Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84437 times)

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #400 on: August 17, 2017, 12:17:47 pm »
Any BFO mag/light recommendations?

Don't buy the one Maplin were selling 15 years ago.  The adjustment clamps are made of cheese.
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Guy

  • You can trust me - I work for the government
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #401 on: August 18, 2017, 12:14:15 pm »
That's another sign isn't it?  Looking at shiny stuff and thinking, "I'd rather save the money for something useful / important."  :)

I've always been like that. But then, me dad were from Lancashire ;D
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #402 on: August 18, 2017, 12:19:17 pm »
I haven't painted my nails since I was about 5, when I coloured them bright pink with a felt tip pen at my cousin's house near Hull. That was my fingernails but now that I'm almost old enough to wear SPD sandals, should I start painting my toenails?

No, of course not: I should wear socks with them. If I had them.
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #403 on: August 24, 2017, 03:43:49 pm »
When the payment you were certain wasn't due until next week turns out to be overdue today. Gulp.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mr Larrington

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #404 on: August 24, 2017, 11:33:43 pm »
...you rant at your iPod, both in RL and on Facething, for being too short of voles even to lift itself into charging mode by its own bootstraps before realising that you're trying to resurrect the wrong one >:(
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #405 on: August 25, 2017, 01:05:41 pm »
When you've been convinced all morning that it's Saturday and then get told it's really Friday.

Oh wait, that's not being middle-aged, that's being retired and not having to work another stroke for the rest of your puff. ;D ;D ;D
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

TheLurker

  • Goes well with magnolia.
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #406 on: August 25, 2017, 09:56:25 pm »
....that's being retired and not having to work another stroke for the rest of your puff. ;D ;D ;D
You can go off people you know. :)
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #407 on: November 03, 2017, 09:15:27 am »
Being unreasonably exited by the fact that their is a new teapot arriving in the post today.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #408 on: November 03, 2017, 12:34:36 pm »
Failing to suppress the "ouff" noise you make as you make as you pick something up off the floor
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #409 on: November 03, 2017, 12:42:59 pm »
You forget to attend a Sustrans run on two occasions!

That's not middle aged Sir, that's old age!!!    :demon:

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #410 on: November 03, 2017, 01:25:46 pm »
…you are excited to discover that the kitchen radio also runs on batteries so you can take it from room to room and not miss any of Desert Island Discs
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TheLurker

  • Goes well with magnolia.
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #411 on: November 03, 2017, 04:17:25 pm »
When you think that 71 is a terribly young age for someone to die.
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David Martin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #412 on: November 03, 2017, 04:52:57 pm »
Next year many of the new undergrads will have been born after I started working at this Uni.
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T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #413 on: November 04, 2017, 09:33:22 am »
When you think that 71 is a terribly young age for someone to die.

It doesn't get me that way.  I see an obit reading "so-and-so has died aged 62" and think "well, that's not such a bad innings"; and then think "hang on a second...".
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #414 on: November 04, 2017, 07:22:37 pm »
When you're working with someone born this century. It's not happened yet to me but but the new office apprentice was born in the very  last month of the 20th century.

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #415 on: November 04, 2017, 07:27:44 pm »
I used to be the youngest of our auditors, now I've been here for ten years.  I'm not yet working with people born this century, but definitely born after I left university.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #416 on: November 04, 2017, 07:39:20 pm »
When you remember one of your colleagues going on maternity leave and are now working with the result.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Guy

  • You can trust me - I work for the government
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #417 on: November 06, 2017, 11:55:25 am »
When you suddenly realise you're old enough to go on Saga holidays

Christ! I'll be taking Sanatogen and going to tea dances soon
What duck?

menthel

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #418 on: November 06, 2017, 04:18:11 pm »
When you ask for a nice, comfy office chair for your birthday so that you can look after your back.

clarion

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #419 on: November 07, 2017, 03:35:23 pm »
I got offered a seat on the train the other day :(
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #420 on: November 07, 2017, 03:53:30 pm »
I got offered a seat on the train the other day :(
Ha!

The train guard made someone get out of the priority aged/disabled seat so I could sit down one day. No, it wasn't when I had a smashed up arm, I was just having a bad migraine/vestibular day and using stick.
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Kim

  • Timelord
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #421 on: November 07, 2017, 04:00:01 pm »
People (presumably the ones who've never had an arm injury) can be surprisingly oblivious to how difficult/dangerous it can be to stand on public transport with a b0rked arm.
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MalRees

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #422 on: November 07, 2017, 04:02:53 pm »
When you ask for a nice, comfy office chair for your birthday so that you can look after your back.

+1

Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #423 on: November 07, 2017, 04:29:52 pm »
I got offered a seat on the train the other day :(
Happened to me once a couple of years ago.  I was flabbergasted.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #424 on: November 09, 2017, 05:17:08 pm »
I got offered a seat on the train the other day :(
Happened to me once a couple of years ago.  I was flabbergasted.
A youth offered me his seat on the bus a few months ago. I declined, but he insisted. I was displeased but also glad to sit down.
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