Wrinkles & Winks:15 Signs You’ve Leveled Up to ‘Officially Old’
Time's continual march often reminds us of our fleeting life. So, when asked, "When did you realize you're old?" here are the top forum responses.
AGREEING WITH PARENTS
“I was watching some high school comedy and found myself agreeing with the parents.”
SEEING NIECE GETTING INTO HIGH SCHOOL
Discovered this week my 4-year-old niece, who moved across the country, is now in high school. Still see her as a little kid.
WHEN SITTING FOR LONG HOURS
“I was at a wedding reception, and both me and my wife’s backs hurt from sitting in metal folding chairs.”
NOT KNOWING CURRENT SLANG
“When I had to Google some of the current slang.”
POPPING SOUNDS WHEN DOING PUSH-UPS
“I was doing morning push-ups with my nephews, and one of them looked at me confused. He then asked, ‘Why are your shoulders making those popping sounds?’ “
FEELING SLEEPY EARLIER
“When I realized I can no longer go out after 8 pm because I get sleepy around 9 pm.”
BLOOD PRESSURE AND INDIGESTION
“I get together with my friends, and we discuss our blood pressure and which foods give us the worst indigestion.”
GRANDSON GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL
“My first grandson graduated high school. Geez!”
PAIN IN HIPS AND KIDNEY AREA WHILE SNEEZING
“The first time I sneezed so hard I had to lie down because of pain in my hips and kidney area.”
SKIN STAYING PUCKERED
"At 68, I puckered my skin, and it stayed that way. Scary. Realized I was 'old'. Now 73, still scary."
COMPLAINING ABOUT KIDS
"Discussing Gen Z with friends, I caught us griping about teens' trends. We had turned into the grumpy adults my 15-year-old self would've been aghast.”
NOT UNDERSTANDING A TREND
“When I didn’t understand the appeal of TikTok.”
HAIR IN NOSE AND EAR
“Nose and ear hair.”
“Line on my face didn’t disappear after I drank plenty of water and got a good night’s sleep. It’s called a wrinkle, I see.”
“After years of shaving, I let my mustaches grow. Then saw much of the stache was white!!!”
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