Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > General off-topic  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06.07.2011, 21:56
KeinFranzösisch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 2,212
Groaned at 63 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 2,549 Times in 1,115 Posts
KeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond repute
Why I feel old today

I was on the phone with Florida Public Records trying to get a letter of how long I've been licensed to drive. My first Florida license was in 1993. The records searcher had to go into the microfiche, which she made sound like was a HUGE ordeal.

She did get back to me that the search was successful, and that the copy made from the microfiche won't be "as good" as something newer because they had to use TYPEWRITERS "back then" and the technology wasn't "as good" as it is today.

...and the whole time I'm thinking, "but 1993 was just yesterday"...

Then I realized 1993 was 18.5 years ago.
__________________
I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies. - Pietro Aretino
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06.07.2011, 21:59
NSchulzi's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 2,428
Groaned at 53 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 2,523 Times in 1,215 Posts
NSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Good grief, it does feel like yesterday. Kind of puts things in perspective, doesn't it?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06.07.2011, 22:15
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 30,110
Groaned at 2,143 Times in 1,599 Posts
Thanked 36,101 Times in 17,117 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

They had typewriters?

My first license was hand written (and no photo)!

When I turned 18 (legal age back in the late '70s in CT), I proudly showed my passport, complete with photo. They said "umm, don't you have a driving license"? So, I gave them my hand-written license with no picture, and I got my beer!

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06.07.2011, 22:15
evilshell's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UK, formerly Basel
Posts: 3,364
Groaned at 97 Times in 81 Posts
Thanked 3,093 Times in 1,341 Posts
evilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Ack. Thanks. You got me calculating in my head and I realized I received my first drivers license in 1981. Thirty years.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06.07.2011, 22:17
MrVertigo's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 3,210
Groaned at 86 Times in 70 Posts
Thanked 5,788 Times in 2,254 Posts
MrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond reputeMrVertigo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

do they have your photo of 18.5 years ago on the driving license?

Always nice game with guests and friends: show your ID or driving license photos.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06.07.2011, 22:18
TheWolverine's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,497
Groaned at 13 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 1,378 Times in 688 Posts
TheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

So, you lot are officially "old grumpies" then...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06.07.2011, 22:20
NSchulzi's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 2,428
Groaned at 53 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 2,523 Times in 1,215 Posts
NSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Until very recently my (German) husband still had his first ever license - a crinkly floppy fabricy type thing with a gorgeous pic of him as a very young man (I felt cheated!!)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06.07.2011, 22:34
Sky's Avatar
Sky Sky is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Somewhere special far away
Posts: 4,170
Groaned at 60 Times in 43 Posts
Thanked 6,565 Times in 2,478 Posts
Sky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Thank goodness they don't put your weight on your DL like they do in the US
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06.07.2011, 23:37
Deep Purple's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 5,266
Groaned at 16 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 5,255 Times in 2,557 Posts
Deep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

All of that is still young.

I recently found an article about myself in the Nostalgia section of a local paper. It was a reprint of an article from 1975

p.s. I got my driving licence in 1971
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06.07.2011, 23:39
NSchulzi's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 2,428
Groaned at 53 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 2,523 Times in 1,215 Posts
NSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Quote:
View Post

p.s. I got my driving licence in 1971
Wow! Do you still have your own teeth?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06.07.2011, 23:39
Carlos R's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Roundn'about Basel
Posts: 7,238
Groaned at 105 Times in 95 Posts
Thanked 9,934 Times in 4,178 Posts
Carlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Remember when you had to wait for the screaching to stop before you could start playing...

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06.07.2011, 23:50
TheWolverine's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,497
Groaned at 13 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 1,378 Times in 688 Posts
TheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Reminded me of this video from a while ago...



PS: Only in French, with subtitles.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07.07.2011, 00:00
Carlos R's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Roundn'about Basel
Posts: 7,238
Groaned at 105 Times in 95 Posts
Thanked 9,934 Times in 4,178 Posts
Carlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond reputeCarlos R has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

That's class!

Love it when one of the children starts rapping on the turntable and the guy intervenes in a stern "OK let's move along" way...

Although the 8-track would have got me.

Last edited by Carlos R; 07.07.2011 at 00:06. Reason: Sheesh - I can tell I've been up since 5 today, my typing's all over the place...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07.07.2011, 00:04
TheWolverine's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,497
Groaned at 13 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 1,378 Times in 688 Posts
TheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Quote:
View Post
Love when one the children starts rapping on the turntable and the guy intervenes in a stern "OK let's move along" way...
Yeah, that had me in splits as well...
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07.07.2011, 00:08
Deep Purple's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 5,266
Groaned at 16 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 5,255 Times in 2,557 Posts
Deep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Quote:
View Post
Wow! Do you still have your own teeth?
Yes, as it happens
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07.07.2011, 00:15
Sky's Avatar
Sky Sky is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Somewhere special far away
Posts: 4,170
Groaned at 60 Times in 43 Posts
Thanked 6,565 Times in 2,478 Posts
Sky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Remember when ladies used to dial with a pencil as not to mess up their nails ?



Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07.07.2011, 00:17
evilshell's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UK, formerly Basel
Posts: 3,364
Groaned at 97 Times in 81 Posts
Thanked 3,093 Times in 1,341 Posts
evilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Quote:
View Post
...

Although the 8-track would have got me.
My first car had an 8 track

Then again, this was my first car, an 8 track suited it:
Attached Thumbnails
why-i-feel-old-today-amc-pacer.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07.07.2011, 00:18
TheWolverine's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 1,497
Groaned at 13 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 1,378 Times in 688 Posts
TheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond reputeTheWolverine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Quote:
View Post
Remember when ladies used to dial with a pencil as not to mess up their nails ?


And everyone hated people with too many zeroes in the number...
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07.07.2011, 00:20
NSchulzi's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 2,428
Groaned at 53 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 2,523 Times in 1,215 Posts
NSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond reputeNSchulzi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Quote:
View Post
Remember when ladies used to dial with a pencil as not to mess up their nails ?


he he - what do you mean, used to?!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07.07.2011, 00:23
Deep Purple's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 5,266
Groaned at 16 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 5,255 Times in 2,557 Posts
Deep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond reputeDeep Purple has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why I feel old today

Quote:
View Post
Remember when ladies used to dial with a pencil as not to mess up their nails ?


Reminds me of the old joke. Boss to secretary "Would you like to borrow my dictaphone?" Secretary "No thanks. I'll dial with my pencil like everyone else"
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you feel over the moon? WhySoSerious? General off-topic 7 13.05.2011 18:28
I feel so good BaselIndian Daily life 46 22.04.2010 15:01
Does any shop open on today? (As I just learnt that today is a holiday) whattimeisit Daily life 8 21.05.2009 14:01
I feel sad Oldhand General off-topic 42 20.04.2009 19:44
I feel welcome already! Here from CA for 1yr! SayCheese Introductions 7 22.04.2007 20:45


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:14.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0