NFR When I discovered I was officially an old fart.

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#16
I'm not sure what they're called but if they insist on buying me beer and dinner, I call them generous . . .

The great thing about women like this is they get my jokes. No 30 yo woman is going to get my references to Howdy Doody or Sky King.
How about in the Sunday comic's of the Sunday paper, The Little King. Every time my Gout shows up I think of him. Or how about Smilin Jack.
 

Dipnet

The wanted posters say Tim Hartman
#18
Dip, if your number is lower than 61000 you've got me beat!

Ive
You've got me beat by a lot of digits, my friend! That's why I was so gob-smacked by her reaction.

Not sure if I should congratulate you or give my condolences!! ;)

I didn't join until sometime in the '70s.

When I was managing my marina I had a long-time customer who had a 4-digit REI number.

Now that's OLD!
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#19
I'm not sure what they're called but if they insist on buying me beer and dinner, I call them generous . . .

The great thing about women like this is they get my jokes. No 30 yo woman is going to get my references to Howdy Doody or Sky King.
Good point. But how the heck did you end up talking about Howdy Doody and Sky King????
 

ScottP

Active Member
#20
We ate there back in May; food was pretty good (I had the strawberry salad). My mother-in-law's been there a few times since, it could have been her; she's got money, you could do worse (lol).

Regards,
Scott
 
#23
I'm not sure what they're called but if they insist on buying me beer and dinner, I call them generous . . .

The great thing about women like this is they get my jokes. No 30 yo woman is going to get my references to Howdy Doody or Sky King.
Plus, at some point you wake up and realize that if you're going to hang around with/listen to kids, you'd just as soon they were your own...
 
#25
Yeah, my recent "old fart" moment happened in our newly opened REI store.

I went up to the counter to make my purchase and the cute 20-something employee asked "Do you have an REI membership?"

I pulled out my wallet and flipped it open to my membership card. She looked at my number with wide eyes and said, "Wow! I guess you do! I've never seen a number that low!!!"

Sheeesh!!! :eek:
Ive has me beat by a few thousand, but I'm still under 75,000. I think I joined sometime in the late '60s. I don't know how many times I've been at the register at REI and recited my member number only to have the sales person wait for me to continue, and then ask "Is that it?"

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Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#26
You've got me beat by a lot of digits, my friend! That's why I was so gob-smacked by her reaction.

Not sure if I should congratulate you or give my condolences!! ;)

I didn't join until sometime in the '70s.

When I was managing my marina I had a long-time customer who had a 4-digit REI number.

Now that's OLD!
I originally joined REI in the Spring of 1965, but I didn't make any purchases after late Fall '66, nor for a major part of the time I lived on Oahu from Jan '67 until June '78 when I took a trip to Seattle. My original membership and number were no longer valid. I had to re-join, and I got a new #.
Now that I think about it, getting a new higher REI number is sort of like getting a new lease on life! :) Kind of... sort of...well...ehhhh...maybe not.:(
 

Jim Ficklin

Genuine Montana Fossil
#29
I had 2 reckonings . . . the first when I was asked for id numbers at work; I jokingly ended with "and my social security number is '3'." The second when I realized that I was referring to almost everyone as "young" lady/man/fella and accepted the fact that I could & it seemed perfectly natural to do so.
 
#30
I think it happened for me when I got my drivers license renewed the last time. There was a young man in there with his Mom and the Mom looked like she was about 25, but it was her son who looked 12 was the one getting his drivers license.
When the lady taking the picture for the license asked the "young man" to remove his backwards baseball cap, he said "but nobody will recognize me I never take it off" The lady replied "take it off or no license".
Then there are the expert commentators on TV who look like they are still high school.
jesse
 

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