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Thursday, 10 September 2009

You know you're getting older when...

Please tick the relevant box...

18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-65
65+

You know you're getting older when... as you finish your investment fund questionnaire and you are asked to place yourself in an age bracket, you are surprised to see that there are more brackets younger than yours than older.


PS Cold mornings and chilly nights. No rain, though. The leaves are starting to turn and autumn is closer than we suspect.

14 comments:

chrysalis said...

I find myself describing a person as 'elderly' and realising, with a shock, that other people are describing me in that way!!!!

Anonymous said...

I find it insulting that there are no nuances beyond 65. Are we just fish set in aspic after we retire? No difference, then, between a newly demobbed 65-year-old and a very relaxed and stately 85-year-old? The person who wrote the questionnaire much be in the 18-24 age bracket.

Alan Burnett said...

You know when you are getting older when you come to one of those scroll-down things with a list of birth years and you nod-off asleep before you get back to yours.

Louise said...

LOL

Caution Flag said...

My son came home from school and told me that his teacher was old like I am. That was okay until I met her and she looked seriously old :(

CathM said...

Uh-huh... I know the feeling :)

Anonymous said...

Its a cheek to ask your age, whats it got to do with anything, least of all those wally's who design those forms.

Vanessa said...

I'm not quite there yet -- ha-ha. :-)

Chairman Bill said...

Seems I'm on the cusp.

Louise said...

Chairman Bill : sounds painful

BPOTW said...

That's exactly why I always lie on those things!

JOE TODD said...

Why do all the young folks look like "kids"

truestarr said...

I've always hated those stupid boxes, I generally try to avoid questionnaires at all costs! (eons ago I used to hate to be pigeonholed as an under 30- now of course I hate being 60 or older.

I'm sure my "maturity" is important, but they never explain WHY on any form.

Old Fogey said...

Why don't they start at the top end of the scale : 65 and over, 55-64, 45-54 etc...just goes to show how in love our society is with youth

Thursday, 10 September 2009

You know you're getting older when...

Please tick the relevant box...

18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-65
65+

You know you're getting older when... as you finish your investment fund questionnaire and you are asked to place yourself in an age bracket, you are surprised to see that there are more brackets younger than yours than older.


PS Cold mornings and chilly nights. No rain, though. The leaves are starting to turn and autumn is closer than we suspect.

14 comments:

chrysalis said...

I find myself describing a person as 'elderly' and realising, with a shock, that other people are describing me in that way!!!!

Anonymous said...

I find it insulting that there are no nuances beyond 65. Are we just fish set in aspic after we retire? No difference, then, between a newly demobbed 65-year-old and a very relaxed and stately 85-year-old? The person who wrote the questionnaire much be in the 18-24 age bracket.

Alan Burnett said...

You know when you are getting older when you come to one of those scroll-down things with a list of birth years and you nod-off asleep before you get back to yours.

Louise said...

LOL

Caution Flag said...

My son came home from school and told me that his teacher was old like I am. That was okay until I met her and she looked seriously old :(

CathM said...

Uh-huh... I know the feeling :)

Anonymous said...

Its a cheek to ask your age, whats it got to do with anything, least of all those wally's who design those forms.

Vanessa said...

I'm not quite there yet -- ha-ha. :-)

Chairman Bill said...

Seems I'm on the cusp.

Louise said...

Chairman Bill : sounds painful

BPOTW said...

That's exactly why I always lie on those things!

JOE TODD said...

Why do all the young folks look like "kids"

truestarr said...

I've always hated those stupid boxes, I generally try to avoid questionnaires at all costs! (eons ago I used to hate to be pigeonholed as an under 30- now of course I hate being 60 or older.

I'm sure my "maturity" is important, but they never explain WHY on any form.

Old Fogey said...

Why don't they start at the top end of the scale : 65 and over, 55-64, 45-54 etc...just goes to show how in love our society is with youth