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  1. #1
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    Signs We Are Getting Old

    LOL, just had "I'm officially Old" moment. Going through the TSA scanner, agent takes one glance, and asks "Do you have any replacement joints, such as a hip or knee?"



    Fuck me.


    I jokingly asked her "Do I really look that old?"
    She replied "Not really, but you look the type"



    (JH airport, LOTS of us are bionic!)
    Last edited by rideit; 11-17-2023 at 11:59 PM.
    Forum Cross Pollinator, gratuitously strident

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    I look younger than I am. Sure don't feel it though.

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    starting a thread to bitch about being old is something that an old person would do…







    fact.

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    Timely post -
    some recent signs I've just gotten - on phone with auto insurance co last night - " thank you for being with us for 28 years" fuck me
    Also - just 30 minutes ago - after fixing a tire - took a while to get back up off ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo View Post
    Timely post -
    some recent signs I've just gotten - on phone with auto insurance co last night - " thank you for being with us for 28 years" fuck me.
    Was talking to USAA 2 weeks ago, and they gave me the same thing, it was 30 years.
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "everybody's got their hooks into you, fuck em....forge on motherfuckers, drag all those bitches across the goal line with you." - (not so) ill-advised strategy

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    I’m so old I remember waiting with friends at the airport gate and hugging goodbye before the walked on the tarmac and onto the plane.

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    You know you old when you have to beg for sex from a 57 year old lady................and get denied

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    I've had perfect vision my whole life. Just started using reading glasses and I'm thinking about getting a sweet eyewear retainer for them.

    Apparently getting off the ground or any uncomfortable movement requires me to groan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    I’m so old I remember waiting with friends at the airport gate and hugging goodbye before the walked on the tarmac and onto the plane.
    All while smoking

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    Starting to involuntarily make noises while groveling around picking stuff up .

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    When you see something that is not right, not just, not fair, you have a moral obligation to say something. To do something." Rep. John Lewis


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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    I’m so old I remember waiting with friends at the airport gate and hugging goodbye before the walked on the tarmac and onto the plane.
    9/11 put an end to that. You would really be old if you remember smoking butts/joints in the smoking section towards the rear of an airplane, or flying on a commercial plane where the WC was actually large enough to join the mile high club.

    You know that you are getting old when you can't remember the last time you got out of bed without back pain, or when walking a few miles you can't understand why your knees and legs feel like they are going to give out for no reason.
    “How does it feel to be the greatest guitarist in the world? I don’t know, go ask Rory Gallagher”. — Jimi Hendrix

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    When I wrecked my shoulder it wasn't from crashing a bike or motorcycle, or a horse wreck, or playing mud ball, or anything like that. I was leaning down to go into a crawlspace.

    When you hurt yourself and it wasn't from doing anything fun, that's a sign you're getting old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concretejungle View Post
    I've had perfect vision my whole life. Just started using reading glasses and I'm thinking about getting a sweet eyewear retainer for them.

    Apparently getting off the ground or any uncomfortable movement requires me to groan.
    I'm the only one in my entire family that doesn't wear glasses. Vision was always perfect. I've been noticing especially at night that it no longer is. Any light such as headlights, reflective signs or the moon I see multiples of, slightly offset. No problems during the day yet.

    And yeah, getting up after crouching or kneeling down getting to be a struggle.

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    You can't remember your born on date.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    Y'all gotten your electric toothbrushes yet?

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    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "everybody's got their hooks into you, fuck em....forge on motherfuckers, drag all those bitches across the goal line with you." - (not so) ill-advised strategy

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    Y'all gotten your electric toothbrushes yet?
    Ha! Just did.

    And yeah, I throw out my back/neck a couple times a year drying off after a shower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concretejungle View Post
    I've had perfect vision my whole life. Just started using reading glasses and I'm thinking about getting a sweet eyewear retainer for them.

    Apparently getting off the ground or any uncomfortable movement requires me to groan.
    When you’re fully onboard with the program you don’t keep them on a retainer. Besides the pair that is always atop your head you’ll have a spare pair in every place you frequent. You’ll have a pair in your car, on your bedside table, out in the garage, in your fly pack, etc…

    Amazon is a great resource, buy the cheap six packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobMc View Post
    When you’re fully onboard with the program you don’t keep them on a retainer. Besides the pair that is always atop your head you’ll have a spare pair in every place you frequent. You’ll have a pair in your car, on your bedside table, out in the garage, in your fly pack, etc…

    Amazon is a great resource, buy the cheap six packs.
    I have to wear safety glasses at work and almost always have sunglasses on. It's going to take me some time to figure out the most acceptable solution going forward. I also recently changed any of my work tool bags to brighter colors (style be damned) than black so I could see stuff at the bottom.

    Way ahead of you. I got the 3 or 4 pack from Costco.

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    Ha! Youngsters.

    I remember skiing in knickers and knee socks, using leather boots with laces that I’d tighten with a T-hook (same as my hockey skates), and wooden skis that broke in half on my first day.

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    Going through the quiver and looking at 2 pairs of 192 cm skis and thinking.. outside of a massive dump, am I really going to grab these on the way out the door ever again?? Looking for something similar in a 184 instead..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by concretejungle View Post
    I have to wear safety glasses at work and almost always have sunglasses on. It's going to take me some time to figure out the most acceptable solution going forward. I also recently changed any of my work tool bags to brighter colors (style be damned) than black so I could see stuff at the bottom.

    Way ahead of you. I got the 3 or 4 pack from Costco.
    There's lots of bifocal safety glasses on Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concretejungle View Post
    I have to wear safety glasses at work and almost always have sunglasses on. It's going to take me some time to figure out the most acceptable solution going forward. I also recently changed any of my work tool bags to brighter colors (style be damned) than black so I could see stuff at the bottom.

    Way ahead of you. I got the 3 or 4 pack from Costco.
    They have little magnification patches you can stick on your expensive shades to add a bifocal reading function to them.

    5 years ago reading glasses for reading really small print, threading a needle, etc... Today reading glasses for everything but driving... and the eye doc said it's 100% normal for my age. The even made me wear the over the counter readers for the eye chart test.. and called it 20/20 WITH the readers. I wouldn't even be able to read the top without them.
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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