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:

jkhenson said...

Ah, youth... :)

Loth said...

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

persiflage said...

Curious fellows!

twolimeleaves said...

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

Madame T. said...

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

meggie said...

This gave me a wonderful laugh.

Frogdancer said...

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

Molly said...

Poor lads! Bring out the violins, willya?

persiflage said...

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

Relatively Retiring said...

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!

Reluctant Blogger said...

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.

willowcaroline said...

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

Thimbleanna said...

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

goldenbird said...

Thanks for the giggle. That was very cute.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Thanks for the laugh! Glad I found your blog!

Warty Mammal said...

LOL!

Lesley said...

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

Lucy said...

Both of which sound like recommendations for aging...

herhimnbryn said...

Heh! I think I like getting older.

I do enjoy overhearing such snippets.