Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 70436 times)

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're more than middle aged when
« Reply #775 on: January 07, 2019, 01:14:57 pm »
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Dear All,
It is with great sadness that I forward a message from [Mrs year mate] .
**** passed away peacefully in hospital on 3rd January from aspiration pneumonia as a complication of his dementia. She is clearly shocked but is well supported by friends and family . She requested that I share the news with all of his medical school colleagues .
With best wishes to you all

Art is long, life is short.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #776 on: January 07, 2019, 01:22:52 pm »
Aye. I remember my father being remarkably cast down by the first natural death among his 1930s cycling gang.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #777 on: January 07, 2019, 01:57:13 pm »
Several contemporaries have died.

Cancer is 'natural' and sad.

Dementia...

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #778 on: January 07, 2019, 04:15:07 pm »
My father had vascular dementia when he died: lifelong smoker, turned diabetic at about the same age as I did, died at 73. Showed first signs about 5 years before, was largely 'elsewhere' for the last couple.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #779 on: January 07, 2019, 04:43:25 pm »
I believe my colleague was a Professor of Public Health and a non-smoker in his early 60s.

Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #780 on: January 10, 2019, 10:41:34 pm »
You know you're beyond middle aged when (do we need a separate thread for this?) you receive a letter from the DVLA inviting you to reapply for your driving licence.
Surely you don't need to do that until you're 70?
Oh. Hang on.
Bugger.   :facepalm:
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Re: You know you're more than middle aged when
« Reply #781 on: January 11, 2019, 10:46:57 am »
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Dear All,
It is with great sadness that I forward a message from [Mrs year mate] .
**** passed away peacefully in hospital on 3rd January from aspiration pneumonia as a complication of his dementia. She is clearly shocked but is well supported by friends and family . She requested that I share the news with all of his medical school colleagues .
With best wishes to you all

Art is long, life is short.

You know you're middle-aged when half your friends are dead. Fortunately, there's  a cure for that - make more friends.
Jennifer - walker of hills



lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #782 on: January 11, 2019, 06:49:50 pm »
You know you are middle aged when it's your birthday and this time next year you will be changing the first number as well as the second.

road-runner

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #783 on: January 11, 2019, 07:53:22 pm »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #784 on: January 11, 2019, 07:54:48 pm »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Middle age is when you start counting in hexadecimal to try to reduce that...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #785 on: January 11, 2019, 08:16:17 pm »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Middle age is when you start counting in hexadecimal to try to reduce that...

 :D Hey.  I'll be only 46 in March.   :thumbsup:
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lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #786 on: January 11, 2019, 08:35:59 pm »
True, but this first number change is definitely a big sign of middle age :(

mattc

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #787 on: January 12, 2019, 01:59:23 pm »
Don't worry Lou - I'm finding 29 tough too  :-*
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #788 on: January 12, 2019, 02:03:13 pm »
I have a similar problem, Lou, except some people will think I'm leaving middle age this year...
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #789 on: January 12, 2019, 05:01:05 pm »
Don't worry Lou - I'm finding 29 tough too  :-*

He he! I wish.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #790 on: January 12, 2019, 06:55:03 pm »
All you think about when in work is about retiring.

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #791 on: January 12, 2019, 07:47:23 pm »
One of my son's carer's said that both me and SWMBO look younger than our years. 
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #792 on: January 13, 2019, 10:25:33 am »
Don't worry Lou - I'm finding 29 tough too  :-*

The man's in his prime. Me too, but as of next week I won't be.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #793 on: February 08, 2019, 10:14:18 am »
When you check the LInkedIn page of the graduate who's leaving, to discover that she must at least be in her early 30's.  :-\
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #794 on: February 08, 2019, 10:22:34 am »
When you check the LInkedIn page of the graduate who's leaving, to discover that she must at least be in her early 30's.  :-\
When you think that "early 30's" is young, because you have two children older than said graduate.

Next significant birthday of one child (well, step-child) is her 40th.
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Jaded

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #795 on: February 08, 2019, 10:48:36 am »
When you look at medium sized trees and think “If I planted trees like that now, I’d never see them that size.”
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road-runner

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #796 on: February 08, 2019, 11:28:47 am »
Pushing the limits of middle age so this should really be: You know you're entering old age when your optician explains that as we get older our eyes are less able to focus and you now need reading glasses, working glasses and driving/cycling glasses.

Redlight

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #797 on: February 08, 2019, 11:47:57 am »
You go to a gig and, at the interval, the queue for the tea, coffee and hot chocolate is twice as long as the one for the beer
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #798 on: February 08, 2019, 11:58:14 am »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Middle age is when you start counting in hexadecimal to try to reduce that...
The Tom Lehrer approach (giving his age in Celcius) works well too.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #799 on: February 08, 2019, 12:21:46 pm »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Middle age is when you start counting in hexadecimal to try to reduce that...
The Tom Lehrer approach (giving his age in Celcius) works well too.

Only for people old enough to have been counting in Fahrenheit from the outset.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...