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 Puppydog54
Joined: 7/30/2008
Msg: 126
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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: 127
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: 128
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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....
 Twilightslove
Joined: 12/9/2008
Msg: 129
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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: 130
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: 131
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
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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!!!
 judya1961
Joined: 2/10/2009
Msg: 133
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: 134
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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.
 karma1160
Joined: 6/10/2008
Msg: 135
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...
 abelian
Joined: 1/12/2008
Msg: 136
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.
 Happily Ever...maybe
Joined: 2/13/2007
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 5/31/2009 12:06:36 PM
Its funny, when I was 20 or 25, people in their 40s seemed old to me too. Now that I'm in my late 40s, 50 doesn't seem like nearly such a big deal. I subscribe to the theory that "old" is about 15 years more that whatever age you currently are! The bottom line, if someone is ever rude enough to say I'm old, I counter with I'm OLD "ER", not OLD.
 2Irish1
Joined: 9/1/2008
Msg: 138
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 6/24/2009 8:17:15 PM
Geeze...my 7 @ 8 yo's call me old all the time...sigh
 2Irish1
Joined: 9/1/2008
Msg: 139
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 6/25/2009 6:09:39 AM
I get out a can of whupa$$!!!
 wacowboy3
Joined: 6/26/2008
Msg: 140
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 6/27/2009 12:17:27 PM
OP I have had the same experience. I do not hit on the 20 somethings, I believe you are only as old as you feel. I will admit that my mind and body disagree at times lol
 2Irish1
Joined: 9/1/2008
Msg: 141
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 6/27/2009 2:46:16 PM
When someone points out that I look old...I ask them how old their eye glass perscription is....usaually out of date..
 moraima
Joined: 6/26/2005
Msg: 142
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Posted: 6/27/2009 2:55:19 PM
I had a man tell me that I would look younger/better without my glasses. I told me "no, you would look younger/better without my glasses.............
 2Irish1
Joined: 9/1/2008
Msg: 143
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 6/27/2009 2:57:09 PM
Just when....you hoot you!!!
 stevelfun
Joined: 10/23/2005
Msg: 144
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 6/27/2009 6:10:17 PM
Just tell them to go to their room or they will get a spanking.
 2Irish1
Joined: 9/1/2008
Msg: 145
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 6/29/2009 7:15:38 AM
When someone points out you're old....ya kick the snot outta em...verbally of course.
 ringo17
Joined: 3/22/2009
Msg: 146
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 6/29/2009 5:15:41 PM
I'm not old, just well defined.
 Sacred_Cows
Joined: 10/12/2008
Msg: 147
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 6/29/2009 7:10:40 PM
I returned to college in my 40s. I was taking a class "20th century America" (I figured an easy "A", cause hell I lived through half of it). Anyway, my age came up, and 1 student asked how old I was. I told him. Then he felt obligated to mentioned I was the same age as his parents. I said: " I know I use to date your mom son". The class roared it wasn't brought up again.
 Ed Bear
Joined: 5/19/2007
Msg: 148
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Posted: 7/4/2009 4:03:15 AM
The topic's not that we think ourselves old - it's "When someone points out that you're old.."
ED BEAR
 ringo17
Joined: 3/22/2009
Msg: 149
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Posted: 7/4/2009 1:17:29 PM
My twenty year old son was telling me a story about an old guy last night. Upon questioning, it turned out the fellow was the same age as me. I simply said " f%#k you" and left it at that.
 Vannili
Joined: 7/8/2008
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 7/22/2009 9:18:32 PM

"You're old"


If some would say that to me ,> I will tell the person ,she is lucky if s/he reach my age of success,contentment and wisdom....

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