(Topic ID: 222483)

You Know You Are Old When. . .


By TractorDoc

9 months ago



Topic Stats

  • 1,201 posts
  • 208 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 33 days ago by dasvis
  • Topic is favorited by 17 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    Topic Gallery

    There have been 200 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

    pasted_image (resized).png
    C157A142-692C-4A29-A083-65C79C06442B (resized).jpeg
    2kL3sFT (resized).jpg
    old (resized).jpg
    pasted_image (resized).png
    il_fullxfull.1784701928_fnvc (resized).jpg
    Take-A-Penny-Tray (resized).png
    4_s (resized).jpg
    s-l300 (resized).jpg
    Penny-Tray_21131454 (resized).jpg
    imgres (resized).jpg
    take-a-penny-tray-point-of-purchase-1 (resized).jpg
    Screen Shot 2019-02-18 at 11.00.46 AM (resized).png
    pasted_image (resized).png
    laughing-cartoon-you-want-it-when (resized).jpg
    download (resized).jpg

    There are 1201 posts in this topic. You are on page 24 of 25.
    #1151 89 days ago
    Quoted from Budman:

    You grunt when you bend over to tie your shoes......

    or....you buy these so you don't even do that.

    old (resized).jpg
    1 week later
    #1152 81 days ago

    When you understand Lloyd's latest forum entry - "This pop bumper doesn't shine for me anymore".

    #1153 81 days ago
    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    That happened to me for the first time over 10 years ago. What I hate even more is when a waiter comes to the table and asks "what will your daughter be having" when I am out for dinner with my wife. (She is only a year younger than I am but looks great for her age). Typically when that happens I tell the waiter "thanks for making my wife feel good but remember I am the one leaving the tip".
    I don't mind getting older but I do hate thinking that puts me that much closer to being dead. What I always find funny is when you are younger you can't wait to get older but once you are older you wish you were younger. Anyway these days I look at it as: "at least I am alive to bitch about getting old".

    Happens quite often with me for the past 5 years.
    They ask me what the kids will have.
    I’m 38, wife’s 36 and our kid is 13...

    Everytime It makes me feel even worse.
    Good side is: no need for me to seduce young women, some already think it if we kiss or show that we are not parents

    #1154 81 days ago
    Quoted from Nihonmasa:

    Everytime It makes me feel even worse.

    Don't worry about that. It makes your wife feel good about herself. A woman who feels good about herself will be more inclined to make her man a happy man

    1 week later
    #1155 73 days ago

    I've heard said that a man is a young man when a woman can make him happy, or sad.

    And that he is middle aged when a woman can make him happy, but not sad.

    And that he is and old man when a woman can make him neither happy or sad.

    I moved into old man territory about 5 years ago.

    #1156 73 days ago

    You fart dust...

    #1157 73 days ago
    Quoted from Wotto:

    You fart dust...

    Better than wet!!

    #1158 73 days ago

    I talked about comfy socks a while ago on the only thread on Pinside I could talk about socks. To follow up I had to go back to thin socks and not as comfy.

    Apparently Black, thick socks can make some folks feet sweaty and prone to athletes foot and other nasties since they will not ventilate like other thin socks.

    What’s next? Napping in Lazy Boy recliners can make your back get thrown out of alignment? Please don’t tell me bad news on that one.

    #1159 72 days ago

    You know your old when you mention "Fonzi" and no one knows who he is.

    #1160 72 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Better than wet!!

    This sounds like the voice of experience speaking

    1 week later
    #1161 59 days ago
    2kL3sFT (resized).jpg
    #1162 59 days ago

    You know your old when you wonder "why aren't there more damn posts in the, You know you are old when" thread.

    QSS

    #1163 59 days ago

    When you listen to classic rock on the radio and the DJ announces, in that "cool laid back" voice that FM radio starting using in the 60s-70s, that we will be listening to Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love" and tries to make it sound like the song was brand new last week, and you find your self thinking this punk kid is 2 generations away from when WLL hit the airwaves and you wish, as always, would this punk ass DJ just shut up and play the song.

    #1164 59 days ago

    I installed some new lamp sockets on a playfield last week. I must have been leaning over the playfield in an unnatural way because my back has not been right until the last day or so. Was considering a consultation with a chiropractor.

    Sadly my powers of invincibility seem to be fading with age and my vulnerabilities are multiplying.

    #1165 58 days ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Sadly my powers of invincibility seem to be fading with age and my vulnerabilities are multiplying.

    Exactly.
    Well said my friend.

    #1166 58 days ago
    Quoted from ShinyBall:

    or....you buy these so you don't even do that.[quoted image]

    Damn, you nailed it. Actually wore these things.

    C157A142-692C-4A29-A083-65C79C06442B (resized).jpeg
    #1167 57 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    When you listen to classic rock on the radio and the DJ announces, in that "cool laid back" voice that FM radio starting using in the 60s-70s, that we will be listening to Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love" and tries to make it sound like the song was brand new last week, and you find your self thinking this punk kid is 2 generations away from when WLL hit the airwaves and you wish, as always, would this punk ass DJ just shut up and play the song.

    When you remember hoping the DJ would shut up before the song started as you didn't want him talking on the mix-tape you were making.

    #1168 56 days ago
    Quoted from WJxxxx:

    When you remember hoping the DJ would shut up before the song started as you didn't want him talking on the mix-tape you were making.

    Oh man!
    Making your own tapes off the radio!
    Those were the days.

    #1169 56 days ago
    Quoted from rollitover:

    Oh man!
    Making your own tapes off the radio!
    Those were the days.

    Or recording television shows with the VCR when there was only a couple channels. Somewhere I still have a VHS tape with a Three Stooges day long "Stooge-a-Thon" recorded onto it.

    #1170 56 days ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Or recording television shows with the VCR when there was only a couple channels. Somewhere I still have a VHS tape with a Three Stooges day long "Stooge-a-Thon" recorded onto it.

    I have a vhs recording
    of a Cubs game from
    June 23, 1984!
    It was from my first trip to Chicago.
    Harry Caray on play-by-play
    with Steve Stone color man.

    #1171 55 days ago

    Do any of you old farts remember a show called AKA Pablo. It was about a young Mexican guy that lived in a bus in the garage of a grumpy old white guy. It didn't last very long but I thought it was funny.

    #1172 55 days ago

    You talking about Chico and the Man? I do remember. You are old when you miss going to the mall and hitting the music store to buy a new album, hit the bookstore and check out the latest mags, and hit the arcade, Alladin's Castle before you leave. The internet and youth of today are to blame. I'm about to be 53 btw.........

    #1173 55 days ago
    Quoted from pinkid:

    You talking about Chico and the Man

    Nope, Chico and the man was better. This one was AKA Pablo. It started in 1984, I looked it up. My computer is being weird so I couldn't post a link.

    #1174 55 days ago
    Quoted from pinkid:

    You talking about Chico and the Man? I do remember. You are old when you miss going to the mall and hitting the music store to buy a new album, hit the bookstore and check out the latest mags, and hit the arcade, Alladin's Castle before you leave. The internet and youth of today are to blame. I'm about to be 53 btw.........

    53? You're not even a senior citizen. Come back in 10 years!!

    #1175 55 days ago
    Quoted from pinkid:

    I'm about to be 53 btw.........

    I remember those good old days.

    #1176 55 days ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Or recording television shows with the VCR when there was only a couple channels. Somewhere I still have a VHS tape with a Three Stooges day long "Stooge-a-Thon" recorded onto it.

    One of new old-fart hobbies is going to the Friday night auction looking for bargains and wind buying shit I don’t need.

    Every once in awhile someone’s VHS collection comes across the block. It is always interesting to check the hand written labels for what is on tape.

    #1177 55 days ago

    When your all excited that Steve ritchie comes out with a theme from the 80's .

    #1178 55 days ago
    Quoted from Mercury:

    You know your old when you mention "Fonzi" and no one knows who he is.

    Watcha talking bout Will ?

    #1179 55 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Every once in awhile someone’s VHS collection comes across the block. It is always interesting to check the hand written labels for what is on tape.

    Funny (sort of) VHS tape story.

    When I was living in the big city and attending veterinary school I lived in a condo community. One of the perks of living there was the trash area -- residents were either wealthy and/or there were a lot of elderly folks that may have passed and a cleanout of their possessions had occurred. I pulled all sorts of things from the dumpster -- a complete HO scale model train set, stamp collections, vintage doll house and furniture (sold those for big bucks on E-bay), bicycles (they were definitely in the trash, not just temporarily left there ), etc. One day I came across a big box of VHS tapes, unlabeld. Curiosity peaked I hauled the box off and some time later popped one in the VCR. To my surprise it was a collection of. . . lets just say adult related material. That sort of stuff is/was not my cup of tea but a couple of my classmates gladly took them home. I still can't help but laugh thinking about it years later.

    I do miss the surprises that were offered up by that dumpster.

    #1180 54 days ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    lets just say adult related material.

    My aunt and uncle made a porn movie on super 8 film at some point in their life. I was going through those old movies one day and put it on not knowing what it was. EEEEEWWWWWE, some serious brain bleach was needed.

    #1181 54 days ago
    Quoted from zr11990:

    My aunt and uncle made a porn movie on super 8 film at some point in their life. I was going through those old movies one day and put it on not knowing what it was. EEEEEWWWWWE, some serious brain bleach was needed.

    Yeah....but without the audio

    #1182 54 days ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    Yeah....but without the audio

    One of my single buddies showed up at our house once about 20 years ago with 2 full garbage bags - he drops them in the middle of the living room and says "Here's all my old porn, I've switching everything to DVD". I say, "Dude, we have kids, I can't have a hundred pornos here" - so i grabbed a few select titles and had him dispose of the rest elsewhere -

    "Funny Porn Stories"...that would be an interesting thread.

    #1183 54 days ago
    Quoted from zr11990:

    My aunt and uncle made a porn movie on super 8 film at some point in their life. I was going through those old movies one day and put it on not knowing what it was. EEEEEWWWWWE, some serious brain bleach was needed.

    Back around 1986, there was a sheriff and his wife from a small county who had rented one of the VHS players the movies shops used to rent out because many did not own VHS players. Well, the had made a movie of their selves and forgot to remove their tape before they returned to the rental shop. The rental shop did not check the player over before renting it out again. And the next renter let the cat out of the bag.

    The wife was a waitress in this small town about 60 miles away and when the newspaper got hold of the story people were driving 60 miles to order coffee and see the sheriff's wire. The sheriff could not write tickets anymore because everybody was laughing at him. Not long after, the sheriff and his wife moved out of state.

    #1184 53 days ago
    Quoted from zr11990:

    My aunt and uncle made a porn movie on super 8 film at some point in their life. I was going through those old movies one day and put it on not knowing what it was. EEEEEWWWWWE, some serious brain bleach was needed.

    I keep thinking about your story and makes me laugh. It is hard to imagine what that would be like.

    What did your cousins think about mom and dad?

    #1185 52 days ago

    I didn't say anything. I should have as I hate my cousins and always have. A good example why? They tried to sue my grandfather because they didn't like the way he was spending his money, they thought they were entitled to it. That is the kind of people they are.

    #1186 52 days ago
    Quoted from zr11990:

    I didn't say anything. I should have as I hate my cousins and always have. A good example why? They tried to sue my grandfather because they didn't like the way he was spending his money, they thought they were entitled to it. That is the kind of people they are.

    I know their type. I hate them already. We have so much in common You should find that 8mm and send it you them

    #1187 52 days ago

    They have paid the price. My GF no longer speaks to any of them, not the mother or her two daughters. He has said told me that they are not allowed at his funeral and has seen to it that they receive nothing when he dies. This is the sweetest most generous man in the world. He has given out checks for thousands of dollars at Christmas, he bought my 25K motorcycle because he didn't want me to sell my Corvette to buy it, he paid for my mothers house and put down a 30K down payment on mine. When my father died he gave me 50K to buy out my step mothers half of his house. It goes way beyond just money of course, he raised me like I was his own. At 92 years old he still goes and blows and does everything he wants to do. You don't sue people like this because you disagree with how he spends his money.

    #1188 50 days ago

    You know you are old when you remember (while living the middle of the Kansas plains) watching Smoky Bear on TV say,” Only you can prevent forest fires.”

    #1189 50 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    You know you are old when you remember (while living the middle of the Kansas plains) watching Smoky Bear on TV say,” Only you can prevent forest fires.”

    I think I still see/hear him from time to time, just not with the prominence of days past. Most recently I remember a commercial about making shapes out of several matchsticks and how it only takes one to start a forest fire. His face and catch phrase follow at the end.

    pasted_image (resized).png

    Perhaps they are trying to make bears less relatable so you don't walk up to one in the wild to strike up a conversation.

    #1190 47 days ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I think I still see/hear him from time to time, just not with the prominence of days past. Most recently I remember a commercial about making shapes out of several matchsticks and how it only takes one to start a forest fire. His face and catch phrase follow at the end.
    [quoted image]
    Perhaps they are trying to make bears less relatable so you don't walk up to one in the wild to strike up a conversation.

    He has a new catch phrase too: "Only YOU can prevent Wild-Fires" as opposed to "Forest-fires"

    #1191 47 days ago

    You know you are old when the Theatre of Magic, TOTAN, and STTNG you bought as a package deal only set you back $2500.

    #1192 47 days ago

    When you remember a speeding ticket only costing you $50 and it was free to park for jury duty. . .

    #1193 47 days ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    When you remember a speeding ticket only costing you $50 and it was free to park for jury duty. . .

    When you remember when people didn't "go there".

    #1194 47 days ago

    When you get the senior discount without you or the cashier even asking for it...

    I had this happen about a week ago at a Dunkin' Donuts. I was buying two breakfast sandwiches and coffee for myself and my wife, and the young thing behind the counter puts the senior discount in, which I didn't notice until I read the receipt. I had conflicting feelings, as I was kinda annoyed that she perceived me to be that old, while happy to save $1.32.

    My wife (who is 8 years my junior) thought it was hilarious...

    #1195 47 days ago
    Quoted from Scotty_K:

    When you get the senior discount without you or the cashier even asking for it...
    I had this happen about a week ago at a Dunkin' Donuts. I was buying two breakfast sandwiches and coffee for myself and my wife, and the young thing behind the counter puts the senior discount in, which I didn't notice until I read the receipt. I had conflicting feelings, as I was kinda annoyed that she perceived me to be that old, while happy to save $1.32.
    My wife (who is 8 years my junior) thought it was hilarious...

    Oh yeah!
    Hilarious until it happens to her!

    #1196 46 days ago

    Got carded at a Steeler game some time ago, I said to the lady, Really
    and showed her my ID and she stated no way, Asked her if she would have carded
    my wife and she said Nope, and boy did she get pissed at the girl and me.
    Go figure!

    #1197 46 days ago
    Quoted from Scotty_K:

    When you get the senior discount without you or the cashier even asking for it...
    I had this happen about a week ago at a Dunkin' Donuts. I was buying two breakfast sandwiches and coffee for myself and my wife, and the young thing behind the counter puts the senior discount in, which I didn't notice until I read the receipt. I had conflicting feelings, as I was kinda annoyed that she perceived me to be that old, while happy to save $1.32.
    My wife (who is 8 years my junior) thought it was hilarious...

    When you forgot about post #9

    #1198 46 days ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    When you remember a speeding ticket only costing you $50 and it was free to park for jury duty. . .

    Haven’t gotten a ticket since 1989 and still remember the cost. $26.25 for an illegal turn. St. Pete, Fl.

    1 week later
    #1199 33 days ago

    When you believe that 9 o'clock is time for going to bed.

    #1200 33 days ago
    Quoted from Bradley345:

    When you believe that 9 o'clock is time for going to bed.

    Yeah just rub it in.

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    € 42.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    YOYOKOPTER MODS
    $ 7,499.00
    Pinball Machine
    Star Wars Premium Out of stock
    Operation Pinball
    From: $ 40.00
    Cabinet - Other
    Rock Custom Pinball
    $ 10.50
    Playfield - Protection
    The MOD Couple
    $ 18.99
    Eproms
    Matt's Basement Arcade
    $ 305.00
    Lighting - Interactive
    ...redshiftLED
    $ 24.25
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    The MOD Couple
    $ 86.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    £ 58.00
    Playfield - Decals
    Sillyoldelf Mods
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 221.00
    Cabinet Parts
    Tilted Pinball
    $ 36.99
    From: $ 799.00
    Hardware
    CPR Playfields
    From: $ 7.60
    Cabinet Parts
    PinBoltCaps
    $ 5,799.00
    Pinball Machine
    Classic Game Rooms
    $ 5,799.00
    Pinball Machine
    Pinball Pro
    $ 7,999.00
    Pinball Machine
    Little Shop Of Games
    $ 7,299.00
    Pinball Machine
    Flip N Out Pinball
    $ 5,799.00
    Pinball Machine
    Operation Pinball
    From: $ 44.95
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    PinBoss Mods
    $ 62.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    $ 109.99
    $ 19.95
    From: $ 42.00
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    There are 1201 posts in this topic. You are on page 24 of 25.

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside