I’m old!

It’s official, I have now slipped into “elderly” status.

For me, you become old once you start using phrases your parents used when you were small.

Last night, one of the step creatures came round, with one of her friends. It was a cold winters night here in Bretagne and the friend was well wrapped up in a nice heavy coat. The heating was on in the house as well as the fire going, and I was toasty warm in my t-shirt and shorts.


After about 20 minutes I said to the friend, ‘better take your jacket off, or you wont feel the benefit once you go back outside.”

The final few words of this phrase seemed to die in my throat as the sheer horror of what I’d just said hit me and I physically felt another hair turning grey.


How can this be possible? I’m not old. I don’t say things that old people say. Since when did I change from being the happy go lucky, carefree bloke who never wore a coat into someone who’s concerned about the jacket wearing  habits of others?

I guess the time has come to accept that the elderly gentleman I see every morning in the mirror when I brush my tooth actually is me.

Sad times.




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Elderly rotund toothless male seeks wilderness to travel to.
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4 Responses to I’m old!

  1. Nikki says:

    As someone who is a decade senior to you… no, make that with a few years more experience… I have to tell you that you gave me a good laugh. But I assure you I’m laughing with you, not at you. 😉
    It’s all a matter of attitude… just replace the “elderly gentleman” with “maturing bon vivant” and you’re home free. And enjoy that crackling fire with a nice glass of wine!

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    • Laughed at, laughed with, one gets to an age and its less important, as long as people laugh.
      Horrific afternoon here today, driving rain and howling wind, so I’m in front of the log fire with a good book.


  2. Nikki says:

    Sounds wonderful… the fire and the book anyway. What are you reading these days?


    • Have just finished an autobiography by a guy named Carton de Wiart, Belgian by birth, naturalised Brit who spent his entire life in wars, and loving it. An excellent read but clearly from a bygone age. Am now looking round for my next read, will have a peruse of Amazon later today. Whats your current tome?


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