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 lpink
Joined: 7/12/2007
Msg: 351
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My late husband was 9 years older than me.Every time somebody said to me " he's old"I would tell them it is better to be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.
 bodypro8
Joined: 12/10/2007
Msg: 352
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/22/2009 2:57:42 AM
"I know you are but what am I?" Repeated endlessly in a sing song voice. Seriously, who cares? I am old. I'm an old fvcker and I hate the young. I wish guns were legal in Canada. What would they say then? (I don't really mean that. It was just a random thought.)
 dustyknight
Joined: 9/14/2006
Msg: 353
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/22/2009 6:05:28 AM
ahh... we may be old to some that are younger..but the memories we have..:)
one point ..you can be old at 30 or old at 70..it's your choice..
I've seem many profiles where the lady is over 60, looking way sexier and much more beautiful than many of the 30 yr olds.
A wise older man once told me, I was in my 20s..when I had a date choice of a pretty 25 yr old or a sexy 45 year old..he was wise beyond his years...he said.."you know those jeans that are worn in just right..they feel so good and comfortable and your stride is easy wearing them? I said yes....he said.."would ya rather have a stiff, bright blue pair of designer levi's that looked new, scratched your thighs and changed your pace? " Think about it..
So..being old doesn't necessarily define or describe wisdom..it simply means we avoided most of lifes pitfalls and survived...

dusty...
 vrb1955
Joined: 3/26/2006
Msg: 354
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/22/2009 8:08:37 AM
Ok I don't wanna brag but I get the opposite from people I meet .

I am usually the one to tell people I am "too old"

They laugh
 jlp.qt712
Joined: 12/30/2008
Msg: 355
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/22/2009 12:57:29 PM
You don't respond to something like this and accept it for what it truly is...childish and rude. With age comes wisdom and patience, as well as an ability to tolerate and overlook the rude remarks of others, young or old. Don't dwell... You are as young as you FEEL!
 Libby333
Joined: 5/26/2008
Msg: 356
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/22/2009 2:22:32 PM

You don't respond to something like this and accept it for what it truly is...childish and rude. With age comes wisdom and patience, as well as an ability to tolerate and overlook the rude remarks of others, young or old. Don't dwell... You are as young as you FEEL


Someone usually says this when it's the last thing they can say and typically when they've lost the battle. It's the childish equivalent of: "Neener-neener" and reserved for the immature.
 outofthedesert
Joined: 6/3/2008
Msg: 357
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/22/2009 3:43:16 PM
Yes, my darling. I am old, but if you make that statement to many women 'my age', you will never see this age........................
 clearbluecolors
Joined: 1/8/2009
Msg: 358
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/22/2009 8:37:42 PM
Have lots of experience with this situation at work. I always tell them I am glad they are here for me and I am going to hurry and learn all I can from them while they still know everything.
 bodypro8
Joined: 12/10/2007
Msg: 359
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/23/2009 4:23:33 PM
I point out to them that if they say that one more time, I will kill them and their whole fvcking family. And burn their house to the ground. And throw salt on the ashes.

Or, I just laugh it off.
 Puppydog54
Joined: 7/30/2008
Msg: 360
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/24/2009 11:29:58 AM
Slightly off the topic perhaps but I'm reminded of what Mark Twain once said... "When I was 16 I thought my father was stupid. Then when I was 21 I couldn't believe how much the old man had learned in five years."
 kellygrl51
Joined: 9/21/2008
Msg: 361
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/24/2009 1:11:57 PM
I know I'm old, no one has to point it out....Nothing worng with being old it's acting old I refuse to do!
 painter0070
Joined: 4/28/2008
Msg: 362
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/24/2009 2:05:38 PM
I say...yes I am and loving it....
 Irishwoman1
Joined: 7/13/2008
Msg: 363
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/24/2009 6:47:05 PM
I tell them that if they 'start right now, and try really hard, they can hope to look a fraction as good as I do at this age'. Sounds shallow, but I can back it up, and they know I mean it.....it usually quiets the little snot noses.
 Twilightslove
Joined: 12/9/2008
Msg: 364
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/24/2009 9:50:55 PM
I think the only one who has called me old was my youngest son because I wouldn't give him his way.

Personally I have always looked to older people as having wisdom. When my parents died I felt so lost as I had lost the people I always called for advice then this amazing transformation occurred and my phone was being flooded with calls. The calls were from my grown children asking me my advice on many, many things and today it seems to be a daily ritual.

I'm proud to be old especially if I've gained the wisdom that my parents had.

If a 20 year old tells me I'm old I won't be putting much stock in their observation. I will silently be reflecting on my past and how at times I thought I knew it all and how silly that was of me.

It's good to grow older. Someday those 20 year olds will look back and realize how silly they were too.
 ohthereugo
Joined: 2/12/2008
Msg: 365
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 1/25/2009 7:03:49 PM
My reply

So is your mum and dad and they still have sex .
 TOMic bomb
Joined: 10/5/2008
Msg: 366
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 5/29/2009 6:13:53 PM
growing older sure beats the alternative.
 kbodley
Joined: 11/26/2008
Msg: 367
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 5/29/2009 7:09:05 PM
Reminds me of a day a number of years ago when my grandson (age 3 at the time) was spending the weekend. It was early in the summer and we had spent the day digging up flower beds, weeding the strawberry patch, raking, and mowing, and generally getting the yard in shape for the summer. After dinner that evening I moaned when standing up from my chair and said to him, "Austin, Grandma's gettin' old!"

He smiled brightly and replied, "Youse not old grandma, youse just fat!"

Out of the mouths of babes!!!
 whenwillthiswork26
Joined: 11/13/2008
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 5/29/2009 9:01:00 PM
Yes they are being childish and rude. I speak my mind here and voice my opinions freely and get a lot of rudeness directed at me too.
I chalk the rudeness up to there being a lot of deuche bags on this site.
 winchester1886
Joined: 5/26/2009
Msg: 369
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 5/29/2009 9:03:58 PM
I am old and had a great time getting here ---JOE
 judya1961
Joined: 2/10/2009
Msg: 370
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 5/29/2009 9:37:34 PM
Along the same lines.....when I was very pregnant with my son, I had a guy say to me "wow, you are FAT!!!" I replied, "well, I'm going to be able to lose my weight, but you are stuck with your ugly......."
 NotGorshkovAgain
Joined: 4/29/2009
Msg: 371
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 5/30/2009 6:33:52 AM

How would you respond?

One more word, sunshine, and I'll beat you about the head & shoulders with my walker.
 Nyda
Joined: 2/3/2009
Msg: 372
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 5/30/2009 7:49:13 AM
Old is a state of mind. I can't be too old if men in their 20s are trying to pick me up, telling me how gorgeous I am. But then again, could it be because they think I have money? Nah, I wouldn't be here if I did!

 karma1160
Joined: 6/10/2008
Msg: 373
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 5/30/2009 8:27:17 AM
Well I have never had someone call me old yet but I am sure my day is comming .
But I prefer to think of it as aged wine or a pearl.
The thing about a pearl is that it get abraised and sanded down overtime till it is the most beautiful Glowing form that it can possibly be.... This is age to me...
 scarlet2007
Joined: 7/2/2007
Msg: 374
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 5/30/2009 4:16:41 PM
people put down other people to make themselves feel better about themselves.
when disagreeing someone in their 20's calling you an old man because she had a different point of view...was immature ... only with wisdom do we realize the older we are the more we do not know.
 abelian
Joined: 1/12/2008
Msg: 375
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 5/31/2009 10:24:12 AM

Every once in a while I will have a younger person, usually women in their mid-20s who I am NOT trying to pick-up, say to me "You're old". It happened here on POF.

I had that happen on pof too, except that it was from a 26 year old I was trying to ``pick up.''

How would you respond?

I told her I'd be 10 years younger in a week. We never went on a date, but we've become friends and we call each other a couple time a week and text. I'm still trying to get her to bake me some cookies. I see no reason to take offense. Face it, if you're talking to women half your age, some will think you're trying to pick them up and if you are, some will think you're too old for them. They're just calling it as they see it.
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