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Tas
82124.  Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:09 am Reply with quote

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Along the same lines, my father failed to persuade my mother to take him upon his offer to swap her for two 18 year olds on her 36th birthday.


That's just not thinking ahead. He'd have probably snuffed it, and she would have claimed the life insurance!

:-)

Tas

 
Gaazy
82207.  Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:58 am Reply with quote

Flash wrote:
At the age of 47 Mrs Flash and I tried to go to a film in our local cinema on a Wednesday morning and were excluded because we were under 50.

It's even worse when it happens the other way.

Last winter (when I was still a stripling of 54, and Mrs Gaazy a year younger), we boarded a bus in Chester and the driver asked us whether we had our passes.

And I don't think it was because he thought we were schoolchildren.

 
Andrew
82214.  Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:27 pm Reply with quote

Gaazy wrote:

And I don't think it was because he thought we were schoolchildren.


LOL

 
Jenny
82540.  Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:42 pm Reply with quote

Privileges for age seem to accumulate rapidly between the ages of 60 and 65 here. Woodsman gets reduced price entry into some things because he is 63. All I got when I turned 55 was a huge increase in my health insurance costs :-(. I think they're trying to squeeze as much as possible out of us before we turn 65 and go on Medicare.

 
tetsabb
82580.  Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:14 am Reply with quote

Back to Flash's predicament....

Turn up on a Weds morning, wearing a hoodie thing, unzipped, with a t-shirt bearing the slogan/design of your choice, very baggy trousers, and sandals with socks.
Clearly you should be brandishing a bottle of cheap cider and an enormous spliff, and be in a hurry to get to the popcorn to satisfy the munchies.
Mrs Flash should either be dressed in similar fashion, or in her best suit and pearl necklace, looking like a prim and proper laydee.

I think that covers it.

 
Flash
82718.  Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:06 pm Reply with quote

Good. That's how we went last time, so hopefully they'll remember us.

 
XDL
209960.  Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:49 am Reply with quote

Wow. The same post twice?

 
XDL
209962.  Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:50 am Reply with quote

(see general banter)

 
Prof Wind Up Merchant
234359.  Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:09 pm Reply with quote

I am right in thinking that the cells that made you up when you were born, all have been replaced when they died. This means you are not your original self. The cells that make you up now different.

 
Billybob
250510.  Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:05 pm Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
Anybody who looks under 30 gets routinely ID'd trying to buy alcohol here in the US. A friend of mine was delighted to be ID'd, because she was 40 and had two teenage children at the time.

That always makes me chuckle. You only need to be 21 to buy alcohol, or 18 to buy cigarettes, but if you look under 30, you're likely to get "carded."

I never get carded anymore.

 
Efros
250529.  Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:09 pm Reply with quote

I think they are supposed to card everybody nowadays, but as I don't buy tobacco anymore and I haven't bought alcohol in I don't know how long I can't say for sure. Now it may seem a bit silly when a middle aged, balding, grey headed, grey bearded man is carded but hey I could be prematurely geriatric, I certainly feel it sometimes.

 
DogEgg
780525.  Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:29 am Reply with quote

Dragging this back to the original point - what's the score with regards the enamel on your teeth?

Is that replaced?

 
tegdown
798414.  Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:15 am Reply with quote

Don't worry about getting old you young things. I am 74 and have been retired since Dec 1997 and am having the time of my life.

And fellas, I still have all, and I do mean all, of my faculties intact.

 
mckeonj
798442.  Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:12 am Reply with quote

tegdown wrote:
Don't worry about getting old you young things. I am 74 and have been retired since Dec 1997 and am having the time of my life.

And fellas, I still have all, and I do mean all, of my faculties intact.

What he said, and I'm 77.
Pity about the teeth, though you can take them out for some real fun.

 
Jenny
799079.  Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:08 pm Reply with quote

As my husband is now 68, I'm mightily glad to read that, tegdown and mckeonj :-)

 

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