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manitee 08-28-2008 07:32 PM

signs you are getting old....
this might have been posted before but what the hell...makes me feel young readin it

Not sure if this has been posted before, i hadn't seen it until today, quite amusing really

According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who
were kids in the 60's, 70's and early 80's probably shouldn't have
survived because first, we survived being born to mothers who smoked
and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese
dressing and didn't get tested for diabetes, our baby cots were covered
with brightly coloured lead-based paint, which was promptly chewed and

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or
cabinets and it was fine to play with pans. When we rode our bikes, we
wore no helmets, just flip-flops and fluorescent 'spokey dokey's' on our
wheels. As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or airbags
-riding in the passenger seat was a treat. We drank water from the
garden hose and not from a bottle and it tasted the same.

We ate chips, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy juice with sugar
in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside

We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and no
one actually died from this. We would spend hours building go-carts out
of scraps and then went top speed down the hill, only to find out we
forgot the brakes.

After running into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to solve
the problem. We would leave home in the morning and could play all day,
as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us
and no one minded.

We did not have Play Stations or X-Boxes, no video games at all. No 99
channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround sound, no mobile
phones, no personal computers, no DVDs, no Internet chat rooms.

We had friends - we went outside and found them. We played elastics and
Rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt! We fell out of trees, got
cut, and broke bones but there were no lawsuits. We had full on
fistfights but no prosecution followed from other parents. We played
Knock-down-Ginger and were actually afraid of the owners catching us. We
walked to friends' homes. We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school;
we didn't rely on mummy or daddy to drive us to school, which was just
round the corner.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls. We rode bikes in packs
of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood. The idea of a parent bailing
us out if we broke a law was unheard of...They actually sided with the
law. This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and
problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an
explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success
and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

And you're one of them. Congratulations! Pass this on to others who
have had the luck to grow as real kids, before lawyers and government
regulated our lives, for our own good.
For those of you who aren't old enough, thought you might like to read
about this. My friends, this is surprisingly frightening...and it might
put a smile on your face: The majority of students in universities today
were born in 1986...They are called youth.

They have never heard of We are the World, We are the children and the
Uptown Girl they know is by Westlife not Billy Joel. They have never
heard of Rick Astley, Bananarama, Nenah Cherry or Belinda Carlisle.
(Possibly not a bad thing of course....) For them, there has always been
only one Germany and one Vietnam.

AIDS has existed since they were born. CD's have existed since they
were born. Michael Jackson has always been white. To them John Travolta
has always been round in shape and they can't imagine how this fat guy
could be a god of dance. They believe that Charlie's Angels and Mission
Impossible are films from last year. They can never imagine life before
computers. They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, Red Hand Gang
or the Famous Five. They'll never have applied to be on Jim'll Fix It or
Why Don't You. They can't believe a black and white television ever
existed. And they will never understand how we could leave the house
without a mobile phone.

Now let's check if we're getting old...
1. You understand what was written above and you smiled.
2. You need to sleep more, usually until the afternoon, after a night
3. Your friends are getting married/already married.
4. You are always surprised to see small children playing comfortably
with computers.
5. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake your head.
6. You remember watching Dirty Den in EastEnders the first time around.
7. You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the good old
days, repeating again all the funny things you have experienced
8. Having read this mail, you are thinking of forwarding it to some
other friends because you think they will like it too... Yes, you're
getting OLD!

Have a good day!!

redcat 08-28-2008 08:04 PM

Thanks, manitee. Good post!! For all of the technological advances we've had, they're not always the best for us, are they?

How do you play Knock-down-Ginger? Is bread and butter pudding like bread pudding here in the states?

manitee 08-28-2008 08:09 PM

bread and butter pudding is bread butter and sultanas ...beeeeeautiful...knock down ginger known as knock and'd knock on a door and run away ....jeese happy memories

Krystal 08-28-2008 11:58 PM

We always drank water from the was never an issue unless the sun was shining on it all day and it was burning hot, LOL.

cheerymissy_34 08-29-2008 12:02 AM

We would leave home in the morning and could play all day,
as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us
and no one minded.

this was soooooo me....we would leave early in the morning and not get back till dark only returning home if we got hungry or thirsty

msu 08-29-2008 12:05 AM

We'd roam in the woods, only worried about snakes and poison ivy......
We'd get a thrill catching lightning bugs.....
We unplugged everything in the house when a thunderstorm was coming.....
....and yes, many a chug of water came from the "green rubber snake". :)

cheerymissy_34 08-29-2008 12:07 AM


Originally Posted by Krystal (Post 1128495)
We always drank water from the was never an issue unless the sun was shining on it all day and it was burning hot, LOL.

and then you would also get that wonderful plastic taste

sweetnspicy 09-24-2008 08:08 AM

when you cant remember your name:sc:nopity

rj1002 09-24-2008 08:32 AM

When we were out on a hot day, we might take salt tablets to help keep from being dehydrated. Oh - and we drank water because we were thirsty, not to help keep us hydrated.

yaser 09-24-2008 09:26 AM

Forget masturbating...

UltimateNaneki 09-24-2008 09:48 AM

after you give a passionate :kk, you check to make sure your teeth are still there.

gina99 09-24-2008 10:27 AM

When you start sounding like your mother.

upstr84u 09-24-2008 10:33 AM

when you cut he cheese and your eyes start to water -
but you are just to dam lazy to get up and move -
might be getting to old

sweetnspicy 09-27-2008 07:28 AM

your teeth start falling out :yks

sweetnspicy 11-07-2008 07:29 PM

when you forget where you left your teeth and glasses!!!!!:sc

dixiechik 11-07-2008 08:02 PM


Originally Posted by UltimateNaneki (Post 1167684)
after you give a passionate :kk, you check to make sure your teeth are still there.

Now that's just funny as hell Ultimate!!!! LMFAO

1sxymama 11-07-2008 08:07 PM

you forget to go to work

fourisit 11-07-2008 08:10 PM

When you actually look forward to bed to sleep

RisingSun 07-23-2016 06:00 PM

I have an amazing BS meter :ok

redcat 07-23-2016 06:11 PM

When you hear more Snap, Crackle and Pop from your joints than your breakfast cereal.

Arcon 07-23-2016 06:12 PM

When ylu are finally able to say..."I remember when...."

artemis 07-24-2016 12:48 AM


Originally Posted by Arcon (Post 5828627)
When ylu are finally able to say..."I remember when...."

singing sha la la la la la la la la... my brown-eyed girl!

Arcon 07-24-2016 12:49 AM

When you realize you no longer have it

artemis 07-24-2016 12:51 AM

When boobs start obeying laws of gravity

Awake My Soul 07-24-2016 12:52 AM

When you find yourself in a forum such as this.

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