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Old 02-05-2010, 03:05 PM   #1
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Depressing Friday. You know that you're old when....

Depressing Friday. You know that you're old when....

I was at a supermarket picking up a few items in the preparation for the snow storm coming this way. I guess I too, am a "victim" of the scare tactics that the local weather man put on to help empty out the supermarket.

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I know that I am old when... the cashier called me 'Sir'.
I know that I am old when...my mother's friend start to die off
I know that I am old when... I got invited to my friend's kids weddings
I know that I am old when... I read this forum more than watching ESPN
I know that I am old when... I talked about retirement at the Xmas party

What a depressing Friday. Sorry Folks, didn't mean to turn anyone off.

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Old 02-05-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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when... you're retired and dreading Friday because you prepare to hole up in your bunker for the weekend because of all those working stiffs out doing stuff?

I guess Fridays must be to the retired what Sunday evenings are to w*rking stiffs.
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Sorry about the depression.

Sometimes you just need to grab them damn boot straps. Been there and done that and it will happen again. Every time I wallow in the mire. I think how good I have it in the scheme of things.
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We were in Fryes' electronics a week ago, buying a wireless router to replace the switch and wireless modem because we went to fiber-optic internet and Ooma phone and there we were - trying to work it all out and have something her i-phone will play nice with (i-phone doesn't do N wireless) and that would maybe accept all the network cables so we could do away with the switch.

ANYway, there we were, looking at boxes and figuring out what might work, and a nice young guy maybe 28 or so got involved and started making suggestions. After a bit we got the router we wanted and the helpful young man said "listen, I'll give you a tip - if you have someone my age at home, a grandson or maybe a son, ask them to hook it up - they'll know just what to do no problem"!

Yeah, bite me techie-boy.

We doddered off to the checkout lines and my gal was getting sort of incensed, so I told her to mellow out - he was just being helpful to the little old lady. For some reason that didn't get the positive response one might have expected....

As for me, my hair just keeps getting blonder and blonder - moving well into the platinum range now.
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You sound very young to me.

Colonoscopy?
Bifocals or Progressives?
Hearing aids?
Your friends dying off?
Grandkids' weddings?
Knee replacements?
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Superbowl Sunday and you are buying stinking nuts and twigs health food cause your chloresterol is a tad high(by their count) last checkup.

You feel guilty cause last nights snow is turning slushy and you haven't walked your 30 minutes minimum in the park.

In your heart your really, really, REALLY want a Cheeseburger and fries plus a small chili with cheese.

Now that's depressing.

heh heh heh - a little more snow that sticks and I will shed guilt - - shovel snow burn calories get that cheeseburger and chips and dips for Sunday. Geaux Saints.
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Nah. You know you are old if you do not find the following joke funny (I still do )

A geezer walked into a pharmacy to have his Viagra prescription filled. He told the pharmacist "Son, would you please cut each pill into 4 pieces for me?".

The pharmacist protested "Sir, with the dosage cut like that, it would not work".

Our old man said "Son, at my age, I do not take the pill for what you think. All I want is to be long enough so I do not pee onto my shoes".

I just remember this joke from another thread about the urinal's decoration.
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I still work and believe me, I love Fridays! I came straight home because of the road conditions (snow) and am relaxing with a glass of Cotes du Rhone and a nice fire and plan to channel surf for a good movie after dinner. I don't even mind staying home all day tomorrow if there is lots of snow...will cook a pot of soup and organize my tax documents for the accountant. My pug is delighted I am home and maybe in a bit I will pull on the boots and take him out to prance around while the snow is still fluffy. What luxury! I am hoping The Saints win the Super Bowl, too. It has been a long time in coming. Plus my best friend here in PA has brainwashed me...she grew up in rural LA.
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Nah. You know you are old if you do not find the following joke funny (I still do )

A geezer walked into a pharmacy to have his Viagra prescription filled. He told the pharmacist "Son, would you please cut each pill into 4 pieces for me?".

The pharmacist protested "Sir, with the dosage cut like that, it would not work".

Our old man said "Son, at my age, I do not take the pill for what you think. All I want is to be long enough so I do not pee onto my shoes".

I just remember this joke from another thread about the urinal's decoration.
The real question is - do I have enough nerve to try that joke with the guys at the doughnut shop?



heh heh heh - tomorrow morning .
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The real question is - do I have enough nerve to try that joke with the guys at the doughnut shop?



heh heh heh - tomorrow morning .
Oh man! I do not know about your company, but I had a great time sharing that joke with the guys I know.

Well, in another 20 years, I might be taking the full dosage , before cutting it in 4.
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If you really want to get depressed click on your birth year on this site.
Year by Year: 1900-2010 — Infoplease.com

A few facts in my birth year:

Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03

Kentucky Derby Champion

Citation

World Series

Cleveland d. Boston Braves (4-2)

Deaths

Orville Wright

Babe Ruth
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I know that I am old when... the cashier called me 'Sir'.
Recently I was out to dinner with SO (who is 7 years older than me, BTW) and apparently the waiter called me "ma'am". I tend to be oblivious to these things, as long as the people are polite. SO turns to me and says "Wow, you must be getting old. This guy just called you ma'am". I said "Actually, I think that I've been called that many times, but never made the connection. Thanks for that."
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Depressing Friday. You know that you're old when....
My daughter and only child married two weeks before I retired, and just before I left for the wedding my doctor decided that I had several age related problems requiring that I take three different pills each day.

So yes, I felt old. I still feel old. I am not depressed by it, although I admit that if I had my way I would be immortal.

My (now deceased) mother provided me with such a good example of how to age gracefully. She always approached old age and dying as stages of life, not something to be depressed about. It would be kind of silly to not be old at one's 80th birthday, for example. Aging is a natural process and part of life that I do not want to miss - - aging is not something to be depressed about.
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Oh, man....1958 was a busy year at high altitudes...

First transatlantic jet passenger service started by BOAC, with a New York to London route (Oct. 4).
Army's Jupiter-C rocket fires first US satellite, Explorer I, into orbit (Jan. 31).
NASA initiates Project Mercury, aimed at putting a man in space within two years.

The previous year, just before I was being conceived in December ...

Russia launches Sputnik I, first earth-orbiting satellite—the Space Age begins (Oct. 4).

It's fun being a Space Age baby.
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Superbowl Sunday and you are buying stinking nuts and twigs health food cause your chloresterol is a tad high(by their count) last checkup.

You feel guilty cause last nights snow is turning slushy and you haven't walked your 30 minutes minimum in the park.

In your heart your really, really, REALLY want a Cheeseburger and fries plus a small chili with cheese.

Now that's depressing.

heh heh heh - a little more snow that sticks and I will shed guilt - - shovel snow burn calories get that cheeseburger and chips and dips for Sunday. Geaux Saints.

Man you Saints lover! Good for you UM fun time when your team hits the big one. I had mine last year with the Steelers. Ill be rooting for the Saints! Plus chips and dip...homemade buffalo wings...daaamyum!
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Kinda felt old the other day when I did taxes for a service member who was born in 1988.
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All these anecdotes provide a good argument for retiring sooner rather than later.
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All these anecdotes provide a good argument for retiring sooner rather than later.
Or keep working if you enjoy it.
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You sound very young to me.

Colonoscopy?
Bifocals or Progressives?
Hearing aids?
Your friends dying off?
Grandkids' weddings?
Knee replacements?
Wow, I haven't experience anything you mentioned although DW did ask if I need a hearing aids since I never fulfill my obligation in completing the 'honey do' request. I guess it's all relative. My mom think I am a kid and my kids think I am an old man. I will find out this weekend with the record of snow is coming down tonight.

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Or keep working if you enjoy it.
It's all in your head.
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