You know you're getting old(er), when...

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  1. generic

    generic Active Member

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    So.... The other day, when I was wrestling around with one of my little ones, they stopped, looked at me, and asked (what I use think was a dreaded question), "Daddy, are you old?"

    I immediately asked myself, "What brought that on? Did I let out a whimper just now, when they jumped off the couch (knees first) onto my back? Is there a gray hair on my head I can't see?" So I've been asking myself, "Am I old?" The answer: I'm as old as I feel. Which means, some days I feel younger than usual. :p

    So I ask you guys. Complete the following sentence:

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

    You know you're getting old, when you see a hottie at the mall and ask yourself, "Hmm... I wonder what her mom looks like?"
     
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    You are told that you are too old to be a Cougar! :(
     
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    When one of the top features you look for in new waders is how easy can I "drop trow to pee". :confused:
     
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    You naturally refer to folks as "young lady" or "young man," it feels comfortable to do so, and they don't question you.
     
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    ..when you find yourself answering this.
     
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    check, check, check, check,........ yup! I'm old.
     
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    What was the question?
     
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    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    When you grandkid says, "Grandpa, who is Elvis?"

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    Or keep a note pad/calendar on your desk on which to write 'notes to self.' And then remember to flip through the pages to look up "What am I forgetting?" Hell of it is I just did that 20 minutes ago .........
     
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    When the pool of "Hotties" include 40 somethings!

    When the man you are guarding at the weekly pickup game is younger than your oldest child.

    When you asked how the fishing was in the "good ole days".
     
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    My 9 year old's teacher is closer to her age than mine...