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Subtle signs of aging

  1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    This morning while making small talk with a young barista at our local coffee depot, I started a sentence with the phrase, "You're probably too young to remember but...".  While driving home from the shop I realized I've been using that phrase a lot recently.  It started a whole series of thoughts about how "old guy" phrases are working their way into my daily dialogue.http://www.leslieartstudio.com/images/portfolio/Old_man_Young_Girl.jpg

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image82
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't feel too bad.  My boyfriend says that to me all the time, and he's only 5 years older than I am!

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I actually say it to my wife at times, and I'm less than 3 years older than her.

  2. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Lowell George Late of Little Feat and Late as in RIP.. wrote the lyrics in a song called Old Folk Bogey
    "You Know when you're over the hill..
    When your mind makes a promise that your body can't fill."

    I Hate that!! smile

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am immediately joining your fan club!

      Anyone who quotes the late great Lowell George probably has a lot of stuff worth reading.

      P.S. The title is actually "Old Folks Boogie"

  3. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    For me it's the fact that I wear I slippers all the damn time. When I was young and fleet of foot, I had naked feet.

    These days I like nothing better than slipping my feet into my lovely towelling flip-flops neutral

    Oh and I sigh frequently too.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Can you wear flip-flops if you have webbed feet?

  4. Raven King profile image60
    Raven Kingposted 7 years ago

    Sighing is that a sign of greatness or what? wink

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I used to sigh, now I emit a low, curmudgeonly growl; sort of a masculine Marge Simpson noise.

  5. Raven King profile image60
    Raven Kingposted 7 years ago

    haha. Ron, you are too funny! grrrrr

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      grrrrrrrr back atcha

  6. Raven King profile image60
    Raven Kingposted 7 years ago

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    big_smile

  7. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    "I used to sigh, now I emit a low, curmudgeonly growl; sort of a masculine Marge Simpson noise."

    Ron, I know that noise!  It drives me crazy!  My kids' father has taken to doing that, and I've been asking, "Why on Earth has he started making noises over things that once involved either talking or silence?"  It makes this man who is actually relatively young seem like he's 150 years old!  smile     roll

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's one of the first steps toward becoming a curmudgeon.  Savor what's left of this man's vanishing youth!!yikes

      1. Lisa HW profile image82
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm fairly certain his youth vanished quite some time ago.  Of course, I, on the other hand, cling to every last shred of youthfulness left (although I do need to work on referring to the 70's as often as I do).    smile

  8. SweetiePie profile image86
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    Even young people sigh and I have done it from time to time for years.  Not really bothered if it bothers anyone because I mostly do it at home, but something about sighing just releases pent of tension.  I love to talk, but as I have become older I do not feel like discussing everything, and sometimes a good sigh feels better.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wish my wife would sigh more often. She does feel like discussing everything-ad infinitum.

  9. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    I seem to get more annoyed with packaging lately.  I used to be the guy who could open those "impossible" packages, now I get out a big knife and say grrrrrrrrrr.

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    My signs: 
    Using my children's middle names when mad.
    Saying: "Back when I was young, there were no video games"
    Breasts almost to my navel.
    Rooster gobbler under chin.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Really?  No video games? Not even Pong?

 
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