My son just made me laugh

@Auntylou (4318)
Oxford, England
November 17, 2015 6:54pm CST
He said you are old , you must stop wasting your time on that old laptop, you haven't got long left! He was here when I had too many tabs open just now and my computer froze. Now I may be in my middle 60s but I am likely to have many years left and my laptop mostly does it's job so I see no reason to change it. Still he made me hoot with laughter. Have any of your family ever commented on your life expectancy in this way?
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@TheHorse (74825)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Nov 15
The kids I work with in Berkeley (mostly aged 2 through 5) tell me I'm getting "grandpa hair" because I'm getting a lot of grey in my temples.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
18 Nov 15
I once went to my son's class and his friend asked if I was his Grandma. Now I was in my 30s when I had him but I think it was my undyed grey hair that did it!
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• Canada
20 Nov 15
The first time someone commented that I was "grandmotherly" I felt deeply insulted. Now I take it as a compliment.
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@TheHorse (74825)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Nov 15
@Auntylou The humanity! We tend to wait to have kids in my family too. Biologically, I COULD be a grandpa to some of the kids I work with. One of my friends in Montana was a Grandpa at 36.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Nov 15
My brother teases me all the time because of my age. He is 13 years younger than I am. He talks about putting me in a nursing home but he is only joking...I hope.
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@antonbunot (10048)
• Calgary, Alberta
23 Nov 15
@simone . . I hate nursing home. My wife works in a nursing home. . I feel if I would live in a nursing the remaining of my life . . it is like my family just don't care for me. It is like I am garbage.
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@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
26 Nov 15
@antonbunot I agree and that's why my brother teases me. He is only joking and would never put me in a nursing home.
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@maggs224 (1708)
• Alicante, Spain
27 Nov 15
@antonbunot My friend used to work in a Nursing home and from the residents I have met the attitude that you have to going into a home affects greatly your experience of being there.
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@JudyEv (141352)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Nov 15
I thought my parents were old at 60 and we started making sure we went home at Christmas in case it was their last! Dad lived to 86 and Mum to 104. I'm now 69.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
18 Nov 15
What an amazing age your mum lived to ! Guess you had lots of happy family Christmases
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• Canada
20 Nov 15
I'll bet they loved that! My grandmother lived to be 105.
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@TheHorse (74825)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Nov 15
It's funny how 60 seems "old" when you're young. My Auntie is 92 and IS feeling old now, though her mind is as sharp as ever.
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@Susan2015 (22170)
• United States
18 Nov 15
No but I do comment that I feel 100 years old sometimes!
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• Canada
20 Nov 15
I feel about 35. I used to feel 25, but then I matured. Actually yesterday my son said he thought I was about 7.
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@bluesa (15223)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Nov 15
Oh my goodness, hehe, your son has an interesting way of saying your laptop is giving problems. With technology being so sensitive today, you will likely live much much longer than your laptop. As I have gotten older, my perception of age has changed, and middle 60s is still young. I usually tease about my age myself, saying I am getting forgetful and so.
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@antonbunot (10048)
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Nov 15
No, but one of my sons kidded me one day that I am going deaf coz I am getting old. Everybody laughed . . but I did not . . I frowned. My son approached me, hugged me, and apologized. And he ordered my favorite pizza - Hawaiian. .
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• Canada
20 Nov 15
Keep frowning. Maybe he'll get you pizza every day.
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@antonbunot (10048)
• Calgary, Alberta
23 Nov 15
@Sheilamarie78 LOL . . . you are corrupting my old mind, ey! . . No, as we grow older we get a bit sensitive. But I am not that sensitive because all my kids are like their father - - good sense of humor!
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@Vivenda (588)
• Portsmouth, England
19 Nov 15
I don't think I've had any comments like that, but as a little boy my husband was guilty of asking an elderly aunt what it was like to live in a cave!
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
20 Nov 15
As in cave men times? I am laughing as I write this!
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@TheHorse (74825)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Nov 15
I sometimes say I remember what the dinosaurs were like so see if a 4-year-old will catch me fibbing. They always do, and then we have a laugh over it.
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@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
19 Nov 15
I would have responded that I had better get out quick then and spend his inheritance. lol
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• Canada
20 Nov 15
That would have been a great response!
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@DeborahDiane (24806)
• Laguna Woods, California
19 Nov 15
Ha ha! Yes, our daughters who are in their 30's and 40's, love to tease us about how old we are ... in our 60's!
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@allknowing (72903)
• India
18 Nov 15
No laughing matter this. That is a straight forward warning I say
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@troyburns (1428)
• New Zealand
18 Nov 15
That's a classic! According to my daughter, I've been an old man since I was 40.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
18 Nov 15
I used to get remarks about what things were like in the old days as if I had been born in a different century!
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@TheHorse (74825)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Nov 15
@Auntylou I already use the term "back in the day." I use it (with a bit of irony, though there's probably no irony to someone who is ten) to refer to the 70s and 80s, when music was better, politics were simpler, cell phones didn't exist, etc.
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@sofssu (18091)
18 Nov 15
Nope, I am the one who keeps making those comments about myself and annoying my kids.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
18 Nov 15
It was funny to think that a few seconds waiting could be seen as such a waste of my limited time!
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@sofssu (18091)
19 Nov 15
@Auntylou When you re young you think 60 is ancient.. I did that too.
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@SIMPLYD (86445)
• Philippines
19 Nov 15
So far none has made a mention yet about life expectancy . Maybe when i am already a senior citizen . Just don't mind you son's teasing and enjoy it here .
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
20 Nov 15
Yes I don't mind and I do :o)
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18 Nov 15
sorry, i meant to say more. i had kids later in life & so my kids tend to think of people my age (40's) to NOT be old. and their dad is 51. So they really don't consider him old either.
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@amnabas (10549)
• Karachi, Pakistan
18 Nov 15
Ohhh kids are love my nieces and nephews always make me laugh that you are too old now.
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@ricki_911 (20073)
• Toronto, Ontario
2 Jan 16
I had a friends daughter call me old (mind you I am only 27). I thought I am not old at all .
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
2 Jan 16
I used to have a waitress for whom anyone over 40 seemed old!
@ricki_911 (20073)
• Toronto, Ontario
2 Jan 16
@Auntylou I work with a few younger girls (teenagers) who think I am old at 27 yet I work with a few who are older than me (57 - 67) and they go they are really really old.
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
4 Jan 16
@ricki_911 I guess it is all relative. I know that I used to think 60 was old when I was growing up!
@mom210 (6853)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Nov 15
I love young peoples idea of what is old and what is not if I have to replace any item before the 15 year mark, I have a fit
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
20 Nov 15
They always seem to want faster more high tech stuff, but if my old things work, I see no need to upgrade!
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@mom210 (6853)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Nov 15
@Auntylou You are So right. Plus we save money that way
@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov 15
I don't think any of my family would dare to do that!! I'm at least 10 years ahead of you, so tell your son to put that in his pipe and smoke it!
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
25 Nov 15
Normally he is much more tactful . Perhaps the thought of maybe 20 more years doesn't seem long to him ?
@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
10 Dec 15
ha ha ha - all the time, our children say the strangest stuff.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
1 Dec 15
Not yet. But my family will mention how old my stuff is. I do get comments at school about how old I am.
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