You know you're old when....

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Scooter127, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I've probably paid for my chiropractors horsie.
     
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  2. mschafft

    mschafft Gretschie

    485
    Jan 19, 2017
    Switzerland
    .. people address you as "sir" in the skatepark.
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    The first time the pretty girl at the cash register calls you sir. Noooooo! :D
     
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  4. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Gimme my discount, kid!
     
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    When you have to go for a pedicure because you can't reach your toes with the nail clippers anymore. Happened on Sunday. :(
     
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  6. capnhiho

    capnhiho Gretschie

    296
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    I knew I was getting old when I heard Grateful Dead and Hot Tuna songs on the Muzak in the supermarket - and that was 20 years ago.

    Anybody remember what Muzak is?
     
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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Red Skelton even composed songs for them. Muzak was designed to give upbeat music to workers from Monday AM to Friday PM, then , mellower on the weekends. In the '80s, I heard Moody Blues and others on Muzak. Better than hearing classic songs on Ex Lax commercials, I guess.
     
  8. wilblee

    wilblee Synchromatic

    949
    May 23, 2013
    TX Hill Country
    I know I’m old because:

    I remember when phones with buttons were new-fangled...




    ...and I use the term new-fangled.
     
  9. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    533
    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    as a bit of an extension to new found physical limitations, I have really severe allergies and this summer has been especially bad for me here in Texas. Sunday morning I had a bit of a sneezing fit and pulled some sort of muscle in my neck. Dumb thing still hurts today!
     
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  10. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Sneezing is one of the most explosive releases of energy in the body. It can easily cause dislocations through muscle spasms. Can you get a professional massage to loosen the neck muscles and relieve the pain?
     
  11. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    533
    Feb 13, 2015
    tejas
    well, i actually have a bulging disk in my neck too, so the problem is actually deeper than just being horrifyingly out of shape.
     
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  12. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    676
    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Like Don Henley sang, " I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac, you can't go back"
     
  13. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    That one made me laugh out loud. The kids at the counter probably had no idea what the Soviet Union was.
     
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  14. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    847
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
    ROFL, that bring up an old college memory. Some guy showed me a picture of Nancy Wilson (Heart) lookin awfully pretty with some guitar hanging off her neck and I said COOL! He was all "Cool? WTH?" I didn't realize I was supposed to be looking at her, all I saw was the guitar!
     
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  15. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    847
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
    Apparently plenty have nothing better to do than reply to what should be, and mostly is, a fun thread.
     
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  16. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    When movies or shows where the people wear clothes you grew up wearing (and maybe still wear) are referred to as "period pieces".
     
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  17. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Especially if you're there to watch your grandchildren skate!
     
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  18. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    People start offering "senior discounts" without you even asking.
     
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  19. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    My (2nd) wife is 16 years younger than me and only 8 years older than my eldest daughter. Some years ago I went with them on a designer clothing shopping expedition. When I was standing around looking slightly uncomfortable the helpful sales assistant said: "I think it's great that you take your daughters shopping". They never let me live it down! :(
     
  20. new6659

    new6659 Synchromatic

    579
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    So, about 7 or 8 years ago that happened to me twice in a two day period. It turned out Tuesdays were the seniors discount day in the local supermarket and I was offered a look at the seniors menu in a restaurant. That seems to have been when the tide started to turn...:oops::oops:
     
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