Author Topic: You know you're middle aged when  (Read 84687 times)

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #875 on: April 18, 2019, 12:38:49 pm »
I though navel-covering trousers were a Simon Cowell thing!

Or Stan and Olie
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #876 on: April 21, 2019, 04:08:40 pm »
When you find one of these in your toolbox:

I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #877 on: April 21, 2019, 04:10:26 pm »
I'm sure I came in here for something, but I can't remember what it was now.


Oh, they're on my head.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #878 on: April 21, 2019, 04:22:40 pm »
I'm sure I came in here for something, but I can't remember what it was now.


Oh, they're on my head.

Over 10 years ago, I got in a panic about losing a small child in Legoland.
He was on my shoulders...

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #879 on: April 21, 2019, 04:51:53 pm »
 ;D

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #880 on: April 22, 2019, 11:10:32 am »
I'm sure I came in here for something, but I can't remember what it was now.


Oh, they're on my head.

Over 10 years ago, I got in a panic about losing a small child in Legoland.
He was on my shoulders...
"What the utter re!" as the young ones say.
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 #881 on: April 23, 2019, 09:54:59 am »
You know you're middle aged when..... you get quite upset at being sold "seniors rate" at the football AGAIN!

That's four times this season.  :facepalm:
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #882 on: April 26, 2019, 05:13:10 pm »
I'm sure I came in here for something, but I can't remember what it was now.


Oh, they're on my head.

Your underpants ?

T42

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #883 on: April 27, 2019, 08:14:23 am »
You suspect you lost karma points somewhere by having to use Google to find out who Craig David is/was.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #884 on: April 27, 2019, 10:22:38 am »
 
You suspect you lost karma points somewhere by having to use Google to find out who Craig David is/was.
:thumbsup:
No idea.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #885 on: April 27, 2019, 11:18:43 am »
I thought Dave Craigid was the product of middle aged people continuing to spend money on recorded music, pretending they were teenagers. But with matured bad taste.
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.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #886 on: April 27, 2019, 06:02:42 pm »
...you shop at Debenhams. Or when you don't shop at Debenhams.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/27/memo-to-debenhams-stop-reminding-customers-they-are-middle-aged

(I'm sure that in practice reading the Guardian online is far more middle aged than shopping at Debenhams... )
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.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #887 on: April 29, 2019, 09:38:45 am »
I know who Craig David is, though I've never knowingly listened to a Craig David song. That said, I'm so familiar with the concept of Craig David, I fear I'd recognize it as originating from the man himself.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #888 on: April 29, 2019, 09:55:08 am »
I'm sure I came in here for something, but I can't remember what it was now.


Oh, they're on my head.

Your underpants ?

Happens all the time.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #889 on: April 29, 2019, 04:44:39 pm »
When you can remember what was referred to by the slogan "Grab yourself a fistful of big red power!"
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #890 on: May 12, 2019, 12:22:36 pm »
When you learn that Vyvyan/Eddie Hitler is moving to Albert Square.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48220537
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #891 on: May 12, 2019, 01:34:42 pm »
A Facebook friend posts 60th birthday pics of her dad showing wonderful happy family group, including 8 grandchildren and you realise he's nearly  year your junior.

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #892 on: May 12, 2019, 04:53:13 pm »
Friends send you an invitation to their golden wedding celebrations and you got married in the same year.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #893 on: May 12, 2019, 05:09:57 pm »
When you learn that Vyvyan/Eddie Hitler is moving to Albert Square.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48220537
Good grief.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #894 on: May 24, 2019, 09:44:14 pm »
One of your mates turns up at the pub with a broken foot in plaster caused by a bizarre bee keeping accident (dropped one of the frames on it and it landed on edge). Does anyone under 40 keep bees ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Kim

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #895 on: May 24, 2019, 10:44:07 pm »


Does anyone under 40 keep bees ?

Not deliberately.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #896 on: May 24, 2019, 10:47:00 pm »


Does anyone under 40 keep bees ?

Not deliberately.
We kept bees at school.Mr Edmondson, the head teacher, was bee wrangler in chief and over 40, but his willing assistants were 11.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #897 on: June 21, 2019, 03:45:48 pm »
In conversation with two colleagues (in their mod-thirties), neither has heard of Cream, or Jack Bruce or Ginger Baker...
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #898 on: June 21, 2019, 06:33:55 pm »
In conversation with two colleagues (in their mod-thirties), neither has heard of Cream, or Jack Bruce or Ginger Baker...
Aye and the reverse holds.  When they talk about musicans (that's not music, it's a bloody racket) you've never heard of.
 The last time I was even vaguely in touch with current trends was when Nirvana were a thing and I only knew about them because my younger colleagues keep blethering about them.  I couldn't name a single one of their tunes.
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Re: You know you're middle aged when
« Reply #899 on: June 21, 2019, 09:58:24 pm »
In conversation with two colleagues (in their mod-thirties), neither has heard of Cream, or Jack Bruce or Ginger Baker...

Me neither, and I'm in my forties. You must have been born in the late Jurassic.

Currently listening to Zola Jesus, I have latent symptoms of late-teen gothery – reminds of the time my wife a photo of me in my Robert Smith phase – a stratosphere-scraping black-purple forest atop my head supported only by spray cans of industrial polymer, all I remember is being absolutely terrified of rain, even the slightest drizzle could have been catastrophic – anyway she laughed for two entire weeks.
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