These old bones are starting to creak in the morning, baby!
Don’t get me wrong, I definitely exercise and stretch a lot, but you can’t slow down Father Time, you know what I’m saying?
When did you realize you weren’t young anymore?
AskReddit users shared their stories.
“My 17-year old nephew has a girlfriend who’s into ‘the oldies’ – you know, like Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins.
That made me feel old.”
2. Aches and pains.
“I woke up with a sprained ankle.
No sleepwalking, no weird sleep Olympics, just held it or twisted it weird while sleeping and sprained it.
I have done this 3 times after turning 40.
Don’t turn 40, kids, stay in your 20’s and 30’s.”
3. That hurts.
“This year when multiple SONS of American football players I watched growing up got drafted into the NFL.”
4. A night out.
“We went to a bar recently and the bouncer didn’t check our IDs — just us out of everyone going in. Fine.
Then as we were leaving, the place was totally packed and I was outside waiting for my husband to come out and thought, “We’re the oldest people here by ten years at least.”
Then, to my relief, I saw an old guy in the crowd.
Then, to my horror, I realized the old guy was my husband.”
5. Get away from me!
“When a 22 year old offered me their arm to get down steps.
I’m not old, I was just tired you little punk!!”
6. All fixed!
“I was just around 30, and I filled in on bass for a buddy’s band that was playing a frat party.
At this point I was at 2 kids, 2 cars, home in the suburbs, career in tech, just being the stereotypical dad.
During set break I went up to take a leak, and the toilet wasn’t flushing and the bowl was full of TP and p**s.
So, I took off the tank lid, and noticed that the chain holding the handle to the flapper (the part that stops the water from going right into the bowl) had rusted off. I quickly just hand-crimped the chain back together and got that puppy flushing like a champ.
On the drive home I realized that I was old.”
7. What is that?
“I went for a motorcycle ride with 4 of my friends and stopped at the gas station for a picture. The first picture was all of us gasing up the bikes and the second was from behind.
I was not wearing my helmet and saw the top rear of my head. I was balding at the age of 28 and had a spot so shiny that even the camera didn’t know WTF happened.”
8. Let me break it down for you.
“When one of my younger coworkers took it upon herself to explain to me who Cardi B was.
I already knew who she was and was familiar with her music. Apparently I just looked like I needed to be supplied with this info.”
9. Don’t call me that.
“Neighborhood kid next door, must be 22 or so calls me sir.
First time it happened I was like “sir? Dude I’m like….okay a lot older than you.””
10. That hurts.
“When I was trying to hang out and play with my kid at school drop off, and she was like, “mom! Not in front of my friends!”
I realized in that very moment that I was not young, fun, cool mom, but indeed old, regular, embarrassing mom.
Also, every single time someone calls me “ma’am.””
11. You’re definitely old.
“Had a truck sitting in front of my house a few weeks ago for like an hour, at around 1 am.
Didn’t know what they were up to, but I didn’t like it. Finally knocked on the window and said “I don’t know what you’re doing, but do it somewhere else…”
Turns out it was a couple of teenage kids fooling around, one of which lives a few houses down and I’m assuming didn’t want to get caught by her parents.
So yeah, I pulled a literal “d**n kids, get off my lawn!” on them. And now I’m that curmudgeonly old guy that lives down the street and I’m only 35.”
12. This is amazing!
“For me it was when I was shopping in Target and came across a buy one, get one 50% off deal for Oxy Clean.
I was so excited that I texted my wife, and then promptly realized “oh man, I’m so middle aged!” It was like one of those “Avoid becoming like your parents” commercials.”
13. Who are these people?
“When I went through the grocery store checkout and realized I didn’t recognize any of the young celebrities on the magazine covers.”
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