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Old 03-03-2013, 10:31 AM
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The How You know That You Are Getting Old Thread

I know that I'm getting old because every time I fart, I answer the phone.

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Old 03-03-2013, 10:37 AM
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It's that fart ringtone of yours
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:58 AM
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I know that I'm getting old because every time I fart, I answer the phone.
Wrong. Getting old means never forgetting to the old saying:

"Never trust a fart"
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:03 AM
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You know you are getting old when you cannot see the rack damper bolt on a 617 without a flashlight IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:42 PM
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I do not know if there is really a solid common denominator. Full realising or cognizant of the fact you are not going to get out of this current condition alive might aproach one though.

Having to deal more with how things will ultimatly be distributed is perhaps another. Feeling that the mind is still pretty much intact may be another. Or whatever little was there in my younger days is still present. There are probably hundreds of the personal individual indicators. The only certainty is if you live long enough you will get old.

At my age of seventy since still in relatively decent health especally ..I do not feel exceptional but fortunate for sure. Just the other day it occured to me at some point I will have to turn in my drivers licence not knowing when right now. Hopefull done by myself well before it is absolutly required.Most vapourise here because our family physicians develop concerns and phone them in. I do not object to this policy as it is all too easy to kill people with a car.

Aging is always like a lot of things relevant as well. To a ninety year old I am young. To a teenager far past just being ancient. All too soon since time always flies quicker for the individual with age. There is a reasonable explanation for that. I wll be over the hill or around the bend. Preffering to not live so long that my life is no longer worth living.

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Old 03-03-2013, 01:53 PM
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I know that I'm getting old because every time I fart, I answer the phone.
Lumpy farts are not age specific. Flatuence otherwise is mostly troubling to others. The people on the other end of the phone have no indicator of what you have done.

Specifically Some by products of flatuence are to let deaf people normally know what you have done as well..
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:12 PM
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You know you’re getting old when you can’t stand people who are intolerant.
You know you’re getting old when a fortune teller offers to read your face
You know you're getting old when it takes too much effort to procrastinate.
You know you’re getting old when you regret all those mistakes resisting temptation.
You know you’re getting older when your pacemaker makes the garage door go up when you watch a pretty girl go by.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:12 PM
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If 72 is the new 30, I'm still a punk. Scientists Claim 72 Is the New 30
I feel much better now.
Seriously, as Bot's sig says, I think it's mostly mind over matter. My wife still gets a kick out of noticing women half my age flirting with me, something I rarely notice myself. Thank the lord she thinks it's funny. I have friends my age who dwell on their getting old and guess what, they LOOK old.
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Okay, now that it has been established that scientists lie as much as any other proffession.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:43 PM
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You know you are getting old when you cannot see the rack damper bolt on a 617 without a flashlight IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.
The first time I noticed when my eyesight went down was when I laid down under need my 300CD and couldn't focus on the bolts I was removing. My days as a youth were over.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:32 PM
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That is amazing.

I NEVER would have figured it.

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:36 PM
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If 72 is the new 30, I'm still a punk. Scientists Claim 72 Is the New 30
I feel much better now.
Seriously, as Bot's sig says, I think it's mostly mind over matter. My wife still gets a kick out of noticing women half my age flirting with me, something I rarely notice myself. Thank the lord she thinks it's funny. I have friends my age who dwell on their getting old and guess what, they LOOK old.
I always thought you were in your 40's, you're fooling the interwebs.
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Occasionally I notice a younger woman looking at me and for an instant the old instincts kick in and I think "oh, she thinks I am attractive"....then I think, "oh, I bet she thinks I remind her of her father"....then I think "Or her grandfather!".
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Every generation has a different way of determining it.

You remember what a busy signal sounds like on a telephone.
You still say "color tv" or "record album" when referring to current products.
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Every generation has a different way of determining it.

You remember what a busy signal sounds like on a telephone.
You still say "color tv" or "record album" when referring to current products.
I remember way back.... when the TeeVee had no programming after 12 or 1am...
There were cigarette machines, and payphones too.
Paperboys were actually boys, and you couldn't fit a computer in your house, let alone your pocket.

Oh yeah... and leaded gas.

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