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You know that you are geting old when..........

  1. NGRIA Bassett profile image61
    NGRIA Bassettposted 7 years ago

    What are the signs of aging that you look for? Is it gray hair, thinning hair, loss of teeth........

    1. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Loss of natural strength through the aging process. I can think, act, work, and performe, but The strength and youth is not there like I want it to be.

    2. LiamBean profile image90
      LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What hair? What teeth?

    3. Jane@CM profile image59
      Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Memory - I can't remember people's names...drives me nuts. I'm already nutty, so I guess it goes with age big_smile

    4. beth811 profile image69
      beth811posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      all you have mentioned plus having Alzheimer's and Parkinson's symptoms

    5. sooner than later profile image60
      sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      when you can't trust a fart.

      that was in a movie, but I can't remember which one. ahhh. I am getting old.

      1. steffer profile image56
        stefferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        great one smile smile smile

    6. starme77 profile image87
      starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If it were grey hair I would have been seeing the signs  at age 21 lol.... signs of aging for me is how I feel, mentally and physically , like, sometimes, when  I feel really really tired and run down, had a long week,  thats when I feel a sign of getting old or aging, but ...when I'm having fun and partying and feelin goooood , thats when I'm feelin younger so the signs of aging in are in reverse when I'm feelin good  ..

    7. drej2522 profile image85
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      When you would prefer to read a book over playing sandlot football!

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maturing mentally - eugh.

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'll know when I can't remember how to spell getting. wink

    10. Mittkontakt profile image60
      Mittkontaktposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      When you do not celebrate that you are an unique individual anymore,. .which may happen in any age

    11. Ingenira profile image80
      Ingeniraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Presbyopia !

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    When you no longer get all worked up about the idiots around wink

  3. R P Chapman profile image60
    R P Chapmanposted 7 years ago

    nothing physical... it's when you start shouting at the TV! big_smile

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL smile

      I probably shouldn't admit it but I did that as a kid smile

      1. Jonathan Janco profile image80
        Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Same here. In fact, I started feeling old when I realized I didn't shout at the TV anymore . . . when I started seeing things that annoy me and saying to myself, "well, who gives a damn anyway!"
        But really, in regard to feeling old, I recently attended a high school football game. It wasn't that I felt old by being surrounded by teenagers (not that it helped) but my reason for attending was because my friend's son was the senior defensive lineman. He's young for having a kid that age, but still . . .

    2. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have been known to have conversations with butter...

      1. R P Chapman profile image60
        R P Chapmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        me too, but we might be drifting off topic! big_smile

        1. lorlie6 profile image84
          lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Or sliding...

    3. Maddie Ruud profile image81
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I guess I'm only old during hockey season, then.

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Maddie, you got a cute new pic! Love it smile

    4. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thats a good one:)

    5. Carmen Borthwick profile image82
      Carmen Borthwickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL my mother in law is 99 and really shouts at the TV, especially during hockey and the news.

  4. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    When history repeats itself.

  5. lorlie6 profile image84
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    What was the topic again?  Oh, see, there you go, memory lapses!

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image82
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I know, I Know!  I walk into a room to do something, or get something, but I forget what I'm there for...so I go back and sit down and bam!  I remember what I wanted....Bill Cosby (the comedian) said it's cuz my brains are sinking into my butt as I get older, when I sit down it puts pressure on my brain and I remember again!!!

      1. lorlie6 profile image84
        lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I just love that, Deborah-Lynn, though I usually just stand there looking stupid.

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        sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hear!Hear!

      3. cheaptrick profile image74
        cheaptrickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sooo true.I keep scheduling meetings for my friends with Alzheimer's but everybody forgets to come...I'm just saying...

        1. Pearldiver profile image87
          Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol Possibly they're trying to tell you something that you forgot to mention to us!! lol .... I'm just saying...

  6. R P Chapman profile image60
    R P Chapmanposted 7 years ago

    eh, what? who said that? I need to go for a wee.... again! yikes

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      followed by "whoops, too late" smile

  7. europewalker profile image79
    europewalkerposted 7 years ago

    The first time I was called Ma'am instead of Miss sad

    1. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Trying to remember the time I last was carded...

    2. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Or, after getting pretty used to pretty much always being called "Ma'aM", being far more thrilled than is appropriate to be called "Miss" once in a great while.  roll

    3. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep.  Or not getting proofed to buy adult beverages.  I look younger than I am, so I didn't quit getting proofed until I was in my late thirties, early forties.

  8. dejajolie profile image61
    dejajolieposted 7 years ago

    gray hair def..... and aches and pains after a night of dancing....Ugh 30's it's all downhill from here

  9. manlypoetryman profile image71
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    When you can remember what you did 30 years ago...more vividly than what you did early this morning... smile

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol
      Perfect description !!

      1. manlypoetryman profile image71
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey tantrum...there you is... smile

  10. pioneer_writer5 profile image59
    pioneer_writer5posted 7 years ago

    When you have trouble remembering the names of your children.

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image82
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If they get me tooo flustered I just yell, "You  know who your are!"  That gets them!!!heh heh

  11. Sybil Marie profile image80
    Sybil Marieposted 7 years ago

    It's when words of everyday objects go out ofyour mind mid-sentence like...,hold on a second, you know that thing.., dang it's right on the tip of my tongue.., holdon what were we talking about again? smile

    1. Deborah-Lynn profile image82
      Deborah-Lynnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And it rarely happens when you are talking to a friend who would understand, it has to be when your husbands' boss, or your daughters' teacher asks you a simple question!!!sad

  12. Wendi M profile image82
    Wendi Mposted 7 years ago

    When you start squinting...just to read milk carton!

    1. manlypoetryman profile image71
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yikes smile...I hate it when that happens...or you can't hold it far enough away to read it...UUGGHH!

  13. NGRIA Bassett profile image61
    NGRIA Bassettposted 7 years ago

    when laughter or sneezing causes another reaction too often.

    1. LiamBean profile image90
      LiamBeanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yikes!

  14. steffer profile image56
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    when your hair gets thin, and starts to fall out
    when you celebrate your kids birthdays each year
    when another new year has come
    when i talk to my friends about school, like it was yesterday.
    when my daughter starts asking for money
    now that i have a pair of fals teeth.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    When you're skiing with your son and not only do you run out of breath, stamina and desire, your son keeps asking you if you're all right. Thats not all terrible the worst part is you don't have strength to kick his butt for being a smartass!

  16. jiberish profile image77
    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    You know that you are getting old when partying all night means till 9 pm.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My wife tells me it's rude to snore at peoples parties.

      1. NGRIA Bassett profile image61
        NGRIA Bassettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL , I know about that!

  17. travelespresso profile image85
    travelespressoposted 7 years ago

    When you buy a movie ticket and later look at it to discover you've been given the senior citizen price!!!  Even though I'm not eligible...yet!

  18. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Lowel George from the 'OLD' Band Little Feat.. said it best:

    "You know that you're over the hill... When your mind makes a promise... That your body can't fill!" lol

    Yea... 'Old Folk's Boogy.' from Waiting for Columbus smile

    1. mandybeau1 profile image59
      mandybeau1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You wouldn't need to worry would u Doesn't time stand still in Bumbletown lol:) smile smile smile big_smile

  19. mandybeau1 profile image59
    mandybeau1posted 7 years ago

    You could say when u are like the lady who's 5th Wedding portraits I put into Photoshop Friday, when it takes over 3 hours to retouch, and she still looks ancient. Husband took all of 10 minutes.....MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm wonder how long that'll last.

  20. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    I Never worry! lol I'm Immortal smile

    And as far as Bumble Town time:
    The Town Clock has been slowly ticking anti-closewise for years!

  21. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    Hello, nice to meet you  all oldies.

    You know that you are geting old when you ask the question:
    How do You know that you are geting old?

    My mum who is 96 calls me her baby. Age is relative. At my mum's age, a 70 year old is a mere young lad. While to my 4 year old grandson, his 7 year old sister is old.

  22. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    you're at Starbucks and a man comes up to your four year old son and says to him:  "Hi, are you enjoying your hot chocolate?" and then turns to me and says:  "You're GRANDSON is really cute!".    Okay, I laughed when it first happened to my husband years ago, but now that it happened to me, it's no so funny.  sad

  23. jiberish profile image77
    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    When you get brochures in the mail for cemetary plots.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      or over 50 funeral savings plans!! (happened to a lady I used to work with, not me I hasten to add).

  24. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    When they are only prepared to renew your Driver's Lic. Year by Year, subject to an Eye Test.

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    Kathryn LJposted 7 years ago

    When it 9.45pm on a Friday night and your shopping in Ikea.

  26. TamCor profile image79
    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    When your kids start reaching the age that YOU couldn't wait to get to...sad   big_smile

  27. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    when your kid can out wrestle you

  28. Mocha Momma profile image60
    Mocha Mommaposted 7 years ago

    When days seem like minutes, weeks seem like days, months seem more like a week, and of course a year feels like a month...

    Wait for it, don't blink now because if you do, it will be Christmas!!!!

  29. steffer profile image56
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    When the clothing shop assistants says; Sir your last suit should be special

  30. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    When you can't buy new tapes for the cassette player in your car big_smile

    1. steffer profile image56
      stefferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      smile smile smile
      great one

  31. steffer profile image56
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    When you still think your car runs on steam

  32. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    your name appears in a history book

  33. steffer profile image56
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    When you use doves to mail your letters

  34. steffer profile image56
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    When you use morse code to communicate

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    Adnan Habibposted 7 years ago

    When life looks like a highway only

  36. Helen Cater profile image59
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    You start telling your parents off for being out too late and not calling.

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, good one! big_smilebig_smilebig_smile  lol

  37. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    You get your official AARP membership card in the mail.

  38. archdaw profile image61
    archdawposted 7 years ago

    You know when you are getting old when you know the weather without getting out of bed or looking out the window.

    1. NGRIA Bassett profile image61
      NGRIA Bassettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yea!Your bones and joints are the meteriologists.

  39. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    When your friends start dying and you fear there will be no one left to come to your funeral.

    1. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, man, that's so sad! sad

  40. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    you cant climb up high stairs or have difficulty

  41. NGRIA Bassett profile image61
    NGRIA Bassettposted 7 years ago

    You get free transportation pass and 5% off shopping days in Bermuda .

  42. readytoescape profile image59
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    You know your getting old when all your

    "Get up and Go".... Got up and went

  43. steffer profile image56
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    When you think that the Titanic sank only a few years ago

  44. Paradise7 profile image86
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    If you remember the day Kennedy was shot.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I was in college. I remember it well in one of my hubs. But I still don't think I am old yet.

  45. steffer profile image56
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    When you still vote for nixon

    1. NGRIA Bassett profile image61
      NGRIA Bassettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, good one.

      You know youre getting old when you forget you're wearing your dentures

      1. steffer profile image56
        stefferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i am only 28 and i often forget
        uh ooooooooooooooh wink

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No one still votes to Nixon, he isn't running now. If you write in Nixon, you are too old to vote.

      1. steffer profile image56
        stefferposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        even tough i am not an American, i know Rochelle, the point of it is, that in that case you are getting senile and so you're old

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
          Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          OOoops! I guess that shows how old I am.
          Nixon was not so bad, his advisers were questionable.

  46. NGRIA Bassett profile image61
    NGRIA Bassettposted 7 years ago

    when you dialed a number and waits to see if you know who answers the phone.

  47. steffer profile image56
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    When you don't know what a cell phone is

  48. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    fashion from your young days is in fashion again, and again

  49. steffer profile image56
    stefferposted 7 years ago

    When ones upon a time, doesn't seem that long ago

  50. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 7 years ago

    When you think everything used to be better.

 
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