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You Know You Are Old When. . .

By TractorDoc

1 year ago

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    #77 1 year ago

    That's by smashing pumpkins right?

    #78 1 year ago

    When your talking about.....wait....wait....I'll remember in a minute....damn it, it was right there....

    #85 1 year ago
    Quoted from Cybergoonie:

    My 16 yr old niece came up to me and said Have you ever heard of a classic Rock band named Blink-182? Yes, I went to a few of their concerts. Really? Wow, you're so old. Ugh. Sigh.....I'm 39.

    'What's my age again?...'

    #126 1 year ago
    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    How about when you have two pair of reading glasses in every room - one pair for the regular stuff and the second higher power pair for "fine print" like they are using these days in the newspaper!
    Which brings up two more - having to put on a pair of reading glasses so you can see to shave - just had to do that again this morning.
    Remembering getting a newspaper every day and sitting down to read it to get the news!

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    #146 1 year ago
    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    I didn't even know you could still buy answering machines!

    I think they are next to erak fax machines

    #147 1 year ago

    When you post a comment or pic on pinside and then think "wait did I already post that previously?" or "did I see that in a different thread?"

    #153 1 year ago
    Quoted from Spyderturbo007:

    When you get out of bed and realize that somehow you injured yourself while you were sleeping.

    Almost not funny! Lol. Kidding.

    No joke, I woke up with a sprained ankle and haven't been able to hardly stand up for 2 days right now. Lol.

    I keep getting asked what I did...and I don't know

    #166 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    My first car was a fast car -- '70 Chevelle -- and would pass slower traffic the first chance I could.
    Now I'm never in a hurry to get anywhere and think the cars passing me are driven by maniacs.

    4 door sleeper myself, but yeah....those doggone kids today!

    #169 1 year ago

    Even the sh*tty music from younger years (be it 60s,70s,80s,90s.....and well no newer. Lol) sounds better to you than almost all new music.

    #172 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    4 door sleeper? I can see the 4 door part. A sedan, most likely. But sleeper? Ahh, whatever it takes to make you feel good about yourself

    Never heard of a 4 door being a sleeper?
    All good. My Nova used to spank many cars. Lol. Nothin like slamming it in low, breaking loose and going past that camero

    #173 1 year ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    Never heard of a 4 door being a sleeper?
    All good. My Nova used to spank many cars. Lol. Nothin like slamming it in low, breaking loose and going past that camero

    Maybe I should have put my corvette motor into my Chevette instead? It was a 2door

    #175 1 year ago

    You open junk mail....knowing it's junk mail

    #181 1 year ago
    Quoted from jesster64:

    I was watching worlds strongest man competition a while ago and must have lain on the couch wrong. My back hurt when I got up to get a beer. Then it became an internal debate, just lay there, or get that beer....

    Sorry, but Lmao at the idea of injury watching it...had similar debate last nite. Got the first beer, wanted another...but realized I was also going to have to eventually get up yet again to the bathroom... tough choices

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    #240 1 year ago
    Quoted from rollitover:

    You know you are old when
    you start looking at pinball
    machines the way you used to look at girls.

    Wondering if it's worth the headache or expense ... yet still wanting it?

    #242 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    When your pinball collection reminds you of the posters you had on your bedroom wall back in Jr. high.

    Wait....never mind....

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    #254 1 year ago
    Quoted from fiberdude120:

    I remember that , pull than push back in.

    Well duh....that would be like saying you dont know how to set a choke. Or even use a manual choke for that matter!

    #262 1 year ago

    How about even having real Saturday morning cartoons/kids shows.
    Even that's been a long time now I think.

    #269 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    You remember sitting in the front car seat as a little kid.
    Better yet, you remember riding on the speaker platform between the rear seat and rear window.
    Your seat belt/airbag was Mom's arm across your neck when coming to a quick stop.

    Mom's arm was all the safety you needed!

    Well...except that time I fell out of the moving pickup truck.... lol.

    Edit: just wanted to add....I doubt that's why I'm a messed up electronic hoarding pin junkie though

    #271 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Ill throw one back at you.
    I was younger -- so I cannot tell you the year, but I was riding in my Grandparents Chevette and for some reason I was sitting in the center console. Not sure what go into me, but I grabbed the shift selector and threw it in reverse while we were driving down the road. After a jolt and some horrendous sounds (from the car and Gramps) we were moving forward again. He told me "Now don't do that again or the tow truck will have to come get us." Apparently the wheels in my head were turning and I threw the selector in reverse again. When asked why I replied that I wanted to see the tow truck.

    And a +1 for it being a Chevette story!!!
    Miss my "vette".....well, that's what I always called it.....

    I don't understand why people were always confused when I showed up

    #274 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    This was in the winter because as you said that black steel box got hot. Nice in the winter though.
    Don't feel bad about your transmission as it was nine years old. On the first trip with my Dad's new '64 (Windowless) with a dreaded Ford Automatic Transmission, he went 125 miles into Ohio. The transmission locked in 1st gear. He drove it home going barely 30 MPH as he had to be at work the next day. The dealer replaced the transmission under warranty.

    These days, the dealer would probably tell you off and claim it's all on you since you kept driving. Anything to get out of helping the customer out....different days.

    #277 1 year ago
    Quoted from Buzz:

    Ridding on the rear deck watching the world go by was the best. As well as going to the drive in and getting to lay on top of the car with pillows and a blanket.

    I canthave even imagine being able to climb up and lay ontop of a modern car....
    Watching stars or fireworks on the hood....whole generation now that probably can't even imagine that.

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    #432 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    When you used to be able to ride in the bed of a pick up.

    To quote a Jimmy Buffett song "can I get an Amen! for a hundred dollar pick up truck!".

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    #456 1 year ago

    Didn't RR have a brother into Chicken?

    Kidding kidding....

    #494 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    We got our first one (19" Sears Silvertone) to watch the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. Got it in June. How disappointing it was to see the moon walk cameras were black & white.

    Im too young for that, but WOW never thought of it before!!! Color T.V. and moon landing was B/W!

    #495 1 year ago

    Damn it!!!

    Immediately after my last post I thought....

    Remember when B/W meant black and white!

    #541 1 year ago
    Quoted from Buzz:

    When you remember Chex mix having to be made from scratch and put in the oven. Now you just open a bag pour and put on the bar.
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    And it's not the same is it....but so easy to just open and dump. Lol.

    #544 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    My son asked me to post this...Hes OLD at 22....But said, remember Wacky Packages?
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    At one point they re released garbage pail kids cards too. Which even the original ones were certainly newer than wacky packs of course...

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    #589 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I can remember seeing Brutus in Popeye blowing smoke rings. And we had candy cigarettes.
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    I bought a box of candy packs a few years ago. They were a throw back to those old school ones, but I didn't know what to do with them cuz the ends weren't painted to show they were lit

    #591 1 year ago

    I remember ones that were wrapped in paper and had powder (powdered sugar maybe?) That you could blow out like smoke. I think they were chocolate...

    #597 1 year ago
    Quoted from Marvin:

    there were gum ones like that too. the powder was likely corn starch.

    I bet your right! I don't remember it being a sweet powder.

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    #665 1 year ago
    Quoted from phil-lee:

    When you seek out the rattiest playable EM in a joint and its fun. Too bad there are too few "Joints" around.
    When you order colored incandescents to make a game "The way it really was in 1970" (pick your date).
    You switch from a cell phone to a cordless to a landline during a long call (minutes run out on the cell, batteries run out on the cordless).

    Just the fact that there is a generation who may not know what you mean by cordless is scary

    #668 1 year ago

    Much more recent than party lines etc...but who remembers dialing your own number and hanging up cuz it made your own phone ring?

    Used to do that with my brothers.. early 2 way? Lol

    #680 1 year ago
    Quoted from Travish:

    At $10 a pack.

    And not made in a quality fashion... to put it nicely.

    #700 1 year ago
    Quoted from SuperDaveOsbourn:

    When you don't know that Home Depot offers this for its customers today.

    And when Kool cigarettes were the coolest of them all, they were really good when playing King Kool!

    It's somehow not quite the same though....
    And overall, honestly? WAY LESS help....
    Old school hardware used to care and help and have knowledge....
    Modern is teenage goofs who do what they can....

    #702 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I remember the younger brother/sister getting their happy meals in a plastic boat -- it was kind of a cool toy back in the day until they sunk in our farm pond. They have pictures on the web of everything. . . prices seem to have gone up though.
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    Home Depot helpers always seem to disappear when I have a question. I am now bold enough to open the box of the item I am looking at to read the directions/make sure it is what I want and more often than not that still does not draw them in. I am in the Depot often enough that several employees recognize me -- several even bring their animals to the vet clinic -- they must be content to let me do my own thing. You know your old when you become the harmless dude rummaging thru factory packaging and no one objects.


    I'm not THAT old, but idk when....at some point I stopped caring what the store thoght about me opening stuff for things like that. Lol

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    #789 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I have a difficult time parting with things, but a lot of my toys couldn't take what my brother and I threw at them. Dad worked for Caterpillar and we had a nice collection of toy bulldozers, dump trucks, etc. that we ran the tracks, wheels, and paint off of in the sandbox. In my twenties I reacquired a lot of the same toys -- some in their original boxes -- to relive a bit of my youth I suppose.
    Fast forward a couple decades and now I'm trying to downsize a bit. I never know what to give the nephews for birthdays and such (they already have every toy imaginable) so in addition to a current year silver dollar and a little spending money they get one of Uncle D's toys from the past. I thought maybe they had matured enough to appreciate the heirloom potential so this past year I gave them a couple of the new in box machines. . . not five minutes after opening them they had the boxes ripped open and were out in the driveway scooping up rocks.
    All I could do was laugh. I had not touched those tractors for nearly 20 years so it was about time someone enjoyed them.

    Had a friend do a similar thing a few years back with some star trek toys. Back when him and I were roommates, I remembered him loving showing off his in package toys. Fast foward a chunk of years, and he had decided to give the toys to his kids he now had....who were too young to really know what they were even playing with when they ripped open all the packages.

    I understand priorities change in life...but since I'm still the big kid, it was hard to watch.

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    #809 1 year ago
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    #833 1 year ago
    Quoted from mcclad:

    You remember having to call someone for a date.

    And it was only 1.99 a minute!
    Ohh wait....

    #835 1 year ago
    Quoted from Dr_Smith:

    I was talking about Cheech and Chong at work recently when a co-worker said "...who? Um, Is that a band?". I was shocked but figured if I showed her a picture of them that she would say "Oh, Ok, I know who those guys are". No such luck, after seein' a picture she said "Nope, never heard of 'em.... so they aren't a band?"

    Sure they are! I even have a couple of their LPs!

    Ohh....and if you have to explain an LP as well ... then, dang yeah.

    #837 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I still do. . . I have a fondness for maps.
    I'm starting to understand why Gramps kept a magnifying glass nearby when reading the newspaper or looking at his coin collection. I'm avoiding readers. . . but the fine print needs to be held farther and farther away.

    Use it much or not these days, I think it's weird to NOT have a real map in the glove box...of at least the state you live in...

    #840 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    My wife is a pain in the ass on a road trip until she gets a map. Its like giving a baby a pacifier, shuts her right up. She loves using them.

    I remember multi state roadtrip vacations as a kid. Always remembered mom loving it when we stopped at a visitors center/rest stop that had good free maps for that state.

    I swore we had stacks of different ones

    #853 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I remember using them when I was pumping gas. But it meant an extra trip back to the building to rake the card.
    What I remember most is hearing, "A dollar's worth of regular".

    "Regular" is 87 octane unleaded right!?

    #869 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Don't ask me why, but I have a Flaming Eyeball topper on the FJ40.
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    Don't ask me why, but I LOVE eyeballs.

    #920 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I remember jumping off the roof of the house (age 10-12?) holding open a large garbage bag thinking it would act like a parachute and gently bring me down to the ground. Instead I crashed into one of the shrubs that lined the front of the house and left a large hole in the center of it the rest of the time we lived there. Could be where my fear of heights comes from. . .

    Suprised you dont have a fear of garbage bags

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    #1028 11 months ago

    When hostess products were owned and made by hostess.

    #1029 11 months ago

    I miss the Hostess outlet store that closed up a few years ago when hostess was going down.

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    #1043 11 months ago
    Quoted from jibmums:

    Years ago, our local Hostess outlet store would run a set of coupons in the paper - boxed snacks $2 each, individually wrapped snacks 25ยข each, boxes of cookies etc. I would use every single coupon and come home with bags full of cupcakes and fruit pies and suzie q's and ding dongs..... it was glorious.

    We used to freeze cup cakes and ho hos etc. I was happy to get those in my lunch!

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    #1083 10 months ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    You don't have to be that old to remember when a bag of cat food was 20 pounds weight instead of the 16 lbs. it is today.
    You don't have to be that old to remember when a bag of potato chips weighed 16 oz. instead of 11 3/4.
    You don't have to be that old to remember when a bag of Fritos weighed much more than the 9 1/4 oz. it weighs today.
    And, yes, there a many missing price tags. They are hoping you don't notice.
    In the last 10 years of ever shrinking packages (price stays the same) at least a quart of oil is still a quart. And a gallon of milk is still a gallon.
    Grocery stores still use milk as loss leader while the prices of soda crackers get jacked from 99 cents/box to 1.29/box.
    And I used to be able to change my own oil for $16.00 and now it is costing me $22.00.

    32 oz Gatorade at store; gas station gatorade (that already costs 2-3 times as much) are sometimes 28 oz now.

    Plastic bottle of pop from machines/at check out that is overpriced is frequently 20 oz.
    Cheaper 6 packs you buy at store are 16.9 oz.

    Occasionally, cheap ass pop machine operators sneak the 16.9s in their machine. That pisses me off.

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    #1130 9 months ago

    Have a pinball, leave a pinball?

    Gotta go make me a BIG tray!

    I swear gas station by me has a blue one advertising state Lotto on it! (Penny tray....not pinny tray. Lol).

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    #1181 8 months 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

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    #1207 4 months 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

    #1213 4 months 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?

    #1218 4 months 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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    #1223 4 months ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

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

    #1224 4 months 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?

    #1228 4 months 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

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    #1314 12 days ago

    When the turkey puts you to sleep by 6pm...and you realize you're not going to sleep all that.much earlier....

    #1328 7 days ago
    Quoted from bayoubilly70:

    When you try to find your reading glasses and you can't find them anywhere...but the whole time they were on your head

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