25 plus 1

Here are some things that tell you you’re getting on a bit


Your GP looks 10 years old

At a job interview, they look at your qualifications and ask you ‘What’s an ‘O’ level’

Your nephew turns up on your doorstep to show off his new granddaughter

You buy a bar of chocolate and don’t get change from a pound

You reach out to embrace your mother only to discover you’re looking at your reflection

You sing along to the radio knowing all the words, and they announce it’s a golden oldie from 1969.

You see a favourite actor in his latest film and think he looks old, then realise he’s younger than you and it’s not make up.

brucieNobody knows what ‘Flumps’ are

You keep getting mail for hearing aids and incontinence pads

Penny Whistles are advertised at £19.99 plus P&P

You’re finding more and more grey hairs in your hairbrush

It hurts your gums to eat toast

You go shopping with £20 but come back with nothing having just covered your bus fare.

Someone saying they are happy and gay takes on a whole new meaning.

Coke isn’t necessarily something you drink or put on the fire.

Spelling correctly is no longer important.

A modest new family car costs ten times as much as your first house.

Your favourite biscuits are no longer 24p for 12

jaffa cakesEnglish is not the first language on food labels

You get tired just opening a new packet of tea bags.

You have to get up more than once in the night for a wee

You go to bed for a ‘kiss and a cuddle’, get as far as the kiss and then fall asleep

You go to bed for a ‘kiss and a cuddle’, then forget why you went to bed early.

Those laughter lines around your eyes are looking more and more like a street map

The liver spots on your hands don’t wash off

And one for the guys:

The wife has more hair on her legs than you do on your head (sorry honey) heart

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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1 Response to 25 plus 1

  1. I sure your husband forgives you.

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