Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84596 times)

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #475 on: December 07, 2017, 04:54:40 pm »
You get excited when your pension statements arrive which show that you should have a reasonably comfortable life when retirement finally arrives....  ;D

Then when it does all your kids park their kids with you while they go off and have fun. And the entire horde turns up for Christmas and eats your savings.

(El Prez is in this situation.  All of his kids and most of their kids have December birthdays, too.  It takes him the rest of the year to recover.)
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 #476 on: December 07, 2017, 06:01:11 pm »
Middle aged begins when you start doing middle-aged things, like buying a house, getting a serious job, a serious partner, having kids, wearing suits and ties (or their feminine equivalents) on a regular basis.

Was 41 when I bought house, 24 when I started a serious job, ?? when I had a serious partner (was 45 when D moved in), never had kids, wore serious attire for serious work.

So that had me middle-aged at 24...

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #477 on: December 07, 2017, 06:14:44 pm »
TBH, if you think that a serious job and buying a house are realistic propositions, you're definitely middle-aged.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #478 on: December 07, 2017, 06:38:23 pm »
In my case, buying the house and getting the serious partner were, at least in part, attempts to prove to myself and the universe that I was grown up.
Once I got to thirty and realised that, by any definition I had to be an adult, I felt I no longer needed to pretend and got on with enjoying myself instead.
Finding myself chair of the village hall was probably a fair clue that I'd moved on to middle age, though.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #479 on: December 07, 2017, 06:52:57 pm »
I must be middle aged; I'm discussing cutlery and dining place settings on Facebook!

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #480 on: December 07, 2017, 07:18:08 pm »
TBH, if you think that a serious job and buying a house are realistic propositions, you're definitely middle-aged.
:D! To be fair that's more a generation gap than an age gap.

I must be middle aged; I'm discussing cutlery and dining place settings on Facebook!
That's not middle aged, that's middle class!  :demon:
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.

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #481 on: December 07, 2017, 08:59:18 pm »
TBH, if you think that a serious job and buying a house are realistic propositions, you're definitely middle-aged.
:D! To be fair that's more a generation gap than an age gap.

I must be middle aged; I'm discussing cutlery and dining place settings on Facebook!
That's not middle aged, that's middle class!  :demon:

It is the 'I Grew up in Golders Green' board/group...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #482 on: December 10, 2017, 12:43:31 pm »
It has snowed overnight.

You don't get up at 6am, jump in your car,  and go and do handbrake turns and power slides in Sainsburys carpark.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #483 on: December 10, 2017, 12:49:49 pm »
When your doctor says "This is what happens when middle aged people play young peoples sports".

Not said to me this time. To my partner when she sprained her ankle jumping down off a climbing wall.
“There is no point in using the word 'impossible' to describe something that has clearly happened.”
― Douglas Adams

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #484 on: December 12, 2017, 12:09:53 pm »
"A terrible confession it was but now, at the age of 53, he hardly needed people anymore."

"If you could be granted one wish... "
"To wake up one morning and feel that I was at last a grown-up person, emptied of resentment, vengeful thoughts, and other wasteful, childish emotions. To find myself, in other words, an adult."

"The thought came to him, struggling home; you don't have to be very smart to be an adult."

Wise words – words, anyway – from adults:
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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.

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #485 on: December 13, 2017, 07:17:07 am »
Suit,  can be counted on the fingers and toes in the last ten years. Doesn't really work when talking to a man in a field  putting up telegraph poles.

Tie, twice

Other boxes - tick.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #486 on: December 13, 2017, 07:57:41 am »
In the last 20 years my remaining suit has only come out for funerals.  My ties were all bought when I was much younger, and are now too small.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #487 on: December 13, 2017, 10:43:53 am »
Your Mum forgets your birthday.
I remember the first time my mother forgot my birthday, I was gutted. Now I'd be happy if she just recognised me. :(
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #488 on: December 13, 2017, 10:51:21 am »
Your Mum forgets your birthday.
I remember the first time my mother forgot my birthday, I was gutted. Now I'd be happy if she just recognised me. :(
:(

My mother-in-law asked my wife about me last time she (wife) visited her "What happened to that Australian you were living with? We worried about you and him. Only the dregs were sent to Australia."
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Gus

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #489 on: December 13, 2017, 06:52:47 pm »
My clipboard from 1986 is older than half the students in my class  :-[

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #490 on: December 14, 2017, 11:17:44 am »
Most of the striplings that work with me these days are younger than my 'career' with the company. It's actually possible, though unlikely, that I could employ a youth whose parents are younger than my 'career'.  :(
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #491 on: December 15, 2017, 06:18:39 am »
Doing personal admin and I realised that I start drawing my Sharklays pension in five years and one month's time.  As a result I contacted all of my pension schemes yesterday requesting updates on my funds. 

Scary to think that I might retire in 5 years time.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #492 on: December 15, 2017, 10:27:46 am »
There used to be a pension advert in the paper, a bit like the Fry's 5 Boys ad: a progressively ageing bod going from age 25 (they tell me the job isn't pensionable) to 65 (without a pension I really don't know what I shall do).

Hum. Maybe you're (more than) middle-aged when you know that Fry's 5 Boys isn't a reference to paedophilia.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #493 on: December 15, 2017, 10:36:29 am »
Hmm.  Well my Sharklays and other pensions start when I am 60* but of course my state pension will probably start the day after I turn my toes up at the ripe old age of one hundred and thirty three years!!!  :D

* I do in fact have various options across the schemes to start taking a reduced pension and / or drawing funds depending upon scheme from January!   :o

Guy

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #494 on: December 15, 2017, 10:37:39 am »

Hum. Maybe you're (more than) middle-aged when you know that Fry's 5 Boys isn't a reference to paedophilia.

Not nessecelery. I has a jigsaw puzzle of old Cadbury's and Fry's choklit adverts (The five girls want Five Boys &c &c)
What duck?

hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #495 on: December 15, 2017, 12:24:45 pm »
There used to be a pension advert in the paper, a bit like the Fry's 5 Boys ad: a progressively ageing bod going from age 25 (they tell me the job isn't pensionable) to 65 (without a pension I really don't know what I shall do).

Hum. Maybe you're (more than) middle-aged when you know that Fry's 5 Boys isn't a reference to paedophilia.

I remember the advert (was it Prudential?) and 5 boys, which was renamed as 5 centres; not my favourite confection: meh chocolate round meh-flavoured fondant in various screeching synthetic hues.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #496 on: December 15, 2017, 12:48:25 pm »
5 centres was the garish but untasty cousin of Fry's chocolate cream and peppermint cream. Produced until 1992 according to Wikipedia, so you'd have to be about 30 to remember it. Which might or might not be middle aged.
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.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #497 on: December 15, 2017, 12:59:57 pm »
Fry's Chocolate Cream used to be my Dad's cycling staple.  They didn't look like the current ones, though: they were at least twice as wide and half-heartedly marked off into portions.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

road-runner

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #498 on: January 23, 2018, 01:22:53 pm »
You know you're middle aged when ... a number of your friends start posting about early retirement!

Actually, a real one for me from a few days ago: I was watching a film on TV and leant over to pick up my mug of tea that was on a coaster on the floor beside me but it wasn't there. I looked on the table, not there. Then I spotted it on my lap being held by my other hand. Doh!

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #499 on: January 23, 2018, 08:59:46 pm »
You contact lost property about your umbrella left on a train this morning instead of just buying another one
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(or should this be in first world problems) and they say no black umbrella was found today on a train at Birmingham New Street  :'(