10 Things I Do Or Say That Show My Age!!! (of ……………………………….39)

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10 Things I Do Or Say That Show My Age!!! (of ……………………………….39)

  1. Let’s talk about the hashtag symbol #. I am 39 years old and my brain has been trained to see this “#” as a freaking number sign. Let me tell you a little story about the other day and this damn number #…..hashtag……….So the other day, I am talking to a woman from a company I work with and she writes in a message, “you just write what you want after the #.” Me, my brain goes into the usual, “Oh okay…..where is the number I need to put it behind.” Not a fucking hashtag. So I am asking over and over where this fucking number is. Of course, she’s not understanding that I’m seeing this # as an abbreviation for number and not hashtag! So, we are going back and forth and finally, she realizes what’s going on. It was definitely a moment of ….” Fuck, I’m old.”
  2. 2. I show my age of 39, when I refer to the items that you slide in your ears to listen to music as Walkman ears. Worst part, I say it so much, my daughter knows exactly what Walkman ears are. One day my child will refer to ear buds as Walkman Ears and they will look at her though she has 2 heads.
  3.  I show my age of 39 when for a good month after the Drake song, “Hotline Bling,” I was singing, “You can call me on telephone”. One day, my daughter, Isa, looks at me with this look of curiosity. Scrunching her nose in confusion. She says, ‘Mommy, what is a telephone?” I am looking at her like a puppy that doesn’t understand. I was confused. How the fuck does she not know what a telephone is? (Okay, so never knew that all phones including cellphone do not fit under the main category telephone.) Well, Doug was sitting there and just looked at me shaking his head. He grabs his forehead with hands, shaking it back and forth laughing to himself. Hotline bling singing in the background. He says, “Babe, its You can call me on my cellphone.” That showed my age!
  4.  I show my age of 39, when apparently,hacky sack is no longer called a “hacky sack,” rather, a footbag. I was corrected very quickly upon calling the, “Footbag,” a hacky sack. (Guess that is politically correct for the new age “footbag” enthusiasts.)
  5.  I show my age when I refer to the machine that dispenses money as a MAC machine. As In, “Hey, I need to go find a MAC machine.” ATM for the younger folk. A MAC machine were the first machines that you had a card for but it was only for that type of machine. It hadn’t been hooked to Visa or MasterCard.
  6. I show my age when I tell young people of the mythical time when you went to class in college without laptops and phones. At best, if you had permission, you could tape the professors voice on a recorder
  7.  I show my age when I know exactly what people mean by, rabbit ears & boob tube
  8.  I show my age when I see nothing wrong with Bugs Bunny cross dressing to make him fall in love to beat Yosemite Sam. It’s a cartoon people
  9.  I show my age when I know exactly the feeling of messing up on the last number of the fucking rotary phone. You ever want to throw a heavy son a bitch against the wall. That is the time. The worst is when you are trying to call into the radio station to win concert tickets and have a rotary phone. The first time you called you were #5 (number for the young folk, not hashtag), the next time you called, it would take so long to dial that you call back and you are # (number) 522
  10.  I show my age when I know what a collect call is. But, not only do I know what and how to perform a collect call. I, also,know how to manipulate the system…. You’d use a telephone booth to make a collect call home from school. But! Everyone knew that you never accepted. You just hurried the hell up and said what you had to say right after the operator told you to say your name. It was something like this. You are standing there and the automated operator says Collect call from……………………………………………………… and it let you say your name. But you could beat the system. After they said Collect call from……………..in one breath “mom, come pick me up at school now.” And then you hung up. Beating the system at the ripe age of 10. LOL I couldn’t be the only one. Doug says, he never had to do this. Or was this just me?          What else shows your age?

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