Some say age is just a number, but there are certainly times in our lives when no matter how young we think we’d like to believe we are something makes us realize we are getting old. Well, now folks are sharing what those moments were for them, and we bet a lot of people can relate.
A new Reddit thread asked the community, “When did you know you were 'getting old'?,” and folks were more than happy to chime in.
“Getting old” moments include:
- "I sneezed a couple years ago and did my back in for a week."
- "I started losing interest in music on the charts and not understanding meme references."
- "Had to check the 35–44 box on a form the other day and I was like...??? That’s not me, I don’t understand.”
- "When I started waking up before my alarm. And when sleep became more important than sex."
- "When I started getting irritated by how fast people drive through my neighborhood."
- “When you watch television and realize they don't make good TV shows/movies like they use to."
- "When the cashier behind the register asked his colleague who and what song was on the radio. It was 'Girls' by the Beastie Boys that was playing."
- "When I slept the wrong way and couldn’t use my leg properly for two days."
- "I stopped taking the stairs every time and started waiting for the elevator."
- "I was happy that I was going to buy a new vacuum cleaner and then I realized I'm old (I'm 29)."
- “It was when I started measuring how long it's been since I've done something in decades instead of years/months."