I don't know about you, but it seems like just about every single day, I come across a reminder of the fact that I am no longer as young and as spry as I used to be. It might be the fact that I literally cannot sit down or get up without some sort of ungodly sound escaping from my mouth. It might be realizing that all of the children I see walking by my house in the afternoon are actually high school seniors. It might just be looking at the calendar and realizing that somehow, 1990 was not actually a mere 10 years ago; it was nearly 30 years ago.
Regardless of the specifics, there are always plenty of reminders of the fact that every day I am getting older. And older. And older. Today, those reminders came to me in the form of tweets. I think they'll make you feel old, too. Hang in there. I'm right there with you, fellow oldster.
Heard a girl at HEB ask her mom how to spell “bananas.” I’m sad to announce we’re now living in a post-Gwen Stefani world.— Julie Swets (@Julie Swets)1512326984.0
The kids I nanny asked why I wanted to see Incredibles 2 and I said because the first one came out when I was a kid… https://t.co/bxpvcVKb6o— Kirsten Pritchett (@Kirsten Pritchett)1529693699.0
The code for the bathroom at this Starbucks is 90210 which the young barista passed on matter-of-factly as "nine ze… https://t.co/IX51dDeohC— Jay Smooth (@Jay Smooth)1535421442.0
In the "I'm getting old" department.., a kid saw this and said, "oh, you 3D-printed the 'Save' Icon." https://t.co/rwgCpSjfDQ— Bill Gross (@Bill Gross)1508276890.0
"You know you're getting old when your finger cramps up while scrolling down to find the year you were born on a website."— chelsea (@chelsea)1362628229.0
My daughter just asked why we say "hang up" the phone and now I feel 90.— Jason English (@Jason English)1433285538.0
If you’ve ever wondered if you’re getting old, ask yourself this question. Have you ever bought expensive cheese? Therein lies your answer— the artist formerly known as the Iron Sherk (@the artist formerly known as the Iron Sherk)1367189183.0
I know I'm getting old because I just saw a group of hot chicks in bikinis and my first thought was "I hope they're wearing sunblock."— Stephanie McMaster (@Stephanie McMaster)1372022950.0
It's always grounding to get the friendly reminder from your 3yr old that "mom, one day...You're gonna turn SIXTY."— Kristen Bell (@Kristen Bell)1484452662.0
It's like a brand new show!
Best part about getting older is I can't remember anything so I can rewatch series and it's almost like new. Rewatching Sopranos now.— kelkun (@kelkun)1494030773.0
Yay! New sponge!
We got a new sponge in the church kitchen and that brightened my day a little... being an adult is stupid.— LTN Radio 🎧 (@LTN Radio 🎧)1495121685.0
Just overheard two kids discussing what floppy disks may have looked like. No, they weren't ten inches wide. #GettingOld— Calling Campbell (@Calling Campbell)1494609421.0
This is me.
You know you're old when you're online shopping for an electric toothbrush for your birthday present..— Reagan Rice (@Reagan Rice)1494312134.0
Her: What's wrong with your knee? *remembering sitting on the couch with my legs crossed for too long Me: Old football injury— Bröncö Billy Böb Jänke (@Bröncö Billy Böb Jänke)1494818352.0
What is it?!
i just asked my sister what this is, she said 'record player?' I WAS LAUGHIN TOO HARD SHE WAS YELLING "WHAT? WHAT I… https://t.co/2Kail1abBw— marina ☆彡 (@marina ☆彡)1501204167.0
Please tell me you know what this is.
I asked my six-year-old if he knew what this is. He said it is a tape player. And then he asked “how do you turn it… https://t.co/rlEGqAXxRu— Jordan Miller (@Jordan Miller)1531149786.0
Burning CDs.It doesn't shock me so much that there are people who don't know about burning CDs. It does shock me that they are old enough to tweet.
Tonight at work ID’d a guy and he said ‘alright love I’ll take it as a compliment.’ He was born in 1998— Emily Batzar (@Emily Batzar)1537570443.0
You are a youth.
@EmilyHatzar A 22 year old told me last week about his skincare routine that helps him look "youthful" YOU DON'T N… https://t.co/eGqKaPJ9Ew— Bucko (@Bucko)1537715532.0
My 9 year old just asked me what this is? When did it come out? 1955? Is it for music? ~ I bought it the year befor… https://t.co/rLCOYUdUxq— jodie randazzo (@jodie randazzo)1510514705.0
Remember High School Musical?
today I overheard a little boy describing zac efron by saying “the one who’s in the greatest showman and baywatch”… https://t.co/U6I3OAJJrE— Q (@Q)1533354393.0
The fact that “90s day” is now a homecoming spirit week day makes me feel old as SHIT.— Whitney (@Whitney)1538650780.0
I feel sorry for Netflix era kids. They will never know the high stakes adrenaline of running to the bathroom/fridg… https://t.co/o7jNetMnmk— Felicity (@Felicity)1539559123.0
*Sets AIM Away Message*Sure, people still post vague, attention-seeking Facebook statuses. It just isn't the same, though.
The dj really said “where my 2000s babies at” and the crowd went wild. That’s when I knew it was time for me to go home.— ashlynn.🤸🏾♀️ (@ashlynn.🤸🏾♀️)1535295825.0
One way to find out if you're old is to fall down in front of a group of people. If they laugh, you're young, if they panic, you're old.— sharon Daly (@sharon Daly)1489402403.0
Shhhh.Honestly, this is exactly the kind of party I would most like to attend, and I don't care if that means I'm old. There had better be fancy cheeses, too.
So peaceful.This is literally the best sort of day I can imagine for myself. And I want to wake up early, too. So I can enjoy the entire day to myself!
You know you're getting old when you watch Home Alone and wonder how much their mortgage is! 😯 https://t.co/6iCeykHQrH— Tony Shepherd (@Tony Shepherd)1449790537.0
Your 30's mostly consist of getting excited when you find out a professional athlete is older than you.— maura quint (@maura quint)1419291294.0