When do you become 'old'?

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Dark Vader    pirate
02/01/2008 at 11:39


02/01/2008 at 11:40
I was 48 Saturday and I'm not old yet - in fact I'm not even middle aged yet
02/01/2008 at 11:40
I cant remember that far back
02/01/2008 at 11:41
When I reach about 48 I'd say.
02/01/2008 at 11:45

When you want to, I've decided not to bother.  Getting old equates to being sensible.

02/01/2008 at 11:47
Probably when you sneak earplugs into a late bar when you're out with your mates.
02/01/2008 at 11:49
What you talkin' about, KK? Bumsexing?
Dark Vader    pirate
02/01/2008 at 11:56

I think there is a huge amount of mental attitude involved, as well as the luck of having good health, and its not as simple as reaching a certain age...  

02/01/2008 at 12:04
Someone mentioned that I was middle aged (I'm 37) over the Christmas Break it made me stop and think! what does that mean? - does that mean I'm half way dead!  
Edited: 02/01/2008 at 12:06
02/01/2008 at 12:09

"I hope I die before I get old" - The Who 1965

Yeah right...

02/01/2008 at 12:09

State of mind.

My mum is 75 and in perfect health, has decided she is "too old" to travel from Cambridgeshire to London to see us anymore.

My dad is 79 with failing eyesight but he does the journey every few months and goes out walking every day (weather permitting).

My auntie is 82 and travels all over the place on her own visiting friends and relatives.

02/01/2008 at 12:12

It's not linked to a number, but to attitude and behaviour.

I intend never to behave like a grown-up, so shall remain about 15 for ever

02/01/2008 at 12:14
They say "you are only as old as the woman you feel".  This would make me 92, as I just felt an old Granny's arse accidentally whilst giving her my seat on the bus.
02/01/2008 at 12:18
How old are you coops? cos my granny just rang me to say she's been felt up on the bus by some randy bloke on the way to shops.........and she feels alot younger now.
02/01/2008 at 12:20
I'm 9 on Thursday.  The police are on their way as she didn't have to reciprocate.
02/01/2008 at 12:21
ime 54 and i feel ok i still run ,cycle use a gym, get drunk when ime not working , talk sh_t at a very high level and generaly make an arse of myself. does that answere any questions on the matter ... true i do get aches and pains that i never used to get but this body is 54 years old . but i think as the saying goes  your as old as you feel..
02/01/2008 at 12:23

Health has a lot to answer for, my FiL is almost 75 and was regularly working abroad and walking the dog everyday, writing a novel and "text books". Since the summer he has had a series of health set backs and he is now a shrunken, frail looking old man.

02/01/2008 at 12:26
yes that is true , i think there does come a time when things are out of your hands,...
02/01/2008 at 12:31

when you'd rather have a seat at a gig so you can listen to the band, as opposed to risking injury in the mosh pit...

when nothing but a cup of tea will do, and you make that 'aahh' noise after your first sip...

when you prefer comfy clothes and shoes...

when you buy an item of clothing that is unmistakably beige....

02/01/2008 at 12:32

totp, damn.

Er, that's not me by the way

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