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

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

Postby HelenD » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:39 pm

Oh, I'd assumed that it was just Creeping Spleen's turn to collect the grandspleens.
They boil them for 20 of their Earth minutes
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby banjo » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:53 pm

you walk into harry corry and raise a complaint about the recently purchased necklace has been bringing you out in a rash.only to be told by the girl behind the counter that they do not sell jewellery and what you have in your hand is a tie back for curtains :oops: ::): true story.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:57 pm

HelenD wrote:Oh, I'd assumed that it was just Creeping Spleen's turn to collect the grandspleens.

Oi! I beg your pardon! I'm not that old!
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Dot » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:06 pm

You phone a shop to see if something you left in is ready to collect.
When you come off the phone you wonder why girl you spoke to didn't have a clue what you were on about.
At that point you realise you rang the wrong store.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:07 pm

Your 14yr old niece asks you "What's Tetris?"
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby dimairt » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:04 am

When you make breakfast for your daughter, then wave her off to work.

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

Postby Gerry B » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:16 pm

Getting Up From Your Armchair And Farting.
But Recover This By Coughing Loud....!
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:59 pm

You wake up, have a good old stretch and TWANG, you pull a muscle.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby Dot » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:46 pm

Gerry B wrote:Getting Up From Your Armchair And Farting.
But Recover This By Coughing Loud....!


I have had at least two elderly relatives who would cough and fart going up the stairs.
It took a lot of effort on my part not to laugh out loud.

What was the wee sketch The Two Ronnie's did?
The Phantom Raspberry Blower of old London town.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby The Egg Man » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:52 pm

Dot wrote:
Gerry B wrote:Getting Up From Your Armchair And Farting.
But Recover This By Coughing Loud....!


I have had at least two elderly relatives who would cough and fart going up the stairs.
It took a lot of effort on my part not to laugh out loud.

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You're lucky the stopped at farting :wink:
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:53 pm

Dot wrote:
Gerry B wrote:Getting Up From Your Armchair And Farting.
But Recover This By Coughing Loud....!


I have had at least two elderly relatives who would cough and fart going up the stairs.
It took a lot of effort on my part not to laugh out loud.

What was the wee sketch The Two Ronnie's did?
The Phantom Raspberry Blower of old London town.

Written by Spike Milligan (and a Gentleman).:)
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby RapidAssistant » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:45 am

Alycidon wrote: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

Being old has its benefits!!


Well of that lot, I can only testify to #6, so guess I feel (slightly) better for that!
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby banjo » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:52 pm

number six for me also...honest.
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby moonbeam » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:36 pm

The model train layout at Christmas in Wylie Hills. Or going downstairs at Lewis's on Saturday to spend your money on the latest 45rpm record. Or disc. But I also recall buying 78s in Lewis's
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Re: You know you're getting old when.....

Postby motman » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:28 am

... you wash out chinese takeaway containers to store your nuts and bolts. I bought 150 new from a catering supplies shop about a year ago and they're useless. Not meant for more that one or two openings before the lids crack. At least with a takeaway I get some value first.
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