You know you're getting old when.....

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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:39 am

....you have to have an modern day item of convenience explained to you. :)
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Lucky Poet » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:47 pm

...you swear a wee bit when you realise that, as of next year, God Save the Queen by the Sex Pistols will sit exactly half way between us and the Battle of Britain.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby busdriver » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:00 pm

Delmont St Xavier wrote:....you have to have an modern day item of convenience explained to you. :)


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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby RapidAssistant » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:45 pm

You see the TV ads for Now 85 just having been released, then you realise you have Now 3 on a cassette which you bought in 1985.....
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Bridie » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:23 pm

When you've just been diagnosed with arthritis in both feet.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Mori » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:25 am

when you get a slight chest pain climbing the stairs you used to run up.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Fat Cat » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:41 am

You get the chance of tickets to an outdoor concert and decide not to go because "it might rain".
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Fireman » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:56 am

When the other half comes into the living room asking "Are you missing this?" holding my right slipper in her hand - I hadn't even noticed I wasn't wearing it!

But it got worse - she then asked "Is there any significance it was inside the fridge?" :roll:

Wearing my pants on the outside of my trousers can't be too far away!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby RapidAssistant » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:57 am

You still get enthused over a Sony tape deck that has a 3-motor, 3-head transport, separate bias controls and Dolby HX Pro noise reduction!
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Hervey » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:47 pm

you realise you are older than the recently elected Pope Francis.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Mori » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:55 pm

You notice that you still have your pete tong essential cassete tape collection. :D

or when your grandkids ask you how you survived with only 3 tv stations. ::):
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby pingu » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:56 pm

Mori wrote:You notice that you still have your pete tong essential cassete tape collection. :D


oh my...im old then haha

got loads of them
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby HelenD » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:09 pm

I used to have a shelf full of Tommy Vance Friday Rock Show recordings. I bought all the music on them and wiped the tapes. How I wish I hadn't.

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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby RapidAssistant » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:57 pm

HelenD wrote:I used to have a shelf full of Tommy Vance Friday Rock Show recordings. I bought all the music on them and wiped the tapes. How I wish I hadn't.

Cue Dixie Dregs, "Take It Off The Top"...


Going off-piste slightly here, but I continued family tradition some years ago by backing the wrong technological horse (my dad went for Betamax instead of VHS); by replacing my cassette collection with Sony MiniDiscs. Low and behold that technology sank without trace thanks to Steve Jobs....and I am listening to the old cassettes again (the MiniDisc machine is now in the attic....). Fun listening to old 1980s/1990s music from the radio I recorded from Radio Clyde! Even managed to get some of the old Glasgow adverts of the period. (Forrest Furnishings; Tedesco Tiles, Peat Road Motors :))
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby BTJustice » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:59 pm

When compilation CD's are advertised on TV as an ideal gift for fathers day and all the songs are the ones you listened to at school and college.

You have to tick the 4th or 5th box in surveys when it asks your age group.
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