People over 30 are sharing the cliches about growing older that they didn’t believe and turned out to be true
One of the downsides of being young is that it can occasionally feel as though the world is full of people telling you ‘wait until you get old!’ and telling you exactly how you’re going to feel when you hit, say, 30.
And most of the tie you simply don’t believe them. Except a lot of the things you’re told turn out to be true, so very true, and it was this that prompted @exfatalist to ask this on Twitter.
Hey, Over 30 Twitter, what was something about aging you always thought was a trope but turned out to be true?
I'll go first: random backaches for simply *existing* after three decades of suboptimal posture.
— ᴍʀꜱ ᴍᴏᴛʜᴍᴀɴ ɪɴ ᴄʀʏᴘᴛɪᴅ qᴜᴀʀᴀɴᴛɪɴᴇ (@exfatalist) January 12, 2020
(Yes, I know, 30 is only old according to kids and marketing campaigns.)
— » dr mrs the mothman » 🔌🔋 (@exfatalist) January 12, 2020
And it’s fair to say she garnered a response. A big response. And here are 23 favourites that rung most true with us.
Waking up way too early and just … being awake for the day because you can’t fall back asleep. What even is that.
— FuzzBeed Eli (@FuzzBeedEli) January 13, 2020
Not being able to bounce back after doing something less than healthy.
Me at 16: *eat two whole cheesesteaks and most of the fries for lunch, feel normal by dinner*
Me at 32: *eat a cheesesteak and some fries for lunch, dead by 3pm*
— Becoming The Bone Pharoah in 2020 (@kaldrenon) January 12, 2020
Actually worrying you might die when you get a minor injury/illness.
Me, 24, with H1N1: WHATEVER I’M GONNA TAKE A LONG LUNCH TO HIT THE DOCTOR AFTER 3 WEEKS THEN BACK TO BUSINESS.
Me, 35, tripping in my own home: I wonder how long it will take for someone to find my body.
— 🐍 strong independent acid snake 🐍 (@poodlesprings) January 12, 2020
I was ready for grey hairs
I was ready for nose hair
The first grey nose hair made me sit in the corner and rock back and forth for like ten minutes
— David Mowatt (@ducklingsmith) January 13, 2020
Feeling like the decade of your teens was only ten years ago, when it’s actually 30. 😳😳😳
— ♫ Jen ♫ (@jenrjones) January 13, 2020
Sitting on the floor for more than 10 seconds will leave you immobilized for 10 hours.
— Bret Webb (@dr_bw) January 13, 2020
As a kid I thought it was crazy my dad didn’t automatically know his age. Now I have to do complex mathematics across a century every time someone asks me how old I am.
— Beth Mentink (@mentink21) January 13, 2020
I was sleeping, why does my body hurt?
— Seth Needs a New Display Name (@ProfChestnut) January 12, 2020
“I made dinner reservations for 5pm.”
“The party doesn’t start until 9? Uh…sorry, can’t make it that day.”
— Lord Omelet Toes (@TheBarbarienne) January 13, 2020
– Getting mad when the grocery store rearranges their layout.
– Getting excited over new cleaning tools/gadgets.
– Turning down the volume on the car radio when I need to see where I’m going.
— Steam-Powered Giraffe (@lilithine) January 13, 2020
I remember being told “enjoy the clubs now because one day you won’t want to leave the house after 10pm”
Me (at 25) That’s lame! I’ll never stay in watching tv
Me (at 40) Netflix! Hulu! DVR! I’m staying up til 3am still, but I’m in my pjs with a hot chocolate
— Ball of Coffee (@SnarkyCoffeeMom) January 13, 2020
Eye sight dropping off a cliff
Suddenly being the old person who talks to young people and seeing ” urgh why is he talking to us look”
Young people in tech stores assuming I’m an idiot.
Being grumpy a lot.
— Jono (@jonoabroad) January 13, 2020