Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84344 times)

LEE

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #650 on: April 03, 2018, 03:43:28 pm »

Our car has a cassette player, though given it's only about 11 or 12 years old (OK, ancient for a car*, but still, who used cassettes in 2006?), I can only assume it was a punishment gesture from Ford for buying the cheapest car they made. I think it worked out a £1000 more if you wanted a CD player and locks on the inside of the doors.

*now 100 miles off the big 10k. We have a suspicion that when the meter clicks over from 9999 that the entire thing will come apart like a clown car leaving us sitting in the middle of the road.

Cassette players are more useful than a CD player in a car.  At least you can stick a tape-adapter in and plug it into your MP3 player.  Much better than an FM transmitter.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #651 on: April 03, 2018, 05:00:02 pm »
Frank Muir's infant found that a small bar of Kit-Kat fitted perfectly into his car cassette player.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #652 on: April 06, 2018, 08:03:52 am »
.... you check this topic every few days to see if you are there yet

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #653 on: April 06, 2018, 10:05:05 am »
... your sister had a Betamx VCR.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #654 on: April 06, 2018, 10:09:40 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.......?

Update:  Found them, as predicted, when I was looking for something else.  I hadn't re-packaged them, just put them somewhere safe.........  I now have more than a lifetime's supply of double-sided sticky foam pads.

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #655 on: April 06, 2018, 10:46:19 am »
.... you check this topic every few days to see if you are there yet

...or still here, as the case may be.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #656 on: April 07, 2018, 09:23:23 am »
Cassette players are more useful than a CD player in a car.  At least you can stick a tape-adapter in and plug it into your MP3 player.  Much better than an FM transmitter.
Absolutely. You can run a DAB radio through them as well. After we killed the peugeot and bought Red Ted, we had to buy a DAB car radio, because it had a CD player. It also has a USB slot for playing your MP3. A lot of spend to get where we were, and we can't play tapes on it.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #657 on: April 07, 2018, 01:09:18 pm »
Trick is to have old enough cars that you can just slot the radio out and install one of your choosing.  Better than having to buy a tape recorder to copy things to tape for the car.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #658 on: April 09, 2018, 05:24:32 pm »
You need Viagra just to get your hopes up!

If the massive window poster in the Keswick branch of Boots is to be believed Viagra is available without prescription now  :thumbsup:

ian

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #659 on: April 09, 2018, 05:51:00 pm »
Trick is to have old enough cars that you can just slot the radio out and install one of your choosing.  Better than having to buy a tape recorder to copy things to tape for the car.

We just have a singalong. We invent songs from musicals that don't exist but really, really should, like Sharknado: the Musical which feature such epics as Let's Give Thanks to the Elasmobranchs. We made the sharks the heros. Well, people dressed as sharks, the American Humane society monitors such things.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #660 on: April 24, 2018, 08:36:30 pm »
You are the only person in your place of work who has watched a black and white film.  :o

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #661 on: April 24, 2018, 08:49:30 pm »
You remember spending pound notes

Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #662 on: April 24, 2018, 09:49:26 pm »
You  remember a good  night out on a ten bob note.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #663 on: April 25, 2018, 07:42:56 am »
You are the only person in your place of work who has watched a black and white film.  :o
I used to work with a bloke who wouldn't watch black and white films on TV as he'd paid for a colour licence and was damn well going to get his money's worth.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #664 on: April 25, 2018, 07:49:31 am »
You  remember a good  night out on a ten bob note.

Blimey.  I can remember black and white television but I cannot remember ten bob notes.   You must be very old Basil.   :P

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #665 on: April 25, 2018, 07:52:40 am »
You  remember a good  night out on a ten bob note.

Blimey.  I can remember black and white television but I cannot remember ten bob notes.   You must be very old Basil.   :P

You're right.  That's beyond middle-aged, isn't it?
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #666 on: April 25, 2018, 08:07:06 am »
You  remember a good  night out on a ten bob note.

Blimey.  I can remember black and white television but I cannot remember ten bob notes.   You must be very old Basil.   :P

You're right.  That's beyond middle-aged, isn't it?

I had to go and check when ten bob notes were finally phased out and it was 1970:  I was seven.  My memories of money of my early childhood doesn't extend beyond thruppeny bits and sixpences.   

Ah, those were the days.   ::-)    :D

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #667 on: April 25, 2018, 08:09:06 am »
You  remember a good  night out on a ten bob note.

They were brown, a bit like the tenner now.  Isn't that inflation for you?  A 10 bob note would have been 4 pints, so a reasonable night out in those days.  I'd be fast asleep now after 3 pint zzzzzzzzz.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #668 on: April 25, 2018, 02:07:26 pm »
I collected the cash for Kosher dinners at 1/9 each and was handed ten bob notes for a week's dinners till the 50p coin was introduced.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #669 on: April 25, 2018, 04:18:19 pm »
They were still legal tender when we moved back from Germany in 1970 but 50p coins had practically taken over by then.  Not that I ever had that much money back then ;D
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #670 on: April 25, 2018, 04:57:34 pm »
I was quite surprised when the machine gave me £5s the other day. That's not even a beer token in 2018 London (£6.50 for a 330ml can as it turned out).

ETA: of course, complaining about the price of beer is another symptom of middle age. Though that was bloody expensive (the price of rooftop drinking).
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #671 on: April 25, 2018, 05:17:28 pm »
You get thanked for letting someone out of an HST, by dint of knowing that there’s no internal door handle.
Bonus points for remembering when HSTs DID have internal door handles.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #672 on: April 25, 2018, 06:41:29 pm »
I don't remember HSTs every having internal door handles. I do remember when you had to lower the window and use the external door handle, before they introduced the push buttons. I also remember when HST referred (in the UK) to only one type of train.  :D
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hellymedic

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #673 on: April 25, 2018, 09:03:49 pm »
They had internal door handles until unfortunate folk leant against them in moving trains, with predictably disastrous results.

I suppose this proves I am OLD...

TheLurker

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #674 on: April 25, 2018, 09:24:46 pm »
You  remember a good  night out on a ten bob note.
And you* start repeating yourself without realising you're doing so. See posts starting here

*That's a collective, "you" not a dig at Basil who is venerable rather than old middle-aged.  :)
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