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.
Don't feel too bad. My boyfriend says that to me all the time, and he's only 5 years older than I am!
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!!
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
Oh and I sigh frequently too.
"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!
It's one of the first steps toward becoming a curmudgeon. Savor what's left of this man's vanishing youth!!
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.
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.
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.
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