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You realise you are old when

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You become a grandad.

I am so conflicted here. Grandads are older than dirt yet here I am and not even 50 yet :shock:

What made you realise time is marching on?

BTW I had the most beautiful little grandaughter ever born last Friday. If I knew how to post a pic I would :mrgreen:

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Congrats grand dad.

I realized I was getting older when all the young college kids at work talk about their weekend parties. Then they ask me what I did over the weekend.

haha....cook and clean.

But on the flip side....they talk about the cops busting their parties up and giving tickets for underage drinking

Then I LMAO and mention that I went to the store...bought some wine with my "old" ID and drank and no cops busted up my party and gave me a ticket for drinking. AND the best part....I didn't have to tell my parents and risk getting grounded.

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congratulations as you experience the love & joy of your grandchild.

Who,me?

$5.37. That's what the kid behind the counter at Taco Bueno said to me. I dug into my pocket and pulled out some lint and two dimes and something that used to be a Jolly Rancher. Having already handed the kid a five-spot, I started to head back out to the truck to grab some change when the kid with the Emo hairdo said the harshest thing anyone has ever said to me. He said, "It's OK. I'll just give you the senior citizen discount."

I turned to see who he was talking to and then heard the sound of change hitting the counter in front of me. "Only $4.68" he said cheerfully. I stood there stupefied. I am 48, not even 50 yet a mere child! Senior citizen?

I took my burrito and walked out to the truck wondering what was wrong with Emo. Was he blind? As I sat in the truck, my blood began to boil. Old? Me?

I'll show him, I thought. I opened the door and headed back inside. I strode to the counter, and there he was waiting with a smile.

Before I could say a word, he held up something and jingled it in front of me, like I could be that easily distracted! What am I now? A toddler?

"Dude! Can't get too far without your car keys, eh?" I stared with utter disdain at the keys. I began to rationalize in my mind.

"Leaving keys behind hardly makes a man elderly! It could happen to anyone!"

I turned and headed back to the truck. I slipped the key into the ignition, but it wouldn't turn. What now? I checked my keys and tried another.

Still nothing. That's when I noticed the purple beads hanging from my rearview mirror. I had no purple beads hanging from my rearview mirror.

Then, a few other objects came into focus. The car seat in the back seat. Happy Meal toys spread all over the floorboard. A partially eaten doughnut on the dashboard.

Faster than you can say ginkgo biloba, I flew out of the alien vehicle. Moments later I was speeding out of the parking lot, relieved to finally be leaving this nightmarish stop in my life. That is when I felt it, deep in the bowels of my stomach: hunger! My stomach growled and churned, and I reached to grab my burrito, only it was nowhere to be found.

I swung the truck around, gathered my courage, and strode back into the restaurant one final time. There Emo stood, draped in youth and black nail polish. AllI could think was, "What is the world coming to?" All I could say was, "Did I leave my food and drink in here?" At this point I was ready to ask a Boy Scout to help me back to my vehicle, and then go straight home and apply for Social Security benefits.

Emo had no clue. I walked back out to the truck, and suddenly a young lad came up and tugged on my jeans to get my attention. He was holding up a drink and a bag. His mother explained, "I think you left this in my truck by mistake." I took the food and drink from the little boy and sheepishly apologized.

She offered these kind words: "It's OK. My grandfather does stuff like this all the time."

All of this is to explain how I got a ticket doing 85 in a 40. Yes, I was racing some punk kid in a Toyota Prius. And no, I told the officer, I'm not too old to be driving this fast.

As I walked in the front door, my wife met me halfway down the hall. I handed her a bag of cold food and a $300 speeding ticket. I promptly sat in my rocking chair and covered up my legs with a blanky.

The good news was I had successfully found my way home.

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The first time I really felt old was when the cashier at Publix gave me the senior discount without even asking me if I qualified. I was 59 and she assumed I was 60 so that was not bad, but it did make me realize I was old. Now that I am 60, my first grandchild is on the way, due in February.

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Do you remember.....?

"Pluck your magic twanger Froggy?"

"Niagra Falls...slowly I turned...step by step..."

Victoria Principal (before she was on TV)

Christa Speck

Agent Orange

Wassamadda U

Rawchester, oh Rawchester

Dial Telephones

Telephones with no dial, but you had to turn the crank to get the operator

Bork...brada nickto...

The Kingston Trio

"I am not a crook"

"...your mission, should you decide to accept it..."

the cone of silence

Oh, Pancho

"...I swear to god, I thought turkeys could fly..."

Topo Geego

You can't say water closet on TV...

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Do you remember.....?

"Pluck your magic twanger Froggy?"

"Niagra Falls...slowly I turned...step by step..."

Victoria Principal (before she was on TV)

Christa Speck

Agent Orange

Wassamadda U

Rawchester, oh Rawchester

Dial Telephones

Telephones with no dial, but you had to turn the crank to get the operator

Bork...brada nickto...

The Kingston Trio

"I am not a crook"

"...your mission, should you decide to accept it..."

the cone of silence

Oh, Pancho

"...I swear to god, I thought turkeys could fly..."

Topo Geego

You can't say water closet on TV...

LMAO....the only thing I can say I remember is dial phones LOL my parents had a ugly green one LOL

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Teens have no clue who or what the A team/ MIAMI VICE is. I am 35 and me and my friend/ coworker were reminiscing about some 80s TV shows and this kid we worked with didn't have a clue. I feel so damn old now.:roll:
Tommy it gets worse,and then it gets really bad.Time to get the t shirt that says I'm old as hell so don't ask!:)
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deltadawn loved the story :D..I'm sure it was just one of those days, when it rains it pours type of thing...

I too have talked of the eighty t.v shows and been looked upon like I am from Mars..Six million dollar man and bionic woman....I happened to be at physical therapy at the time, my back and neck are falling apart and thought of the those shows and how they could "fix" me. I had to bring it up to his level and brought up the terminator or robo cop,basically same idea.

As for the grandparent I think I have most of you beat, I became one at 39 :shock:!!

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Old is a state of mind, I am 70 and still have not made up my mind what I want to be when I grow up. (Of course I have a 38 year young wife and 13 year old step child that help me stay young.) Wife feels funny being a stepmother to a 46 and 44 year kids of mine.

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I realized I was old when I stopped to look at some cars and there happened to be a Mustang on the lot... I just wanted to see what they looked like inside. As I looking my daughter says but dad the carseat (my grandsons) won't fit in there. Yep, at that moment I was feeling my age! 45 years old.

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I just had to add my 2 cents worth.

I just turned 30 in September . My youngest son turned 1 today. My grand-daughter turned 2 months yesterday. :)

At the risk of making assumptions about your gender, that makes you a potential GILF at 30. Congrats on the grand daughter!!!
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