Things That Make You Feel Old

The Fonz

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No doubt about time flying. I actually got carded recently and I was pretty happy about it since I'm 51. I was like, really? How flattering.

The teenage son of a friend of mine was asking me about something a few years ago and I said I would email him the information. He gave me a weird look and said, "e-mail is for old people". Now that made me feel old.
My only form of communications i use :

1- face to face talking
2- calling by phone
3- letters by real mail
4 Emails ( for work stuff only)
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never used texting never will
 

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I was helping clean out my friend’s mother’s garage and found some records. My friend’s son was with me in the room and he said “ Wow I didn’t know they made CD players that big to put those CDs in.” I told him they were records and you play them on a record player. He looked at me like I was from another planet.
 

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It was an American.




You guys? I'm American, Oldsmobile were some of the best cars ever made and a major brand for years. The best car I ever had was an Oldsmobile Cutlass. Damn fine vehicle.

They were fast too.


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Ehm yes. My reply referred to the sentence I quoted. It was said that someone asked what was an Oldsmobile. So I assumed that someone was an American. And I said that very few Europeans know about Oldsmobile. And in my opinion, as an European, at a certain point in time (early 80s) all American cars kinda looked the same lol. :)


Im the opposite, Im almost 40 and I love texting.....cant stand talking on the phone anymore, its awkward now.....
Well I don't mind. But I prefer talking directly to someone. I don't understand why people even try to text me about complex topics. If I break it up and call them, they react surprised most of the time but agree that we're faster talking about the issue. Texting is like a disease lol. Ok for short stuff as "you good?" but don't try to things longer than a sentence with me via text.

By the way, writing in a regular online forum seems to be a thing of the past. No kid I know under 25 does this lol.
 
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Im the opposite, Im almost 40 and I love texting.....cant stand talking on the phone anymore, its awkward now.....
Well I don't mind. But I prefer talking directly to someone. I don't understand why people even try to text me about complex topics. If I break it up and call them, they react surprised most of the time but agree that we're faster talking about the issue. Texting is like a disease lol. Ok for short stuff as "you good?" but don't try to things longer than a sentence with me via text.

By the way, writing in a regular online forum seems to be a thing of the past. No kid I know under 25 does this lol.
 

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Well I don't mind. But I prefer talking directly to someone. I don't understand why people even try to text me about complex topics. If I break it up and call them, they react surprised most of the time but agree that we're faster talking about the issue. Texting is like a disease lol. Ok for short stuff as "you good?" but don't try to things longer than a sentence with me via text.

By the way, writing in a regular online forum seems to be a thing of the past. No kid I know under 25 does this lol.
I feel like I've read this somewhere before.:grin:
 

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Well I don't mind. But I prefer talking directly to someone. I don't understand why people even try to text me about complex topics. If I break it up and call them, they react surprised most of the time but agree that we're faster talking about the issue. Texting is like a disease lol. Ok for short stuff as "you good?" but don't try to things longer than a sentence with me via text.

By the way, writing in a regular online forum seems to be a thing of the past. No kid I know under 25 does this lol.
Yup. If someone texts me more than a few lines, I call them. Texting a goldarned book is just rude.
 

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That is one thing that does not bother me because I was 16 years old when the British Invasion began and I experienced the greatest music coming at me in droves with Motown, soul, beach and American all co-existing in this mix of incredible and soon to be innovative music.

Then came FM and the birth of the Album Oriented Rock format and what I could not think could get any better did. It was an amazing time to be alive.

I wouldn’t miss that in exchange for 20 years of youth.
 

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The "Zoo" KZEW
The Zoo was an awesome station. When ZZ Top released their Fandango album, they were going to do a show in Dallas and The Zoo had a contest, whoever sends in the "most Texas thing" wins two tickets to the show. When we heard this announced, my brother was drinking a Lone Star beer in a can. He slugged it down, crushed the can and mailed it in a big ol' envelope to the Zoo for the contest. He didn't win the tickets, but he did win a copy of the new Fandango album. I still have that album today.
 

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That could have been any european no matter what age at any time. You guys had some weird auto makers and at some point all your cars looked the same. :laugh:

I know I know, blasphemy, being on an american forum and so on... couldn't resist though. :D
Many Europeans may not know Oldsmobiles, but they were pretty mainstream back in the day. Europe has had it's share of weird car manufacturers and cars, that's for sure.

On a slight tangent, years ago I was in Tenerife having a few cocktails with a couple of Brits and a couple Germans and the topic of cars came up. One of the Brits asked what I drove, at the time I had an old BMW 635. He nodded in approval and said " A 3.5 liter engine and he had never owned a car with anything bigger than 2 liters". I was kinda surprised and told him that was one of the smaller engines I've owned and used to have a Buick with a 403 which was almost 7 liters..... literally everyone at the table gasped out loud. :omg: He just said, "I guess it is true, everything is bigger in Texas" Everybody had a good laugh after that. :laugh:
 
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