Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84600 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #575 on: March 15, 2018, 03:17:16 pm »
Seems like a good time to repost this thread: https://twitter.com/davidWhill14/status/959712290269429760
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #576 on: March 16, 2018, 07:28:10 am »
You remember all too clearly how incredibly wealthy you felt when an uncle or an aunt gave you a half-crown or, wonder of wonders, a 10/- note and then you realise how very, very little such sums will buy nowadays.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #577 on: March 16, 2018, 12:12:02 pm »
You remember all too clearly how incredibly wealthy you felt when an uncle or an aunt gave you a half-crown or, wonder of wonders, a 10/- note and then you realise how very, very little such sums will buy nowadays.

I recall that the first pint I bought, in my local rugby club bar after a game (and I was about 16 at the time!), was 2/6. Or 4 pints for 10 bob - not that I ever bought 4 pints.......  My dad would have had something to say about that. 

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #578 on: March 16, 2018, 12:22:51 pm »
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Remember to cut on the right side of the line.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #579 on: March 16, 2018, 12:29:20 pm »
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Remember to cut on the right side of the line.
;D

It's a twin and I did one nacelle yesterday, so now I have a template and all the dimensions! But ...................

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #580 on: March 16, 2018, 04:08:23 pm »
You remember all too clearly how incredibly wealthy you felt when an uncle or an aunt gave you a half-crown or, wonder of wonders, a 10/- note and then you realise how very, very little such sums will buy nowadays.

I recall that the first pint I bought, in my local rugby club bar after a game (and I was about 16 at the time!), was 2/6. Or 4 pints for 10 bob - not that I ever bought 4 pints.......  My dad would have had something to say about that. 

(Goes off to finish nacelle fettling - just a couple more cut-outs and screw fittings to go........)
My first pint was 1/3 in a sort of hotel place. I was 14 at the time, but 6' 4" and also my dad had been a local licencee, so I was OK. That was for mild - bitter was a bit more.

Mind, I'd been drinking since the age of 4. The cellar of an off-licence is fun for kiddies. I think it stunted my growth.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #581 on: March 16, 2018, 08:25:07 pm »
... and a follow-on from beer at half-a-crown a pint (I think the first beer I bought was a half for  11d at a pub in Kent) - but a different liquid . ..  when I first had a car you could get 4 gallons of petrol for £1.00 (it was actually a whisker over 4 gallons as it was 4/10d per gallon (that was May 1965)

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #582 on: March 17, 2018, 08:45:42 am »
When you remember what you were doing when George VI died.

(Everyone was telling everyone else the news in hushed voices. I was with my mum in Donegall Square and I had a new whistle in the shape of a locomotive, which succumbed to my deciduous incisors before we reached the bus-stop on Chichester St. I wasn't allowed to blow it, anyway.)
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #583 on: March 17, 2018, 09:34:35 am »
The met office issues a Yellow Snow Warning and your first thought is of Frank Zappa.

Jaded

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #584 on: March 17, 2018, 09:41:00 am »
...every time. Without fail.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #585 on: March 17, 2018, 09:42:43 am »
I don't know the frank Zappa reference, but my immediate thought was "don't eat it!"
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #586 on: March 17, 2018, 09:47:12 am »
When you remember what you were doing when George VI died.


I don't quite remember that far back but always thought that my Grand Father looked just like the late King..... well... you never know what the Edward VII was doing in Hackney in early 1905 do you..... ;D
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #587 on: March 17, 2018, 09:54:12 am »
I don't know the frank Zappa reference, but my immediate thought was "don't eat it!"

https://youtu.be/TLIppgE45wM?t=1m56s
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spesh

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #588 on: March 17, 2018, 12:03:31 pm »
The met office issues a Yellow Snow Warning and your first thought is of Frank Zappa.

 ;D :thumbsup:
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Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #589 on: March 17, 2018, 12:53:23 pm »
I don't know the frank Zappa reference, but my immediate thought was "don't eat it!"

https://youtu.be/TLIppgE45wM?t=1m56s

Gosh, I've learned a thing.  I thought it was just general good advice.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #590 on: March 17, 2018, 01:00:50 pm »
When you remember what you were doing when George VI died.


I don't quite remember that far back but always thought that my Grand Father looked just like the late King..... well... you never know what the Edward VII was doing in Hackney in early 1905 do you..... ;D

Something to do with floating a battleship, wasn't it?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #591 on: March 17, 2018, 01:11:16 pm »
...you see someone in the street with an outstretched arm taking a photo with their phone and you think the polite thing to do is to walk past behind them.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #592 on: March 17, 2018, 04:40:49 pm »
Whence the sport of selfie-bombing.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #593 on: March 17, 2018, 06:35:21 pm »
When you remember what you were doing when George VI died.

Jings yes. Our headmaster came in to the classroom to tell us.The same man had previously given me the belt for talking during lunch, which was at our desks.

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #594 on: March 17, 2018, 08:46:06 pm »
I don't wish to be disrespectful to King George VI's contenmporaries but I wonder at what point you realise that you are getting beyond middle age.

I've been wondering that for the last page or so...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

arabella

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #595 on: March 17, 2018, 09:21:32 pm »
I could mention the word 'menopause'.
It's been appearing in the graun a lot recently.
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #596 on: March 17, 2018, 09:37:45 pm »
I could mention the word 'menopause'.
It's been appearing in the graun a lot recently.

Given that this is not a new phenomenon, I would postulate that a large tranche of journalists must be experiencing menopause simultaneously.

ETA I see some ITV bird is suggesting 'M' badges for menopausal women...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43429713

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #597 on: March 18, 2018, 08:27:17 am »
I don't wish to be disrespectful to King George VI's contenmporaries but I wonder at what point you realise that you are getting beyond middle age.

When the view of the daisies includes altogether too many roots.
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #598 on: March 19, 2018, 01:46:09 pm »
I must be more than past middle age. Today would have been my grandmother's 120th birthday.
She's no longer with us but I'm a little less than half of that.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #599 on: March 19, 2018, 01:48:53 pm »
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