Thursday, February 20, 2014

How you know you're getting old

Yesterday afternoon two very loud youths got into my train carriage. They weren't really misbehaving in any way, just being quite boisterous and talking at a high volume. I got the irrits. Thought about how rude they were and didn't their parents teach them any manners? Them I realised what a fuddy-duddy I was. 

Yep, definitely getting 

Here's a few more warning signs of those of us of advancing years:

- you carry a cardigan with you wherever you go. Even in summer. 

- you no longer listen to commercial radio. ABC all the way, baby. 

- music videos shock you.

- you have opinions about stuff like politics, economics and foreign policy. 

- you walk right past any clothes store playing loud music. 

- shoes are chosen for comfort, rather than aesthetic value. 

- you mute the ads on the tv. Just like grandpa used to. 

But it's not all bad. In fact, I rather like the older me. I've learned stuff. I'm more confident in who I am, and what I believe. But I still keep a spare cardigan AND an umbrella in the car. 

Are you exhibiting signs of age? Tell me! 


  1. - medication is measured out into a weekly pill case: mostly so I can remember if I've taken it or not

    - orthotic shoe inserts

    - cheap accessories shunned because they don't last

    1. Oh yes, I have orthotics too! And realising that buying things that last, that's being mature :)

  2. Sarah, thirty-three is not old! Wait until it's easier to go blonde than try to cover the grey hair with a dark rinse!

    1. I shall pull my head in and stop complaining! :)



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