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Your year of birth

Discussion in 'Personal' started by defenceagainstthedarkarts, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. ValentinoRossi

    ValentinoRossi Star commenter

    1958. When I look in the mirror, I'm reminded that I'm getting old. And when I worry about the future, I remember how old I am. But the rest of the time, I reckon I still think I'm in my thirties and feel somewhat hurt if others (very reasonably) treat me as older!
  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Although to be honest, I don't think I've ever been patronised by a HCP. Not that I noticed, anyway.
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  3. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    Definitely a LOL! and a "like".
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  4. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    I'm ok then re Lollypop ladies round our way.
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  5. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Oh yes - the day someone stood up on the tube to let me sit down was a worrying moment. :( However, I graciously thanked her and sat down! (Just to encourage her, you understand!)
  6. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    A mean machine indeed! Have fun and keep a look out for all those car drivers that get in the way!
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  7. defenceagainstthedarkarts

    defenceagainstthedarkarts Occasional commenter

    When children ask how old I am, I tell them.

    They say 'oh ... you don't look it!'

    I smile sweetly and say 'older or younger?' whilst tapping my detention slips :cool:
  8. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

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  9. Norsemaid

    Norsemaid Lead commenter

    1971 . Only a a teenager last week ! Ho hum . Mind you wouldn't want to go through that lot again .
    Maybe my 30's ?
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  10. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    A vintage year.
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  11. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I will do my best:)
  12. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    As I have a Coronation mug, being born when I was I leave you to work it out.;)
    Fortunately I only have a few white hairs (somehow they don't seem to bother going grey, just go straight to white? o_O) and a shampoo-in colourant still manages to cover those.
    Mind you my late father still had a full head of brown hair when he died at 74.
    Though no blood relation my late m-i-l still didn't need to colour her hair at 96 and still looked mostly brunette, though there were some greys there.
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  13. tackles

    tackles Occasional commenter

    Oh, you're so lucky! I noticed my first grey hair when I was 15 or 16. Around then I started coulouring my hair with semi-permanents, and when I progressed to more pronounced colours, permanents. I religiously topped up the colour at the first sign of root growth. In my late 30s I decided that years of colouring had taken their toll, and that I would go back to my natural colour. I was shocked to discover that my new natural colour (or lack thereof) was completely different from the last time I had seen it! :(
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  14. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Am i the oldest on her born 1946? I was sort of forced to retire from teaching last year as they didnt want to employ oldies......and still looking for work as i hate being labeled retired.I enjoy work
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  15. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    I'm picking up my first pair of varifocals tomorrow. Now that is making me feel old. If I need to read something my arm is extended as far as it can go so that I can attempt to focus, which my class find hysterical. I also feel old when I talk about my childhood. Yesterday Child 1 was reading the window-cleaning spray which says "There's a time and a place for streaking!". He said "What is streaking?" I explained that in the 1970s, women and men often stripped off to run across a cricket or tennis match with no clothes on, and the look on his face told me he did not believe a word I was saying. They also don't believe me that we had power cuts all the time, and that we only had orange juice on Christmas Day, but there we go!
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  16. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Definitely much younger in real life :)

    I've lost some weight since we met but hope my students aren't lying when they think I'm ten years younger....

    About to turn 50 but with a five-year-old (born at age 44 (!)), I feel old sometimes and young other times....

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  17. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    1955 was a vintage year to be born in. My birth year too!!
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  18. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    60 more school days left isn't it Jes?
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  19. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    All the second best people; the best were born in 1950.
  20. daisy1603

    daisy1603 Occasional commenter

    I feel old when my pupils stare at me blankly when I talk about Kelly Holmes double Olympic gold medals in Athens or when I realise that even the year 11s (who I don't feel much older than) were born in the 2000s.

    I did however, get asked this week if I was home from uni for the holidays! Baby faced or should have gone to Specsavers?! :)
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