Today is the first time I have felt old....

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  1. getbent

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    I saw a clickbait link that advertised 'The best selling car the year you graduated from high school' and I clicked on it... and the oldest year they had was the year after I graduated...

    Dang.

    where is my rocker?
     
  2. william tele

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    That's the way I felt looking at the pics of guys playing their first guitars and seeing late 80's and 90's cars in the background...
     
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    For me, it was when I pulled a back muscle ... sneezing.

    In my defense, I am a LOUD sneezer :confused:
     
  4. Mechanic

    Mechanic Friend of Leo's

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    I feel old every day. That is until I pick up my guitars, go into my shop to turn a wrench on my VWs. I graduated from high school in ‘70. 50 year reunion is next year. The crowd I ran with is nonexistent. I’ll go see the social, jocks, and nerdy groups, but none of my closest HS friends are around any more.
    Age is a number, not a frame of mind. Enjoy every sandwich.
     
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    I was buying sneakers recently and the young woman helping me made several comparisons of me to her father. Same thing happened with a PA at my doctor's office

    I consider myself a hip young dude, but I guess not :(
     
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    I too look, feel, and am old.
    Being a working player helps me feel immature though.
    Got that goin’ for me.
    Back when I graduated, in the year(19)75AD, I drove a 56 Chevy 4 door sedan.
    It was cool, I thought I was cool, but most importantly, my stunning high school girlfriend thought it, and I were cool.
    I was a happy kid!
     
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    stephent2 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.
     
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    My parents were buying appliances at a store. My mom overheard a clerk tell another associate that 'the elderly couple over there need help'. My mom was immediately upset thinking they were there first and already waiting for help... the words never made it out of her mouth, because she realized - they were the only couple there.

    It was a laugh for the rest of us. :D
     
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  9. Mike Eskimo

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    Workers at Home Depot/Lowe’s with alarmed looks on their faces : “Sir ! Do you need help loading that !”

    Then I make sure I go extra quick with the cement board, just chucking it in the back of the truck.

    Speaking of my truck, which is black , every time I pass it by and see my reflection in the side of it ? Yeah, right then...
     
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    I just keep telling myself, “I’m only as old as the woman I feel.”
     
  11. rghill

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    Ah yes, the beautiful Oldsmobile Cutlass. A car from a company that was shuttered over 10 years ago.

    God I do feel old now. Thanks a lot, getbent!
     
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    chariot.png GetBent, I found the most popular car for the year you were born!
     
  13. boris bubbanov

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    I have a collection of Nichols and Stone, Boling, Tell City, S. Bent & Brothers, and other solid maple rockers - maybe 35 of them. Which color would you like?

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    I saw that thing also, and I had already graduated from college and was in law school (for the oldest year they had).
     
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    My barber, about 27 years old, likes to talk muscle cars. He never heard of Plymouth. He swears I made it up. No, I did not google it for him. Don't argue with someone is cutting your hair.
     
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    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

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    I graduated in '80 and yes indeed those Cutlasses with the sloping rear were everywhere.

    Around '82 when I was in college my Dad got me a used '72 Cutlass with the faux-convertible
    vinyl roof that wasn't in a whole lot better condition than the one in this photo. It was all rusty,
    had a Holley 4-barrel carburetor, accelerated fast, sucked down gas like crazy, handled horribly,
    and lasted me about a year before it died. I think it cost about $250 used at the time....

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    Recently while my wife and I were out walking, we had stopped to give the dog a drink of water. I always sit down on a utility box perfect for the occasion, fold a plastic bag to where it can sit on the ground and pour old Alex a drink. It's a ritual, he expects it. While he was lapping up his water a very nice young woman pulled over by us, and asked if we needed assistance medical or otherwise. We thanked her, and told her we were just watering the dog. She then asked are you sure? We went through the whole explanation AGAIN! Still it was nice to have someone care enough to stop. It's pretty shocking to get to the age where if you stop moving for just a minute, people want to know if you're dying.
     
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    I bought my wife a brand new 1987 Plymouth Fury sedan. Complete with vinyl top, wire wheel covers, a beautiful metallic blue. We were so proud of that car. My kids used to get down in the floor boards to avoid anyone they knew seeing them riding in it.
     
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    Another "feel old" moment: the barber asks if you want your eyebrows trimmed. :(

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  19. tlsmack

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    I now answer "Of course, and don't forget the ears!"
     
  20. Guitarzan

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    Did you have to change your undergarments as well?

    Old people say you can never trust one...
     
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