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    You know you are getting old when..................................

    You bend down to tie your shoe laces & look around for anything else that needs doing while yoyu are down there.


    Any others?

    +42  Views: 5877 Answers: 59 Posted: 10 years ago
    itsmee

    Hilarious ... LOL. One thing: I can't figure out what else you could do down there. Pick up debris?
    Perhaps you will tie someone elses shoe? Scrape gum with a pocket knife. Hmmmm? Whatever you made my day.
    I'm all messed up today. Real bad.
    matheneyg

    No your fine LOL
    Poppy3

    Tommy how sweet you are when bending down to tie the shoe laces to look around to see if there is anyone else's that needs doing.
    daren1

    Great question Tom you nailed it out of the park with this one..
    Clonge

    I've already gotten a thumb up for this question so I'm posting an answer here. "When you keep re-marrying, and every subsequent mother-in-;law is younger than you."
    bulletman

    Ah the good old days when all the regulars were on site. :)

    59 Answers (1-30 Displayed)

    You tell the kids to turn down that bloody music.

    ole hipster

    You constantly make me laugh....thank you for that so much!...(:
    itsmee

    Tommy .. You got me laughin' again. I was supposed to be in bed. It's
    2:45

    am

    My computer is spacing funny. See above. ^
    and u2, PL
    chelleanne

    You know you're RIGHT! TURN IT DOWN! TURN IT DOWN!
    mycatsmom

    P L, that's what our parents used to tell us ! Hahahaha.
    When your mind makes appointments your body can`t keep.
    Tommyh

    When your mouth is writing cheques your body can't cash.lmao
    mycatsmom

    LOL, P L

    You cannot understand today's new English...

    matheneyg

    ok I must be older then define new english?
    jhharlan

    from the guy who wrote: I am so HOOD. What does that mean? And I don't get the acronyms (WBMY is one I've learned but I'm not understanding many of the others...) I'm 54 and I don't get out much....
    matheneyg

    me too totally in the dark with some abbreviations used today
    michmar118

    I'm 48 but work with many young people so I am fortunate enough to be informed well that way.
    Daisy!

    You got that right!
    Daisy!

    You got that right!
    Poppy3

    michmar118 - lucky you helps with so many things especially technology. You do not need to ask "have I lived half my life" as you go on life takes on a different perspective - perhaps not all bad.
    mycatsmom

    jh, I think he meant you'd fit in just fine into his ' hood ( neighborhood )

    when you look in the mirror and wonder who that old person is looking back at you

    Tommyh

    I commented on this one a day ago.My wife had a pic of us when we were about 20 propped against her dressing table mirror.The pic has been removed! LOL
    bulletman

    When i look in the mirror i see my father looking back at me -- scary!!
    Poppy3

    How funny you all are. I look in the mirror these days and say to myself "What can I do with that face"
    itsmee

    When I look in the mirror I see my mom.
    Poppy3

    Thankyou for your comments Istmee - all so funny - I see my Mum too.

    What  was this  about  I forgot   LMAO

    jhharlan

    I'm old, what doe LMAO mean....?
    Tommyh

    laughing my a$$ off.LMAO
    Poppy3

    Me too I am not sure of these acronyms.LMAO and LOL.also so good at this forgetting thing.
    mycatsmom

    LOL, Math
    Poppy3

    Thanks Tommy - asked before but still did not know.
    doolittle

    Laugh My Arse Off

    When you cant find the phone when it is ringing because you left it somewhere and  cant remember where. When chores take take you twice as long to do as it used to.

    Messenger

    Common Ann your not that close
    itsmee

    Ann ... I'm always calling myself with my other line.
    Poppy3

    This memory thing - how bad is this - put something down and takes me forever to find. I even think I am suffering from dementia at moments especially during a conversation and I cannot remember names.
    itsmee

    dopey, we need to talk. I have a pretty good vocabulary and it’s a damn good thing. If I can’t remember a word, I have a substitute. Sometimes the word I pick makes me sound kinda snooty. But a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.

    I hope we all remember these conversations, they were FOUR months ago.
    Ann

    Itsme, I think its the air we breathe.
    Poppy3

    itsmee - I really do not know how to get round this conversation thing - problem is I remember in retrospect - when it is too late.
    Poppy3

    Ann - do you know that I have just yes just after six days had the engineer to get me back on line and the first thing I looked at was this. I have many mobile phones which I only have for emergency - have a new one cheap only but have lost the charger and I have looked everywhere - I am on my last legs from looking so bad do you not think. Also engineer here and cannot find the glasses from last night and =what is worse I have so many- oh my - life goes on.

    When things just don't work like they use to...........lol


     

    Tommyh

    What things? LOL
    Headless Man

    Important thing s........... like legs..........lol
    itsmee

    I tried some Yoga today. OMG, you are soooooooooooo right.
    Headless Man

    I had some yogurt and that wore me out........lol
    Poppy3

    Randy - so funny - so funny things here putting such a big smile on my face - so need this just now.

    When you grunt trying get up from a seated potition.. I refuse to grunt!!! LOL

    Tommyh

    I grunt & I groan.Too bad! They can all put up with it.LMAO
    mycatsmom

    or grunt when you plop yourself down. My dad used to do that. LOL. It was kind of irritating.
    Jenn

    My hubby does it but he broke is leg and it hurts to sit and get up now.. So I give him a pass.... (tib/fib fracture...ouch)
    itsmee

    nobody on this site is allowed to grunt. Grunt?! Ho no.

    When my grand children call me "Yeh Yeh" (grandpa in Chinese).  Soon they will hold my hand when crossing roads. 

    When I try to open a jar, move furniture, or any of the hundred things I use to do so effortlessly. Now I need help! That burns me up! Youth is wasted on the young! They don't know what to do with it till it's to late. Pity you can't start off old and grow young!


     

    Poppy3

    Daisy how right you are about this energy thing.
    Daisy!

    Thank You!

    You know you are old: 


    When your grand child asks you if they can make an impression mould of your face so they can produce Halloween masks with it.

    michmar118

    Seriously??! That's too funny and no offense meant at all!
    itsmee

    Mich ... I believe robert was messin’ with us. Can’t get my thumb to go up, robert.
    Poppy3

    yeah itsmee - I am sure his grand child does not see him this way - loves him too much.
    robertgrist

    It’s a joke... so lighten up!

    The Senility Prayer


    "Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked any way, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference."


     

    itsmee

    Chiangmai, I will embroider that on my lacy pillow if I can only find my glasses.
    Chiangmai

    Hahaha, make me one too. :)
    mycatsmom

    that was a good one, Chiang
    leeroy

    Excellent, thumbs up!
    Poppy3

    Like the one "God grant me the grace to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change and the wisdom to know the difference" - if that is right. My Mother was always quoting this.

     NOW THAT'S GETTING OLD !!!!    OH MY BACK !!!!


    ""


     

    Go to the fridge to get something, open the door and i have forgotten what i wanted. i am getting a bit worried about this as it has been happening often.

    Benchong

    We are in the same boat!
    Poppy3

    Don't worry this happens quite often to relatively younger people too. Go to a room for something and have to repeat the trip or stand there saying what did I come here to get.
    Poppy3

    bulletman - guess what - my cousin told me only yesterday - (when I said I lost the charger to the cell phone can't really use them anyway needed it when my internet went down) that she once lost her car keys and looked for two hours and where were they in the FRIDGE!

    When you're called Ma'am. Once when I was 27 this really snotty nurse said, "Ma'am have your reached Menopause." (Fortunately I didn't know what "menopause" was. I found out later and wanted to go back and .... and what ... Oh, I don't know. 

    Lupe

    I was called Ma'am at 18!!
    itsmee

    Lupe: What state are you in. I live in California and the "rules" might be different.
    Poppy3

    In my day - there I go - Madams ran brothels but here they call me Madam in the shops this is out of politeness but confirms to me that they see me as old. Just another affirmation. Oh Dear.
    leeroy

    So true, I remember when the first person called me SIR, I almost died... Not really, but I haven't been back to that grocery since, lol.

    You go to bed every night at 8:00 because you're tired, and get up at 3:00 because you can't sleep.

    mycatsmom

    Flip, I had to laff, b/c my best frind, Carol does this every night, then complains about it. And my frined,Steve's mother does this. LOL
    itsmee

    I do this.
    Poppy3

    Me too if not worse - sometimes go to bed at 5am - usually wake two hours consistently later - the old brain remembers to do this? I go back to sleep though and wake up so late - Oh just ain't natural!!!! and I take sleeping tablets - very few GPs here will give these - perhaps the herbal type ones though - this add to forgetfulness.

     " When you begin sentences with  (When I was your age!......) "

    itsmee

    That's one of the worst. I have bitten my tongue over it many times.
    mycatsmom

    oh oh . I did that lately....more than once :-\
    Poppy3

    I do this too but I say "When I was young" Would you believe it doesn't help today 2.25pm 10/12/12 there is an add of an old woman on this page for life insurance - just a reminder I guess,can do without this reminder.

    When your back in Diapers.

    Tommyh

    Not yet thank goodness.LOL
    Poppy3

    Hopefully - won't happen to any of us.

    When your FEEL BAD, FEELS BAD and there isn't anything that'll help!!!

    Poppy3

    Yes dad59 - that's BAD. I am sure many of us have this too huh.

    "Young (punks) pass you up while driving, &  yell to you; " GET A HORSE ! "

    Poppy3

    YEAH - so annoying PANDA and I am sure you are not that old but when they see me this old thing and a woman toboot they have to drive on my tail which so annoys me or overtake to stop at the lights in front of me. Where are they going - I have been driving for years and do not drive unnecessarily slowly or unfortunately look my age. I have before now got out of the car and asked "where are you going". Equally annoying people may I say I have only noticed men in this context think they are on a race track they drive so fast.

    WHEN YOU CAN TRUST FARTS LESS AND LESS

    Spaceghost

    Ha ha, on the movie " The Bucket List" Jack Nicholson said NEVER trust a fart.
    Poppy3

    Really - don't remember that one Spaceghost. Clever man.
    Poppy3

    Spaceghost - he also said in "As Good As It Gets" - "I'm dying here and you're describing the water". Or is it "I'm drowning here and you are describing the water"? Yeah guess that's it but like the dying bit as people can be dying and the conversation re their feelings can be diverted by the listener - conveniently.

    when you like ringles are coming out and you are geting white hair


     

    mycatsmom

    I wish the ringles would come out of my clothes :-)

    ................. I look at my kids and realize they are adults, even though I can still tell you all about the days they were born (and the nights they were conceived.).   :o

    When you have to remove your teeth and soak them every night.

    jhharlan

    Thanks, CB. But let me tell you I wasn’t much older than you when I lost mine. Who’s old ?
    country bumpkin

    Moderator
    I still have all of my teeth. :))

    The phone rings, and you pick up the TV remote, hold it up to your ear and say hello ?   LOL My late,elderly mother used to do that.

    Tommyh

    We were driving one day & my cell phone rang.My wife picked up my camera,took a nice photo of the interior of our car & answered it.Hahahaha!

    walk into a room and forget why your their...

    mycatsmom

    that starts at about 35 or 40 !

    Oh Boy! I am getting old.I have been getting all of these answers & couldn't find them.Not realizing that they had gone onto page 2


    I guess the last laugh IS on me!


    Still LMAO!!

    when your child asks what the lines around your eyes are and you tell him they are laugh lines,  he asks you to stop laughing so much;)

    Poppy3

    Umbriel - you are a strange sort of guy - clever - but at moments a weird sense of humour.

    This has been a good laugh!!  You know you are getting old when you can't laugh anymore!  Especially at yourself.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.........!"


    George Bernard Shaw

    Poppy3

    Animals learn by playing - apart from Apes and chimps - dolphins(highly intelligent animals) play on and on and by doing this they are learning.

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