Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Little Mo[u]rning Humor

For whatever reason, I have been feeling OLD lately. Definitely an all-caps kind of feeling. Rather than whine about it, I present my method of coping for your viewing pleasure. Yup, it's a list:

Top 10 Hints You Might be Getting Old
  1. You can't ride a roller coaster without taking drammamine first.
  2. You know whether or not it's going to rain by listening to your knee. 
  3. When channel surfing, you pause on the Face Cream info-mercial promising to erase those wrinkles; then have to force yourself not to pick up the phone when they say you only have 15 minutes left to get the deal.
  4. 30 doesn't seem old anymore.
  5. 40 doesn't seem old anymore.
  6. [For women] Going anywhere without make-up is not an option.
  7. [For men] Rogaine doesn't seem so implausible anymore.
  8. The parents of the cute little family next door were born the year you graduated from High School.
  9. Your child asks you how old you were when the dinosaurs went extinct.
  10. The kid working at the local 7-11 calls you ma'am/sir.
Do you have any to add?

18 comments:

R. Garrett Wilson said...

11. You give out candy bars to perfect strangers

storyqueen said...

OG #8!!

Nothing makes you feel older than that.

LTM said...

LOL! #5--it doesn't!!! :D #8 = sad, but true... OMG! #9 totally happened to me. Sigh. But in the south, everyone is ma'am. I started getting that at 25, so I'm not so put out. But long gone are the days of getting carded~ ((hugs)) you're not older, you're better <3 NTM

Myrna Foster said...

Playing sports hurts more than it used to.

Beth said...

You only buy clothes that camouflage.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I guess I don't qualify as 'old' yet but that list made me laugh!

Shallee said...

How about when the kids you babysat back in high school now have kids of their own? That was a recent shocker to me.

And don't worry, judging by your cute profile pic, you don't look as old as you probably feel. :)

Yat-Yee said...

13) everyone on the church band you play in was born the year you got married or later.

14)A boy asked the bakery to write, "happy 29th, Mom!" on the cake and your son whispers, "Mom you're so much older."

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

How about this one...You love your husband more because you can get botox??? Yep, I love my husband! No one tells you everything about getting older...I went to the foot doctor and he told me I needed to do calf stretches because as we get older (45) our calves get tight and cause us foot pain... No one told me that in the Getting Older Guide for Dummies???

Victoria Dixon said...

They have a Getting Older Guide for Dummies??? Sigh. Children you babysat have children of their own - who are in junior high or older. You realize you've turned into your parents - complete with wiry chin hairs you can't see and no one has told you about.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Janet .. looks like your list could expand exponentially! Sharon's calf-stretches .. glad I read that .. I spend way too much time sitting - so I definitely need to get out and exercise ..

Now - been driving over 40 years .. is the one I have to keep quiet about!!

Cheers - I just don't think about it .. thankfully .. Hilary

Sangu said...

I am laughing myself silly over the dinosaurs. Oh dear.

MikeS said...

I think you should specify that number 3 is only for women. For men, it would be the ATV commercials.

Doralynn Kennedy said...

You can remember when TV didn't have color and there were less than 5 channels to choose from.

Fun post!

Maeve Frazier said...

You wake up with that morning after feeling, when you didn't do anything the night before!

Stephen Tremp said...

It wasn;t that long ago when I was called dude or hey man. Sir? What's up with that. I tell people, please don't cal me sir. Its just kinda ... weird.

Clara said...

Hahahaha, number 10 happens to me every time. Great post, absolutely loved this! : D

Amie Kaufman said...

Oh, that reassessing of what's old... 30 always seemed so ancient!

For me, it's also when technologies you relied on just ceased to exist. Just think, there's a whole generation out there who have never used a pencil to try and wind the tape back inside a cassette...