Are You Really As Old As You Feel?

Elderly couple....So when did you suddenly realise that old age is creeping up on you?

Here are a few experiences you may wish to forget!

You discover that your birthday cake is too small to take all of those candles………or even worse the candles have cost you more than the cake itself!

Your last visit to the surgery was truly shocking…the doctor looked younger than your grandson.

You prefer watching a re-run of the ‘The Good Life’ rather than sit through two excruciating hours of the ‘X-Factor’.

You find that the number of age related benefits you are receiving exceeds the days of the week…..Bus Pass, Free TV Licence, Free Prescriptions, Free Eye Test, State Pension, Winter Fuel Allowance, Christmas Bonus, Senior Railcard. Are you receiving all of these? There is information about each one at the end of this post.

You are offered a seat on a train by this young adonis…….and it’s not because you are pregnant!

As your hair falls out you are faced with a huge dilemma. Do you cover up your baldness with a wig or hair transplant….or do you have all of your remaining hair shaved off and return to being a skinhead?

Cup of teaYou become so obsessed with getting your card stamped at your local garden centre to earn a free coffee, that you don’t realise that the cost of travelling there is equivalent to three coffees.

You’re on first name terms with your chiropractor, osteopath and chiropodist, who are all on your speed dial just in case. In fact things have got so bad that everything hurts and what doesn’t hurt doesn’t work.

You always feel like the morning after and you haven’t been anywhere.

You’re totally confused by all those fancy computer terms…… your book…

  • Bandwidth refers to your waist size….not the difference between two frequencies

  • Cookies are the nibbles you have with your tea at the WI….not a piece of computer data about you

  • Hot Spot is your favourite resort on the Costa del Sol….not where you can get a wi-fi connection

  • Eye Candy is the blonde on the beach you still dream about…..not eye catching graphics on a website

  • Plug and Play is…well I’ll leave this to your imagination… certainly don’t consider it to be hardware that requires to identify itself on demand

  • Surfing is playing in the surf….not browsing the internet

and the final insult is when you go out to a restaurant and you sink your teeth into a steak…and they stay there!

Here are the links to the free benefits I mentioned earlier….

Bus Pass

TV Licence


Eye Test

State Pension

Winter Fuel Allowance

Christmas Bonus

Senior Railcard

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