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    #1202 68 days ago

    when you start getting mail in your box, 1-2 times a week, with all sorts of sales pitches for hearing aids.

    #1203 67 days ago

    When you have to take the blue pill.

    #1204 67 days ago

    When you do the math and realize that cars from the early/mid 90s now qualify for historical vehicle plates.

    #1205 66 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    when you start getting mail in your box, 1-2 times a week, with all sorts of sales pitches for hearing aids.

    ...and I'll add to that...
    when you get something in the mail from AARP at LEAST once a month!

    #1206 66 days ago
    Quoted from rollitover:

    ...and I'll add to that...
    when you get something in the mail from AARP at LEAST once a month!

    How could I forget about AARP? I guess my rememberer is getting a little rusty (rusty sounds better than old), too.

    #1207 66 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    How could I forget about AARP? I guess my rememberer is getting a little rusty (rusty sounds better than old), too.

    You don't have to say rusty...some people use words like patina to describe things

    #1208 66 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    How could I forget about AARP? I guess my rememberer is getting a little rusty (rusty sounds better than old), too.

    How about all the different medicare plans, I get them all the time...

    #1209 66 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    when you start getting mail in your box, 1-2 times a week, with all sorts of sales pitches for hearing aids.

    How about when you still go out to check the mail?

    My younger brothers in law pay everything with their phones/online and maybe check their apartment mail boxes once every two weeks!

    #1210 66 days ago

    Say what you want, but i'm 24 and know/remember 90% of this stuff

    #1211 66 days ago
    Quoted from icanswim70:

    Say what you want, but i'm 24 and know/remember 90% of this stuff

    Bah, you probably could not use a rotary dial phone or deal with MS-DOS

    #1212 66 days ago

    When your family vacation trips started with a visit to the local Triple A office for a "Trip-tik" planner - that mapped out the route!

    20 miles per page, the entire trip! Flip the page, another 20 miles. (And if you got off the route, there was no "re-calculating"!) ahh good times!

    #1213 66 days ago

    I still keep real maps in my car....I'm not sure what is scarier, that I have used them still or that there are generations that don't even know how to.

    Can you even still get free state maps at visitors centers etc?

    #1214 66 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    How about all the different medicare plans, I get them all the time...

    I have already passed that phase of my life. About 6-8 months before I turned 65 I was having all kinds of Medicare emails, snail mails, and agents knocking on my door. All wanting to do business. I don't know where you are at on this Medicare stuff, but be careful so you don't screw yourself.

    You will get Medicare Part A just for breathing. Part B will cost you approximately $125.00 per month. If you do not buy the Part B you are a fool.

    So now, you have Part A and Part B, but the govt. has been so busy cutting back on what it will pay the doctors that many medical facilities will turn you away if all you have is Part A and Part B.

    So now, you need to buy a Part C plan. From this point, you have several choices from the "Alphabet" plan: There is "A" and "B" and do forth. I think my insurance broker placed me in Plan G.

    Plan "G" costs me $122.00 per month. I could have had Blue Cross but the broker put me in Cigna. So, every month, like clockwork, Cigna gets to dip into my checking account and grab their $122.00.

    I have known of some people who did not buy a Part C and thought they would save some money. But then they got sick and too late they wished that they would have stepped up because Medicare Part A and Part B did not cover all of the expenses.

    So, you you buy a Part C insurance and all expenses beyond Medicare are covered.

    So, buy a Part C. You are a fool if you don't.

    With Part A, Part B and Part C, your annual deductible is $184.00 per year.

    A monthly of $124.00 for Part B plus a monthly of $ 122.00 for Part C ( (124 + 122) * 12 = $2952.00). So, for $2952.00 I have full medical coverage on everything after I also pay the $184.00 deductible. And all of this is why all of the old timers told to government to "keep your hands of of my Medicare" when any health care issue gets talked about in the U.S.

    It is a hell of lot better than Obamacare with its escalating premiums and $7,000.00 annual deductibles.
    ============================================

    Anyway, while I pay $122.00 per month for Part B, there is more that is subsidized by the govt. and ALL of the insurance companies like having the govt. pick up the tab because the govt. will always pay them.

    And this is why you are getting flooded with sales information. The insurance companies figure if they can get you signed up that they will have a paying customer that is backed up by the govt. until the day you die.

    The company I use for my car and house insurance even wanted in on the action. I was offered Plan F for $177.00 month; Plan F was the highest priced plan to choose. And I got Plan G for $122.00.

    It pays to shop around.

    And given how fucked up health insurance in in the U.S. is, I was never so glad to get older and be 65 so I could get Medicare insurance that I can afford.
    ============================

    When I was 14 I wanted to be 16 so I could get a driver's license.

    When I was 16 I wanted to be 18 (or 21) so I could hit the bars and try to find some drunk chick to drag home.

    When I was 63 I wanted to be 65 so I could get Medicare.

    There is really not much else extra in the future so I would be happy to remain 65 for a real long time.

    #1215 66 days ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Bah, you probably could not use a rotary dial phone or deal with MS-DOS

    My grammas house had a rotary dial phone! And she would babysit me weekly. Also, i'm a Certified IT guy, DOS is in my blood lol

    #1216 66 days ago
    Quoted from icanswim70:

    Also, i'm a Certified IT guy, DOS is in my blood lol

    I think your the exception, most your age can't even spell DOS!

    #1217 66 days ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    I still keep real maps in my car....I'm not sure what is scarier, that I have used them still or that there are generations that don't even know how to.
    Can you even still get free state maps at visitors centers etc?

    Hell no - i don't think they even HAVE maps at the visitors centers anymore. We paid at least $7.00 for the last map we bought a couple months ago. The wife loves using them, and is an absolute pain in the ass on a road trip until she gets one. Then it's like giving candy to a baby - not a peep.

    #1218 66 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    I think your the exception, most your age can't even spell DOS!

    I don't know which scares me more...the fact that I want one of these shirts, the fact that many probably don't get the reference, or the fact that I have friends that have poked fun of me with comments about how I look like comic book guy

    Well, him or Penn Gillette (I think I prefer the Penn comments though, lol).

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    #1219 66 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I have already passed that phase of my life. About 6-8 months before I turned 65 I was having all kinds of Medicare emails, snail mails, and agents knocking on my door. All wanting to do business. I don't know where you are at on this Medicare stuff, but be careful so you don't screw yourself.
    You will get Medicare Part A just for breathing. Part B will cost you approximately $125.00 per month. If you do not buy the Part B you are a fool.
    So now, you have Part A and Part B, but the govt. has been so busy cutting back on what it will pay the doctors that many medical facilities will turn you away if all you have is Part A and Part B.
    So now, you need to buy a Part C plan. From this point, you have several choices from the "Alphabet" plan: There is "A" and "B" and do forth. I think my insurance broker placed me in Plan G.
    Plan "G" costs me $122.00 per month. I could have had Blue Cross but the broker put me in Cigna. So, every month, like clockwork, Cigna gets to dip into my checking account and grab their $122.00.
    I have known of some people who did not buy a Part C and thought they would save some money. But then they got sick and too late they wished that they would have stepped up because Medicare Part A and Part B did not cover all of the expenses.
    So, you you buy a Part C insurance and all expenses beyond Medicare are covered.
    So, buy a Part C. You are a fool if you don't.
    With Part A, Part B and Part C, your annual deductible is $184.00 per year.
    A monthly of $124.00 for Part B plus a monthly of $ 122.00 for Part C ( (124 + 122) * 12 = $2952.00). So, for $2952.00 I have full medical coverage on everything after I also pay the $184.00 deductible. And all of this is why all of the old timers told to government to "keep your hands of of my Medicare" when any health care issue gets talked about in the U.S.
    It is a hell of lot better than Obamacare with its escalating premiums and $7,000.00 annual deductibles.
    ============================================
    Anyway, while I pay $122.00 per month for Part B, there is more that is subsidized by the govt. and ALL of the insurance companies like having the govt. pick up the tab because the govt. will always pay them.
    And this is why you are getting flooded with sales information. The insurance companies figure if they can get you signed up that they will have a paying customer that is backed up by the govt. until the day you die.
    The company I use for my car and house insurance even wanted in on the action. I was offered Plan F for $177.00 month; Plan F was the highest priced plan to choose. And I got Plan G for $122.00.
    It pays to shop around.
    And given how fucked up health insurance in in the U.S. is, I was never so glad to get older and be 65 so I could get Medicare insurance that I can afford.
    ============================
    When I was 14 I wanted to be 16 so I could get a driver's license.
    When I was 16 I wanted to be 18 (or 21) so I could hit the bars and try to find some drunk chick to drag home.
    When I was 63 I wanted to be 65 so I could get Medicare.
    There is really not much else extra in the future so I would be happy to remain 65 for a real long time.

    Yeah, I'm good with all that, been on medicare 2 years now with an advantage plan!!

    #1220 66 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    I think your the exception, most your age can't even spell DOS!

    Well thank you, I tend not to fit my generation, despise internet, social media, texting, and most modern technology. Where's the friday night beer, pinball and classic rock at?!

    #1221 66 days ago

    You know you are old.....
    when you can't remember if you already posted on this topic or not.

    #1222 66 days ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    Can you even still get free state maps at visitors centers etc?

    Oh yeah, old folks love stopping at the visitor center to pick up a map and pee..

    #1223 66 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    You know you are old.....
    when you can't remember if you already posted on this topic or not.

    #1224 66 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    You know you are old.....
    when you can't remember if you already posted on this topic or not.

    Hey, anybody ever hear of roadmaps?

    #1225 66 days ago
    Quoted from icanswim70:

    Say what you want, but i'm 24 and know/remember 90% of this stuff

    Quoted from dasvis:

    Bah, you probably could not use a rotary dial phone or deal with MS-DOS

    Quoted from icanswim70:

    My grammas house had a rotary dial phone! And she would babysit me weekly. Also, i'm a Certified IT guy, DOS is in my blood lol

    Yeah, OK, but can you make change for a dollar without the computer telling you what the correct amount is ?

    #1226 66 days ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    Hey, anybody ever hear of roadmaps?

    You can laugh about road maps all you want. I like Google Maps on my iPhone.; It is handy as hell.

    But when you are out in the middle of the west Texas desert and find yourself in a deadspot and you are not sure where you are at, you will learn to love an old school roadmap. They may be a little cumbersome but they are reliable.

    I have a Triple AAA membership and new, updated roadmaps are part of the package.

    #1227 66 days ago

    When you worked as a store cashier and actually punched the price of each item into the cash register.

    #1228 66 days ago
    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

    When you worked as a store cashier and actually punched the price of each item into the cash register.

    You mean like those super old school things where you had to manually hold the barcode reader and squeeze the button like every time?!

    Talk about stone age

    #1229 66 days ago

    My first job was to put those small white sticker prices on each item in a grocery store.

    #1230 66 days ago
    Quoted from Jaeg:

    My first job was to put those small white sticker prices on each item in a grocery store.

    At Kmart, we were high-tech with the manual price sticker gun that you would load with a roll of stickers and set the numbers for the built-in ink stamper!

    #1231 66 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I have already passed that phase of my life

    Thank you for this!

    #1232 66 days ago
    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

    At Kmart, we were high-tech with the manual price sticker gun that you would load with a roll of stickers and set the numbers for the built-in ink stamper!

    What's a Kmart?

    #1233 66 days ago

    I live in a rural area. Even so, we have all the modern stuff like internet and electricity (in most places ).

    Even so I about fell over the other day when I went into the post office for a money order and the postmaster heaved one of these check stamping machines from under the counter to stamp the order.

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    I had not seen one of those since the 80s when my parents used one at the family business!

    #1234 66 days ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I live in a rural area. Even so, we have all the modern stuff like internet and electricity (in most places ).
    Even so I about fell over the other day when I went into the post office for a money order and the postmaster heaved one of these check stamping machines from under the counter to stamp the order.
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    I had not seen one of those since the 80s when my parents used one at the family business!

    I have a check writing machine exactly like that in my garage if you want it.

    #1235 66 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    What's a Kmart?

    Watch your mouth, boy ! K-Mart was the home of the Blue Light Special.

    You ain't never lived until you were in a K-Mart and the manager called a Blue Light Special.

    #1236 66 days ago

    We are on a roll. 2K or bust !!!

    #1237 66 days ago
    Quoted from Jaeg:

    My first job was to put those small white sticker prices on each item in a grocery store.

    My first job was throwing newspapers at houses. You ever heard of one of those?

    #1238 66 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    My first job was throwing newspapers at houses. You ever heard of one of those?

    Yep, I'm living in one I fixed up now.

    #1239 66 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    My first job was throwing newspapers at houses. You ever heard of one of those?

    The game was a classic!

    https://images.app.goo.gl/zebZMzKYnacU7qMX9

    #1240 66 days ago

    Yep. We had one at the nearby 7-11. They go for a ton of money now.

    Paperboy was a thankless job as your pay was collecting from the last few deadbeats that always pretended they were not home when you came knocking. Some of them got a real surprise when they opened up their next Sunday paper.

    #1241 66 days ago

    Hey, hey, I resemble that remark, there o-din.

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    #1242 66 days ago

    I knew I was getting old when my knees started popping loud and hurting. Also the first shart, and could no longer trust a fart. When I lost most of my hair. When the DMV asked if I wanted antique tags for vehicles I had for a long time.
    I do still like rollercoasters, they hurt my head anymore, and if I am regular on any ride the teens working there always nickname me grandpa, and I do not have kids so I am in no way a grandpa...but it does not make me mad or sad or anything, I know they are having fun and they are very nice to me.

    At the same time I have a lot of wisdom that I help kids with when I can. I call anyone younger than 35 a kid.

    I see so many kids with their face buried in a smartphone that I swear I actually seen one walk into a stop sign. Kids are so smart with all that yet stupid enough to get injured. Kind of like the kids dying doing selfies with a phone on a stick and walking off a cliff or whatever the latest news story is.

    #1243 66 days ago

    You are old when you know what a gestetner is. You’re even older when you know how to work a gestetner. Sadly I’m in the older camp. Anyone else remember the lovely purple coloured copies it made??

    #1244 66 days ago
    Quoted from djtkach:

    You are old when you know what a gestetner is. You’re even older when you know how to work a gestetner. Sadly I’m in the older camp. Anyone else remember the lovely purple coloured copies it made??

    And the smell!

    #1245 66 days ago

    When I was 12 or 13, one of my school chum's dad died. He was an old man when he died at 50 years old. Well, I will be 67 in two more days and when I read the obits and see someone checked out at 50, I find my self thinking he was so young. Hell, my grandpa was young 83 years old when he died.

    I recently got a speeding ticket in New Mexico for going WAY over the speed limit. The officer had some gray hair on but since he was still working he was obviously younger than me. As he handed me my ticket, driver's license, and insurance card, he just told me to not to forget to fasten my seatbelt. No lecture but he did give me that ticket.

    I have not had anybody call me grandpa, yet.

    And no one has called me dad. Or old timer.

    #1246 65 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:When I was 12 or 13, one of my school chum's dad died. He was an old man when he died at 50 years old. Well, I will be 67 in two more days and when I read the obits and see someone checked out at 50, I find my self thinking he was so young. Hell, my grandpa was young 83 years old when he died.
    I recently got a speeding ticket in New Mexico for going WAY over the speed limit. The officer had some gray hair on but since he was still working he was obviously younger than me. As he handed me my ticket, driver's license, and insurance card, he just told me to not to forget to fasten my seatbelt. No lecture but he did give me that ticket.
    I have not had anybody call me grandpa, yet.
    And no one has called me dad. Or old timer.

    Nice story pops.

    QSS

    #1247 65 days ago
    Quoted from djtkach:

    You are old when you know what a gestetner is. You’re even older when you know how to work a gestetner. Sadly I’m in the older camp. Anyone else remember the lovely purple coloured copies it made??

    Ha! I'm in the latter category as well! We still had them just at the beginning of my teaching career; even had the hand-crank version, rather than the automatic.

    #1248 65 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    When I was 12 or 13, one of my school chum's dad died. He was an old man when he died at 50 years old. Well, I will be 67 in two more days and when I read the obits and see someone checked out at 50, I find my self thinking he was so young. Hell, my grandpa was young 83 years old when he died.
    I recently got a speeding ticket in New Mexico for going WAY over the speed limit. The officer had some gray hair on but since he was still working he was obviously younger than me. As he handed me my ticket, driver's license, and insurance card, he just told me to not to forget to fasten my seatbelt. No lecture but he did give me that ticket.
    I have not had anybody call me grandpa, yet.
    And no one has called me dad. Or old timer.

    Remember when you didn't have to buckle up?

    #1249 65 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Remember when you didn't have to buckle up?

    I had a truck with no seatbelts period.

    Even as recent as the early 80s we would ride in the back of an open bed pickup with a keg of beer on the way to a concert. Bunch of crazed idiots hooten and hollering riding down the freeway. Miss those days. Maybe.

    #1250 65 days ago

    Riding in the back of the Cutlass on the package shelf!

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