You know you are over 25 when

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    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
  2. Thats rubbish, the House red at Pizza Express is awful
  3. The local Harvester carvery is you're idea of a good night out.
  4. 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.
  5. Your army number begins with......144! :lol:
  6. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

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

    What are Nikes?
  7. 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)
  8. 'I remember when there were only 4 TV channels'

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

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Someone shows you a ZX Spectrum and you say WOW, I used to have one of those!
  11. 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.
  12. You have more hair on your arse than you do on your head
  13. 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
  14. Have you been spying on me Moody?
  15. Also an Atari/Vic 20/Commodore 64/ZX81.