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My first (God I'm getting old) moment

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Big dan, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Big dan

    Big dan Low-Roller

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    so today I was taking my wife out to our local Olive Garden for lunch on her birthday and I order a blue moon to pair with my Italian food (because.....beer goes with everything) when the waitress who was proboblly barely 21 asked for my id she said "that's the same year my mom was born." God I'm getting old!
    I'm not even 40 yet. Grrrrr
     
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  2. Joe

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    I'll just bite my tongue about Olive Garden, but one of our local grocery chains requires ID, at any age, to purchase alcohol. I'm in my 60s!!
     
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    About ten years ago my ex and I went to IHOP, when I was mid-40's. Waitress asked me (I did turn grey prematurely) if I wanted the senior special which was for 55 or older. I replied "I'm not 55" and she said "it's OK, I can give it to you if you are 50"
     
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    All my favorite songs from the 80s are now on the oldies station.

    Also, I drew a crowd after finishing a 10K recently with my Walkman in hand. A crowd of kids came over right after I ran through the finish chute. I thought they were coming to congratulate me on a great run. It turns out they wanted to know what the heck I had my earbuds plugged into.

    RICHARD
     
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    Fenway Park is like that.
     
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    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    This 21 yr. old shows immaturity and unprofessionalism by commenting on something that is personal. It's unfortunate that what she was thinking came out of her mouth.

    I'm sure she didn't mean nothing by her comment. She'll understand in 20 years or so. When it happens to her.
     
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  7. Big dan

    Big dan Low-Roller

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    Haha it's all good I just thought it was crazy someone my age could have a daughter that old until I did the math then thought "God I'm getting old"
     
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    The first time I walked into Mickey Dee's to get a coffee before the six am shift and was charged the seniors price: age 46. Probably not my best morning.
     
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    At our closest McDonald's the employees carry the coffee to the table for the seniors who are "dining-in," just to be on the safe side. (Lots of dropsies, I guess.)
    They just started carrying my folks' coffees, but they still think I'm capable of handling it on my own!
     
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    I'm 45 today and thanks for the birthday mention on the board. Age is a number it hurts a little more now but I get through it. When I'm in Vegas though I'm 21 again.
     
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    .... that's a good one!
     
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    I try to remember when I was young, I think pretty much anyone over 30 looked old, so I try not to let those innocent comments hurt. I have a part time job that I have had for 28 years. I tell my mostly young co-workers, that I was working there before they were born. the look on their faces is funny, stunned, puzzled, scared, speechless, confused trying to do the math.
     
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    In a few years I'll be watching some miscellaneous Saturday afternoon television and Jon Bon Jovi--or his hologram--will appear on the screen.

    "Hi, this is Jon Bon Jovi for Time-Life Music. For those of us who rocked the 80s and 90s, we know it was a time of many things. But the greatest of these is love. Now you can own these songs on 66 compact discs of 7 songs each. We've assembled only the best songs of love, tenderness, innocence and devotion. Ladies and gentlemen...This is Innocent Love of the Eighties and Nineties!"

    And the song titles begin to scroll on the screen.

    Love in an Elevator

    The Thong Song

    Me So Horny

    Rico Suave

    Operators standing by!
     
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    You know you're old when you cant remember when you first realized you're old. Thank god for Pandora,I can still relax to music from the 50's and 60's.
     
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    Yes, glad you said that! I was carded at Fenway when I was in my late '50's.

    I tell them now that I've been 21 three different times.

    I always tell the young 'uns when they get carded at the tables in Vegas, the time to be upset is when they STOP asking for ID.

    The other day, going into a Wawa, I had trouble remembering if I was 67 or 68 and I decided I would work it out in my head. I know for certain I was born in 1949, but for a very long second, I struggled remembering that this was 2016.
     
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  16. Big dan

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    Haha yup I have to do the math all the time and I suck at math so sometimes I still get it wrong:eek:
     
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    I've recently been carded for, of all things, cough syrup and spray paint! I'm now in my 60s, although I do not feel it and am in denial, but I could not pass for under 21 under any circumstances!
     
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    I just remembered a getting old moment.Before we went to Vegas on the 14th. I thought I'd try that groupon thing. Worked out fine,we got a lunch deal at Pampas for two with 1 hour of beer and sangria for about $58.Trouble is I forgot I had it while we were out there. Groupon was great,they credited me back the money into my account so I put some money to it and ordered a new watch. Dont know shit about watches but I paid $94 and googled the same watch and saw JC Penny wanted $350 . Figure it's a win/win because Groupon could have just said tough shit pal ,not our fault you forgot.
     
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    Personally, I would have no problem at all if somewhat commented on my age as that waitress did. No big deal at all.
     
  20. flyguyfl

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    I just tell them I am 20 with x number of years experience.
     
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