Tuesday, October 30, 2007

When do we start to feel old ?

A friend of mine sent me a message with all the things that are supposed to make you feel old. Indeed he started by saying that the students that enter the university now (10 years ago for me) are born in 1989 and so he wants to prove that we can now be considered as "old" (I just want to precise that my friend is really old since he's born in 1976). For instance those young people have only known M. Jackson as white, phones without wire, Pierce Brownan as James bond...

I will try to translate some facts for you !!

So basically, you can considerate yourself old when ....

- Making love in a car does not seem as a good idea.
- There's more food in your fridge than alcohol
- 6 am is the time when you ged up (not the time when you go to bed)
- You can hear your favorite music in an elevator
- You have an umbrella in your car and you check the forecast before going out
- Your friends are getting married (some even divorce)
- Jeans and T shirts are not considered anymore as everyday clothes
- Falling asleep in the couch hurts a lot
- You don't have this small nap (until 6pm) anymore
- You have now 25 days of holidays per year (instead of 130)
- When you go to the pharamacy, it's for aspirin and not for condoms anymore
- You have your breakfast at regular breakfast time
- You don't stay awake all night anymore because it's too tiring.

9 comments:

Wilhelm said...

Awesome list, dude. Let me be That Guy and crap all over it:

- Making love in a car does not seem as a good idea.

Bro; that's never been a good idea unless you've got a van or you're a hobbit.

- There's more food in your fridge than alcohol

....alternatively, this means you're less likely to be an alcoholic.

- 6 am is the time when you ged up (not the time when you go to bed)

..unless you work the night shift or you're unemployed....

- You can hear your favorite music in an elevator

Awesome!

- You have an umbrella in your car and you check the forecast before going out

...Bwahhahahah

- Your friends are getting married (some even divorce)

Damn

- Jeans and T shirts are not considered anymore as everyday clothes

..but it's COLD in Norway, man...and the roads are bad...

- Falling asleep in the couch hurts a lot

Who the hell has this problem

- You don't have this small nap (until 6pm) anymore

You know who take naps during the afternoon? That's right - really old people. If you can't stay awake for an entire day, then you either need to get on some vitamin B or you're french.

- You have now 25 days of holidays per year (instead of 130)

Wow....130 days of vacation?

- When you go to the pharamacy, it's for aspirin and not for condoms anymore

What; it's only at the pharmacy that they carry extra small jimmy hats? ;-)

- You have your breakfast at regular breakfast time

Isn't this sort of dependent on your regular schedule? I mean; school starts at a certain time, work starts at a certain time...

- You don't stay awake all night anymore because it's too tiring.

Meh...

Anders said...

What's wrong with t-shirts and jeans?

Wilhelm said...

Awww...did he deride your sense of fashion?

;-)

Wilhelm said...

Awww...did he deride your sense of fashion?

;-)

Kjerstin said...

Does this mean that as long as I don't get up at 6 AM and don't have breakfast at regular breakfast time, then I'm not old? I'm thrilled that eternal youth is so easy to achieve! :-)

Wilhelm said...

So screwing up your meal pattern IS healthy after all.

Somebody alert the media

Pigeon said...

I'm thrilled that eternal youth is so easy to achieve! :-)

Lucky you !!!!

Anders said...

Everybody knows the secret to ethernal youth is buying condoms and skipping breakfast. That's a proven fact.

And don't ever get married!'




*Or really, dump all your friends that gets married. But that don't quite work as a slogan...

Wilhelm said...

I think you can cross-correlate some of the factors here. For example, if you skip breakfast, go to bed at 6 AM, have your fridge filled with alcohol, have more than 130 days of "vacation" and hang around the pharmacy all day window-shopping condoms, I'd say the odds of you getting married are slim to none.