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Unable to hold back the genetic tide, I find myself gardening in my carpet slippers, asking for a knife and fork in McDonalds and agreeing with the Daily Telegraph. I'm beyond help - what about you?

Thanks to b3th for the suggestion

(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:39)
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I've finally hit that age where I have more cups of tea than I have wanks.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 14:10, 11 replies)
I have a PhD in Computer Science, yet when someone mentions Skype to me I get all worried and think "that sounds complicated" which is exactly what my mum does when faced with an iPod.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 14:06, 2 replies)
I did that years ago
I'm currently 27. My back's knackered and all my joints ache. I hate loud music and can't stand crowds of people. My perfect night out is an 'old man pub' with a log fire, slowly drinking beer with friends putting the world to rights. My parents have recently bought a roll-top desk and I think it's bloody lovely. I now make lists of jobs to do during my time off (mainly cleaning the house).

And I don't want to change.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 14:06, 2 replies)
As soon as I saw this question I turned off James Brown and put on Rage Against The Machine.

I'm still young dammit!
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 14:03, 4 replies)
I always take my coat off when indoors or else I won't feel the benefit when I go back out.
I'm only 43 and I actually do feel the cold more than when I was young.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 14:02, 6 replies)
I've had a young relative staying for a while who likes to put all the lights on
and have to bite my tongue or exclaim like my dear dead Dad:
'It's like Blackpool illuminations in here!'
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 14:02, 4 replies)
Oh yes
Lately I've been stopping myself in the middle of sentences and thinking "hold on. That's exactly what my dad would say". My music taste has also been growing backwards from the present day to the 70s. I now think music died with John Bonham.

It can only get worse.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 14:01, 1 reply)
It's when you start writing complaint letters...
Dear Sir/Madam,

I was simply APPALLED at the level of customer service I experienced in your garden centre recently. On telling a youth at the till that I needed help finding the clematis, the boy in question had the audacity to snigger loudly. This, AND he was chewing gum as if he was chewing the cud. Also, do your staff not realise that it is impolite to wear hats indoors? Calling it a "conservatory area" does not make it any less roofed.

Additionally, the tea shop had also run out of cream teas.

In future I shall think twice before frequenting your establishment.

(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 14:01, 1 reply)
When "The Archers" comes on...
... I'm not quite as quick as I once was to turn it off. It can only be a matter of time before I end up hearing a significant chunk of an episode.

I am scared.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:58, 8 replies)
I've started nodding in agreement
When I read the Daily Mail.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:57, 6 replies)
"You're turning into your Dad"...
... my Mum said, as I was pulling onto the drive the other night.

"Shit, you're right" I thought.

So I carried straight on and parked alongside him instead.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:57, 3 replies)
Some of them look like they ought to be in school doing their GCSEs, not keeping society safe from all manner of twats. I guess that makes me old, thinking the police are getting younger.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:54, 2 replies)
As soon as I get home from work I put on comfy clothes.
I have 2 pairs of jogging bottoms that I wear that are 2 sizes too big but I can't see the point of throwing away.

Btw - they were £8 each from George at Asda.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:53, Reply)
I used to watch my parents in the garden, thinking there was no way you'd ever get me to do that. If I had my own garden, I'd hire someone to garden it.

20 years later, I'm growing fruit, veg and flowers, cutting the lawn, the lot. I'm about to move to a house with a bigger garden (it was one of the criteria) and I can't wait.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:53, Reply)
I put my back out last week.
Lower back pain automatically ages you. I couldn't move for three days. It was agony. I was hobbling round like an old person and dreaming of hot water bottles, deep heat treatment and hard, flat surfaces - all the things my da required when he slipped a disc.

The fact that I put my back out while shagging a much younger man is the sole thing that stops me feeling like my da. He told my mum he injured himself trying to lift a bag of coal.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:52, Reply)
Said last night to one of the stepkids.
"You need to sort your bloody attitude to authority son"

(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:50, Reply)
I made a point of moving into a house with a yard rather than a garden.

I'm now about to build a raised bed, and I find myself thinking that a lawn'd be nice, perhaps with a trellis and some wistaria.

Kill me now.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:49, 1 reply)
I've started saying "When I was a kid..."
And believe me, the Generation Gap is alive and well.

Kids these days...pft! Who understands them???
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:49, Reply)
...giving the exact change for stuff i buy at the corner shop, holding up the queue.

(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:49, 5 replies)
"thats not bloody music"
I ranted at my 12 year son as he defended the right to play 'Basshunter'.

I do have a cheek to be honest, as i cranked up Trout Mask Replica to drown it out
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:48, Reply)
The moment I finally felt like a grown up
was the moment I employed a window cleaner. For is there anything more mundane and middle-aged in life than the wish to have sparkling glass on a weekly basis?
(Fortunately this feeling wore off quite quickly.)
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:48, 3 replies)

*7th, my lucky number!


Hopefully I'll end up like my Dad, he thinks he's younger than me! 64yrs of age and drives an Astra VXR.

Spanky, I'm really looking forward to what depravity you think of for this weeks question!

(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:46, Reply)
Standing up makes me go "GRrrrrrrrUNNNCH"
Like an old person

(Edited: I mispelt the word 'GRrrrrrrrUNNNCH')
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:46, Reply)
Damn my slow work computer.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:46, Reply)
Website moderators....
...are getting younger.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:46, Reply)
Oh dear...
On the subject of becoming my parents. Well, more like my father.

The first of these being that I find my mother, like him, more and more tiresome as life goes on. I'm starting to sound like him (who am I kidding, I actually do), enjoy the same humour, same taste in cars, same music (apart from folk, not even I am that beardy-weirdy), and I am taking up the same hobbies as him. The last straw was when I seriously considered trying to dye my hair when I noticed the ever increasing number of greys.

I'm 26.
(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:46, Reply)
fuck me!!! No - second...

First time I've ever cum second in my fucking life...
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