Getting called old on your birthday

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

I think most people get the same jokes aimed at their age on their birthday. It doesn’t bother me, it’s usually done in an affectationate jokey way.

My husband in particular will make loads of age jokes at me, despite him being 14 years older than me. They’re just meaningless and light hearted jokes.

Post # 3
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1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

My FH jokes with me like this on my birthday all the time because I’m a year older than he is.  I usually just throw a quip back at him like “Yes, but I’m infinitely wiser,” lol.  It doesn’t really bother me.

Post # 4
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5698 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

I know it is a joke, this doesn’t bother me. 

Post # 5
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448 posts
Helper bee

My SO flat out calls me old all the time. 

But he also calls himself old. Age only bothers you if you let it.

Post # 6
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6740 posts
Bee Keeper

I think it happens to everyone.

The alternative to aging is death, so — I’m all for aging. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My husband is 4 years older than me, and has the audacity to call ME old. All the time, lol. I’m sort of a sensitive person in general, but I can’t see anything to be offended about on that. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

What’s so bad about getting old? It’s something to be proud of, having experience and being fortunate enough to live longer. Many people are fighting to stay alive. Perspective is everything.

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