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Old 26th Apr 2002, 16:20
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Unhappy You know you're getting old when:

Alright sob sob the final prove came today after ignoring for a while the slightly, greying hair and the creak in my knees when I hillwalk when I was taking the bus two stops from the pub which serves the best pub grub in Dublin (& aptly named 'The Morgue' cause the tramlines used to end there & when people used to get knocked down by the trams they'd bring the dead bodies into the pub at the turn of the century) to work cause I was too bloody lazy to walk (another sign I fear). A teenager taking pity on me stood up & offered me her seat meaning it kindly of course. Although I smiled back & politely explained & refused secretly I grimaced inside & realised that although I still inside regard meself as a young one, the younger generation DONT. Sob sob, life will never be the same again sob.

What's brought you guys to the realisation you'se are getting on a bit & can anyone offer me words of comfort?

Old 26th Apr 2002, 16:39
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Em, 2 episodes stand out in my mind.
The first time a young shop assistant called me Ma'am and used the polite form of adress instead of the familiar "you".
Don't think I looked in a mirror for a whole week.

Another was the first time I was older than the Captain of our 747 crew.
I drank way too much that night in an attempt to forget the sorry facts.
Next day I looked as old as I felt, and it wasn't a pretty sight!

The ravages of time and gravity play foul tricks on us women. Before our own eyes we change from beddable young things into ancient crones feared by man and child alike.

There is no comfort, none at all.
Exept perhaps in the realization that getting old is better than dying young.
Carpe Diem mate!
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Old 26th Apr 2002, 16:43
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Well you are only as old as you think. I have known sixty year old teenagers and teenagers that have wished themselves into their forties. Personally I do mad and capricious, tonight off Scottish dancing. As an ex ATCO now retired at 60, I decided to run a company, as I said I do mad!! Well most people tell me that I need my head seeing to. Just enjoy life, whether it is hobbies, careers or anything else. Good luck to you and have a Guinness for me - it don't taste the same outside Dublin.
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Old 26th Apr 2002, 16:45
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I have sold my soul ( and that of draper - for an additional thirty quid) to the devil.
we shall live forever!
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Old 26th Apr 2002, 16:56
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Also, Flaps, hoe gaat het met jou?
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Old 26th Apr 2002, 16:58
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I am really looking forward to getting old so as to avoid all the unwanted attentions of the opposite sex
I think I'll notice when it happens, have bought a dog in anticipation to help me pass all the regained time.

Seriously, I started thinking about it when I realised that on layovers I was going out for dinner mostly with CSDs, Pursers and Captains because I found their conversation more interesting as we often share the same interests (ouch! that one says it all!) and because I prefer to eat in a real restaurant rather that in a Pizza Hut. But I am still at that stage where you prefer to think that you are very mature for a young girl

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Old 26th Apr 2002, 18:02
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Im totally depressed now.

Youre right falps, when you drink too much the night before, it sure shows the next day!!

and I no longer go out without my make up like I did when I was a bright young thing, because I look like nothing on earth!!!!!!!

Can still pull scouse systems analysts in clubs and get a snog, tho!!
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Old 26th Apr 2002, 18:09
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There is no such thing as getting old!!!! Maybe other people may think you're looking a bit the worse for wear, but YOU KNOW that deep inside --- nothing has changed!!!

Attitude is all and with the right attitude you will die at the age of 27 - even if you were born in 1871.

Also look at my age-old sign off below --
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Old 26th Apr 2002, 18:11
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ALSO ---- how come I've only got 61 posts ????????????
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Old 26th Apr 2002, 18:31
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61 posts in dog years whools = 4,398 in human posts.
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Old 26th Apr 2002, 18:40
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Auntie Em, Auntie Em!... Ha! couldn't resist.

I've enjoyed turning 50 ... I'm getting discounts now.
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Old 26th Apr 2002, 19:04
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Ah !, but one undoubtedly benifits from increased wisdom, one looks around at the fumbling young fools and smiles, could one have possibly been that dumb onself once, Nah nobody could be a dumb as present young generation .
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Old 26th Apr 2002, 19:11
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Whilst out with my 6 year old the other day, the store clerk remarked how nice for her to be out with her grandpa !!!

... oh woe is me !!!
In my mind a ladykiller .... in reality .... someone's grandpa!!?

OMG !!! time for surgery .... it has come to this !!!
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Old 28th Apr 2002, 17:03
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I realised this afternoon that something was up when after enjoying a truly lovely mornings flight on a gorgeous day, smooth uneventful slot into Zurich, managed a wave at the spotters just before touchdown, no last minute hassels got to the hotel and walked in to see a mass of pulchritude in their light dun coloured uniforms and red hats. Ignored them and marched to check in to get my room when my fellow operative remarked that I had not so much as glanced in their direction. It's a terrible thing when a pilot ceases to look up when a plane flies overhead I thought, so what was happening to me???
Had the thought of the cold beer waiting so completely occupied my mind, OR WAS I GETTING OLD#####?????
A few beer later, the opo's unconcious in his pit summoning up strength for the evening bash and I am catching up on whazzzup in JB, and I am begining to wonder myself. Is this the beginning of the end. Have I lost that vital curiosity that has played so large a part of my life. I shake my head in wonder, I didn't even glance, it's a worry I tell you.
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Old 28th Apr 2002, 17:34
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Talking It doesnt bother me at all

Next year I will be eligible to take a SAGA Holiday along with my Octogenarian father, if we are both spared and well.

Age doesnt bother me. I am what I am.

Good luck.

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Old 28th Apr 2002, 17:49
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I worry that the items I see on the Antiques Roadshow is stuff I got for xmas once..
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Old 28th Apr 2002, 18:19
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Loosing or thinning hair from were it should be AND gaining mutant growing hairs in the strangest of places.
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Old 29th Apr 2002, 00:49
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You line everything up to pee straight down into the bowl, and instead it angles off about 45 degrees and hits the bog roll hanging on the vanity.
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Old 29th Apr 2002, 00:57
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You can't be bothered to respond to a "Sex on JB" poll

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Old 29th Apr 2002, 08:46
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Three guys aged 60, 70 & 80 lamenting the passing of the years.
Says the 60 year old:" You have to get up three times a night to have a pee and you stand there waiting for it to happen. It's terrible to be sixty!"

That's nothing, wait till you are 70, says the 70 year old. "You sit on the bog, sometimes takes three days before you can have a [email protected], it's awful!"

Wait until you are 80, says the 80 year old.

Immediately the 60 year old says; you are having trouble having a p!ss, right?

No, I p!ss like a horse on a flat rock, every morning at 6 o'clock.

You are having trouble having a [email protected] aren't you, says the 70 year old.

No not at all, I have an enormous [email protected] every morning at 6:30.

Well, what are you complaining about then?

"I don't wake up till 7!"
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