Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84435 times)

Guy

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #425 on: November 10, 2017, 08:17:07 am »
Digging through a folder of old papers last night I came across my Certificate of Investiture into the Cub Scouts, dated 14th February 1975.
What duck?

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #426 on: November 10, 2017, 08:18:12 am »
Crikey.  My son's birth certificate dates from 1973.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Giraffe

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #427 on: November 11, 2017, 09:21:30 am »
I offer seats to people - often I seem to be the only one capable of standing.
A couple of bus drivers that I know will want to talk during the journey and this can be a drawback as
a) I will usually have walked between 2 and 10 miles already
b) I have a rucsack full of shopping
c) Also carrying a meal and 3 - 4 pints up front to balance the load

still, I'm (biologically) younger than most people on the bus.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #428 on: November 11, 2017, 02:58:38 pm »
Dear Giraffe,
Threescore years and ten is not middle aged.
HTH & HAND

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #429 on: November 11, 2017, 10:26:37 pm »
When you remember that you were the second person to get a Cycling Pefiency Certificate.

Giraffe

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #430 on: November 12, 2017, 08:44:43 am »
Dear Giraffe,
Threescore years and ten is not middle aged.
HTH & HAND
'tis nowadays - fourscore and ten is the new version.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #431 on: November 12, 2017, 10:00:00 am »
When you talk about people getting caned at school and you get looks as if you've just described going to a public hanging.
Never tell me the odds.

Snakehips

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #432 on: November 12, 2017, 10:05:31 am »
Middle Age Now Extends to Age 74, Vienna Researchers Say ........

....... which is nice because it means that I'm not too old for this thread.
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #433 on: November 12, 2017, 10:26:38 am »
Dear Giraffe,
Threescore years and ten is not middle aged.
HTH & HAND
'tis nowadays - fourscore and ten is the new version.

Middle-aged should refer to the middle third of expected lifespan so even I am approaching that last third...

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #434 on: November 12, 2017, 03:49:30 pm »
...when you attend a lunch with 150 of your fellow cyclotourists in civvies, look round and think "what a bunch of old farts".

Mind you, the food was good.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Giraffe

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #435 on: November 13, 2017, 08:17:07 am »
On that note, when an ordinary main course seems like a good meal, instead of just starters.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

clarion

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #436 on: November 13, 2017, 12:24:34 pm »
Dear Giraffe,
Threescore years and ten is not middle aged.
HTH & HAND
'tis nowadays - fourscore and ten is the new version.

Middle-aged should refer to the middle third of expected lifespan so even I am approaching that last third...
My expected lifespan was 30.  I lived my teenage years as a grumpy middle aged person.  I wish I'd known...
Getting there...

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #437 on: November 20, 2017, 04:02:17 pm »
When you get home from a ride and reset the current track instead of saving it.  Not only that but, realizing that something wasn't right, you do it twice.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #438 on: November 21, 2017, 04:03:19 am »
I remember a boss who was extremely frugal:
  - note pads were made by saving all extra printed specification pages (usually ditto'ed - another one of those you've got to be a certain age to remember the process) and sending them over to the blueprinter to be cut into quarters and made into pads with the paint-on plastic glue along one side;
  - since the office hadn't purchased a fax machine, but clients would ask for faxes instead of waiting for something to come in the mail, we had to ask for permission to send a page or two over to the same blueprinter to send them out;
  - when Post-It notes came out, their usefulness was immediately apparent; they were more useful if torn into narrow strips so that the little pad of them would last longer.

Despite those quirks, he was a great guy to work for (and later, with, as I was given permission to buy into the firm).  He was never frugal about carefully explaining how to do things better.

And, related to the how aged one is department:  About 4 years ago one of my college roommates passed away after an cerebral aneurism when jogging at lunch - age 59.  Another roommate said "We're all in the fourth quarter of life now".

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #439 on: November 21, 2017, 08:06:43 am »
Cerebral aneurysms can happen at virtually any age. A ex-programmer of mine died of one at 35 while pushing his wife's car.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Guy

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #440 on: November 21, 2017, 12:25:26 pm »
When you spend ages hunting for your glasses, give up, and decide to make a cup of tea.You open the fridge to get the milk and...

Guess what :facepalm:
What duck?

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #441 on: November 21, 2017, 02:43:10 pm »
"I can see clearly now the milk has come"
<i>Marmite slave</i>

spesh

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #442 on: November 21, 2017, 02:45:24 pm »
ROFLMAO ;D
"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

T42

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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 #444 on: November 21, 2017, 04:14:18 pm »
I can see Deidre now Lorraine has gone....

Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #445 on: November 21, 2017, 06:15:55 pm »
You know you're no longer middle aged when people 20 years younger are calling themselves middle aged.
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Giraffe

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #446 on: November 22, 2017, 09:30:14 am »
At some point the wee small hours become the small wee hours.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

TheLurker

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #447 on: November 23, 2017, 05:18:46 pm »
Giraffe wins the thread, at least for the blokes amongst us.
Τα πιο όμορφα ταξίδια γίνονται με τις δικές μας δυνάμεις - Φίλοι του Ποδήλατου

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #448 on: November 23, 2017, 05:28:08 pm »
Giraffe will attest that it's not just the blokes...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #449 on: November 23, 2017, 06:14:12 pm »
That's been the case for me for years, and I'm both female and only *just* middle aged!