You know you're getting old when...

SignalSignal Icrontian

Add your own oldisms to this thread.

...having friends over for a weed party involves them cleaning up your garden in exchange for tomatoes.



  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian

    Hearing songs I listened to in High School on Classic Rock Radio.

    Seeing movies I loved as an adult getting 20th anniversary showings/remasters/etc

    Listening to my kids complain when a download takes more than 10 seconds.

  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian

    You start having to think about real life decisions like getting married and buying a house.

    You meet a new colleague who's really excited and enthusiastic and you think, "aww, that's cute."

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    You can talk to your kids about who they're voting for in the next election.

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian

    Aren't you like 14 @Signal? ;D

  • SignalSignal Icrontian

    @Ryder said:
    Aren't you like 14 Signal? ;D

    and a half!

  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian

    You stop to think about the fact that you're about to close on your SECOND house.

    How did I get here? :confused:

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    You start theorycrafting your finances instead of your RPG characters, and the thought "I could retire if..." isn't out of the question.

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited July 2015

    Your same-age friends are now grandparents.

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    ...or their kids are now in college.

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian

    When my adult students tell me about the books that they "grew up on", and I remember what college classes I was taking when those books came out.

  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    edited July 2015

    @Ryder said:
    Threads on Icrontic about being old are started and a bunch of "kids" I used to know are posting in it.

    Yeah, as soon as Brian posted directly after me with 'talking to my kids about voting,' I felt like I didn't even belong here. :p I still feel a little old, damnit!

  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian

    I'm now older than @primesuspect was when he first met me.

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit Icrontian

    Your weekend projects change from slapping together some hacky code thing to writing a really kickass readme that you'll implement over the next few months. I doing this right?

  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian

    Your son asks if you can install apps for him onto the new cordless house phone.

  • oni_delsoni_dels Drunk French Canadian Montréal, Québec. Icrontian

    When kids ask you why you call physical games "cartridge"

  • BlueTattooBlueTattoo Boatbuilder Houston, TX Icrontian

    The first time you’re telling a story (like old guys do) and you say, “That was … oh, crap, 20 years ago.”
    The first time you’re telling a story and you realize, “Wow, that was 30 years ago.”
    The first time you’re about to tell a story and you think, “That was 40 years ago. Who cares?”

  • adarryladarryl No Man Stands So Tall As When He Stoops To Help a Child. Icrontian

    when you look at yourself in the mirror and go.................."Dad?!"

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville (north of Austin) Icrontian

    @adarryl said:
    when you look at yourself in the mirror and go.................."Dad?! grampa"

  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime Icrontian
    edited August 2015

    When I cashed a paycheck for a girl who was born in 1999 today. I didn't realize companies were allowed to hire people who haven't even been born yet. Holy crap man.

  • adarryladarryl No Man Stands So Tall As When He Stoops To Help a Child. Icrontian

    As a man, you know you are getting old are "invisible" to any woman under the age of .............................

  • SazbeanSazbean Paladins. Lawful good & violent about it. Chelsea, MI Icrontian

    When you start getting aches in your body that never go away :(

    When "kids" you hire don't get your references because they weren't even born yet when the (song, movie, game, etc.) came out.

    When your kid starts high school, & being in high school doesn't seem that long ago to you (shit, it's been ___ years)

    When your kids start complaining about not having internet access somewhere where you're going to vacation and you remember having to stock up on books/batteries/tapes in order to make it through summer vacations with your parents.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    ... You google "Bye Felicia" to see what it means because all the young people at work say it.

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian

    Huh, wow.

  • SignalSignal Icrontian

    To save other people the trouble, here's a link.

  • portzebieportzebie Arteest Utah, USA Icrontian

    You make a grunt when you get up off the couch

  • I shared this somewhere already, but my nephew was asked if he liked reading maps and his honest response was I don't have that app.

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