Monday, March 30, 2009

Getting older



I was walking along the corridor behind two youngish male members of staff this morning - they're probably in their late thirties.

"You know you're not young any more," said one gloomily, "when there's no mud on your bedroom floor because you've stopped playing football."

"I think I knew I was getting old," sighed the other, "the first time I walked past a traffic cone and had no desire to put it on my head."

19 comments:

  1. Or indeed on the head of Wellington at the foot of North Bridge!!

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  2. ha ha ha ha!! That's hilarious! and so male...

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  3. ...or in the manner of students everywhere, no desire to nick the aforementioned cone, to serve as a piece of post-modern interior design...

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  4. This gave me a wonderful laugh.

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  5. If that's the criteria, then I suppose I was BORN old...

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  6. Poor lads! Bring out the violins, willya?

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  7. I have to laugh again. - everyone is so cynical!

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  8. Now I know I'm getting old when there's mud all over the bedroom floor because I've forgotten to bend and take off the gardening shoes!

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  9. Well, I'm still not old then because I cannot resist a traffic cone. I always put them on post boxes. They are actually very heavy when you put them on your head and tend to have spiders inside.

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  10. Oh, that was funny. Made me think of Bertie Wooster and pinching policeman's helmets...Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Hahaha. Oh. Oh dear. I suppose this means I'm awfully old then. Sigh.

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  12. Thanks for the giggle. That was very cute.

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  13. Thanks for the laugh! Glad I found your blog!

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  14. Poor lads....it comes to us all! But do they still have their hair??

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  15. Both of which sound like recommendations for aging...

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  16. Heh! I think I like getting older.

    I do enjoy overhearing such snippets.

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