Old folk - pros and cons

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14/03/2013 at 14:25

Old folks can be a pain, but at times very handy. Post your thoughts

14/03/2013 at 14:26

Don't try playing them at Trivial Pursuit.

Edited: 14/03/2013 at 14:28
14/03/2013 at 14:27

pros: if it wasn't for old folk i wouldnt have any pals.

cons: lot of funerals

seren nos    pirate
14/03/2013 at 14:28

Pros.......they think I'm a fit young lady...........well i probably am compared to them

Cons..they are still too fast for me to keep up with on the bike

14/03/2013 at 14:39

No matter how bad things get, they can remember worse times...

 

 

' During the war'....

14/03/2013 at 14:40

Especially on running, older folks can be an invaluable source of tips and info.

It can be quite easy to forget that the chap you're leaving for dead now, was once a fair bit better than your best.

14/03/2013 at 14:42

when you say ' leaving for dead'.. do we assume you just mugged someone?

14/03/2013 at 14:45

change it to "beating in a race"

and before you ask that doesn't mean with a stick.

Tommygun2    pirate
14/03/2013 at 14:49

Pros- they make me feel young

Cons - They drive to slow and clogg up Sainsburys on a saturday and there are going to be loads more old people accourding to the government/press.

14/03/2013 at 15:20
Bruce Tulloh aged 90something talks a lot more sense than most coaches

Check out your marathon results and you will find you are beaten by far more over 60s then you are by under 20s.
14/03/2013 at 15:33

Pros: They know everyone's business. You can run away from them when you're bored of their conversation. They fought for our freedom during the 2nd World War.

Cons: They open every conversation with "Guess who's died this week?" They give you a 10 minute answer to a question that requires a simple yes or no reply. They run you over in their mobility scooter, then scowl at you as if it's your fault.

14/03/2013 at 15:39
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

I never understood why their journey to school was always uphill both ways ......

 

I used to work with a bloke who told me that he used to walk 5 miles to school every day and it took him 25 minutes.

14/03/2013 at 15:43
Rickster wrote (see)
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

I never understood why their journey to school was always uphill both ways ......

 

I used to work with a bloke who told me that he used to walk 5 miles to school every day and it took him 25 minutes.

 

 

Classic older I get the better I was type fare.

What annoys me with some older runners is the mysterious, no physical evidence pb they claim. Often out of sync with their other distances which do have records

14/03/2013 at 15:44

I remember when this site was all fields.

14/03/2013 at 15:49
Rickster wrote (see)
 

 

I used to work with a bloke who told me that he used to walk 5 miles to school every day and it took him 25 minutes.

 

also reminds me of this fat oaf arrogant salesman I used to have the misfortune of vaguely knowing.

Adamant he'd do 100metres in 12seconds.

I'd say he'd be lucky to get under 20.

14/03/2013 at 15:52

Werther's are on special offer at the Co-op. I say, did I tell you that Werther's are on special offer at the Co-op.

That takes me back to when I were younger. Back then everything in the Co-op was tuppence ha'penny. We used to get loads of dividend stamps back then. My pension doesn't even cover the cost of my Sterident tablets now.

That's in the days when him who's married to her down the round, round the corner who's cousin's mnarried to that foreign bloke. Can't remember where he emigrated from. Barnsley, or somewhere foreign like that I think. Well he's got one of these new fangled wireless internet things. I bought this thing called a wireless router. Can't get BBC local radio on it at all. Must be broken. I prefer my old wireless with the valves in. Can't get them anymore. I say Ethel, you can't get them anymore.

Anyway, as I was saying...

14/03/2013 at 15:53

What a curious notion - the pros & cons of old people.

You do realise that very nearly half the people in the world are older than average.

14/03/2013 at 15:54

Pros: can be very grateful if it has been a while. gums.

Cons: dryness

14/03/2013 at 15:58
skotty wrote (see)

Pros: can be very grateful if it has been a while. gums.

Cons: dryness

That's what Dr Harold Shipman said as well.

14/03/2013 at 16:57

how old is "old" these days?

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