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!
I actually say it to my wife at times, and I'm less than 3 years older than her.
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!!
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"
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.
Can you wear flip-flops if you have webbed feet?
Sighing is that a sign of greatness or what?
I used to sigh, now I emit a low, curmudgeonly growl; sort of a masculine Marge Simpson noise.
haha. Ron, you are too funny! grrrrr
"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 wish my wife would sigh more often. She does feel like discussing everything-ad infinitum.
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.
Really? No video games? Not even Pong?
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