What Happened That Made You Feel Old? – #TQOTD

It’s time to tally up all those aches and pains that you’ve been having since you’ve gotten older because we want stories about how you are an old fart.

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What happened that made you feel old?

  • Getting winded going up the stairs right before I had heart surgery… ouch
  • When I had the children of the kids I babysat in my preschool class.
  • Just tonight I tried playing a game my kids play all of the time on the iPad and the camera turning every which way gave me motion sickness
  • Checking in a patient in their twenties that was born the year I graduated high school…
  • I had a brain tumor removed 3.5 years ago, which turned my world upside down. At 39 I have more issues and medications and a shorter life expectancy than someone 30 years older than myself
  • I suppose turning 41 this month, the fact my kids are all over 19 and I have 2 grandbabies makes me feel kinda OLD!!!
  • I was with a college student and I saw that TRL was on TV. I said, “Oh, TRL is still a thing?” To which she replied, “what’s TRL?”
  • When my oldest daughter turned 18 this year, and my younger children saying, “whoa, you were born in the 80’s”? ‍♀️
  • Not being allowed to renew my license when I turned 30 until I got glasses because I failed the eye exam.
  • I was at work and was asked what year I got married and one of my co workers said oh my god that is the year I was born. I felt so old.
  • When I turned over in bed and pulled a muscle
  • I keep saying I’m not “old” until I hit 50 years old…so, I have a little over 7 months to be young.
  • That all my favorite high school music is now on Classic Vinyl.
  • Having to use “readers” to see the numbers on the produce at the grocery store.
  • Today at work one of my pediatric patients asked me what a land line is
  • Having my ID checked at the store…and the young cashier excitedly says, “my mom was born that year!!!” I’m 37…
  • The 2 year old boy I used to take care of when I was in high school is now married with a child of his own.
  • I was in the checkout lane at the grocery store with my infant daughter and the lady bagging my groceries asked if she was my first grandchild. I was 37, I had a kid late in life
  • I was referred to as “my work mom”
  • I slipped at work, now I’m particularly scared that spot and will do anything to avoid it
  • I work with kids and if I have to be on the floor and it takes a couple minutes to get off the floor and joints make noise lol
  • My 17yr old son asked what the Oregon Trail was (seeing a meme on fb about it). Told him it was like one of the first games on a computer and I played it back in elementary school. His response was “ohhh Vintage, I wanna try it!” as he was walking away. I said Vintage, wth? He said what. I said I’m not “vintage”. He said “if you played that 30+yrs ago then yes you are”. Ugh. I am NOT vintage!!
  • A girl at work asked me if I was alive during 9/11
  • Rolled over in bed and blew my knee out seriously what the hell.
  • When my favorite song was playing as background music at the grocery store.
  • I carded someone at the bar whos born the same year as when I graduated!
  • My husband and I took our 9 year old roller skating…it is not like riding a bike! And, I didn’t know any of the songs being played!
  • So many things… these online quizzes saying I have a mind of a 60 year old, this spring looking at the Whitecaps baseball team roster and realizing I’m older than the players, turning 30 in September and haven’t achieved anything that I’ve wanted in life.
  • When I had both hips replaced before I was 50
  • I’m only 45 and I threw my back out playing with the grandkids :/
  • My daughter asked me how I survived dial up internet ‍♀️
  • When I met someone and he asked me out and then I found out he is my sons age nope can’t do it . Lol
  • Like, are we talking just today or the whole expanse of my 40 long years plodding around this ?
  • Found jeans that fit in the women’s department instead of in the junior’s.
  • When I was called mom by a 20 year coworker, and another told me I’m like middle aged…. (I’m 36)
  • Someone asked what a cassette tape was ‍♀️
  • Looking at apartments with my almost 20yr old daughter. She’s moving out in about a month.
  • I fall asleep at 8:30 pm, when I used to be able to stay up till 2 am and rest and go to work and do it all over again. Also, if I don’t dye my hair, it’s not silver, it’s pure white, along with my eyebrows. It blows.☹
  • I fell off a step stool & put a huge hole in the wall
  • When the first kid I babysat got married.
  • The kids I babysit asked if I was alive during 9/11
  • When children card me for alcohol
  • My child is 11 and same height as me
  • #TQOTD I was in a major car accident just over a year ago and my foot/ankle is still recovering from it. Some days it is so swollen and stiff that I can barely walk, so I hobble around like an 80-year-old. I joke sometimes that while I’m 20, my body thinks that I’m 50 minus the menopause
  • TQOTD: Its simple to many Birthdays I have had a few more than others Keep them coming
  • First someone who is only a few years younger than me called me “ma’am”. Not cool, not cool at all. Second – 80s and 90s clothing coming back. I should have just kept all of my old stuff
  • I’m 65 and my body started feeling old when I started getting arthritis. But my mind is still young, keeping up with most of the newer techmology, listening to current popular music. and I try to let my mind win that debate with my body..
  • TQOTD: I turned 40 and 2 out of 5 kids graduated And I swear the age Gods said, ” Strike her with as many aches and pains as you can the minute she turns 40!”
  • TQOTD What made me feel old? Went to my chiropractor and they told me I had arthritis in my neck. They said it was from bad posture most likely from the way I leaned forward while I played video games as a kid. Now I’m far more conscious about my posture so it doesn’t get worse. PS I’m 28 years old. Arthritis at ky age is more common than people realize.
  • What makes me feel old is I was just told recently that I’M GOING TO BE A GRANDMA!!!!! I’M 38!!!!!
  • What makes me feel old? When the new heartthrob man comes out on the screen half naked and I feel like a complete pervert thinking he’s hot…. Because I could technically be his mother
  • my son, on my 50th birthday Gave me a hug and said mom just think about it you’re half way to dead now!I have never laughed so hard in my life! so I’m half dead… there’s that
  • I felt old earlier this week when my girlfriends and I had a 20 minute group text exchange about how frequently we wake up to pee during the night…..I used to think I was drinking too much before bed but now I’ve accepted I’m probably just years away from diapers.
  • My daughter has bilateral vocal cord paralysis, and as I near 50 years old, it’s getting more difficult for me to hear her unless I’m standing next to her. #HearingLoss
  • Apparently godsmack and Staind are “dad rock” now
  • I realized I was old when i use to show up to the course walk up to the first tee and swing away. Now i have to pop a bottle of pills, and stretch for an hour before i tee off
  • #tqotd the throw back hour always makes me feel old bc it reminds me that highschool was 20 years ago and the music I listened to then is now the throwback
  • I feel old because a kid I work with told me they take standardized tests on the computer and not in a booklet anymore.
  • Last week I was talking to a woman who mentioned she lived in Lansing growing up. To make conversation I said “oh, I used to live in Lansing when I was in college. I helped open the Kohl’s store there.” Her reply: “I bought my training bras there!” That’s when I realized it’s been 20 years and I felt O-L-D!
  • I recently hired a new employee, he’s 22. Last week I realized he is only a year older than my friend’s niece who I have known since she was a baby. I was 20 when his niece was born. I’m 19 years older than my new employee and could be his mom. Oh, and when I told him this he kindly informed me his mom is a year younger than me…��
  • It’s your gay prison parolee again: I turned 40 last week and decided to try out sporting a beard. My beard has gray patches in it and I’m now 4 decades old. My 6 year old niece told me I’m fatter than the last time she saw me and when I look in the mirror I realize my ass is fluffy and no longer firm. Turning 40 has been an eye opener to the fact that I’m old!
  • TQOTD: What makes me feel old is that my own mom doesn’t remember how old I am. She talks about major historical events that happened in the 60s and 70s and expects me to have been there, witnessing them first hand like she did. She is completely surprised when I remind her I was born in 85.
  • TQOTD. What made me feel old? When my kids said, “Ok, Boomer.” I’m Gen-X, dammit. I don’t have a dog in this fight, just keep ignoring us and let us be angsty and wearing Chucks and flannel.
  • TQOTD: I turned 40 and 2 out of 5 kids graduated And I swear the age Gods said, ” Strike her with as many aches and pains as you can the minute she turns 40!”
  • I looked in the mirror……..
  • Hearing “Semi-Charmed Life” on an “oldies” station
  • I realized, walking through the mall, that the Victoria’s secret models are now younger than me.
  • I workout alot and during the high intensity parts I pee a little every damn time. My kids think it’s hilarious.
  • Found grey hairs in places you shouldn’t
  • I did a cartwheel like 10 years ago when I was 38 or so. I didn’t fall but I cracked like every bone in my body, parts of my body started to go numb and I was so scared that I had done some serious damage. I had to sit for like 20 minutes before I felt normal again. Needless to say that is the last cartwheel I have ever done.