Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 42

Thread: It's an age thing

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    South Shields
    Posts
    4,953
    Thanks (Given)
    472
    Thanks (Received)
    5715
    Likes (Given)
    3543
    Likes (Received)
    13692

    Default It's an age thing

    They say with age comes knowledge and wisdom.
    At 16 I could
    Add and subtract fractions
    Solve quadratic equations
    Explain the principles of the van de Graf generator
    Do chemical formula
    Draw a world map naming all continents
    Explain alluvial planes
    Write an essay on British history
    Do 2d technical drawings
    By age 21
    Could recite all the collision regulations parrot fashion
    Work out great circle and thumb line sailings
    Calculate amount of cargo to load in order to comply with load line regulations, crossing zones.
    By age 30
    Had developed ship handling skills
    Crew management
    Computer use

    Plus much other, often useless knowledge and wisdom.
    So with age does come knowledge and wisdom.

    But

    Even now, how come, although being right handed, I always put on and take off, my left shoe and sock
    Always put my left leg through underpants first
    Still cannot understand the meaning behind the IKEA advertisement
    What women really want? Despite being married for 40 plus years and having two grown up daughters
    So I guess we never stop gaining knowledge however old we are but wisdom? Not too Shure,
    Wisdom tells us that excessive alcohol leads to foolishness and hangover but does it stop us..,no
    Wisdom tells us to never argue about house decoration with the wife but we still argue over paint colours despite knowing that the colour she wants is the colour you will be applying.
    If only wisdom with age taught it's pointless to argue with the wife.
    Rgds
    J.A.
    p.s. wisdom tells me others will be able to add more nuggets of knowledge and wisdom.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    W.A.
    Posts
    20,557
    Thanks (Given)
    11296
    Thanks (Received)
    11980
    Likes (Given)
    16854
    Likes (Received)
    65596

    Default Re: It's an age thing

    Ref. The But part.... I wear slip on shoes or shoes with elastic laces , as to socks never wear them unless going to some social do that requires I wear , and then have to ask the wife to please put them on for me. As to putting legs through trouser holes if I stand on one leg will probably fall over so have to sit down and then it’s Enie meanie Miny moe. I never argue with the wife I just take my hearing aids out and pretend I can’t hear her. If she tries deaf and dumb language I say I learned semaphore instead. With age comes memories only , the future looks bleak so just think of the bad parts of the past. And think of all the things did wrong . Cheers JS
    R575129

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,251
    Thanks (Given)
    800
    Thanks (Received)
    2002
    Likes (Given)
    1712
    Likes (Received)
    3959

    Default Re: It's an age thing

    I found an ingenious way of getting my trousers on. I put a cord through the button hole on the waist flap tensioner. I lay my trousers flat on my bedroom carpet and I firstly put my right leg into the trouser leg, 1 then pull the cord up pulling my trousers up. I then lay my trousers on the carpet again and carry out the same proceedure with the left leg and hey presto it's good to independent not having to ask anyone to put my trousers on.

    Fouro.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    St Helens
    Posts
    472
    Thanks (Given)
    88
    Thanks (Received)
    404
    Likes (Given)
    31414
    Likes (Received)
    1676

    Default Re: It's an age thing

    JA, I think I've posted before the two most important words to avoid having losing squabbles with Senior Management are YES DEAR, Rgds Den

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    North East Scotland
    Posts
    942
    Thanks (Given)
    1168
    Thanks (Received)
    825
    Likes (Given)
    8992
    Likes (Received)
    2584

    Default Re: It's an age thing

    Quote Originally Posted by Fouro View Post
    I found an ingenious way of getting my trousers on. I put a cord through the button hole on the waist flap tensioner. I lay my trousers flat on my bedroom carpet and I firstly put my right leg into the trouser leg, 1 then pull the cord up pulling my trousers up. I then lay my trousers on the carpet again and carry out the same proceedure with the left leg and hey presto it's good to independent not having to ask anyone to put my trousers on.

    Fouro.
    Fouro. It may be a bit late for you now but a kilt may solve the problem. I haven't worn one since I was five years old to an aunts wedding and have no intensions of starting now.
    Bill

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,251
    Thanks (Given)
    800
    Thanks (Received)
    2002
    Likes (Given)
    1712
    Likes (Received)
    3959

    Default Re: It's an age thing

    Yes it's well late now Bill and looking at the sorry state my legs are in, I would be more suited to wearing Trews.

    Regards from
    Fouro.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    W.A.
    Posts
    20,557
    Thanks (Given)
    11296
    Thanks (Received)
    11980
    Likes (Given)
    16854
    Likes (Received)
    65596

    Default Re: It's an age thing

    Its a good job there’s no Ballet dancers amongst us. JS. Pzzz artists and comedians excepted . JS.
    Last edited by j.sabourn; 24th March 2022 at 01:31 AM.
    R575129

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,251
    Thanks (Given)
    800
    Thanks (Received)
    2002
    Likes (Given)
    1712
    Likes (Received)
    3959

    Default Re: It's an age thing

    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    Its a good job there’s no Ballet dancers amongst us. JS. Pzzz artists and comedians excepted . JS.
    Engineers down below in engine rooms got themselves into some spectacular positions when rushing to repair breakdowns. I don't think ballet dancers would have coped with such hazards.

    Fouro.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    W.A.
    Posts
    20,557
    Thanks (Given)
    11296
    Thanks (Received)
    11980
    Likes (Given)
    16854
    Likes (Received)
    65596

    Default Re: It's an age thing

    Was thinking more of their tights Fouro, and the rush of getting them on. Cheers JS
    R575129

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cooma NSW
    Posts
    7,248
    Thanks (Given)
    7570
    Thanks (Received)
    4393
    Likes (Given)
    33470
    Likes (Received)
    21758

    Default Re: It's an age thing

    A few years ago I watched a program from the UK that showed some older actors who had lost their dexterity, they were given lessons on how to put on their socks while sitting down, and even moving around a kitchen using chairs as an aid. I was a bit stunned as these people were only in their sixties. I can stand on one leg and put on my socks and shoes, then get dressed in the normal way. My wife says it is because i was always doing something, I never stopped, gardening, making things, walking etc. Now that my wife has trouble with her legs I do everything around the house except the washing. Though I do confess I have given away the lawn cutting, I pay a mate to do it.
    Des
    Lest We Forget

  11. Thanks j.sabourn thanked for this post
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •