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Old 09-23-2016, 09:06 PM   #61
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haha Today I was talking to a group of HS girls and told them that my son graduated from the same HS in 2009. One of the girls asked another girl who my son was and the girl replied that they didn't know him because he was old.

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Old 09-23-2016, 10:18 PM   #62
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I'll consider my myself old when women stop flirting with me.

(Ducking and weaving as I type this since DW is watching... OW! OW! OW!)

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Old 09-24-2016, 12:46 AM   #63
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Old 09-24-2016, 04:33 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by Janet H View Post
"Old" is the person you'd give up your seat for on a train

Tried to give my seat to an older gentleman on a bus last month. When he refused I noticed he was about ten years younger than me.

I'll answer OP with 80.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:11 PM   #65
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:33 PM   #66
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:44 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by jollystomper View Post
I'll consider my myself old when women stop flirting with me.

(Ducking and weaving as I type this since DW is watching... OW! OW! OW!)
Gee, I guess I have been old for quite a long time already
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:50 PM   #68
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I don't think of myself as old (being 59) but I have been given senior discount several times already.

Four or five years ago I took a hands on self defense course that involved wrestling on the ground (found out I have no chance of surviving if attacked). After one of my scenarios, I overhead a cop from NY mentioning "elderly gentleman versus young attacker". I looked around for the elderly gentleman and realized that it was me.

Now that I have finally pulled the trigger on FIRE, I am hoping that the better lifestyle, eating and exercise will make me younger. I think it will.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:45 AM   #69
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I don't know, but I hope I die before I get there.

"Talking 'bout my generation."

You May Be Getting Old If…

You’re asleep, but others worry that you’re dead.
Your back goes out more than you do.
You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
You are proud of your lawn mower.
Your best friend is dating someone half their age…and isn’t breaking any laws.
Your arms are almost too short to read the newspaper.
You would rather go to work than stay home sick.
You enjoy hearing about other people’s operations.
You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
People call at 9 pm and ask, “Did i wake you?”
The end of your tie doesn’t come anywhere near the top of your pants.
You wear black socks with sandals.
Your ears are hairier than your head.
You get into a heated argument about pension plans.


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