 am »
When you forget the first 3 of the 6 digit passcode you have been using for years, and years, to access your online banking.  Might be due to this new fangled fingerprint touch validation tech, don't log in the old school way that much any more.

The number came back... for now...

When you forget the cunning mnemonic you invented to remind you of your PIN but do remember the PIN itself.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1129 on: January 18, 2020, 01:45:41 pm »
When something as trivial as a cold knocks you onto your arse for nearly 2 weeks.  I had to get something from town yesterday. Just walking a couple of miles had me soaked in sweat.  I’ve got to go again today, so have just had a shower, that tired me sufficiently that I felt like a rest  :facepalm:
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ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1130 on: January 19, 2020, 06:05:28 pm »
That's probably the flu though, not a cold. I'm still zonked over a week later (and a tiresome hypersensitive throat) and mostly doing stuff takes a lot more effort than it should. I forced myself to do sixty lengths in the pool earlier and I could have taken a nice long nap in the changing room afterwards. Must be sleeping about 9-10 hours a night too, and peculiar dreams that I mostly don't remember because I never remember my dreams but I was very concerned yesterday about the two dead bodies in our living room and the need to do something about them. This worry lasted till half-way through my shower when it occurred to me that there weren't any dead bodies in my living room.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1131 on: January 19, 2020, 06:40:59 pm »
 ???  I had a flu jab late last year.  Temperature has been mostly OK, no aching, just fatigue, lassitude & coughing up sufficient grot to have a special glass to spit it out into,  that only seems to be mornings though.  Appetite is mostly OK.     I'm going to have to venture out to the Co-op again,  I've run out of whisky  :(
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ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1132 on: January 19, 2020, 06:57:19 pm »
Flu jabs are strain-specific, they make an educated guess as to the ones in play during the season, the vaccination isn't a guarantee (and sometimes you'll still get it, but the symptoms will be lessened).

That said, there are lots of viruses and the majority aren't necessarily easily classifiable.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1133 on: April 18, 2020, 03:49:34 pm »
When carrying a load of shopping from M&S in a courier bag,  up the hill to the flat _hurts_.     I'm starting to contemplate a wheelie trolley  :facepalm:
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1135 on: July 05, 2020, 04:14:41 pm »
A former school classmate posts photos of celebrations marking her 40th wedding anniversary...
... (in masks cos COVID, obv...)

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1136 on: July 06, 2020, 09:36:35 pm »
So, it was a couple weeks ago, right in the middle of that shot hot spell and I was driving into town. On the pavement we four teens wearing, shall we say, skimpy summer attire. In the cycle path next to them was a bloke riding a really nice Burgundy coloured Brompton. I thought, nice bike!

Not just middle aged but ..........

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1137 on: October 25, 2020, 10:45:39 am »
When carrying a load of shopping from M&S in a courier bag,  up the hill to the flat _hurts_.     I'm starting to contemplate a wheelie trolley  :facepalm:






It's a clumsy thing to drag around & keeps catching my right heel.  It took all the stuff from yesterdays visits to Tesco, M&S and Aldi,  but I still had to drag it up the hill.  The stair climbing bit works well though.
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Zipperhead

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1138 on: January 12, 2021, 07:30:57 pm »
Watching something on television with my 21 yo daughter. Onto the screen comes an image of a telex machine printing an urgent missive from the colonies.

"Is that a fax machine?" asks she.

No, it's a telex (brief description of telex follows"

"Oh, I don't know what a fax machine looks like either"
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

Feanor

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1139 on: January 12, 2021, 08:17:36 pm »
... when you slip over on ice and land on your arse...

Is the general response to:

a) point and laugh; or
b) look concerned and ask if the 'old guy' is alright?

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1140 on: January 12, 2021, 08:29:33 pm »
When carrying a load of shopping from M&S in a courier bag,  up the hill to the flat _hurts_.     I'm starting to contemplate a wheelie trolley  :facepalm:






It's a clumsy thing to drag around & keeps catching my right heel.  It took all the stuff from yesterdays visits to Tesco, M&S and Aldi,  but I still had to drag it up the hill.  The stair climbing bit works well though.

Very green transport mode. Pity these things are mostly designed for folk nearly a foot shorter than you!

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1141 on: January 12, 2021, 10:21:55 pm »
So’s your wheelchair! The handles could do with being a bit higher to avoid me getting a bad back.  I’d still probably drive you into people though  :facepalm:


The trolley is Ok , and the fact that you can take the bag off & use it as a platform trolley was useful when I had 4 boxes of wine delivered.  2 boxes securely strapped on & dragged up the stairs as opposed to 4 trips up 8 flights of stairs with a box in my arms.
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1142 on: January 12, 2021, 10:59:11 pm »
Sorry! SO much is designed for the 5'4" female! To be fair, this means the average 99cm 3-year-old can push a baby buggy with ease but my house-husband friends get backache.
D uses shopping trolley to transport astronomical kit to Baker Street Irregular Astronomers' meets at The Hub, Regent's Park. He's average height fora bloke but the trolley bags are too weak for heavy astro kit. I think I'll buy a golf trolley one day.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1143 on: January 12, 2021, 11:50:44 pm »
That trolley will take 106Kg of me standing on the platform for short periods. The bag seems fairly well put together, though not Carradice or Ortlieb standard.
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fboab

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1144 on: January 13, 2021, 07:53:11 am »
... when you slip over on ice and land on your arse...

Is the general response to:

a) point and laugh; or
b) look concerned and ask if the 'old guy' is alright?
Yes.
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Giraffe

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #1145 on: January 13, 2021, 09:20:03 am »
So’s your wheelchair! The handles could do with being a bit higher to avoid me getting a bad back.  I’d still probably drive you into people though  :facepalm:


The trolley is Ok , and the fact that you can take the bag off & use it as a platform trolley was useful when I had 4 boxes of wine delivered.  2 boxes securely strapped on & dragged up the stairs as opposed to 4 trips up 8 flights of stairs with a box in my arms.
+1 re. the wheelchair. Pushing that with Helly, tech. gear and baggage does get the back, especially when having my own heavy pack as well.
Same with her bike - couldn't use saddle as head fell round; bars too low, I had pack with camping gear.
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