Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84217 times)

Mrs Pingu

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #250 on: April 04, 2016, 03:00:30 pm »
On that note, if you're out on a ride and you see a chap stopped with an extra bike beside him, don't bloody well stand there engaging him in conversation facing into the trees, because his lady companion is trying to pee within earshot!

Sometimes when we're heading up alpine passes I don't get the benefit of as much cover as I'd like.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #251 on: April 05, 2016, 08:18:15 am »
The Current Mrs R doesn't go cycling as often as I'd like but when she does the trips are rarely without incident. A couple of years back she was caught short one evening, it was dark, she was wearing hi-vis. She thought she had hidden herself well until a car came round the corner and lit up her hi-vis. I laughed quite a lot  ;D

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #252 on: April 05, 2016, 10:19:37 am »
YKYMAW the attractive young nurse helping you get ready for an examination asks if you need help to get undressed.

Judgement: old buffer; threat level: zero. :(
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billplumtree

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #253 on: April 05, 2016, 01:19:28 pm »
YKYMAW the attractive young nurse helping you get ready for an examination asks if you need help to get undressed.

Judgement: old buffer; threat level: zero. :(

Or mebbes just a widely-deployed patient-deflating strategy, to avoid letting any of em get any ideas? 

Ruthie

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #254 on: April 05, 2016, 02:02:06 pm »
Or maybe difficulties in mobility aren't always obvious, so it's kindest to ask everyone, just in case?
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #255 on: April 05, 2016, 05:55:40 pm »
Or maybe difficulties in mobility aren't always obvious, so it's kindest to ask everyone, just in case?
This

Busting up arm aside, if I'm attending hospital atm, it is for an invisible illness that renders me sometimes really stupid and uncoordinated. I may not need help but the offer needs to be made.
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #256 on: April 20, 2016, 05:41:26 pm »
Chris Boardman becomes a grandfather and you realise how much older you are...

Redlight

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #257 on: April 20, 2016, 08:57:55 pm »
You start getting mailshots from charities suggesting that you might like to leave them something in your will.

(2 this week)
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #258 on: April 20, 2016, 10:53:43 pm »
CTC sent me these every Christmas over a decade ago.
They seem to have stopped.

TheLurker

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #259 on: April 21, 2016, 08:06:32 pm »
You get to the top of a fairly unremarkable hill (today) that never bothered you before and find that you are panting.  :(

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #260 on: April 22, 2016, 08:40:30 am »
People you never paid any attention to start dying and you realize that you never did get round to distinguishing their music from the general background cacophony.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Andrew

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #261 on: April 22, 2016, 08:48:33 am »
Something that might once have wound you up now makes you feel just a bit miffed and you think 'nah, let it go, not worth the bother'

Brexit.... whatever.  ;)

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #262 on: April 22, 2016, 10:49:39 am »
When you phone up your sister to wish her a happy birthday and you can't remember WTF you sent her.
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Torslanda

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #263 on: April 23, 2016, 08:16:28 am »
That's  Alzheimer's...
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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Jaded

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #264 on: April 23, 2016, 08:25:55 am »
When you think you should get a suitable box to keep things tidy in the boot of the car.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #265 on: April 23, 2016, 10:34:36 am »
That's  Alzheimer's...

Perfectly possible: my Dad died of it at n+4 where n is my current age. But sport and learning new stuff is supposed to stave it off.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #266 on: April 27, 2016, 08:46:15 am »
Aches have pains.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #267 on: April 27, 2016, 06:11:34 pm »
You stop worrying about whether everything in your body works perfectly and just be thankful that it works at all.
Never tell me the odds.

Ruthie

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #268 on: April 28, 2016, 07:31:00 am »
You read your Facebook news feed and worry that Kid Rock's PA had an awful accident with Anglian Television. 
Milk please, no sugar.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #269 on: April 28, 2016, 09:27:29 am »
When you have to trim nose and ear hair more frequently than head hair.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #270 on: April 29, 2016, 08:52:40 am »
I forgot Monday was a Bank Holiday:-(
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #271 on: April 29, 2016, 09:15:18 am »
You read your Facebook news feed and worry that Kid Rock's PA had an awful accident with Anglian Television.

Double-take: at first I read that as Anglican Television.  Visions of vicar intoning "holier than thou" to the goggling masses.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #272 on: April 29, 2016, 09:24:30 am »
You read your Facebook news feed and worry that Kid Rock's PA had an awful accident with Anglian Television.

Double-take: at first I read that as Anglican Television.  Visions of vicar intoning "holier than thou" to the goggling masses.

Then the thunderflashes go off and the vicar launches into the moshpit*

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #273 on: May 02, 2016, 11:05:37 pm »
Your wife buys her first pair if reading glasses.
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #274 on: May 03, 2016, 10:22:26 am »
You can remember the time when speech on telephones wasn't distorted.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.