OT-26 Signs you have grown up

1. Your potted plants stay alive.
2. Having sex in a twin-sized bed is absurd.
3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to sleep.
5. You hear your favorite song on an elevator.
6. You carry an umbrella. You watch the Weather Channel.
7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of hookup and
8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 7.
9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as'dressed up,'.
10. You're the one calling the police because those darn
kids next door don't know how to turn down the stereo.
11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes
around you.
12. You don't know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go
14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's.
15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
16. You no longer take naps from noon to 6 p.m.
17. Dinner and a movie - The whole date instead of the
beginning of one.
18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 a.m. would
severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.
19. You go to the drugstore for Ibuprofen and antacids, not
condoms and pregnancy test kits.
20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer 'pretty good
21. You actually eat breakfast foods at breakfast time.
23. "I just can't drink the way I used to" replaces "I'm
never going to drink that much again,".
24. Over 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is
for real work.
25. You don't drink at home to save money before going to a
26. You read this entire list looking for one sign that
doesn't apply to you.
"Guns aren't toys. They're for family protection, hunting dangerous or
delicious animals, and keeping the King of England out of your face."
-- Krusty the Clown, "The Simpsons"
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jim rozen
Hey! I resent (or is it represent) most of those!
Happy Holidays.
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Jeff Wisnia
Most of what you listed applies except those I left above. Does that mean I'm still "young at heart" or just don't care?
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Young at heart, maybe unless: 1) the potted plats stay alive because they are those tacky artificial ones that people tend to give to grandma and grandpa
2) You don't carry an umbrella because your silly 1950's style golf hat does the job just fine
3) Jeans and sweater don't qualify because you and your spouse generally just wear matching jogging suits when you go to the the trailer home next door to play canasta
Gotta double check the details before you count out being grown up :)
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Ha! Wrong!
It's not absurd. You just have to be careful...
As for the rest of them, well...
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A.T. Hagan
What potted plants?
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Not me. I go to bed around 2:00 AM, and get up around 12:00 Noon. (Being retired lets my body do what it wants to. :-)
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How about 365.25 per year? :-)
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Umm ... we *are* the older relatives, now. :-)
Or care! I like *real* Mexican food.
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What happened to #22? Altzheimers?
Define "real"? :-)
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Some *don't* apply -- at 62 -- what's wrong with me? :-)
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
yeah, what potted plants? maybe for a few weeks, tomatoe starts in the early spring.
now THIS is something i am _still_ trying to accept, exactly these same hours(!). i will be 61 in March, what's up with this? 2am- noon is the _best_ i can do. it creeps to 4pm-2pm if i don't make an effort to control it. i used to be a "morning" person. --Loren
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Loren Coe
A friend of mine carefully watered a potted plant for a year after his wife left before he realized it wasn't real. Sue
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no wonder she left
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Hey! give us guys a break! --Loren
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Loren Coe
Really? That's not what I heard. Sue
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Hey, if he didn't notice the plant was fake do you think he was on the ball enough to notice his wife when she got her hair done or was wearing a new outfit or had alot on her mind? Unlikely. I wonder how long he took her for granted before she left.
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Bash, Bash, The guy was probably at work 70 hrs a week trying to pay for the $40,000.00 SUV that took her to the $100.00 hair appt and the store to buy the new $200.00 outfit, so by the time he got home, he was too tired to notice, AND when she did start to complain about him not being home,not having enough money,etc, he was already asleep!
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Darrell Reid
I'll give you the first two, but WHY do women still insist that men be mind-readers?
Gary H. Lucas
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Gary H. Lucas
Chuckle. You conclude all of this because he watered a fake plant? Wow. You're good. Uh huh. He doesn't always notice when I get my haircut, but I sure don't get worked up about it. Hell, I don't always notice when he's gotten his haircut either. Sue
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Too lazy to take the few extra steps and use the toilet ???
Momma dont much like it when I "water" her plants, either................
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After she left he burned the CornFlakes for two weeks before he found out exactly how long to MicroWave them?? You can't fool me, I figured it out the first week. Michael
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I don't know. I already said that I don't care about the hair thing. As far as him not noticing any new outfit I might have on - don't care about that either. I hardly ever buy anything new (my female genetic makeup seems to lack the shopping gene - and the dancing gene) and when I do buy something new it's usually exactly the same as whatever wore out. Levis are Levis. One navy blue turtleneck looks about the same as the next. On the rare occasions when I do dress in something different he *always* compliments me. And, if there's something on my mind I don't wait for him to ask. I *tell* him. What is so difficult about that? He's the one who holds back. Now, maybe his ex-wife had all these requirements to pander to her in these areas. I don't know. Somehow, I don't think this was it. Sue
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Good god, yes.It sounds like the guy tried to provide nourishment to an imitation of an organism that requires water to survive. What an imbecile! Didn't he consider the consequences if it turned out he was wrong? Watering plastic is illegal, isn't it? Well, maybe not illegal, but, surely immoral? Ok, maybe not immoral, but certainly grounds for divorce?
Jeez, I'm glad I'm single. I do much stupider things on a weekly basis. In my own defense, I forgive some pretty stupid things, too. Not that I want to, mind you, but it would be hypocritical not to, wouldn't it? .
It's very sexist of me, I'm sure, but did the female in question keep track of the oil change interval(s) on their car(s)? From a financial point of view, I'd much rather kill a house plant than my car's engine. Then again, watering a plastic house plant most likely wouldn't kill it (but I'm not an expert on plastic plants).
R, Tom Q.
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Tom Quackenbush

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