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

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  1. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

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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 .........
     
  2. Smalma

    Smalma Active Member

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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".
     
  3. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    "There maybe snow on the roof, but there is still a fire in the furnace."
    "I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm good once as I ever was"
     
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    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    When the music you grew up with, and love, is now on the Classic Rock radio station.
     
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    My 9 year old's teacher is closer to her age than mine...
     
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    Joepa Joe from PA

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    You can recall good local steelhead fishing.
     
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    We call those Jaguars!
     
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    When shopping for new sunglasses for fishing, bifocals is a must-have and no longer a want
     
  9. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    ...you think 6 hours of fishing is enough, 9 is too much, and 12 is out of the question.
     
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    When you no longer just "run up" that hillside chasing chuckars!
     
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    When you don't look twice at a 25 year old cause you have daughter the same age.
     
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  12. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    You can tell whether you're 'Old' by simply looking down at your wrist. If you're wearing a wristwatch, you'd Old.

    Why? Young people don't wear watches. When they want to know what time it is, they pull out their smartphones.

    K
     
  13. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Or when you go skinny water fishing, you try not to have to get wet. You can say "It's fine fishing from the bank"

    On another note. I have yet to step into a stream yet this summer. All my fishing has been from the bank. Most of the places I have been fishing are small skinny water. No need to wade. I can hit the other bank from the side I'm standing on. And yes, there are fish in them waters.
     
  14. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    When your WFF nickname is "OLD MAN"!

    When you refer to kids and that's for someone in there 20's and 30's... and you get called "Sir".. and look behind you to see who them damn kids are referring too... :-(
     
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    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    You kick off sentances with:

    "Kids these days are up to no good...."
    "Get your ball out of my yard..."
    "Look at those at-risk teens...." (usually in reference to any teenagers)
    "Let me see if I can find that record, I know it's here somewhere..."
    "I better go, this is a long distance call"
    "Betty and i took some great slides in Aculpulco, how bout you and Nancy come over for a casserole and a slide show?"

    or you know where this came from or have had similar conversations with friends:

    FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN:I was happier then and I had nothin'. We used to live in this tiny old house with great big holes in the roof.
    SECOND YORKSHIREMAN: House! You were lucky to live in a house! We used to live in one room, all twenty-six of us, no furniture, 'alf the floor was missing, and we were all 'uddled together in one corner for fear of falling.
    THIRD YORKSHIREMAN:Eh, you were lucky to have a room! We used to have to live in t' corridor! (etc etc)