NFR When I discovered I was officially an old fart.

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  1. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

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    These are all great posts and I'm getting a real kick out of them.
    I can recall another recent moment.
    While receiving my new Droid at the Verizon store, a rather snooty young sales person made some comment that prompted my reply; "Careful, Sonny. I can remember when my phone number was 2 longs, a short, and a long." :D
     
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  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    That was back with the party lines and no dialing. You had a phone but you told the operator who you wanted to talk to.
     
  3. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Party lines were great entertainment. As kids, we'd carefully pick up the headset so those on line wouldn't hear a "click" when we started listening to their conversations.

    Ah, the gossip.

    We didn't have Facebook but we did have party lines...
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    A lot of beer explains it all...
     
  5. Jeff Sawyer

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    I actually burst out laughing when I read that.
     
  6. psycho

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    When the pretty young women started opening doors for me:eek: and it is not so they can meet me and jump my body.:D
     
  7. generic

    generic Justified

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    I realized I was starting to get old when...

    I was out at the store, saw this really cute younger gal, and thought to myself, "Man... I wonder what her mom looks like?" :(
     
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    Well... all you old farts have something to look forward to. My Dad lived in an assisted living apartment complex after my Mom died. He would complain the place was full of "old ladies" and there was only a handful of men. The ratio was 20 old women to one old man.

    Within a year, he had a girlfriend. Evidently, some of the old women still had a burning ember in the fireplace so the few men in the place were considered fair game. So, if you manage to somehow outlive your wife and end up in one of the apartment complexes, prepare to be under attack ... :)
     
  9. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Ha! Never happen, Gene. I take great pains to avoid those of the fairer gender who are seeking a companion. I have 2 ex-wives & absolutely no desire to collect the entire set. I'm content with a good dog, the outdoors, and the toys that go with it. Shortly after my divorce, a coworker stopped by my office every week attempting to "set me up" with her friend; I consistently demurred. Finally, she came in and told me that I needed a female influence in my life. I replied, "Thank you, Kathy, but I have that." Somewhat confused, she asked . . . "I thought you said that you weren't interested in women?" "I'm not. My female association is with a Black Lab named Maggie. And on the most frigid day in December, Mags will break thru ice on a frozen pond, retrieve a dead duck to-hand, and love me all the more for the experience. Now . . . IF your friend is wealthy, reasonably attractive, and thrives on duck-hunting . . . we may talk." She never bothered me again. Younger ladies still stop by my office, but now it's because I'm funny, understanding, and they know that they're "safe."
     
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  10. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    Her Ladyship and I were in Mazama store one morning having a cup of coffee after hitting the ski trails. The high that day was 9 degrees. there was a group of older guys at the next table doing the same thing. They were strapping on the knee braces and putting on their coats when this young kid walks in literally vibrating from the cold, and one of the older guys asks "what's wrong with you, sonny?". The kid tells them it's too cold to even think about skiing, which was really the wrong thing to say to these guys, getting ready to go out again. Man, did they light into him! Of course, junior was in head-to-toe lycra, all decked out in the latest high performance skiwear. One of the old guys says "hell, sonny, I'm 79, and I've been out all morning, and getting ready to go out again. What sort of pussy are you?". We all applauded!
     
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    Lmao! Guess I'm a cougar; ) fly fish on gentleman.
     
  12. dude_1967

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  13. kurtataltos

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    I'm an old fart. Had my daughter late. She's a junior in college now. But... back when she was in first grade they had a classroom open house night and all the adults showed up to see their darling's classroom and meet the teacher. I entered the classroom and my daughter ran up to me for a big hug. The teacher walked over, smiling, and said to my daughter "how nice of you to invite your grandfather".

    After the blank stare from my daughter the teacher realized the error and, well, we move on to other subjects quickly.