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Saturday, May 26, 2007

SYMPTOMS OF BEING OVER 35

I promise I will do a 'proper' entry soon, but in the meantime here's another list;
As I was scrolling through this, I was thinking "Well, that's ok, none of these apply to me! I still go clubbing (AND am very often the last to leave!), I buy t-shirts with things written on them and I don't have a disposable income... I've already spent most of it on wine and cigs!

Then, I got to #23 "I remember when there were only 4 TV channels" and remembered saying to my flatmate just this week that I recall when there were only 3 channels, and even they didn't start until midday!

As for this #25..... well I do, but isn't that just a gay thing?


SYMPTOMS OF BEING OVER 35
1. You leave clubs before the end to "beat the rush". (worst still you don't go to the clubs)
2. You get more excited about having a roast on a Sunday than going clubbing the night before.
3. You stop dreaming of becoming a professional footballer / basketball player and start dreaming of having a son who might instead.
4. Before throwing the local paper away, you look through the property section.
5. All of a sudden, middle aged people are not 46, they are only 46.
6. Before going out anywhere, you ask whether there is anywhere to park.
7. Rather than throw a knackered pair of trainers out, you keep them because they'll be alright for the DIY or in the garden.
8. You buy T-shirts without anything written on them.
9. Instead of laughing at the innovations catalogue that falls out of the newspaper,you suddenly see both the benefit and money saving properties of most of the things that are in it.
10. You start to worry about your parents' health.
11. You have more disposable income, but everything you want or need to buy costs between 200 and 500 quid.
12. You don't get funny looks when you buy a Disney video or a Wallace And Gromit bubble bath, as the sales assistant assumes they are for your children.
13. Pop music all starts to sound the same.
14. You opt for Pizza Express over Pizza Hut because they do a really nice half-bottle of house red.
15. You always have enough milk in.
16. To compensate for the fact that you have little desire to go clubbing, you instead frequent trendy bars and restaurants in the mistaken belief that you have not turned into your parents.
17. While flicking through the TV channels, you happen upon C4's Time Team with Tony Robinson. You get drawn in. Grand Designs also appeals.
18. The benefits of a pension scheme become clear.
19. You go out of your way to pick up a colour chart from B&Q.
20. You wish you had a shed.
21. You have a shed.
22. You actually find yourself saying "They don't make 'em like that anymore" and "I remember when there were only 4 TV channels" and "Not in my day...."
23. Radio 2 play more songs you know than Radio 1 - and Jeremy Vine has some really interesting guests on.
24. Instead of tutting at old people who take ages to get off the bus, You tut at rowdy school children.
25. When sitting outside a pub you admire their hanging baskets.
26. You find yourself saying "is it cold in here or is it just me"
27. You can agree with at least 15 of these!

3 Comments:

  • hoo boy... i think i may be in trouble, i could agree with 10 of them already!

    By Blogger angel, at Sunday, May 27, 2007  

  • Ouch...I may have been over 35 for 10 years!!!

    By Blogger JP, at Thursday, June 07, 2007  

  • I usually ignore these lists then realized this had a British lean, er, shed, here....and laughed at lots of these "symptoms".....but then, I turned 60 this year. and YES, OUR family was the 3rd family in our little Oregon Cowtown in 1952 to buy a tv. the Antenna was about 60 feet tall! Thanks, Paul, for giving me a cheer today! I've just spent 3 hours watering the garden, weeding, etc etc. This was great.

    By Anonymous Mark H, at Friday, June 22, 2007  

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