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To Hope that when I get old I will never..........

(125 Posts)
balotelli Sat 25-Aug-12 21:05:57

Put on a collar and tie to do the shopping at Tesco....

Think that beige socks and brown sandals is acceptable footwear at any time of year....

Eat Werthers Originals......

Think that taking 12 strands of 5 inch long hair from one ear to the other then plastering to my shiny pate with god knows what takes 20 years off me and actually looks anything other than ridiculous....

Wear a Polo shirt three sizes too small and tuck it into my jeans with the brown leather belt pulled three inches too tight, cutting off the circulation to both legs (my DF's favourite dress code for every outing)

Think that a trip to a garden centre is a 'really lovely day out'

Become a racist, homophobic git......

Any one with any more fears for old age??

PrideOfChanur Sat 25-Aug-12 21:08:34

But a trip to a garden centre is a lovely day out! You can look at the plants and have tea and cake.... grin And Werthers originals are nice too <checks birth certificate - no,not that old...>

Iteotwawki Sat 25-Aug-12 21:09:22

... be treated by my sons, their wives and families the way some people on here treat their elderly mothers.

Then again I hope I never turn into one of Those Sorts of MiL that warrants such treatment!

Itsjustafleshwound Sat 25-Aug-12 21:10:30

Take a long hard look at your mum/dad ....

thekidsrule Sat 25-Aug-12 21:10:37

very true observation's op smile

pictish Sat 25-Aug-12 21:10:56

Garden centre's are a lovely day out!! And Werthers Originals are lush.

Other than that yanbu.

rubyrubyruby Sat 25-Aug-12 21:12:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Shakey1500 Sat 25-Aug-12 21:12:16

Op you forgot wearing the obligatory Farrah trousers for every occassion. Three colours, beige, navy, dark brown as standard with the oh so trendy little yellow designer "F" label.

ivykaty44 Sat 25-Aug-12 21:12:54

as I get older and older I want to be

as mad as I am now
still be spontaneous
use ky wink
not care to much what I say as long as it doesn't offend
smile every day as I am still alive
enjoy life

hobnobsaremyfave Sat 25-Aug-12 21:13:55

As someone who works with the elderly I hope I don't become invisible and unworthy of listening to just because I am in my later years. I hope people treat me with respect and protect my dignity. I hope when I am vulnerable and can no longer speak for myself that someone who cares will do so on my behalf.

ihearsounds Sat 25-Aug-12 21:14:35

You forgot about the purple/blue/pink rinse that old ladies have.

PurpleAndPoppyWearer Sat 25-Aug-12 21:15:12

I hope that I will never lose my grip on reality enough that I start to treat the Daily Mail as the Source Of All Truth and base all of my opinions on what I read therein. <glares at MIL>

RevDebeezWoodall Sat 25-Aug-12 21:15:55


Hope that when I get old I will never:

Forget that when I was seven I looked forward to old age as it's acceptable to have blue hair.

Look back and think "What if...."

Forget that I was once young and didn't understand how hard it is being old and forgive others for the same.

Anotherusefulname Sat 25-Aug-12 21:18:08

I fear getting motor neurone disease as most of the elderly members of one side of my family.

I will be chuffed to bits if I am able to put my own clothes on when I'm old and will be over the moon if i can carry on being able to tell my children I love them to the day I die.

I think this was meant to be a light hearted thread, I probably shouldn't have commented.

Youcanringmybell Sat 25-Aug-12 21:21:04

I am not sure I like this thread... I realise that it is tongue in cheek though.

I like to think that when I am old I will not care what colour my trousers are as long as they are comfortable, enjoy a pot of tea and a scone at a garden centre and will eat werthers original IF I like them

I actually like the way the older you get the more you dress for comfort and practicality.

Youcanringmybell Sat 25-Aug-12 21:21:50

Cross post Anotherusefulname.

ReindeerBollocks Sat 25-Aug-12 21:22:57

Yy to Hobnobs.

Lovelynewboots Sat 25-Aug-12 21:25:28

Just to boast about my dad, he is 73 and has just completed John o groats to lands end in two weeks. And he likes werthers originals.

kim147 Sat 25-Aug-12 21:26:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

joanofarchitrave Sat 25-Aug-12 21:26:20

I already wear socks and sandals (super comfy!) and smell of wee rather too often.

I hope I don't become susceptible to con men.

Lovelynewboots Sat 25-Aug-12 21:26:32

This was on his bike BTW!

Convert Sat 25-Aug-12 21:27:37

Turn in to my mother. grin

squoosh Sat 25-Aug-12 21:29:54

Start a daily converation with 'Did you hear who died?'

Describe women in short skirts as being 'fast'.

squeakytoy Sat 25-Aug-12 21:30:10

... that I am still going to loud concerts and getting outrageously drunk in London at 2am..

Cynner Sat 25-Aug-12 21:30:23

Hobs, you expressed exactly what I was thinking. I do hope, though I will never leave the house without my knickers as my great aunty did, or nick spoons from restaurant like my nan..

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