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 damsel19
Joined: 2/22/2012
Msg: 176
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why not just ignore it. To her you are old. Be the more mature one and just let it slip on by and dont bite.
 Giggles10000
Joined: 6/17/2011
Msg: 177
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 3/2/2012 7:52:01 PM
If they are saying "Old" as an insult it means they think you are stuck in a time warp...if they are saying "Old" it also could mean you have wisdom from your life experiences. I guess it would depend on why they are making that type of statement.

I consider being 52 awesome! I mean seriously...at 42 I was told I had small chance to make it 5 years...so bring on OLD~!~!~

Beside being OLD I can get by with more things...like oops I forgot ::tilts blonde head to side with dull stare:::::

A better question is why are you going to let someone who would say that bother you?
 Sciencetreker
Joined: 2/13/2012
Msg: 178
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 3/2/2012 10:10:15 PM
Doesn't bother me at all.

I sometimes get it at the gym...have had it out backpacking with younger folks. Usually it's complimentary along with some statement of incredulousness such as 'you're older than my father!"
 BLoNde__ANgeL
Joined: 9/20/2011
Msg: 179
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 3/3/2012 12:01:02 PM
If someone said that to me, I'd inform them that I was "vintage"
 not dolly
Joined: 4/9/2009
Msg: 180
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 3/3/2012 10:08:38 PM
YOU THINK YOU'RE A COUGAR? PARTY OF ONE? your table by the kitchen is ready
 Abby156
Joined: 4/1/2010
Msg: 181
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 3/5/2012 3:17:20 PM
I just tell the young ones that I am an antique teenager.
 crackersnbed
Joined: 1/22/2012
Msg: 182
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 3/15/2012 7:11:35 AM
A slightly brain damaged lady walked up to me in a crowded hospital room last week and asked me how old I thought she was. I lied about what I thought and graciously shaved 15 years off my true estimate. She was delighted with my answer. She then asked my age and when I told her she exclaimed "You look ALOT older than that!"
****.
Good luck with that brain injury, lady.
 aboutgettingby
Joined: 2/18/2011
Msg: 183
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 3/15/2012 11:25:30 AM
I look in the mirror and I don't see an old person, I take a snapshot and wonder who is that old guy in that photo. I can understand how someone much younger would think I was old.
 tuloa942
Joined: 2/21/2012
Msg: 184
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 3/15/2012 9:42:02 PM
Some says, you're old. Answer should be, I'd rather be old than.... stupid, rude, ignorant, or whatever word fits the occasion.
 Discerning Virtuosa
Joined: 6/10/2008
Msg: 185
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/7/2012 9:49:24 PM
I would simply ask, "and your point is.........?"
 DragonBits
Joined: 1/6/2012
Msg: 186
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/7/2012 10:22:53 PM
Don't give me any of your sass u young whippersnapper, if we were on a date I would give you a good spanking.
 Lionesse19
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 187
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/8/2012 2:14:14 AM
You are old to a young woman in her twenties, so what is the problem??? It does bother you or you would not bother to post on here. You get all sorts on a dating site so you have to just take it with a grain of salt.
? If it happened once, get over it. Some of us have had much worse and completely uncalled for.
 Lionesse19
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 188
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/8/2012 2:15:14 AM
dragonbits

then he would have a hard on a cat couldnt scratch lol!!!
 russell5417
Joined: 9/20/2011
Msg: 189
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/8/2012 3:19:06 AM
The op is 4 years older now.
 SunnyBCgirl
Joined: 3/20/2012
Msg: 190
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/8/2012 1:57:14 PM
It's just as annoying when people ask you if you've lied about your age over and over again~
 TryAgan
Joined: 4/4/2008
Msg: 191
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/8/2012 10:25:37 PM
Last summer when I tried to get into a nearby provincial park at the senior rate, they told me that I'm too young.
 Secondhand_Lion
Joined: 11/10/2008
Msg: 192
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/9/2012 11:50:12 PM
Well, I just feel sorry for our young folks....we lived up the good years and left them the shit.......not to mention, they have to read about what we've seen and wonder if we told them the truth. LOL
 DragonBits
Joined: 1/6/2012
Msg: 193
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/10/2012 10:49:35 AM
Leonalioness,

then he would have a hard on a cat couldnt scratch !!!


Ican make the **** purr with
The stroke of my hand.
 KAKI3152
Joined: 5/24/2008
Msg: 194
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/10/2012 6:08:51 PM
I love this whole " You're Old" hangup people have. I noticed the Who (when they were touring) stopped playing "My Generation" with the infamous line " Hope I die before I get Old" :-)

Tell people you're not old you're a survivor. Luckily, I look young for my age so I don't get this question a lot.
 Lionesse19
Joined: 3/30/2012
Msg: 195
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/10/2012 7:43:17 PM
tlc

Exactly. Saying that someone is old when they are thirty years younger is only stating the obvious, after all.
Why even bother to counter that or respond?? It is a fact.
 godessgaia
Joined: 4/7/2012
Msg: 196
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/11/2012 4:23:23 AM
Just don't pursue them for relationships. Otherwise, this should not bother you; they're kids.
 godessgaia
Joined: 4/7/2012
Msg: 197
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/11/2012 4:26:10 AM
I don't like it "but you're pretty for your age." "You're pretty for your size." I just tell them I have not lived half my life to have earned their "compliment." And that I'm pretty at an size.
 zippytwo
Joined: 6/7/2006
Msg: 198
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/11/2012 12:16:00 PM
The people in my life who know me would never say that to me! People who don't know me don't matter so if someone said that to me, I'd give them my best 'knowing look' and walk away. Methinks young people don't want to think about getting older, scares them.
 moonbeamlover
Joined: 3/19/2012
Msg: 199
When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/11/2012 12:27:45 PM

How do you respond to something like this? It apparently seems like a put-down but it really dosen't offend me. Am I expected to crawl away in embarrassment because of my age? I really cannot think of how to respond to someone who says this to me as it just seems childish and rude. After all, I would not look at a person in a wheelchair and say "you're crippled". How would you respond?



the fact that someone actually thinks of it as a put down doesn't give it weight; it takes away their credibility.

Fact of the matter is; people descriminate against people who are young all the time too; and I know they don't like it either; they want to be taken seriously in spite of their age. People descriminate against people who are older (especially in jobs) all the time; it is not fair.

But someone who is trying to slam someone for just the owning of their age? Shows they fully don't get the positives that come with age; experience, memories, relationships, wisdom, and a whole lot of living. I'm proud of my age and love it; anyone who wants to diss me for it; that's not on me; it's on them. It just means I won't waste my time in dialogue with someone that shallow minded... I wouldn't bother to respond... I'd just smile with a WHOLE lot of memories flashing in my head (some of which are pretty incredible), know that they just complimented me in spite of their intent; and I'd move on to conversation with a more interesting diverse person who gives and deserves respect. Regardless of their age.
 Sciencetreker
Joined: 2/13/2012
Msg: 200
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When someone points out that you're old..
Posted: 4/11/2012 4:21:55 PM
What's the issue?

I'm in my mid 50's so I'm 'old' to somebody in their 20's. When I visit my mother in her senior's care facility the inmates are 'old' to me.

I like 'old' rock and roll. My favirite socks are 'old'. My cat is 'old'.... my cat and I are both 'old' compared to the neighbor kid's pet hamster.
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