Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84320 times)

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #600 on: March 19, 2018, 02:44:46 pm »
You receive mailshots from Saga.

And flyers for “retirement communities”  ::-)
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #601 on: March 19, 2018, 02:47:00 pm »
You receive mailshots from Saga.

And flyers for “retirement communities”  ::-)

I'm told by those who know that some Saga holidays are absolutely brilliant so wouldn't mind giving one a try at some point.  However, I hope never to find myself living in a retirement community.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #602 on: March 19, 2018, 03:20:56 pm »
You receive mailshots from Saga.

And flyers for “retirement communities”  ::-)

I'm told by those who know that some Saga holidays are absolutely brilliant so wouldn't mind giving one a try at some point.  However, I hope never to find myself living in a retirement community.

I am told by my colleagues in Sexual Health that Saga Louts have a jolly good time...

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #603 on: March 19, 2018, 03:43:03 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.
King George VI gave you the belt? Blimey. (sure it wasn't the order of The Garter?)
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #604 on: March 19, 2018, 08:01:50 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.

Middle age: when half your friends are dead.
Jennifer - walker of hills



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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #605 on: March 19, 2018, 09:18:38 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.

Middle age: when half your friends are dead.

I think that's being Median Aged.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #606 on: March 19, 2018, 09:26:41 pm »
I become an official OAP next month. Can I still claim to be middle-aged?

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #607 on: March 19, 2018, 09:27:13 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.

Middle age: when half your friends are dead.

I think that's being Median Aged.
When you find yourself becoming pedantic about mathematical terminology....

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #608 on: March 19, 2018, 09:42:54 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.

Middle age: when half your friends are dead.

I think that's being Median Aged.
When you find yourself becoming pedantic about mathematical terminology....

That was pre-puberty for me.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #609 on: March 19, 2018, 11:05:33 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.

Middle age: when half your friends are dead.

Five years ago, my MOTHER complained I was going to too many funerals. Bob Kynaston, Dave Lewis and John Snuggs died within a few days of each other  :'(

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #610 on: March 20, 2018, 09:47:19 am »
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.

Middle age: when half your friends are dead.

I think that's being Median Aged.
40.0 apparently, its highest ever figure, having risen from 33.9 in 1974.
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.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #611 on: March 28, 2018, 07:50:56 am »
I bought some double sided sticky foam pads to stick electronic bits into my model aeroplanes.  I know I did because eBay says so.  So I must have.

I recall using a few, but not many. I don't recall where I put the packet when I'd done that.  I do know that it's not where I used to put the previous packet until that ran out.

I've bought another packet.  Presumably the part-used packet will turn up today, at about the same time as the postman.

This never used to happen to me 20 years ago.......


EDIT: The postie brought the second batch of sticky pads, purchased from the original supplier, loose in a plain envelope. The first batch did not show up at the same time.

In hunting for the first batch, I was looking for some sort of proprietary packaging, but I now suspect that I probably re-packaged the pads into a packet/bag/box of my own choosing.  Which is going to make it even harder to find them. 

Is my brain really fading that fast? Is there any hope.......?

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #612 on: March 28, 2018, 08:36:57 am »
Hmmmm - SAGA and retirement communities.

Having the 'not PiL' living locally now in a retirement community, planning his SAGA cruise in April and insuring his car through SAGA, all I can say is that middle age is for the relatively well off.   None of the above represents anything like good value for money imo and I shall endeavour to remain stubbornly NOT OLD!!!

Bah effing humbug!!!   :hand:

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #613 on: March 28, 2018, 09:04:24 am »
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional!

Did I read somewhere that the SAGA lot tend to have something of a ribald and uninhibited time on cruises? Along with all kinds of interesting infections...?

Maybe it's all a gummint plot to kill off the oldies who've done equity release so they can piss it up for another 10 years before popping off and leaving their descendants to discover that their inheritance is now the property of an insurance company... [STOP IT! - Ed]
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #614 on: March 28, 2018, 09:36:05 am »
To be honest I'd not begrudge the old boy a bit of a ribald excess but the insurance company will be disappointed - he's not done any ER.   :D

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #615 on: March 28, 2018, 09:38:22 am »
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional!

True that is.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #616 on: March 28, 2018, 09:56:07 am »
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional!

True that is.

Not according to Mrs T42, she's always telling me to grow up*.

* lie. She just says "well, it's your decision" with one of those looks.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #617 on: March 28, 2018, 10:14:03 am »
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional!

True that is.

Not according to Mrs T42, she's always telling me to grow up*.

* lie. She just says "well, it's your decision" with one of those looks.
Thats a trap, that is.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #618 on: March 28, 2018, 11:11:59 am »
SAGA = Send All Grannies Away.  Trufax.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #619 on: March 28, 2018, 11:18:20 am »
There used to be a Sand And Gravel Association...  Never could understand why the aggregate industry was into older people's holidays.....


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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #620 on: March 28, 2018, 01:35:46 pm »
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional!

True that is.

Not according to Mrs T42, she's always telling me to grow up*.

* lie. She just says "well, it's your decision" with one of those looks.
Thats a trap, that is.

Reminiscent of those adverts there used to be on the front page of The Times where Col. Onceover-Litely would announce that he would no longer be responsible for his wife's debts.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #621 on: March 29, 2018, 09:09:51 am »
... you get really really really enthusiastic about buying a new pair of slippers.
What duck?

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #622 on: March 30, 2018, 09:12:12 am »
You need Viagra just to get your hopes up!
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #623 on: March 30, 2018, 09:19:00 am »
Heh. What was that one again? "When you're young you're afraid she'll say no. When you're older you're afraid she'll say yes."
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #624 on: March 30, 2018, 12:58:11 pm »
Paging Jaques...
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.