You know youโ€™re getting old when ......................


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You pick up the TV Remote Control and start trying to type a text on it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚, like I just did!

I am glued to the French Open final ๐ŸŽพ, but no excuse! I did larf! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™„

โ€‹Any signs youโ€™re getting old? Go on, admit it!

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When you mention vhs to people at work....and they say 'What's that? '
Errrr....:(
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When you mention vhs to people at work....and they say 'What's that? '
Errrr....:(


Hey.... what's that...... sorry Angela, only joking..... couldn't resist.
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Hey.... what's that...... sorry Angela, only joking..... couldn't resist.


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When you go into another room to get something, and when you get there forget what you have gone for.
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When you go into another room to get something, and when you get there forget what you have gone for.


Ah Duppy, this happens to me ALL the time. ๐Ÿ™„
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Damn - I was about to post a witty reply....no...it's gone...
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LOL Wozeeta ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Angelabikerbabe;30926:
When you mention vhs to people at work....and they say 'What's that? '
Errrr....:(


If you really want to confuse them, mention betamax
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Duppy;30940:
If you really want to confuse them, mention betamax


You are SO young. When I started working for a charity, the whole communications strategy was based on filmstrips... then after a few years video came along.
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There is an electric device you can get that overcomes those occasions when you go go upstairs to get or do something and then forget why you have gone upstairs. Itโ€™s an electric stair lift. It gets you up so fast you donโ€™t have time to forget what you have gone up for!
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G4RHL;30950:
There is an electric device you can get that overcomes those occasions when you go go upstairs to get or do something and then forget why you have gone upstairs. Itโ€™s an electric stair lift. It gets you up so fast you donโ€™t have time to forget what you have gone up for!


Ha ha, nice one ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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Does it also work in flats ??
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LOL ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Ah.
I have an excuse for that, it's my 'survival instincts' kicking in.
I remember that some scientists investigated why this happens, and apparently it's a defence mechanism, your brain treats crossing the threshold as if you are entering some form of 'danger zone' so it puts all it's effort into paying attention to your new surroundings.

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When you go into another room to get something, and when you get there forget what you have gone for.


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You know you are getting old when sentences start with:

'When I was a ...'

Such as when I pass my childhood home, and go 'when I was a lad, that housing estate was all fields, with horses in....,' or 'when I was a lad, my friends and I played in that house whilst it was being built.'


I've not yet got to the stage of my neighbour's dad, who told me one day that he was one of the first tenants of our estate, way back in the 1960s or 1970s, and lived here whilst every other section was being built - he also explained why our house numbering system makes no sense.

Having said that, do you know what really, really, makes me feel old?

Remembering when a gallon of petrol cost less than a litre of petrol does now, oh for those heady days when I could fill up my 75 for ยฃ15.
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On a personal level today, I discovered I'm old because I was investigating the 'Goblin Steamette' wallpaper stripper that I dug out of the shed to take over my friend's and not only did I remember that.

It originally came with an attachment that allowed you to steam floors.

It came with an attachment that allowed you to steam ovens.

I found an advert for it in the Argos Catalogue: from 1994!
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I was about to post a comment about a Goblin Teasmade, but I'll probably get banned so I wont.
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On a personal level today, I discovered I'm old because I was investigating the 'Goblin Steamette' wallpaper stripper that I dug out of the shed to take over my friend's and not only did I remember that.

It originally came with an attachment that allowed you to steam floors.

It came with an attachment that allowed you to steam ovens.

I found an advert for it in the Argos Catalogue2290: from 1994!
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Having said that, do you know what really, really, makes me feel old?

Remembering when a gallon of petrol cost less than a litre of petrol does now, oh for those heady days when I could fill up my 75 for ยฃ15.

Blimey Gwyndy, now I feel really old, I can remember getting 4 gallons (18 LTRs ) of petrol and a couple of shots of RedEx for ยฃ1
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When you know how much 10 bob is.
Remember life before the M25.
Watching the first space shuttle landing.
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yes, until you bump your head on the ceiling...
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Does it also work in flats ??
A gallon of petrol in 1971 cost 34.25p. In todayโ€™s money that equals to about ยฃ4.75. As opposed to about ยฃ5.86 today. Not as big a difference as many believe. As incomes then were an awful lot lower fuel was more expensive as a proportion of income. Many think things were a lot cheaper โ€œwhen I was a ladโ€ but they werenโ€™t. My income when I started to work was ยฃ3 per week which equates to ยฃ1.50 per hour now. In July 1984 my quarterโ€™s electricity bill was ยฃ69.21. Today that equates to ยฃ220.62. My last PP bill for May 2019 charged me ยฃ49.79 for electricity for one month which equates to ยฃ150 per quarter, less than I was paying in 1984. We tend to think things were cheaper but they were not and incomes were lower.

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I remember the Goblin Teasmaid. The electric drink machine I mean! An add on extra in a deluxe hotel room courtesy of the management! They were noisy!
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As a kid i remember watching a kids saturday morning show called "space 1999" and thinking my god i will never live till then.
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A gallon of petrol in 1971 cost 34.25p. In todayโ€™s money that equals to about ยฃ4.75. As opposed to about ยฃ5.86 today. Not as big a difference as many believe. As incomes then were an awful lot lower fuel was more expensive as a proportion of income. Many think things were a lot cheaper โ€œwhen I was a ladโ€ but they werenโ€™t. My income when I started to work was ยฃ3 per week which equates to ยฃ1.50 per hour now. In July 1984 my quarterโ€™s electricity bill was ยฃ69.21. Today that equates to ยฃ220.62. My last PP bill for May 2019 charged me ยฃ49.79 for electricity for one month which equates to ยฃ150 per quarter, less than I was paying in 1984. We tend to think things were cheaper but they were not and incomes were lower.

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Really good point!

Though the money equivalent website I looked at says 34p in 1971 is about ยฃ3.36 now, or about 75p a litre?

Stephen
I can remember when the Scotland national football team could (fairly regularly) qualify for the World Cup......... I can also remember when Scotland were the first team to beat the World Champions (England) .........in my mind that meant that Scotland were the new World Champions............ps I've had a lot of treatment since then and hopefully, one day I'll make a full recovery.
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I see why I love these forums now - I feel so young *ducks* :D

For me it's when I started using the same phrases my parents used when I'm talking to my kids.
And these days when I look in the mirror I keep seeing my Dad looking back at me. That's not a bad thing though - miss the old fella.
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when I look in the mirror I keep seeing my Dad looking back at me. That's not a bad thing though - miss the old fella.

Nice post @Jowl โค๏ธ

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