There you are minding your own business, and feeling as though nothing has changed age wise since you were 18 (I’m still a teenager right?! No different to what I was at 18 inside!)
Then Reality’s hand comes out of nowhere and gives you a great big slap round the head to remind you to get a grip, and no you’re not young anymore, you’re an old fart, so get used to it.
Yes, that happened to me the other day, as I told my 8 year old that this year’s holiday was all booked.
8 Year Old:
8 Year Old:
“It means excellent.”
There was me thinking sick meant that you were a bit poorly and should take to your bed. I’m obviously not ‘down wiv the kidz” anymore.
So here’s my list to knowing when you’re old or not (I may or may not do all of these. Ahem.)
– Whereas once you listened to the Top 40 religiously every Sunday, nowadays you don’t have a clue who is at number 1. Even if you did, you’d never have bleedin’ heard of them before anyway.
– Whereas once you used to go out in short skirts on freezing nights, now you laugh your head off at girls wandering round town on a Friday night shivering their boobies off because they haven’t brought a coat out with them.
– You want to slap people about when they write in text speak (sorry, txt spk.) See, can’t do it. It’s just WRONG. Write properly, goddammit! 🙂
-You get a bright sunny day and the first thought that goes through your head is “Ooh, I can get loads of washing done and hung out today! It’ll all be dry really quickly!”
– You actually prefer the idea of sitting in front of the telly on a Saturday with a takeaway or Monster sized tub of Pringles with a shed load of wine than having to squish up close to sweaty strangers banging their heads in time to some kind of trance club music.
Then scream into someone’s ear just to get them to hear you, even if all they can hear is a little squeak.
Argh, there’s no hope for me.
Anyone else want to join me in the old and sad corner?! 🙂