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Online Captain MalteseTopic starter

You know you are over 40 if...
« on: May 10, 2011, 07:17:07 AM »
... you remember being an adult without a cell phone.

Offline Aellon

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 07:24:00 AM »
Even your boss adresses you as sir

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Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 07:29:19 AM »
You remember when computers started being popular and there was no windows only Dos. *shivers at the memory*

Online Captain MalteseTopic starter

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 07:29:33 AM »
If the first tv in your house was a black and white.

Offline Avis habilis

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 07:35:34 AM »
You used to dial your phone with an actual dial.

You had to wait for your TV to warm up after turning it on before a picture would appear.

Your first computer used your TV set as the monitor.

Online Captain MalteseTopic starter

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 07:38:40 AM »
You only had a single battery operated toy as a boy, and it was no fun because the adults never bought batteries.

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Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 01:33:59 PM »
you visit your grandmother in a small community and their phone number starts with letters, not numbers

Online Captain MalteseTopic starter

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 11:51:43 AM »
...you saw Police Academy 1, 2 and 3 in a cinema.

Offline elone

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011, 12:40:02 PM »
You drove your parent's Ford Pinto

You were drafted

Online Captain MalteseTopic starter

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 12:44:23 PM »
...your first five cars didn't have airbag.

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Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2011, 12:49:35 PM »
You wrote the networks a mean letter (or as mean as a 5 or 6 year old can get), because they pre-empted your cartoons for *gasp* the moon landing.

(yes, I really did that. Somewhere I still have the nicely worded response from NBC with the Peacock logo on it and all)

Online Captain MalteseTopic starter

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2011, 03:04:20 PM »
You got the Rubik's Cube the FIRST time it came around.

Offline Kuroneko

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2011, 03:09:38 PM »
You remember when the card catalog in a library actually had cards in drawers.

Online Captain MalteseTopic starter

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2011, 03:15:10 PM »
Your first programming language was Basic, and GOTO was a nifty command.

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Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2011, 03:57:16 PM »
You didn't HAVE computers to use in school until College. Then it was only in the classroom or the lab.

Online Captain MalteseTopic starter

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2011, 04:15:51 PM »
...you used to buy casette tapes, so you could record music off your mono radio...

Offline Kuroneko

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2011, 04:55:17 PM »
The pull tabs on soda came completeley off, and you used to put them inside the can, despite your parents' certainty you would choke on them.

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Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2011, 04:58:48 PM »
You remember the first plastic soda bottle and being sceptical about then.

Offline elone

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2011, 05:21:11 PM »
You remember the Kennedy assassination.

Online Captain MalteseTopic starter

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2011, 05:26:40 PM »
You remember worrying about nuclear war.

Offline elone

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2011, 05:31:21 PM »
Your favorite TV show was Maverick

Offline Kuroneko

Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2011, 06:59:46 PM »
Your favorite TV show was Wild Wild West.

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Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2011, 04:08:27 AM »
You could buy mixed lollies in a white lolly(candy) bag for 20cents and get a lot.

Your mum used a wringer to do the washing.

Had to do you maths on a piece of paper and work it out in your head not no calculators then.

You read the time as O'clock and the clocks only went up to 12

You called teachers sir or Miss and not by there first name.
and finally

You remember getting paid $78 a week and thinking it was a fortune and still had money left by next pay. It came ina pay packet not direct to your bank,. and you were paid by the week.

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Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2011, 04:46:48 AM »
You was in awe over your first armwrist clock that had digital numbers... and could play a little song, whenever you pressed a button!

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Re: You know you are over 40 if...
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2011, 06:06:36 AM »
You had vinyl records to listen to music with rather than scratch to make music with