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 amalefriend
Joined: 2/11/2012
Msg: 151
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It is highly rude and immature. I don't know that you need to respond as anyone who reads her post can see that she is mean. However, a lot of our society, particularly younger people, are disrespectful these days. I am sorry that happened to you.
 icefishingrl
Joined: 1/8/2012
Msg: 152
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/26/2012 6:37:47 AM
"How do you respond to something like this?"

There can be a lot of disrespect on here. In another post I read, a young woman was asking for some opinions on a 'twenty-something' type issue. Someone posted "come back when you've both had your diapers changed".

I don't take anything personally on here, anymore.

I say, consider the source. It's too easy for people to vent their anger at others online.
 Paderic
Joined: 2/23/2010
Msg: 153
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/26/2012 7:10:51 AM

I was debating someone in the forums when a girl in her late 20s not liking what I was saying started calling me "Old man". How do you respond to something like this?


Report it to the moderators.
 SpittyKitty
Joined: 5/2/2011
Msg: 154
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/27/2012 8:26:43 PM

started calling me "Old man". How do you respond to something like this?


Do what I do. Say, "Yep, one foot in the grave"!
 lacalli
Joined: 1/12/2012
Msg: 155
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/27/2012 8:31:56 PM
Only the lucky get to be old. Whereas stupid is pretty much equal opportunity.
 TraveliciousGuy
Joined: 9/17/2011
Msg: 156
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/27/2012 8:39:11 PM

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



How would you respond?


The same way I have responded in the past.
I would challenge them to a race up the stairwell of a 10 story building.
So far I have had no takers.

 wanted555
Joined: 2/18/2011
Msg: 157
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/28/2012 12:34:37 AM
but you are old ... when talking to a 20 year old .... and...????
 wanted555
Joined: 2/18/2011
Msg: 158
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Posted: 2/28/2012 12:38:08 AM
spittykitty s got it right
 swtcarolinej
Joined: 11/11/2006
Msg: 159
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Posted: 2/28/2012 11:17:55 AM
Your mamma! thats a comeback you wouldnt hear from an OLD person...
 gagn1
Joined: 11/24/2008
Msg: 160
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/28/2012 11:50:43 AM
yes I have been at your age, but if you keep on saying stupid comments like that you may never make to my age.
 Balsamica
Joined: 2/24/2012
Msg: 161
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/28/2012 4:29:36 PM
It would bother me that someone is so rude and suck a jerk.
 damsel19
Joined: 2/22/2012
Msg: 162
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/28/2012 4:50:10 PM
If you are contacting women 30 years younger then they are going to respond that way. Get over it. Dont kid us, you were trying to hook them.
 damsel19
Joined: 2/22/2012
Msg: 163
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/28/2012 4:51:15 PM
gagn1

Your response is even more stupid and considering you are supposed to be mature, even more irksome.
 gagn1
Joined: 11/24/2008
Msg: 164
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/28/2012 5:12:56 PM
I had twenty yr. old guys in mind and not a possible female date. So my comment would have been more as a jest. I was in College when I was 55 so I got many of those to old remarks from my young classmates. It not always what you say but how you say it.
 risingmist
Joined: 10/6/2011
Msg: 165
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/28/2012 5:53:51 PM
Interestingly enough, I get that from younger women too! A snide remark on a bus, etc. I look at them and say "I have already been your age and wouldn't want to have to repeat that. If we are lucky, we will all get to be all ages."
 risingmist
Joined: 10/6/2011
Msg: 166
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/28/2012 5:58:20 PM
Another retort I use if someone remarks that I am "old." I say "what is it like to be 21 and have absolutely no future or hope of any kind. I got to apply my fantastic education, work in 3 wonderful careers, and live on my own since age 18. You will experience NONE of these. For the more mature, a good retort is "I am one of the last remaining Americans who get to enjoy their own social security benefits. If you manage to ever find a job, you will pay into a system all your life, and will never receive one dime."
 gagn1
Joined: 11/24/2008
Msg: 167
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/28/2012 6:25:41 PM
I once got help from a young man He replied on my behaft it does'nt matter if he was 90 he could still kick your ass.
 nativerock
Joined: 10/16/2010
Msg: 168
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/29/2012 4:32:49 PM

If they are in person I just slap 'em upside the head with 2 inches of limp****

with 2 inches best to sic your gorgeous puppy on them..
 Rokei57
Joined: 7/15/2011
Msg: 169
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Posted: 2/29/2012 5:10:32 PM
I just politely inform them that some day, if they are lucky enought, they too will be my age and lets just hope they look as good.
 GrandmaBooBoo
Joined: 12/30/2006
Msg: 170
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Posted: 2/29/2012 6:29:40 PM
Your question reminds me of one of the best movie lines ever written. In "Fried Green Tomatoes" when Kathy Bates was waiting for a parking spot...and 2 blond bimbos in a lil red sports car fly up the aisle (from the wrong direction to boot) and take the space...then they taunt her with the comment: "Let's face it...we're younger and have better reflexes"....after she rams their lil red convertible....repeatedly and they're screaming...."what are you doing?!?!?" , she simply replies....."Let's face it....I'm older and have better insurance".

As you said, it IS childish and rude. Aren't you glad that you're secure in who you are (a characteristic one develops with "old age") and that you don't have to live life around constantly drumming up some teenage drama in order to feel good about yourself and your life?
 1388SmartBlonde
Joined: 5/15/2011
Msg: 171
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 2/29/2012 9:03:48 PM
Dear OP:

I have the opposite problem...younger men are always hitting on me. I am the one who says to them, "I am too old for you!"


Older men and women seeking age-appropriate relationships need not worry if some young thing says "You are old." because we are not looking to date someone who still does not know crud from Crisco. My advice, don't sweat it...she will be your age one day and someone will say "You are old!" to her...karma is a real beotch that way.
 PoetArtist
Joined: 4/1/2008
Msg: 172
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 3/1/2012 12:13:23 PM
I'd say "no shit," and move on with the discussion.

There will always be someone older or younger. That is part of life.
 DRFK
Joined: 2/4/2012
Msg: 173
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 3/2/2012 6:20:22 PM
I tell a 20 something ..." Yes, old enough to spank your sorry ass."


 Twilightslove
Joined: 12/9/2008
Msg: 174
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 3/2/2012 6:52:53 PM
I've told people they were too young before.

Seems like a very trivial problem to me. My children used to let what others said or did bother them to the point I believe they were actually imagining some things such as people giving them dirty looks. I just casually told them I don't usually look for those types of responses so I don't notice such things to begin with. I decided a long, long time ago that people say and do rude things because they are insecure with themselves.
 sushisue
Joined: 8/8/2009
Msg: 175
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Posted: 3/2/2012 7:32:27 PM
I tell them, "As far as I know its better than the alternative, lol!"
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