You know you are over 25 when


You leave clubs before the end to 'beat the rush'
Worst still you don't go to the clubs
You get more excited about having a roast on a Sunday than going clubbing the night before
You stop dreaming of becoming a professional footballer and start dreaming of having a son who might instead
Before throwing the local paper away, you look through the property section
All of a sudden, middle aged people are not 46, they are only 46
Before going out anywhere, you ask whether there is anywhere to park
Rather than throw a knackered pair of trainers out, you keep them because they'll be all right for the DIY or in the garden
You buy T-shirts without anything written on them
Instead of laughing at the innovations catalogue that falls out of the newspaper, you suddenly see both the benefit and money saving properties of most of the things that are in it
You start to worry about your parents' health
You have more disposable income, but everything you want or need to buy costs between 200 and 500 quid
You don't get funny looks when you buy a Disney video or a Wallace and Gromit bubble bath, as the sales assistant assumes they are for your children
Pop music all starts to sound the same
You opt for Pizza Express over Pizza Hut because they do a really nice half-bottle of house red
You always have enough milk in
To compensate for the fact that you have little desire to go clubbing you instead frequent trendy bars and restaurants in the mistaken belief that you have not turned into your parents
While flicking through the TV channels, you happen upon C4's Time Team with Tony Robinson. You get drawn in
Grand Designs also appeals
The benefits of a pension scheme become clear
You go out of your way to pick up a colour chart from B&Q
You wish you had a shed
You have a shed
You actually find yourself saying 'They don't make 'em like that anymore' and 'I remember when there were only 4 TV channels' and 'Not in my day....'
Radio 2 play more songs you know than Radio 1 - and Jeremy Vine has some really interesting guests on
Instead of tutting at old people who take ages to get off the bus, you tut at rowdy school children
When sitting outside a pub you admire their hanging baskets
You find yourself saying 'is it cold in here or is it just me
All true!

You also know when you're 25 when.......

Fashion sense becomes more conservative but still vaguely trendy too. Instead of River Island et al its now White Stuff and/or Gap.

Marks and Sparks do a great selection of Shirts and Ties.

Slippers are de rigeur around the house.

Chancellor's Budget has more meaning and you sit up and take notice of how much the cost of living is going up.

You stop going into town for a night on the lash, not when a swift half at your local will do.


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You'd rather spend £100 on tools to put in your shed than a fancy paoir of Nikes.

What are Nikes?
more 'mature' women seem more appealing than that club thats 'full of kids'

(even though when you were 18 and just as young looking and stupid, you thought you were the bee's knees)
'I remember when there were only 4 TV channels'

I can remember when there were only 3!
and a 21" tv was a status symbol, as was having 'cable'


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Someone shows you a ZX Spectrum and you say WOW, I used to have one of those!
You stop believing you're invincible, infallible and a better dancer when drunk.

You start believing in house prices, pension-schemes and a damn good dose of National Service which'll sort the scrotes out.
Sounds like "you know you're over 40" minus people thinking the 22 year old piece of skirt you've sha99ing is your daughter!

Who's the daddy! :D


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g2_rocketman said:
You start to see the advantages of a Volvo estate
This isn't the over 60's thread chum. Get back in your box. :D
You remember the days when BFBS telly started at midday and only showed golf until teatime!

There was only one BFBS radio channel.
hell, I'm so far past 25 it's scaring me..
When I get up in the morning I check the obits page in the paper to make sure I'm not there.

Just about took the head off a sales clerk because I wanted a cell phone that was ' just a phone '.. no camera, recorder, music player, text messager, tv/movie downloader, gps, e-mail checker, computer link, data file uploader, satelltie radio receiver...JUST A GAWDDAMN PHONE!!

[sigh ] couldn't get one - comes with..bloody thing has numbers so small and a screen so tiny I can't push the fekin buttons and have developed a squint..

now that's OLD!.. hell, even my waist size is well past 25..

$%^**%^*(%^%$@ and f&ck!!...