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    Did my C&W phase between the ages of 13 & 14, before discovering the Chicago blues sound. Listened to some awful cr@p but also discovered the likes of Neil Young, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and some classic bluegrass acts.

    Seem to have come full circle now – Old Crow Medicine Show are one of the best bluegrass bands I've ever heard.

    Quite liking that link!

    samuri
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    my son can do more chinups than me.

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    the first grey pube

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    wondering aloud to myself about the age of a policeman I saw yesterday…

    colnagokid
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    having to tick the 'vetrans' box on the entry form ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    AlasdairMc
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    I realised I'd turned into my dad when I went into Tiso's for "a look". It could be worse though, I've not done the same with B&Q.

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    80kg. I was an even 75kg through my 20's. Now 40 is only 3 years away.

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    yesterday i walked into HMV and, while checking nobody heard me, uttered the words "where is the country section?"

    In my defense, it was to buy this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-sEgEHcffs

    But still…. country?

    Fess up then? you old bastards

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    the second grey pube

    langy
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    eldridge – in the space of an hour!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    anokdale
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    Hair sprouting from the hooter and ears, what is that all about.

    Getting excited about toasted malt loaf.

    BillyWhizz
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    Redundancy hat trick.

    watching the lavendar hill mob on tv on saturday morning, and being gripped

    bikemonkey
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    Getting excited about toasted malt loaf.

    I'm 25, and I got excited about that!

    fubar
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    1st speeding ticket (took 21 years of driving to get it)

    finbar
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    In my defense, it was to buy this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-sEgEHcffs

    That isn't a defense, its horrible Grandad! ๐Ÿ˜‰ OCMS are great though, 'Wagon Wheel' is my most played song on iTunes at the moment.

    My unwanted milestone would be finally having to shave every day.

    tails
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    yesterday i walked into HMV

    yeah you know your old when your still buying cd's ๐Ÿ˜‰

    tang
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    ive a soft spot for lambswool jumpers. i own some rohan trousers. doomed at 34. still have tats and long hair though and live an unconventional lifestyle! dont drink or partake in recreational drugs anymore. my dad is a proper hippy and way cooler than me….

    uplink
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    Redundancy hat trick.

    As one of the Thatcher generation – I managed that before I was 25

    Discovering I'm eligible for a Saga holiday/insurance etc. is not the best bits of junk mail I've ever received

    reaching my peak fitness at 20 then smashing my knee to pices in the Autumn.

    reaching the point where the only way I can beat a guy in a head to head BMX race is to take the do or die inside line at the first corner, this line results in more die than do though ๐Ÿ™

    Nasal hair, WTF, im 23 FFS!

    wheelz
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    Having to buy a nasal hair trimmer, or learn how to plait a moustache!

    nostoc
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    These are not benchmarks

    benchmark:
    a standard by which something can be measured or judged; "his painting sets the benchmark of quality"
    a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point

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    Mid-life crisis … but then I wouldn't have got the MLC bike 8)

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    in the space of an hour!!

    I tell you, watching the grey pubes develop is like watching a werewolf B-movie

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    These are not benchmarks

    It's normal practice to code posts like this with:

    <pedant mode> "your pedantic post" </pedant mode>

    Shows people you're not being an arse

    And of course you are absolutely right: these are milestones, not benchmarks

    Wish I'd spotted that

    Ti29er
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    When your barber asks if he can cut the hair out of your ears and trim your eyebrows.

    When you utter "young man" to someone other than your own son.

    Vet's category – it means I can be more competative once again!

    Looking forward to a midday snooze.

    Not bothering with software that you know you should master and would make your life easier in the long run.

    Seeing your parents in mental decline.

    Still not owning a MP3 player, nor an i-anything, nor a PS2/3.

    Thinking about ringing your Ex girlfriend and realising she's now a grandmother.

    Witnessing those 10 years younger than you are now earning far more than you do.

    Repack Rider
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    2retro4u
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    The first time it doesn't work the second time is not nearly as bad as the second time it doesn't work the first time.

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    Orwell was a f#@king optimist.

    After yrs riding, my first major 'off'…. I now know what pain is ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Rochey
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    I'm 36, I understand they call it the "middle aged spread", tummy getting bigger, ๐Ÿ™

    Travis
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    When I went into A&E and noticed that all the Docs are younger than me

    Radio 4 is listened to a lot !

    drewglasgow
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    giving your climbing pals shopping trolly tokens for the climbing wall lockers, and everyone being just a little too excited.

    how life changes, no hair on the head but plenty form my nose etc

    I can think of loads.
    My 50th birthday is looming

    These are not benchmarks

    benchmark:
    a standard by which something can be measured or judged; "his painting sets the benchmark of quality"
    a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point

    Getting my knickers in a twist about that is a fair bit away though

    Pieface
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    tails – Member

    yesterday i walked into HMV

    yeah you know your old when your still buying cd's

    Well i did this downloading thing recently and was a bit underwhelmed by the 'Value'.

    I had no choice but to download the music as I didn't have time to go to the shop and wanted the tunes.

    On CD I can get the double CD – 1 CD of original album and 2nd CD of extended / special mixes for ยฃ10. To download just the original album was ยฃ12.

    Think I'll stick to CDs.

    Philby
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    No longer listening to Radio 1, or having a clue as to who any of the artists are of the current tunes that the younger generation seem to play all the time.

    And no longer getting flyers for trendy clubs thrust into my hands on a Friday or Saturday night anymore.

    I am conflicted when it comes to my education – I studied a mixture of Finance, Economics, Politics and Law and it has enriched my life. On the otherhand, I am now cynical, unimpressed by greed, brute-like behaviour and vapidness… and don't get me started on the so called "War Against Terrorism". Ignorance is bliss.

    And no longer getting flyers for trendy clubs thrust into my hands on a Friday or Saturday night anymore

    LOL! I'm 32 and work in a university – there are loads of these guys and I can see their minds working as I approach, some kind of half hold the flyer out then withdraw it.. only a matter of time 'til I don't get a look in!

    Mine would be buying a pannier bag and rack for commuting this year.

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