Several things have happened to me lately that have made me think about age. I was snubbed by a teenage girl who told me I couldn’t possibly understand what goes on in the “real world”.  A lad in the pub asked me if I would like his seat, no.. I wasn’t drunk or about to lose the use of my legs. Thirdly I was asked by an elderly gentlemen to assist him walking to the bus stop – which of course I did.

Conclusion is that I am a) no longer down with the cool kids b) must look like I need help c) responsible enough to help others

When and how did I get here? So in order to celebrate my new found age level and the body aches that go along with it…..here is Sam’s list of

Signs we are getting older

  1. 6:00 a.m . Is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
  2. You see girls wearing stilettos and force yourself not to advise them about how they are ruining their feet.
  3. Your friends marry and divorce instead of “hook up” and “break up.”
  4. You have a party and the neighbours don’t even notice
  5. You’re the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won’t turn down the music.
  6. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
  7. Eating a kebab at 3 am would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.
  8. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
  9. “I’m never going to drink that much again.” is replaced by “I just can’t drink the way I used to”
  10. The time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
  11. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.
  12. You turn out the lights for economic rather than romantic reasons.
  13. There is no longer any difference between your ‘big pants’ and your normal pants
  14. You leave a bar because the music is too loud
  15. Coffee is one of the most important things in life.
  16. Kitchen gadgets become a necessity
  17. Sometimes when you stand up fast, you feel yourself losing balance.
  18. New technology baffles you until a kid explains it
  19. There are times when you just need to sit down
  20. 11 pm is a late one
  21. You would rather drink no wine than cheap wine
  22. You get excited by deliveries of household goods
  23. You no longer know what is No 1 in the charts
  24. Every body part hurts and what doesn’t hurt doesn’t work.
  25. Wine is your new best friend !

Plus of course you made it through the list.