Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Signs that You're Getting Old

"Growing up is never easy. You hold on to things that were. You wonder what's to come. But that night, I think we knew it was time to let go of what had been, and look ahead to what would be. Other days. New days. Days to come. The thing is, we didn't have to hate each other for getting older. We just had to forgive ourselves... for growing up.”

 -  The Wonder Years quotes -

Let's face it, the fact that we can only grow older and not younger like Benjamin Button, which slowly creeps at you and scares most people is highly inevitable. And so to commemorate this unfortunate thing that happens to everyone of us who are lucky to live a long life, I came up with my own list of signs that will tell that people are growing older.

10. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

     - Is the driver too fast on a 60 kph lane? Do you feel like you're riding a rollercoaster therefore can't help but react negatively to a kamikazee driver? Well, the nerves might finally be kicking in after  many years of caffeine consumption and being overly stimulated. Have you seen an old lady drive a ferrari? I'm afraid not. You're probably losing the touch of the inner kid in you. It's not so bad really, safety first RIGHT? *grin*

9. Fashion becomes something of minimal concern.

     - This actually depends on your take on fashion of course, but as I notice the older a person gets they make it as an excuse not to dress up. So what happens is as long as one has something black in the closet, then everything's gonna be just fine. Hmm... have you checked your closet lately? Black... hehehe.

8. Dates are missed, however doctor appointments are maintained.

     - And I wonder why. ΓΌ

7. In connection to Number 8, your medicine cabinet is getting crowded.

     - Yeah, vitamins. Oh! Supplements. Ah okay, so that was for umm... okay?!

6. Headlines are becoming the best part of the newspaper.

     - Imagine! Big BOLD letters. The easiest thing to read that's why! Haha. Have you had your eyes checked lately?

5. Technology influx is going too fast.

     - Getting confused about the latest gadgets? Forgetting which remote goes for what appliance? Umm... O-Kay! You don't need it huh? Yeah. Err. Right.

4. Your friends are becoming Mrs., husband of, mom of... so forth.

     - Need I say more? Scary if it would be like, they start sharing the relationships of their kids! (If you're still single by this time, then this is the point where you'd probably stop and say something like "Oh My! Where have I been all my life?!") Wow! Time flies so fast ei?


3. Your Social Networking Sites (e.g. Facebook, Tumblr and etc.) would slowly become a family oriented avenue.

     - First there are the wedding pictures, then comes the kids pictures, christening invitations, birthday parties... Everyone's getting pregnant, getting married while you just get drunk and a hangover the next day. Kapeesh?!


2. Certain parts of your body (e.g. B_ _ _ S!) are no longer defying gravity.

     - Check your body. (ahem!) Is it time for that body part to sing something like "You Raise Me Up"? Oh well (sigh) it happens, but I hope it's not gonna be too soon (*worry*). Yes that is very indicative, but don't go running to the nearest surgeon and have it fixed! It's normal, we all have to go through that phase (very unfortunate). Oh my poor TWINS!

1. Finally, you are definitely getting old when your bestfriend can date someone half his/her age. AND IT'S LEGAL!

     - Wow! That's really something. Umm... Err... Sheesh!

Growing old is not for SISSIES! We all grow old, some are just not mentally ready for the event to happen to them. Well, I am growing old. Oh Man!


But for me I like what Woody Harrelson said:


"A grownup is a child with layers on."


I am loving my layers!


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