Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 114775 times)

Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #775 on: 10 January, 2019, 10:41:34 pm »
You know you're beyond middle aged when (do we need a separate thread for this?) you receive a letter from the DVLA inviting you to reapply for your driving licence.
Surely you don't need to do that until you're 70?
Oh. Hang on.
Bugger.   :facepalm:
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JennyB

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Re: You know you're more than middle aged when
« Reply #776 on: 11 January, 2019, 10:46:57 am »
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You know you're middle-aged when half your friends are dead. Fortunately, there's  a cure for that - make more friends.
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lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #777 on: 11 January, 2019, 06:49:50 pm »
You know you are middle aged when it's your birthday and this time next year you will be changing the first number as well as the second.

road-runner

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #778 on: 11 January, 2019, 07:53:22 pm »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #779 on: 11 January, 2019, 07:54:48 pm »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Middle age is when you start counting in hexadecimal to try to reduce that...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Basil

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #780 on: 11 January, 2019, 08:16:17 pm »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Middle age is when you start counting in hexadecimal to try to reduce that...

 :D Hey.  I'll be only 46 in March.   :thumbsup:
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lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #781 on: 11 January, 2019, 08:35:59 pm »
True, but this first number change is definitely a big sign of middle age :(

mattc

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #782 on: 12 January, 2019, 01:59:23 pm »
Don't worry Lou - I'm finding 29 tough too  :-*
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #783 on: 12 January, 2019, 02:03:13 pm »
I have a similar problem, Lou, except some people will think I'm leaving middle age this year...
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

lou boutin

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #784 on: 12 January, 2019, 05:01:05 pm »
Don't worry Lou - I'm finding 29 tough too  :-*

He he! I wish.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #785 on: 12 January, 2019, 06:55:03 pm »
All you think about when in work is about retiring.

ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #786 on: 12 January, 2019, 07:47:23 pm »
One of my son's carer's said that both me and SWMBO look younger than our years. 
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #787 on: 13 January, 2019, 10:25:33 am »
Don't worry Lou - I'm finding 29 tough too  :-*

The man's in his prime. Me too, but as of next week I won't be.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #788 on: 08 February, 2019, 10:14:18 am »
When you check the LInkedIn page of the graduate who's leaving, to discover that she must at least be in her early 30's.  :-\
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #789 on: 08 February, 2019, 10:22:34 am »
When you check the LInkedIn page of the graduate who's leaving, to discover that she must at least be in her early 30's.  :-\
When you think that "early 30's" is young, because you have two children older than said graduate.

Next significant birthday of one child (well, step-child) is her 40th.
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Jaded

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #790 on: 08 February, 2019, 10:48:36 am »
When you look at medium sized trees and think “If I planted trees like that now, I’d never see them that size.”
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Redlight

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #791 on: 08 February, 2019, 11:47:57 am »
You go to a gig and, at the interval, the queue for the tea, coffee and hot chocolate is twice as long as the one for the beer
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

Tim Hall

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #792 on: 08 February, 2019, 11:58:14 am »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Middle age is when you start counting in hexadecimal to try to reduce that...
The Tom Lehrer approach (giving his age in Celcius) works well too.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #793 on: 08 February, 2019, 12:21:46 pm »
On that reckoning, lou, middle age comes round time and time again; in fact, every 10 years!

Middle age is when you start counting in hexadecimal to try to reduce that...
The Tom Lehrer approach (giving his age in Celcius) works well too.

Only for people old enough to have been counting in Fahrenheit from the outset.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Marco Stefano

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #794 on: 08 February, 2019, 12:36:17 pm »
All you think about when in work is about retiring.
^This.

Relatively good day = retire end of May 2019 after 59th birthday.
Dealing-with-numpties day = retire early Jan 2019 at 30 years service.

So far this year, it's a walk-over for the numpties.  ::-)

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #795 on: 26 February, 2019, 08:29:52 pm »
You do the following when reading that someone has died:

- ascertain cause of death (always a disappointment when not provided)
- consider age of person relative to own age
- evaluate risk factors for cause of death; compare with own
- symptoms check




fuzzy

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #796 on: 26 February, 2019, 08:54:17 pm »
You collect your first pair of varifocals.

Cue lots of wierdness and nausea.....

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #797 on: 26 February, 2019, 09:12:56 pm »
You walk through the buildings canteen area & don't recognise a single person you used to work with.
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ElyDave

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #798 on: 26 February, 2019, 09:16:24 pm »
You collect your first pair of varifocals.

Cue lots of wierdness and nausea.....

Don't! SWMBO keeps on at me to get my eyes checked for those.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #799 on: 26 February, 2019, 09:26:24 pm »
You collect your first pair of varifocals.

Cue lots of wierdness and nausea.....


Careful going down stairs !   Actually I've more or less abandoned contact lenses now & am a full time vari wearer.  A great improvement on my old single distance ones.
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