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O/T----------SYMPTOMS OF BEING OVER 25-----------

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  1. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
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    1. You leave clubs before the end to "beat the rush".

    2. You get more excited about having a roast on a Sunday than
    going clubbing.

    3. You stop dreaming of becoming a professional footballer and
    start dreaming of having a son who might instead.

    4. Before throwing the local paper away, you look through the
    property section.

    5. You prefer Later with Jools Holland to Top of the Pops.
    6. All of a sudden, Tony Blair is not 50, he's only 50.

    7. Before going out anywhere, you ask what the parking is like.

    8. Rather than throw a knackered pair of trainers out, you keep
    them because they'll be all right for the garden.

    9. You buy your first ever T-shirt without anything written on
    it.

    10. Instead of laughing at the innovations catalogue that falls
    out of the newspaper, you suddenly see both the benefit and
    money saving properties of a plastic winter cover for your
    garden bench and an electronic mole repellent for the lawn.
    Not to mention the plastic man for the car to deter would-be thieves.

    11. You make an effort to be in and out of the curry house by 11.

    12. Sure, you have more disposable income, but everything you
    want to buy costs between 200 and 500 quid.

    13. You don't get funny looks when you buy a Disney video or a
    Wallace and Gromit bubble bath, as the sales assistant assumes they
    Are for your child.

    14. Pop music all starts to sound crap.

    15. You opt for Pizza Express over Pizza Hut because they don't
    have any pictures on the menus and anyway, they do a really nice
    half-bottle of house white.

    16. You become powerless to resist the lure of self-assembly furniture.

    17. You always have enough milk in.

    18. To compensate for the fact that you have little desire to
    go clubbing, you instead frequent really loud tapas restaurants and
    franchise pubs with wacky names in the mistaken belief that you have

    19. While flicking through the TV channels, you happen upon
    C4's Time Team with Tony Robinson. You get drawn in.

    20. The benefits of a pension scheme become clear.

    21. You go out of your way to pick up a colour chart from B&Q.

    22. You wish you had a shed.

    23. You have a shed.

    24. You actually find yourself saying "They don't make 'em like
    that anymore" and "I remember when there were only 3 TV channels" and
    "Of course, in my day...."

    25. Radio 2 play more songs you know than Radio 1 - and Jeremy
    Vine has some really interesting guests on.

    26. Instead of tutting at old people who take ages to get off
    the bus, you tut at schoolchildren whose diction is poor.

    27. When sitting outside a pub you become envious of their
    hanging baskets

    28. You come face to face with your own mortality for the first
    time, and the indestructibility of the 20s gives way to a realisation
    that you are but passing through this life and if you don't settle
    down soon and have kids you'll have no-one to look after you when
    you're old and frail and incontinent and you can't go on p**sing your life up
    against a wall forever and think of how many brain cells you're
    destroying every time a swift half turns into 10 pints, and look at
    that, a full set of stainless steel saucepans for 99 quid, they cost
    as much as 35 each if you buy them separately, and you get a milk pan thrown in, ...
     
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  3. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    yes that is all very true but not at 25 maybe 40
     
  4. 400SPYDER

    400SPYDER F1 Rookie

    Jul 7, 2004
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    Good call Steve.

    I was about 40 when I found Steve Wright on R2.

    Always loved roasts more than clubs - but then I can't dance 'cus I'm a FB!!:D:D

    Still hate Pizza Hut & self assembley furniture.

    Whats a tapas bar - and disposable income - I own a Ferrari M8 ;) :D :)
     
  5. 512Tea Are

    512Tea Are F1 Rookie

    Apr 22, 2004
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    Dear Comrade Toeknee Handcock Provider of Aviators to those bereft of prestidigitation in the ways of the 'Box of Tricks'.

    I am fifty nine in January - and all that you state is true - for some! Not for me though! I have had the happiest of happy times and am still enjoying the happiest of best of times. My whole future is filled with happinees! Indeed, I live within a little enclave where happiness is generated every single day - we have so much, that as eveningtide approaches we launch it from rainbows; and whence from it is dispersed throughout the 'Wonderland of England' - which the bureaucrats are doing their best to destroy and at whom we are campaigning a war of attrition - and we are succeeding!

    512 Tea Are - Tea Arse - Tear Arse - Prince of Happiness and creator of mayhem for all bureaucrats and infidels.
     
  6. Nicola

    Nicola Formula Junior

    Sep 10, 2004
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    I refuse to listen to Radio 2. To tune in would be acceptance of being old.

    I sadly agreed to many of the other items (not all of them).
     
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  8. hedge

    hedge Formula 3

    Jun 11, 2003
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    buggery..did this last weekend!

    "8. Rather than throw a knackered pair of trainers out, you keep
    them because they'll be all right for the garden."

    only I kept an old t-shirt as well!
     
  9. F328GTS

    F328GTS Formula 3

    Apr 27, 2004
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    Me too. Can't stand Wogan or any of those other cronies....
     

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