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

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

Postby Josef » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:00 pm

RapidAssistant wrote: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....).


I still use mine. Lone Groover, formerly of this Parish, gave me a whole bunch of MiniDiscs when he converted them all to MP3.

Most of them consist of an hour of the Beach Boys doing a retake of the same song, mind.... :D
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby hambone » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:48 pm

when you are asked if you would like some ;supersex; you reply ; soup would nice ::):
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Gerry B » Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:31 pm

When you notice that you have started to make groaning noises when sitting down
getting up.... :|
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby RDR » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:35 am

You get fitted with your first hearing aid :(
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:05 am

Let me see now...

My first primary school no longer exists.
My secondary school is now Waterloo Road.
The swimming baths where I learned to swim no longer exists.
The cinema where I first saw Star Wars no longer exists.
Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby The Egg Man » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:45 am

Steve Hewlett on Radio 4 this am.

As a woman, you're probably too old for television when your age exceeds your bra size.
I hear the people sing.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby busdriver » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:53 pm

If you contribute often to a forum titled "You know you're getting old when" :?
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:36 pm

No doubt you'll have read about the MCM Comic Expo thingy that was on at the SECC on Saturday?

Well, you know you're getting old when you see a bunch of kids dressed as weird anime/manga characters and say to yourself "Who/what the fuck are they supposed to be?"
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby War Baby » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:02 pm

In the fifties, I used to walk a mile to school in the morning to save a penny, then walk back home at dinner time just to save another half'penny - the fare was only a half'penny at dinner-time! - ("A ha'penny spechul!") Then another walk back to school after dinner and back home at four. Total saved 3pence. Distance walked 4 miles. Now I see kids drop money in the street and they can't be bothered to pick it up. This makes me feel old.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby HelenD » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:27 pm

...you have a flat full of plants and not one of them has a street value.
They boil them for 20 of their Earth minutes
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:14 am

The first thing you do when entering a pub is think "Right, where's the lavvy?"
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby banjo » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:06 am

The Creeping Spleen wrote:The first thing you do when entering a pub is think "Right, where's the lavvy?"

::): ::): ::): bravo that man.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:43 am

banjo wrote:
The Creeping Spleen wrote:The first thing you do when entering a pub is think "Right, where's the lavvy?"

::): ::): ::): bravo that man.

Thankew, thankew, yer a wunnerful audience. :D
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Alycidon » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:22 am

1) You are lucky enough to remember steam hauled passenger trains (not preserved)
2) You are lucky enough to have been on the Glasgow Tramcars
3) You are lucky enough to have gone to see Francie and Josie at the Kings, and it wasn''t their comeback tour
4) You are lucky enough to have seen the bands at the Apollo
5) You are lucky enough to remember going to Saltcoats on a train leaving St Enoch Station.
6) You are lucky enough to remember Goldbergs, Wylie Hills and Lewis's toy departments at Christmas

I could go on

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

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:41 am

...you're half way through a library book when you realise you read it last year.
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