Now I Am Old

So, as Carrie Bradshaw would say, I got to thinking…..that now I am old I think a little differently to before.  In fact, perhaps mentioning Carrie Bradshaw at all makes me old, since it is now eleven years since Sex and the City ended.  So here goes…..

Now I am old……….

1.) I am flattered, rather than annoyed, when someone in an orange tiger onesie with whiskers painted on their face in eyeliner pen chats me up on a night out.

2.) I rarely ever have a night out in the first place.

3.) My idea of a first-rate Saturday night is watching Strictly Come Dancing with my mother.

4.) Strictly is way better than X Factor.

5.) Accidentally turning over to the X Factor final prompts comments like “what are these jokers doing?  This is awful.”

6.) I find myself suddenly being a nice person and making magnanimous comments like, “well yes I know she has twelve children and is on benefits, but I’m not one to judge, and I’m sure she has a very difficult life.”

7.) I find myself wishing people behind me would just pull out any grey hairs they see, as I CAN’T REACH THEM DAMMIT!

8.) I start worrying about things like being “mutton dressed as lamb.”

9.) And wondering I should cut my hair before I start looking a bit witchy.

10.) Most conversations with people I don’t know very well include a reference to my age, usually accompanied by phrases like “you don’t look that old” and “I would never have guessed you were that old.”

I am going to start hanging out in old people’s homes.  Surely age is relative, right?


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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Robyn says:

    I must also be old since ALL of these things apply to me as well. In fact, I know I’m old, I shouldn’t have needed a list to tell me! I recently cut off my witchy hair and kind of miss it, embrace the witchy hair I say 😉

    1. Min says:

      I intend to! I feel like I have to wait as long as possible before cutting my hair now, as once it’s off it won’t be coming back!

  2. I must be old too lol! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

    1. Min says:

      My pleasure. Thanks for hosting. Have a great Christmas.

  3. Mrs Tubbs says:

    I’m old too! No wait … I am old! 😉 So funny, thank you for giving me a smile today 🙂

  4. Crummy Mummy says:

    I was 35 this year and still can’t believe it – it sounds like an age that belongs to someone else! #TheBabyFormula

    1. Min says:

      It does, doesn’t it! Someone else like my own mother, for example!

  5. Hehe, definitely relate to this! Pretty much everyone I work with is over 60 too so all my ‘adult’ conversations are about doctor’s surgery waiting times and the youth of today. 🙂 #TheBabyFormula

    1. Min says:

      Ah, the youth of today! To be honest, even though I am still a few years off sixty, I find myself referring to them in slightly patronising tones already.

  6. I can definitely relate to every point…. I must be old too! Great post!

    Thanks for linking up, have a fab New Year #thebabyformula

    1. Min says:

      Thanks. You too! x

  7. Love this! I am getting old too and agree with most of your points. Strictly is WAY better than the X Factor. 🙂 Really enjoyed this post. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    1. Min says:

      Thank you for commenting. Happy New Year! x

  8. I recently saw something that summed it up perfectly:

    I keep thinking ‘Oh man, how am I allowed to be an adult? I’m so immature.’
    Then I spend time with teenagers, and I’m like ‘Okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am totally an adult.

    Haha! Happy new year 🙂

    1. Min says:

      Yes, quite. I’m a teacher so used to being the authority figure amongst teenagers. Nowadays they have to explain new-fangled cultural trends, such as Justin Bieber and the younger Kardashians, to me.

  9. So scared, I can relate to so many of these. I am most definitely, categorically, old *wails*. Stricly is most definitely better than X-Factor, I thought the grey hair things was just me (I wish people would pull out the ones I cant see too!) and I spend waaaay to long thinking about whether some clothes are age appropriate *sob*. Thanks for linking up another great post to #MarvMondays! Emily

    1. Min says:

      Oh no, the grey hair thing is everyone. I wish I could embrace it, but I can’t, and I think those who say they can are probably lying!

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