17 Things That’ll Make You Say “I’m HOW Old?

Most of us want to stay young forever. Unfortunately, the aging process is something that happens to all of us. A recent internet survey asked, “What made you realize you’re getting old?” here are the top 17 answers.

Athletes and Artists Looking Like Kids to You

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“When you look at the new artists or athletes, and they stop looking like adults and start looking like kids to you.”

“Or when you realize how young your doctors have become and how many of them you’re seeing all of a sudden.”

Your Colleagues Are Born in The 2000s

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“My favorite is when you learn the new hire was born in 2006.”

“I had a coworker born after 2000, and it truly shocked me.”

Aches and Pains

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“When body parts started mildly hurting for absolutely no reason. Like sitting down for a few hours, standing up, and your knee hurts lol.”

Entering Your Age Into Websites

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“Trying to find 1971 is like spinning the Big Wheel on The Price is Right. Then realize that you and the show are the same age.”

Recovery from Drinking or Injury

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“Drank too much? Two-day hangover. Rolled your ankle? Limping for a week.”

Sense of Date and Time

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“When people say something happened 30 years ago, I still automatically think, “Oh, so it happened in the 70s”. But no, 30 years ago was the 90s.”

Talking to The Younger Generation About Their Musical Tastes

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“Talking to a 19-year-old at work. Ask him what kind of music he listens to. He says classic rock like his parents listen to. Ok. Me thinking 80s. Ask for specific bands. His answer: Linkin Park, System of a Down. STOP. I walk away.”

No Longer Being Asked for ID for Alcohol Purchases

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“When a cashier didn’t bother asking for my ID to purchase a bottle of wine and automatically gave me the senior citizen discount.”

Greying Hair

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“Damn, I remember having hair.”

Not Being Able to Use Cash Anymore

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“Being irritated at Olive Garden when they want you to pay for the check on a tablet.”

Noticing Your Parents Aging

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“When seeing my mom, who was once a beautiful young lady, had wrinkles around her face. I realized that I, too, am getting old.”

Gaining Weight

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“Same diet, but now I gain weight.” 

Watching Children You Know Turn Into Adults

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“When my friend’s son helped me move. He’s 22, and I was at his christening”

“My nephews and nieces are getting married and having kids.”

Being Excited About Home Furniture

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“I was excited for my new coffee table.” 

Sleeping Early

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“I’m falling asleep before 9 pm.”

Being Offered a Seat on Public Transport

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“A 30-something Indo-Canadian woman offered me her seat on a crowded Toronto bus. I refused it, but I thanked her warmly. Nevertheless, it spoiled my day — and maybe the rest of my life.”

Returning Fashion Trends

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“That fashion I used to wear as a teenager is now back in fashion again, and I feel too old to wear it again.”

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