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Old 07-20-2011, 07:09 PM   #21
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:13 PM   #22
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When I realize the elementary school students I teach (4th/5th grade) were born after September 11, 2001, and have lived their whole lives in a post-9/11 world.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:23 PM   #24
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When I realize the elementary school students I teach (4th/5th grade) were born after September 11, 2001, and have lived their whole lives in a post-9/11 world.
That's quite a thought. Thanks for posting.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #25
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Yes, I've had that experience!!

Plus, at 53, I had a colonoscopy and the assisting nurse looked like one of the girls I knew at High School.
Just maybe she knows you - inside and out !

Did the nurse during your colonoscopy tell you that you looked familiar.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:42 PM   #26
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Some examples...

While I was still w*rking....doing the math, when I graduated from college, my direct supervisor was probably still in grade school.

Just walking..all these young folks pass me and that used to be me passing all the "older folks"

Saying stuff like, "Remember back when there were things like record players?"
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I feel older when my brother's children are getting married and have kids.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:16 PM   #28
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1) When Alice Kramden starts to look sexy.
2) When the President of the United States is younger than you.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:35 PM   #29
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When I told a young co-worker at Megacorp that back in the day at Megacorp we got a raise in pay every July when we paid out our Social Security and he looked at me like I was crazy.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:36 PM   #30
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1) When Alice Kramden starts to look sexy.
2) When the President of the United States is younger than you.
LOL @ Alice Kramden.

I am not quite there on the U.S. President being younger than me (he has me by 2 years), but I recall seeing the first major statewide office holders (governors and senators) being younger than me back in the 2000s. Senator Sununu (NH) and Governor Henry (OK), both elected in 2002, were younger than me. Later came Governor Palin (AK) who, as we know, went onto the national ticket in 2008 at age 44.

More and more senators and governors being elected are younger than me, including one of my own U.S. Senators, Gillibrand (New York).
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I started to feel old when an Airman showed up at Cavalier AFS that was born after I started working there.
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What makes you feel old?
A few years ago we ran across a class of submarine prospective commanding officers. When I was a junior officer, my COs looked older than God-- only with more authority and power. These days the PCOs are O-5s with 15-16 years of Navy service, at the top of their game, and on the fast track to O-6.

Yet those lean & hungry steely-eyed killers of the deep looked so young that I thought their mommies had to sign their travel orders.

Two other things that make me feel old:
1. When you have uniforms older than some of the sailors at your command.
2. When you make those involuntary grunting noises while you're trying to claw your way up out of your double-wide recliner... and even worse, when you make them again as you're sinking back down into it.

What makes me feel young is being able to spar with the "kids" at our taekwondo dojang. They still fear my cunning, deceit, and right hook.
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Looking over at the car in the next lane and wondering "why is a child driving that car?"

Hearing from my best-college-friend recently that her daughter just graduated from high school. My friend and I realized simultaneously that her daughter is now the age we were during some of our "wild years".
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What makes me feel old is after sparring the young bull pups in MA or TKD, and seeing them the next day, ready for round two and rematch. I don't recover as fast as I used to.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:36 AM   #36
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The other day a friend of ours (aged 68) suddenly unzipped her jacket and started wafting cold air onto herself, saying, "Oh dear, I'm having a 'tropical' moment". She then said that one time when that happened a lady friend of hers said, "I'm jealous, it must be nice to still some hormones left".

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Just maybe she knows you - inside and out !

Did the nurse during your colonoscopy tell you that you looked familiar.
She was very chatty, and I remember having a conversation but not what I said. Given the fact that I was all drugged up, with by backside exposed, I don't even want to think about the pathetic drivel I must have been saying.

While we've been in England we use the buses a lot, and I feel old when there is standing room only, and someone gets up to offer me their seat.
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I don't think my opthalmologist is in his 40s yet. My last boss before I ER was not in his 40s yet. My dentist is definitely not even 35. I stopped looking at myself too closely in the mirror some time ago - just too many pigmentations and wrinkles. When I go on a holiday, I don't pass a toilet stop. I think twice before eating nuts as they may be too hard for my teeth to crunch on. I panic when I fall down in case I break a not too high density bone, etc. I read somewhere that aging should be viewed as the final accomplishment of life rather than as a time following one's peak achievements. Well, I'm going to look forward to growing old or aging (despite its ugliness) and keep myself as young at heart.
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Realizing that I remember B&W TV, having one rotary dial telephone in the house, headlight dimmer switches on the floor, owning a car for which the manual stated that a heater and windshield wipers were options. Working on cars with six-volt electrical systems.

Buying 45 rpm and 33 1/3 rpm vinyl records. Having stereo sound was a big deal.

Air conditioning, clothes dryers and dishwashing machines were luxuries that I only read about.

Writing papers for school with a manual typewriter. I bought white-out by the quart.
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