Grey hairs, a trick knee/hip/shoulder, the odd wrinkle – the clues that show your body is aging are very clear, but the clues to show your mind is following can be more elusive…
- “Kids today” refers to people in their mid to late twenties rather than their teens.
- Mylie Cyrus’s antics read like a re-run of the Madonna playbook, only with less singing ability as if anyone thought that was possible.
- You can’t watch twilight without getting flashbacks to your own years of teenaged angst when everything was so dramatic, so heartfelt, and god, so deep man – oh and of course, nobody knew a love like yours.
- Pension talks are no longer an excuse to catch an hour’s kip at work – now you bring a pen and notebook to take notes for those who might miss it.
- Your friends are all on drugs – but now they are prescribed and legal.
- While intrigued by it, you can’t help but note that some of the antics in Fifty Shades Of Grey were not up to any Health and Safety code.
- You are no longer “really fit” and people have begun to refer to you as spry, or being very active “for your age”.
- A good pub is one where you can get a seat; a great pub is one where you can sit down and hear what people are saying over the music.
- Your credit card statement reads as a who’s-who of DIY stores, supermarkets and carparks.
- Songs banned from radio in your twenties are now considered classic rock.