Getting Old Memes: The Harsh Reality of Being Old

Recently, your back pain has been getting stronger. You’ve noticed that you’re sneakily increasing the font size on your work computer screen. And you’ve come to the conclusion that the movies and music those darn kids like these days are just weird. The same kids that should get the hell off your lawn. No, the world is not ending; you are simply getting older…

The good old times...

In the "I'm getting old" department.., a kid saw this and said, "oh, you 3D-printed the 'Save' Icon."

Then vs. now.

how I feel when I have to scroll down to the year I was born

Dating pool when you're older.


Kids getting thrown off right and left. Total carnage. Wails of anguish. Not one adult gave a single shit about it.

you know you’re getting old when you rush home just to be like:

*cashier checks my ID in half a second* me: that was fast cashier: yeah i saw the 19- me:

Yes. My introduction to the the internet was AOL chatrooms, AIM and the screaming robot dial up modem. We helped pioneer the internet culture you kids take for granted. Speak to us with respect.

My daughter just asked me why we say "hang up" the phone and now I feel 90.

Is anybody young enough to remember when they could refer to their knees as "left and right" and not "good and bad"

The official sports drink when I was a kid.

I am in Target. I am trying to buy a photo album. I asked where they might be. Worker did not know what a photo album was. I said it was a place to keep pictures. He sent me to the tech aisle. He assumed I wanted memory to store more pictures on my phone. I am 1 billion years old

A classmate just used the term "in the late 1900s" in a discussion post, and...friends, I never thought I would actually read this term in the wild. I wasn't prepared for my feelings to be hurt this much.

You know you're getting old when you watch "Home Alone" and wonder how much their mortgage is.

Kids today: Find out school is cancelled via text Me: Had to wake up at 5 a.m. and watch the bottom of the tv screen like the NFL Draft

You know you're getting old when you watch a horror movie with annoying teenagers getting murdered and you identify with the killer.

One day you’re young and the next you have a favorite grocery store.

"Still punk as fuck", I whisper as I reach for my pill organizer

We’ve reached that age where everything we think happened 2-3 years ago really happened in 2003.

One way to find out if you’re old or young is to fall down in front of other people. If they laugh, you’re still young. If they panic & run to you, you’re old.

We memorized phone numbers. We memorized driving directions. No one knew what we looked like. No one could reach us. We were gods.

9 thoughts on “Getting Old Memes: The Harsh Reality of Being Old”

  1. I’m so old I have to wake up twice in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Sometimes I’ll actually get out of bed.

  2. Back in the good old days people died of polio….

    Oh, so we’re returning to those times. Got it.

  3. When I was a kid if you got hurt while playing and went home you got yelled at for bleeding on the floor.

  4. My son was born in 1996. I told him that someday young people will be saying, “Wow! You were born in the TWENTIETH CENTURY!”

  5. I was giving a new employee an introduction to our department, and I mentioned something about, “When Ronald Reagan was president … ” he did thus-and-so which affected us. And she said, “Oh yes, Reagan. We read about him in history class.”
    Years ago I heard a joke, “You know you’re getting old when the schools are teaching as ‘ancient history’ what you learned as ‘current events’.” Apparently I have actually reached that point.


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