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07/10/2011 04:50:58 AM · #1
Post an example of what has made you feel old!
Some entries may turn out to be understood more by people in the same locations and so on but here goes...
07/10/2011 04:52:30 AM · #2
Your child says something funny and you say "Boom boom"...
He replies..."What do you mean"!

(only understood by people who have watched Basil Brush.
07/10/2011 05:48:14 AM · #3
You know you are getting old when:

Coke... was something you drank,
Colas...cost a nickel,
Ball... was a dancing event you attended,
Gas ... cost $0.30 a gallon,
Lunch.. a hot hamburger and a large glass of milk cost $0.85,
Yearly Salary... as a young constable was 4,800 a year (and my father asked what it was that I knew that was worth that kind of money.

These are some of the examples I have.

Ray
07/10/2011 05:53:44 AM · #4
You register for a new website and you have to scroll down (a few times) on the drop down menu for your age.

(They only goes down to about 1985)
07/10/2011 06:20:29 AM · #5
Every time I see a new graduating class #, I cringe, and die a little bit inside.
07/10/2011 06:37:31 AM · #6
....you grumble about the way something is "these days" and you realize you sound *exactly* like your grandfather!
07/10/2011 06:45:38 AM · #7
1) You feel the need to explain to a online young good looking woman you have never met that she is enjoying the fruits of youth and should not be so offended by oldies who want to protect and talk with her, even if only as a fleeting fantasy of their own long lost youth.
2) you respond to this thread...
07/10/2011 06:58:55 AM · #8
erm...
07/10/2011 07:13:28 AM · #9
When I was in the hospital the other night and said to my daughter -

'that boy should be in bed, it's a school day tomorrow'

'he's the doctor' she replied!

..you realise that dragging around your Dslr and gear is getting harder..



Message edited by author 2011-07-10 07:14:20.
07/10/2011 07:15:40 AM · #10
...when a cummerbund can substitute for a tube top...
07/10/2011 07:17:16 AM · #11
You have employees in your team who were born whilst you were at college. Sigh.
07/10/2011 07:38:28 AM · #12
We still listened to the old valve radio, long before the transistor radio.

Six children were regarded as a good sized family.

A hamburger was something you bought at a roadhouse after leaving the drive-in where you watched a movie that stopped so the reels could be changed. And the hamburgers were great.

In fact, I am so old we could still play anywhere in the neighborhood without ever to know what a pedophile, rape or abductions are. Murders happened in other countries, must be true, 'cause we did not even know about them.

My son's first computer, top class, was a massive 80 Mega Byte monster.

Yip, like Ray said, gas was under 30c to the gallon for my $100 VW Beetle.
07/10/2011 08:44:08 AM · #13
All shots was low angle.

07/10/2011 09:22:03 AM · #14
You remember life BEFORE the internet ( and when you didn't need glasses to see what you had mis-spelled )

Message edited by author 2011-07-10 10:00:50.
07/10/2011 09:29:33 AM · #15
If it takes longer to brush your teeth than it does to put on your mascara, you know you're getting old!

That being said, I'm grateful I grew up in a time when I had the summer to myself with hours & hours & hours of unsupervised play time & didn't bother with shoes unless I wanted to clamp on my roller skates.
07/10/2011 09:39:50 AM · #16
When you bend down to pick up something, and you look around to see if there's anything else you can get while you're down there.
07/10/2011 09:48:10 AM · #17
When you say to your kids, computers, video games, dvds, etc. weren't even invented yet when I was a kid!
07/10/2011 10:00:33 AM · #18
1. you can't bend down to pick anything up without making an involuntary grunt or moan
2. your second child is leaving for college and for the first time you're realizing you may not always need a 5 br home
3. losing 5 pounds that used to take 2-3 days of eating salads now take a month of dieting and exercise
07/10/2011 10:07:33 AM · #19
... you wander onto a university campus and wonder why all the students look like they should be in junior-high ...
07/10/2011 10:22:11 AM · #20
If you are 40, or older..............

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning....Uphill...Barefoot...BOTH ways. yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of forty (fifty!!), I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!

1) I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

2) There was no e-mail!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

3) Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

4) There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shop lift it yourself!

5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car (8 tracks!!). We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

6) We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it!

7) There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOSH !!! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 4/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

8) And we didn't have hi-tech Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

9) We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!! And here were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

10) You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

11) There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

12) And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

13) OUR our parents told us to stay outside and play...all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. If you came back inside...you were doing chores! And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly; and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place! See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1970 or any time before!

07/10/2011 10:40:26 AM · #21
Originally posted by Ja-9:

If you are 40, or older..............

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning....Uphill...Barefoot...BOTH ways. yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of forty (fifty!!), I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!

1) I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

2) There was no e-mail!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

3) Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

4) There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shop lift it yourself!

5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car (8 tracks!!). We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

6) We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it!

7) There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOSH !!! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 4/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

8) And we didn't have hi-tech Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

9) We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!! And here were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

10) You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

11) There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

12) And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

13) OUR our parents told us to stay outside and play...all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. If you came back inside...you were doing chores! And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly; and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place! See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1970 or any time before!


Yep! Love it!
07/10/2011 10:42:55 AM · #22
When you reminisce about falling asleep and waking up to "The Star Spangled Banner" followed by the test pattern on the TV...
and people look at you funny.
07/10/2011 10:50:45 AM · #23
Originally posted by Ja-9:

3) Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!


This was so true in my neighborhood. Any of the parents had permission to smack any of the kids getting out of hand.
07/10/2011 10:58:57 AM · #24
When you are teaching a class and realize the students were born the same year you graduated from high school. :(

07/10/2011 11:08:00 AM · #25
I've forgotten.
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