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You know you're getting old when ...

  1. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    ... you spend ten minutes trying to thread a needle before you give in, hunt out your glasses, use them and thread the first try.

    Actually, it should probably read 'it's time to acknowledge you need to use your glasses when ... '

    What made you sit up and admit that something about you was irrevocably broken/used up/aged? hmm

    1. 24news profile image60
      24newsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      When all fun of life gone....... you just think but can't do..........

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      Kerry43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      you find a cool website and decide to sign up, but you need coffee to help pass the time til you scroll backwards to your year of birth...been there lol

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        PJBessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        And your year is always at the opposite end of the one they want.

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          Kerry43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah PJBess LOL, always

  2. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    or you search for the magnifying glass to use WITH your glasses,to thread the needle! big_smile

    1. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      or when you forget trying and find a threaded one with different colored thread.

      I did this a few weeks ago... 
      hmm

  3. sagebrush_mama profile image71
    sagebrush_mamaposted 6 years ago

    Got my first pair of bifocals this year, and I swear, they must be messing with my eyes...I would probably need a magnifying glass to thread a needle, at this point.

  4. ThoughtfulSpot profile image70
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 6 years ago

    When 7:30am is "sleeping in."

  5. ThoughtfulSpot profile image70
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 6 years ago

    Or... for the glasses thing... When you need your glasses to find your glasses.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image90
      Barbara Kayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good one. I do it all the time. I look right at them and can't see them.

  6. saleheensblog profile image59
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    when my heart will stop saying, "Don't give it up"

  7. joleenruffin profile image58
    joleenruffinposted 6 years ago

    looking forward to the golden years lol.

  8. saleheensblog profile image59
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    My grandchildren will bring flower to my bed and say how are feeling this morning http://s1.hubimg.com/u/4310776.jpg

  9. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    when you've been hacked 1,000,000,000 times and are still having fun!

  10. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    OK lol this is getting depressing. How's about ... you know you're still young when ...? big_smile

    Nice eyes mega. Scary - but they look like they can thread needles without glasses. As well as curse whomever they rest upon smile

  11. Midnight Oil profile image81
    Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago

    Just a few more old ones :
    When you look forward to re-runs of the Golden Girls
    When people start offering their seats to you on the train or bus
    When other kids ask your children why have they brought their granddad to parents evening
    When somebody offers to help you across the road
    When the grey hairs out number the coloured ones
    When it takes all night to do what you use to do all night
    When Viagra sounds a viable option
    When a funeral director offers you a job as a driver due your speed of driving

  12. imatellmuva profile image80
    imatellmuvaposted 6 years ago

    ...when you ask yourself to repeat what you said...wait a minute I do that!!!

  13. Julie2 profile image59
    Julie2posted 6 years ago

    When you call your children by each others names instead of their own...

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      PJBessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's why I am now glad I only had one child. My husband can't get is right for anything.

    2. txgal profile image60
      txgalposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ha. My mother does that. She calls me by my sister's name and calls my sister by my name. And I am slowly doing that too.

  14. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    ...when you get too lazy to get on a plane and go visit a pretty froggy in her very own pond wink

  15. pilesnoway profile image60
    pilesnowayposted 6 years ago

    when you are saying things like you are Kenny Roger's manager... or Joan River's your wife...lol

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      OMG, that one was good pilesnoway! LOL

      1. pilesnoway profile image60
        pilesnowayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        thanks!

        old fellows--and I mean very old--do say things like that smile

        ...and that reminds me of my grandpa. how i miss fishing with him...lol

        1. Julie2 profile image59
          Julie2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I know what you mean, my grandma had her little sayings that would have us stop in our tracks, look at each other and cracked up! I miss the heck out of her.....

          1. pilesnoway profile image60
            pilesnowayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            sweet nostalgia...then, we could say that you are old enough when you see your grandchildren talking about you in Hubpages (specifically this forum)..lol smile

            1. Julie2 profile image59
              Julie2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              You are sooo right. That would be cool.

  16. habee profile image95
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    When you go a dance and the music is too loud for you.

    When I was a teenager, I wanted to get as close to the amps as possible!

    1. Barbara Kay profile image90
      Barbara Kayposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Can you still hear well after doing that? My husband was in a rock band and we'd sit right near the amps. I could hear a lot better than I do now and I know that's why.

  17. tlpoague profile image88
    tlpoagueposted 6 years ago

    You know you are getting old when CRS kicks in and become highly contagious.
    (No matter your age, I love it when kids ask where ya going? I always tell them "crazy...want to come?"...)

  18. Extinct Soul profile image59
    Extinct Soulposted 6 years ago

    when they start to look at your younger sister and ignores you on the side...

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    Toby Hansenposted 6 years ago

    You know you are getting old when you hear that your kid brother is worried about turning 40!

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      OMG, Toby I am loving this one! That is true. It happened to me with my sister! LOL

  20. KU37 profile image76
    KU37posted 6 years ago

    ...you just don't understand the appeal of those new kids on Saturday Night Live.  For example Dana Carvey.

  21. xixi12 profile image73
    xixi12posted 6 years ago

    you know you are getting old when everything on tv is about violence and bloodshed and your kids think its pretty cool. This must be what technology is about. lol

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      xixi12, these kids wouldn't know what to do with themselves if the only music source on TV was American Band Stand with Dick Clark instead of MTV and VH1...

      I used to love watching that show. I learned so many dance steps from it! LOL

      1. xixi12 profile image73
        xixi12posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Good ol' days they were. Now i am sounding really old. lol

  22. Lisa HW profile image79
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    For the most part, I've remained free of any signs of feeling aware that I'm getting "old", but there's one that keeps showing up for me:

    I have a window that sticks, so each Spring when I open it I tend to pull muscles when doing it.  Inevitably, the day after opening that window I'll have "chest pain".  Also inevitably, I've found myself wondering if that pain might be a heart attack, at least until I remember I opened the window.  20 years ago I wouldn't have wondered if it might be a heart attack.  For the last several years, I've wondered about it until I finally realized what happens every Spring - so now I've stopped wondering if it "might be a mild heart attack".  That's not my "thing" about knowing I'm getting "old", though.  My "thing" about knowing I'm getting "old" is that I'm now old enough to have had that happen for a few years, and I've now begun to ignore those "chest pains" when they show up each Spring.  hmm  THAT is how I know I'm getting "old".   hmm

    When you're young you think of things like muscle pulls and minor pains as "a muscle pull or a minor pain".  When you're sort of old-ish you don't think of them as muscle pulls/minor pains until after you're at least considered that they could be a heart attack or a sign of arthritis.  Once you age beyond that stage and stop thinking those little injuries "might be a sign of something more serious", you just start writing them all off as "nothing".

    The way I see it, the next phase of oldness will be when the aches and pains get to be more than minor ones, I'll still be calling them "nothing", and someone will start thinking I'm either "being a martyr" or else being "too senile to know it isn't 'nothing'".

  23. N. Ramius profile image67
    N. Ramiusposted 6 years ago

    I turned 25 about 2.5 weeks ago and when I think that I am a quarter of a century, I feel old.

    1. RedElf profile image84
      RedElfposted 6 years agoin reply to this

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      25

      Old???

      HAHAHAHHAHA

      and only in the nicest possible way, of course... big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    2. txgal profile image60
      txgalposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      your young. I'm 37. but yea putting it that way (quarter of a century) does make it sound old. big_smile

  24. profile image49
    BeckyAposted 6 years ago

    Going to my high school reunion and seeing how many of my classmates have passed away.  OUCH!

    When you make as much noise getting into bed as you do getting out of bed.

    I don't think we truly get old until we stop learning something every day.

  25. shimmering Dawn profile image74
    shimmering Dawnposted 6 years ago

    you know when you are getting old when you speak so often about the ......
    good old days

    This generation is like this or that...

    when you find everything younger people do is in poor taste, odious and lacking  good upbringing


    when gravity pulls you down more often  smilesmile

    1. JD Barlow profile image61
      JD Barlowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You know you are in trouble/ old when you tell the kids that their mother is so old that video games weren't even invented when she was a kid....

  26. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    I'm never getting old!

  27. profile image0
    DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago

    When I was maybe three or four, my father and a long time buddy of his were reminiscing about the past, they laughed and laughed and yet looked slightly sad. I felt oddly jealous, stomped into the kitchen and announced "I wish I was old enough to have memories!!"
    They looked startled at first, I should have been in bed, and burst in to laughter. My dad smiled and said "they aren't what you think they are kid. Enjoy your youth while you have it." I admitted I was getting older when I realized I'm old enough to have plenty of "good old day" stories now. And my kids are sick of hearing them....

  28. Wendi M profile image78
    Wendi Mposted 6 years ago

    When you go to your daughter's (surprise) 25th birthday party and realize (because your own mother isn't there) that you are the oldest person at the party...that stings!

    But I still act and feel young!

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ive been the oldest at nearly every party Ive been to. It gets easier.

      1. Wendi M profile image78
        Wendi Mposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Well I certainly hope so...either that, or I'll just have to force my husband to come with me.

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          DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          my hubby is younger then me! ha ha. so I had to get used to it.

          1. Disturbia profile image61
            Disturbiaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            All my hubbies, except for the first one, have been younger than I am... having a younger hubbie makes one feel younger too. smile

            1. Wendi M profile image78
              Wendi Mposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              All of my hubbies have been at least my age (or older,) with this one being the oldest...I'd consider trading him in for a younger version if I didn't love him so much!

  29. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    take it from me, you're really old when you stop partying completely!  and start staying home to babysit your cat! (not that I even have a cat) *mumbling sompin and wanderin away*

  30. ftclick profile image57
    ftclickposted 6 years ago

    or you have memory lapses, constant bones cracking from simple movements.

    1. Wendi M profile image78
      Wendi Mposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have memory lapses all of the time. 

      My husband took me out for "Mexican" food the other night.  We were chatting and I asked "So what are you having?" he answered "Chicken Burritos."  We chatted for about another minute, or so, and I looked up at him and said "So what are you having?"

      He looked at me and said "SERIOUSLY???"

      1. tlpoague profile image88
        tlpoagueposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        That sounds like a serious case of CRS...

        1. Wendi M profile image78
          Wendi Mposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          CRS?   I give!

  31. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Of course it's far worse for some... But you'd have to be an Old B......, if you complained in a french restaurant that the frogsleg soup that you had spilled all over the table, your lap and the floor, had got there because the legs had still been kicking when the soup was served! (Even though it was french onion!)

    True Story... He was drunk and he had gobbled down 3/4 and then intentionally spilled the rest, in the hope that he could dodge the bill! roll

    It Backfired when the manager agreed to forgo the bill if he returned the Frogs Legs, before they kicked anyone else's soup everywhere! smile
    When he grabbed the asparagus off a lady's meal and tried to give it to the manager, telling him that he'd found them trying to kick her lunch onto the floor ... he got Frog Hopped out the doors! big_smile

    (You Know I've Never Tried That Again Since!) lol

  32. Julie2 profile image59
    Julie2posted 6 years ago

    Oh I have a good one for you guys:

    You know you are getting old when your teenagers ask you, "Who is Stevie Wonder?" with a serious face!

    I could not believe it. I had to stop myself from giving them my "Are you serious?" attitude! LOL

    You know you are getting old when your children think "The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3" & "Hairspray" movie with John Travolta are the originals.

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      PJBessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      We had a discussion at work (these are co-workers not our children). I said my favorite Christmas show was White Christmas. One said "Oh I know that one....it's the one with Santa and the little girl". Another goes.."No that's Miracle on 52nd Street".  A lady my age goes "Yes, with Danny Kay and Bing Crosby....good movie".  The first two go Danny who?.

      1. Julie2 profile image59
        Julie2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        lol! Oh my... yikes

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My husband said one day..."Hey look!! over there, its Elvis!!"  And my youngest in a most frustrated voice yelled  "Daddy!!"  *huge sigh* "I don't even know what an Elvis IS!!!!"

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    I find it most difficult to give myself a pedicure, and hate it. Is that a sign of aging?

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ralwus, I think its when you cant bring your foot up to do the pedicure because you begin to feel arthritis pain. smile

  34. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 6 years ago

    When you start up a set of stairs and at the half way point---you don't remember if were going up or down. That's getting old.

    1. Julie2 profile image59
      Julie2posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  35. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...not there yet...i'll know - when i can't pull my bike upright and off its kickstand....then it'll be time to do somethin' different like bingo or bridge or hanging out in vegas gambling     big_smile....

    1. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile

      I'll know it's time when I can't handle the curves anymore! lol

      Or

      I find it's easier to leave the kickstand down and bounce on an S-Bend! big_smile


      Where are the parties?? hmm

  36. profile image65
    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    You know you are getting old when you get a concussion, and can not start your next game. smile

  37. manlypoetryman profile image77
    manlypoetrymanposted 6 years ago

    When you start looking for blue jeans with elastic bands around the waist!

    When you start and saying and feeling all the things that you've been hearing old folks saying and feeling for years. You know...All the ones you promised yourself that you would never say or feel...when you got old.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ...lol....elastic bands on blue jeans....and the waist gets higher for some....really high...i guess if that happens to me...my legs will look longer?...or everything below that high waist starts shifting south....and my legs will get shorter?

  38. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    You know your getting old when prune juice is a staple item.

  39. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    your baby's babies are having babies!

  40. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    You've always talked to yourself and you've always gotten answers.  You know you're getting old when you ask your answers to please repeat that.

  41. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    when you're looking for your cellphone in your handbag while talking to somebody (and you have only one cellphone)

  42. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    when you're flirting your best and the guy just stares at you a bit, and then turns and walks away!  (or, it could be the guy is getting old, hmmmmmm. . .)  smile

  43. humagaia profile image57
    humagaiaposted 6 years ago

    You know you are getting old when you enjoy playing games with your grandchildren even if you lose.

  44. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
    mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years ago

    LOL, I wrote hub with the same title as this thread about a year ago, (well mine was called "You know you are getting old when..." rather than "You know you're getting old when"). I wish I had thought of some of the excellent ideas here at the time,although I see a fair few that I did include have not yet been mentioned here. It is always a funny topic when you start to compare notes I have to say.

  45. profile image47
    sarah1971posted 6 years ago

    I'm trying to imagine old people wearing the POCKET GLOVE JEANS...hahaha

  46. Karanda profile image80
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    When you use the dreaded phrases, 'Back in my day' or 'When I was Your Age'. Eek, there are times when I can't help myself.

  47. Extinct Soul profile image59
    Extinct Soulposted 6 years ago

    "You know you're getting old when you don't do drugs anymore, 'cause you can get the same effect just by standing up really fast"

    (I've just find this thing out in the web..and it really made me smile..)
    lol

  48. theseus profile image81
    theseusposted 6 years ago

    You know you are getting old when:
    1. you search for your glasses everywhere only to have your grandchild say that its tuck behind your ears(lol);
    2. you find cellular phone and computers as aliens;
    3. you get nasty when somebody asks your age;
    4. you dance cha-cha to Taylor Swift's songs,hahaha;
    5. when you fall asleep in front of the television and gets angry when somebody switched to another channel (my grandpa does,haha);
    6. when you don't argue that often anymore.

    just a thought..smile

  49. Extinct Soul profile image59
    Extinct Soulposted 6 years ago

    You know you are getting old when you know you're just sleeping but others think you are dead..lol

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      Kerry43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ...when you open your mouth and your Mum's voice comes out!
      I miss my Mum xx

  50. Beth100 profile image77
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    .... you remember learning to type on a manual Underwood typewriter that had no markings on the keys....

    .... a stranger walks by, and compliments you on your grandson when it is really your own son ....

    .... gravity is no longer a friend ....

    .... party throwers provide a solitary candle on your birthday cake ....

    .... fashion trends come around, not once or twice, but thrice and you remember the first go around ....

    .... you do the same thing but expect a different result ....


    okay, I'm starting to feel really, really old...  geez, thanks Froggy tongue  hmm

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image91
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Nah, you could never get older Beth. Angels like you only get cuter as you age, never older.  wink

      1. Beth100 profile image77
        Beth100posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Awe, thanks Stevie-Boo.  smile 

        Will you help me cross the street?  lol

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image91
          Stevennix2001posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          sure, as long as i get to be with you. wink

 
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