Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84474 times)

ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #300 on: February 23, 2017, 08:08:49 am »
I have, upon my desk, an actual printed volume of the Science Citation Index that I use to scare children.

Slightly predates me, in my day, we searched MEDLINE on CD-ROM, one disk for each year...
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #301 on: February 23, 2017, 08:15:05 am »
And a further sign of decrepitude:

Was just on phone to accountant. Told him I had two questions I needed answers to. By the time we'd discussed the first I had forgotten the second. And I still can't remember it. :facepalm:
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #302 on: February 23, 2017, 08:43:56 am »
I have, upon my desk, an actual printed volume of the Science Citation Index that I use to scare children.

Slightly predates me, in my day, we searched MEDLINE on CD-ROM, one disk for each year...

In my office refurb, I threw out a few trees worth of printed health and safety guidance that came from Barber's Index, a similarly CD-Rom based catalogue with monthly updates.  All of that stuff is now available as pdf free downloads, with umpteen documents on a thing the size of a postage stamp.

Despite all the available online information, this weeks client still didn't have a clue about chemical safety. Keeps me in a job  ::-)
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ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #303 on: February 23, 2017, 08:46:20 am »
Chemical safety. Don't drink it, breathe it, shake it, or leave it in daylight.
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Jaded

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #304 on: February 23, 2017, 09:17:56 am »
And a further sign of decrepitude:

Was just on phone to accountant. Told him I had two questions I needed answers to. By the time we'd discussed the first I had forgotten the second. And I still can't remember it. :facepalm:

Excellent! I do this all the time. And something else, which I cannot remember just now.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #305 on: February 23, 2017, 10:29:56 am »
In my office refurb, I threw out a few trees worth of printed health and safety guidance that came from Barber's Index, a similarly CD-Rom based catalogue with monthly updates.  All of that stuff is now available as pdf free downloads, with umpteen documents on a thing the size of a postage stamp.

Despite all the available online information, this weeks client still didn't have a clue about chemical safety. Keeps me in a job  ::-)

See also: SPON

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #306 on: February 23, 2017, 12:15:27 pm »
At the GP, discussing changing my contraception to see if it helps my depression, the GP said "well, I suppose it's possible you could still be fertile."
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #307 on: February 23, 2017, 01:04:05 pm »
I bet that helped the depression.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #308 on: February 23, 2017, 01:18:56 pm »
At the GP, discussing changing my contraception to see if it helps my depression, the GP said "well, I suppose it's possible you could still be fertile."
Did you punch them?
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #309 on: February 23, 2017, 02:22:16 pm »
At the GP, discussing changing my contraception to see if it helps my depression, the GP said "well, I suppose it's possible you could still be fertile."
Did you punch them?

A local dentist's wife discovered she was fertile when a little boy popped out.
She's 53....

LEE

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #310 on: February 23, 2017, 02:29:09 pm »
....when you hear someone mention "The nineteen-eighties" and you think it's recent.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #311 on: February 23, 2017, 02:42:16 pm »
Gets up to let the dog in....Two minutes later, after stepping over the dog in the other room, gets up to see if the dog wants to come in.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #312 on: February 23, 2017, 03:16:20 pm »
....when you hear someone mention "The nineteen-eighties" and you think it's recent.

I can remember one meeting when the boss said "now we must start planning for the 90's" and everyone said "what, already?"
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Riggers

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #313 on: February 23, 2017, 03:20:27 pm »
When you clicked on this Post and wondered why you did, remembered, and now forgotten what you were going to say.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #314 on: February 23, 2017, 03:49:08 pm »
A cold that you'd previously have worked, trained & played through has you in bed for a couple of days  :sick:
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #315 on: February 23, 2017, 03:49:36 pm »
....when you hear someone mention "The nineteen-eighties" and you think it's recent.

I can remember one meeting when the boss said "now we must start planning for the 90's" and everyone said "what, already?"

Going way back (I'm old, not middle-aged) BP ran adverts for oil supplies for central heating featuring a woman called "Mrs 1970" . . . as if that was going to be the next big thing waaaay in the future.

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Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #316 on: February 23, 2017, 04:00:31 pm »
....when you hear someone mention "The nineteen-eighties" and you think it's recent.

I can remember one meeting when the boss said "now we must start planning for the 90's" and everyone said "what, already?"

Going way back (I'm old, not middle-aged) BP ran adverts for oil supplies for central heating featuring a woman called "Mrs 1970" . . . as if that was going to be the next big thing waaaay in the future.

I still quote this one on a regular basis...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gGxw8EzhlAM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/gGxw8EzhlAM&rel=1</a>
https://youtu.be/gGxw8EzhlAM?t=3s
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #317 on: February 23, 2017, 04:30:22 pm »
.... you find yourself muttering under your breath about bloody kids and their parents having no respect or control. You then realise that the parents were kids that you used to entertain at your own kids birthday parties ::-)
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #318 on: February 23, 2017, 04:35:02 pm »
Your first response to a piece of household equipment not functioning properly, even though you have no real idea how it works, is to go to your tool box rather than throwing it away and buying a replacement.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #319 on: February 23, 2017, 04:58:00 pm »
....when you hear someone mention "The nineteen-eighties" and you think it's recent.

I can remember one meeting when the boss said "now we must start planning for the 90's" and everyone said "what, already?"

Going way back (I'm old, not middle-aged) BP ran adverts for oil supplies for central heating featuring a woman called "Mrs 1970" . . . as if that was going to be the next big thing waaaay in the future.

I still quote this one on a regular basis...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gGxw8EzhlAM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/gGxw8EzhlAM&rel=1</a>
https://youtu.be/gGxw8EzhlAM?t=3s
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Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #320 on: February 23, 2017, 05:04:31 pm »
Your first response to a piece of household equipment not functioning properly, even though you have no real idea how it works, is to go to your tool box rather than throwing it away and buying a replacement.

Bonus middle-aged points for actually fixing it.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #321 on: February 23, 2017, 07:34:31 pm »
At the GP, discussing changing my contraception to see if it helps my depression, the GP said "well, I suppose it's possible you could still be fertile."
Did you punch them?
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ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #322 on: February 25, 2017, 08:29:59 pm »
after only one beer you fall asleep during the second half of Scotland - Wales and miss the try
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #323 on: February 25, 2017, 11:56:22 pm »
My 'kid' brother turns 40 this year.
One of his classmates was the son of one of my classmates.

I suppose I am past middle age...

Jaded

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #324 on: February 26, 2017, 03:05:32 am »
after only one beer you fall asleep during the second half of Scotland - Wales and miss the try

That's funny - I didn't have a beer, dozed off at half time and woke up to see Scotland were ahead  ;D
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