Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84400 times)

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #950 on: October 05, 2019, 09:03:31 pm »
Some of my former classmates now have kids that are over 40 years old.

I must be more than middle-aged.

But I won't admit it...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #951 on: October 06, 2019, 08:14:38 am »
when you learn that someone you've worked with for several years was born in the year you went off to college

Tim Hall

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #952 on: October 06, 2019, 09:36:07 am »
when you learn that someone you've worked with for several years was born in the year you went off to college
In my new job, my Teh Boss is a couple of years younger than my daughter. A colleague was at school with my son in law.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #953 on: October 06, 2019, 11:36:24 am »
"Kid, I've got shoes older than you" ~ The Finn
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spesh

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #954 on: October 06, 2019, 11:59:37 am »
"Kid, I've got shoes older than you" ~ The Finn

I understood that reference.  :thumbsup:

ETA - realising how long ago "Count Zero" was published makes me feel middle-aged.
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #955 on: October 06, 2019, 04:08:21 pm »
when you learn that someone you've worked with for several years was born in the year you went off to college

A medical contemporary friend had major surgery performed by a consultant born after they qualified...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #956 on: October 06, 2019, 04:37:44 pm »
All of my trainees for about the last 5 years were born after I started training.   U suspect the newest consultant was born after I got my fellowship!

The problem is the respect they seem to have invested me with which I am sure I do not deserve.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #957 on: October 06, 2019, 10:56:47 pm »
You discover a colleague in their early 20's was born on your 30th birthday.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #958 on: October 06, 2019, 11:08:02 pm »
"Kid, I've got shoes older than you" ~ The Finn

I'm really quite worried that I got that reference.

Tell me something, when does middle age start?

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #959 on: October 06, 2019, 11:10:43 pm »
Tell me something, when does middle age start?

Thursday.  I could never get the hang of Thursdays.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

spesh

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #960 on: October 06, 2019, 11:12:56 pm »
I try to kid myself that age is just a state of mind...

<beat>

Which works as long as I don't mind the state I'm in...
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #961 on: October 07, 2019, 09:14:54 am »
Tell me something, when does middle age start?

Thursday.  I could never get the hang of Thursdays.
Thursday is when the weekend starts (unless it's a long weekend), ergo middle age is the weekend.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

spesh

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #962 on: October 07, 2019, 11:33:40 am »
Tell me something, when does middle age start?

Thursday.  I could never get the hang of Thursdays.
Thursday is when the weekend starts (unless it's a long weekend), ergo middle age is the weekend.

Douglas Adams applies.

“In the end, it was the Sunday afternoons he couldn't cope with, and that terrible listlessness which starts to set in at about 2:55, when you know that you've had all the baths you can usefully have that day, that however hard you stare at any given paragraph in the papers you will never actually read it, or use the revolutionary new pruning technique it describes, and that as you stare at the clock the hands will move relentlessly on to four o'clock, and you will enter the long dark teatime of the soul.”
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #963 on: October 10, 2019, 10:12:35 am »
The beep emitted by the continuity tester in your multimeter is beyond your auditory range.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #964 on: October 10, 2019, 10:13:48 pm »
You discover a colleague in their early 20's was born on your 30th birthday.
In my case, I discovered that an ex-girlfriend recently bought a house with her partner. He was born when I was 27.
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Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #965 on: October 10, 2019, 10:17:08 pm »
The beep emitted by the continuity tester in your multimeter is beyond your auditory range.

That's a bit worrying.

And another reason[1] why they should have the option to flash the backlight like those nice Brymen ones.


[1] See also: Continuity testing in loud or noise-sensitive environments.  Both if you're a soundie.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #966 on: October 11, 2019, 07:26:43 pm »
In the 80's I did a Computer sci degree. 

Last month I had a work laptop 'upgraded' to windows 10 and I had to ask PB for help finding the shutdown command. How was I to know it was no longer an English  word :-[

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #967 on: October 11, 2019, 07:34:18 pm »
In the 80's I did a Computer sci degree. 

Last month I had a work laptop 'upgraded' to windows 10 and I had to ask PB for help finding the shutdown command. How was I to know it was no longer an English  word :-[
So what on earth does it say? It still says "Shut down" on mine, which is Windows 8. Have Microsoft invented a new word???!
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

road-runner

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #968 on: October 11, 2019, 07:56:50 pm »
Windows 10 does not shut down when you choose shut down; instead it hibernates.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #969 on: October 11, 2019, 08:58:05 pm »
So how do you get it to shut down completely?
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #970 on: October 11, 2019, 09:03:00 pm »
Weight it down and drop it in the Mariana Trench.
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #971 on: October 12, 2019, 01:26:44 pm »
The beep emitted by the continuity tester in your multimeter is beyond your auditory range.

That's a bit worrying.

And another reason[1] why they should have the option to flash the backlight like those nice Brymen ones.


[1] See also: Continuity testing in loud or noise-sensitive environments.  Both if you're a soundie.

Yeah.  I can still just hear it.  It's about 15 years since I stopped being able to hear the out-of-bpm-range beep from my HRM. No loss.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #972 on: October 12, 2019, 03:10:53 pm »
This Unit uses and endorses Classic Shell, which makes current versions of Windows look like the versions us wrinkly oldsters grew up with as opposed to a Fisher-Price toy with a touch screen.  See rants passim re touch screens.
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #974 on: October 15, 2019, 09:16:58 am »
When an hour and a half in the workshop feels like a whole morning.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.