You Know You Are Old When

   / You Know You Are Old When #841  
My Dad enlisted in the Navy during WWII. He thought he was 18 and he said his officer needed proof. All he had was the family Bible his Mother had penciled date in which the navy accepted.
I was a kid when my Grandmother admitted Dad, oldest of three, was born out of wedlock. She changed the date by several months.
Dad said all these years and I've been reading the wrong horoscope.
 
   / You Know You Are Old When #842  
You're double dog old if you carry a small notebook and pen in your pocket. Mentioned it for friend.
I USED to do that.
Really started in early college when I worked at IBM and started carrying Thinkpads.
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Then in 1975 I got in the Army and the preferred notebook eventually became a Rite-in-the-Rain.

But now I carry a small notebook, pencil, phone (Samsung A15 5G), 512Gb microSd card, paperclip, 10AH battery pack & cord in my Penguin case hooked on my cargo pants with a carabiner.

I've still one or 2 original paper Thinkpads kicking around.
 

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   / You Know You Are Old When #843  
I USED to do that.
Ditto. But with Notes, Reminders, and Calendar apps all on the iPhone now, I couldn't even imagine going back to the old way.

Remember having to copy all the crap from your prior pocket planner to the next, each January??? Seemed I was always in the middle of a project with six-thousand "to do" items to copy over, at that time of year. Only good thing about it was the forced review and opportunity to house clean.
 
   / You Know You Are Old When #844  
I USED to do that.
I still do it and it works great. All relevant info needed for the next month is there as well as things planned or to do for the day. Write a receipt, things needed at various stores or any odd info that I need to know for the day, week or month. It's in there.

The problem now is that good note pads are getting hard to come by as manufacturers make other things.
 
   / You Know You Are Old When #845  
I used a wheel book and ball point or pencil until I retired (Jan 2022). I worked in the defense industry and no electronics were allowed the first 28 or 30 years. It was only in my last few years that cell phones and then cells with cameras were even allowed. Possession on company grounds was a firing offense. Additionally the working environment was really hard on phones, once they were authorized. My boss went through 4 in one year.
 
   / You Know You Are Old When #846  
I started carrying my own pen occasionally during Covid and lately it has become a habit. I wear a 2 pocket flannel shirt so this habit may end when t-shirt weather arrives.

I also have a cute little rechargeable flashlight right beside it.

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   / You Know You Are Old When #847  
Here in Canuckistan I've seen people ahead of me in line paying over $20 a large pack. And it's usually the people who look like they can least afford it.:rolleyes:
I've seen the same thing with people buying cases of beer on Fridays at grocery and liquor stores.
 
   / You Know You Are Old When #848  
I started carrying my own pen occasionally during Covid and lately it has become a habit. I wear a 2 pocket flannel shirt so this habit may end when t-shirt weather arrives.

I also have a cute little rechargeable flashlight right beside it.

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I like tee shirts with no advertising / logos / writing on them, and one advantage there is that many blank tees are available with a pocket, if you're so inclined.

I never carry a pen myself, there's always one on my desk, and a few in the pen tray or glove box of each vehicle. And there's a handy little flashlight on my smart phone! Good enough. Only time I carry a pen or other light is when I'm carrying one of my Swiss Army knives that happens to have a pen or light accessory, but even there I prefer the little light Classic model with the tweezer and toothpick, over a pen or light.
 
   / You Know You Are Old When #849  
I only wear shirts with pockets, especially tee shirts in the summer, and I always have a pen in the the pocket.
I think somewhere in my stuff, I have a pocket protector from . my days at Purdue, where I carried pens and drafting pencils, like all proper nerds did back then.

I still also wear a watch, too.
 
   / You Know You Are Old When #850  
I only wear shirts with pockets, especially tee shirts in the summer, and I always have a pen in the the pocket.
I think somewhere in my stuff, I have a pocket protector from . my days at Purdue, where I carried pens and drafting pencils, like all proper nerds did back then.

I still also wear a watch, too.
Watch wearer here, too... at least when I leave the house.

But over the years, I've found I like less and less in my pockets. These days, it's cell phone front right, Victorinox Swiss Army Classic (mini) and any keys (minimal) in front left. Wallet is in inside jacket pocket when it's cool outside, or in back right pocket when it's too warm for a jacket... or more often in center console of whatever vehicle I'm driving that day.

I used to carry those silly big Swiss army knives, multi tools, or hunting knives. Not sure why, the little Swiss Army Classic is actually more handy than most of them, for most of what I encounter in a day. It also doesn't weigh down my pants or jab into me when bending.
 
 
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