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WeatherJinx
14th Mar 2002, 15:35
Recognise any of these? Think of any more?. .. .WxJx <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . .. .Signs of being well over 25. .. .1. You leave gigs before the encore to "beat the rush". . .. .2.You get more excited about having a roast on a Sunday than going clubbing. . .. .3. You stop dreaming of becoming a professional footballer and start dreaming of having a son who might instead. . .. .4. Before throwing the local paper away, you look through the property section. . .. .5. You prefer Later with Jools Holland to Top of the Pops. . .. .6. All of a sudden, Tony Blair is not 47, he's only 47. . .. .7. Before going out anywhere, you ask what the parking is like. . .. .8. Rather than throw a knackered pair of trainers out, you keep them because they'll be all right for the garden. . .. .9. You buy your first ever T-shirt without anything written on it. . .. .10. Instead of laughing at the innovations catalogue that falls out of the newspaper, you suddenly see both the benefit and money saving properties of a plastic winter cover for your garden bench and an electronic mole. .repellent for the lawn. Not to mention the plastic man for the car to deter would-be thieves. . .. .11. You start to worry about your parents' health. . .. .12. You complain that ecstasy's "not as pure as it used to be coz you know that if you have some it will take about 48 hours to recover and anyway, you might look a bit of an idiot. . .. .13. Sure, you have more disposable income, but everything you want to buy costs between 1000 and 1500 quid. . .. .14. You don't get funny looks when you buy a Disney video or a Wallace and Gromit bubble bath, as the sales assistant assumes they are for your child. . .. .15. Pop music all starts to sound crap. . .. .16. You opt for Pizza Express over Pizza Hut because they don't have any pictures on the menus and anyway, they do a really nice half-bottle of house white. . .. .17. You become powerless to resist the lure of self-assembly furniture.. .. .18. You always have enough milk in. . .. .19. To compensate for the fact that you have little desire to go clubbing, you instead frequent really loud tapas restaurants and franchise pubs with wacky names in the mistaken belief that you have not turned into your parents. . .. .20. While flicking through the TV channels, you happen upon C4's Time Team with Tony Robinson. You get drawn in. . .. .21. The benefits of a pension scheme become clear. . .. .22. You go out of your way to pick up a colour chart from B&Q. . .. .23. You wish you had a shed. . .. .24. You have acquired a shed. . .. .25. You actually find yourself saying "They don't make 'em like that anymore" and "I remember when there were only 3 TV channels" and "Of course,in my day...." . .. .26. Radio 2 play more songs you know than Radio 1 - and Jimmy Young has some really interesting guests on. . .. .27. Instead of tutting at old people who take ages to get off the bus, you tut at schoolchildren whose diction is poor. . .. .28. When sitting outside a pub you become envious of their hanging baskets. . .. .29. You make an effort to be in and out of the curry house by 11. . .. .30. You come face to face with your own mortality for the first time,and the indestructibility of the 20s gives way to a realisation that you are but passing through this life and if you don't settle down soon and have. .kids you'll have no-one to look after you when you're old and frail and incontinent and you can't go on p**sing your life up against a wall forever and think of how many brain cells you're destroying every time a swift half. .turns into 10 pints, and look at that, a full set of stainless steel saucepans for 99 quid, they cost as much as 35 each if you buy them separately, and you get a milk pan thrown in, ... . .. .31. You find yourself saying "is it cold in here or is it just me?"

Justforkix
14th Mar 2002, 16:01
Yes, I'm well over 25. But still got the cajunas to **** up bigtime and smile afterwards. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

swashplate
15th Mar 2002, 03:00
Bloody Hell... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> . .. .I must have been 'over 25' at 18..... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

BlueDiamond
15th Mar 2002, 05:20
Oh, heck ... that's ME!!!. .. .(Sobs into hankie and runs to kitchen for consoling cup of coffee.). .. . <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

Feeton Terrafirma
15th Mar 2002, 11:27
I'm well and I'm over 25.. .. .AND I'm not sayin anything more <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

djk
15th Mar 2002, 11:40
ermmmm no comment <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

Evening Star
15th Mar 2002, 12:17
Well, thought I was 39 in a few weeks, but failed on item 18 last night - returned from AMS, looked in the fridge and found the milk turning to cheese and the cheese turning to ... well, something hairy - must therefore be under 25.

N380UA
15th Mar 2002, 12:18
Now Iím worried!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

Big Tudor
15th Mar 2002, 18:08
32. You find yourself saying, "I don't know where this year has gone!" IN FEBRUARY.. .. .33. You panic when you watch Gardeners World and see Alan Titchmarsh's flowers in full bloom when yours aren't.. .. .34. You make a point of watching the news and weather forecast.. .. .35. You find yourself buying jeans from the supermarket, "Because they are very good value".

AerBabe
15th Mar 2002, 22:53
Does 4 days = 'well over'? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Confused]" src="confused.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />

sanjosebaz
15th Mar 2002, 23:20
Three of Big Tudor's points have me concerned! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />

DKosky
15th Mar 2002, 23:39
36 you decide at the beginning of the year to make a concious effort to do your Christmas shopping early.

Flintstone
16th Mar 2002, 07:05
I'm over 25 and I am well (thanks for asking).. .. .Does that answer your question?

tony draper
16th Mar 2002, 13:37
Hmmm. let me see.. .. .1,One has never been to a "Gig" in ones life.. .. .2,One has never been "clubbing" in ones life.. .. .3,One has never attended a football match in ones life, nor has one ever had any interest in becoming a player, or ones offspring becoming a player.. .. .4,Some truth in this one.. .. .5, One has never had any interest whatsoever in Jools Holland, or popular music of any kind.. .. .6, One hopes Tony Blair never gets any older.. .. .7, Some truth in this one.. .. .8, One has never owned or worn trainers of any kind.. .. .9,One hasn'y owned or worn a tea shirt for forty years.. .. .10, Some truth in this one.. .. .11, I'm afraid ones parents health is the concern of a higher being now.. .. .12, One has never seen ecstasy, let alone tried it.. .. .13, Some truth in this.. .. .14 Some truth in this.. .. .15, One has always thought pop music sounded crap.. .. .16, One only patronises MacDonalds.. .. .17,Some truth in this.. .. .18,One can never have enough milk in.. .. .19,One hasn't a clue what a "Tapas bar" is.. .. .20,One loves time team and would not be flicking thru the channels were it on.. .. .21, Some truth in this one.. .. .22, One hasn't the slightest interest in the colour of things.. .. .23, One has a cellar. .. .24, see above.. .. .25, This is true , they don't make em like they used to.. .. .26,One has never played radio one.. .. .27,One avoids children like the plague, therefore one has no idea how they speak.. .. .28, Some truth in this one.. .. .29, One telephones ones curry order.. .. .30,Some truth in this.. .. .31, Some truth in this.. .. . <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />. . . . <small>[ 16 March 2002, 09:41: Message edited by: tony draper ]</small>

ToucanKeeper
16th Mar 2002, 14:51
Jimmy Young? Jimmy Young??? The original and genuine? Or some sort of electronic android? If he's stil on the go he must be coming up to 125...

redsnail
16th Mar 2002, 18:12
With thanks to 10W (I borrowed his quote). .I am 21 with 15 years experience <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="biggrin.gif" />

GROUNDHOG
18th Mar 2002, 22:49
I decide on reaching 50 to start going backwards to 21 and then returning again. I am now 47 and next birthday I will be 46.. .. .Its great because it gives me so much to do in my thirties and forties on the way back that I didn't do on the way up.. .. .Of course you can also enjoy again loads of things you did for a second time and avoid all the things you didn't enjoy.. .. .Hang on the men in white coats are coming, gotta go.....meep meep