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What do you find to be the most annoying thing in your day to day about aging?
For me, and it's terribly frustrating as well as annoying....I set something down and five minutes later can't find it. Today, after not being able to find the hair brush that I'd used in the #1 bathroom (of 3) this morning, I ordered two new ones from Amazon. This afternoon I used that bathroom again and, of course, next to sink sat the hair brush.
 

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Where is my coffee cup? That's frustrating. Also very frustrating to me is when my neighbor gal starts flirting with me and I can't do
a damn thing about it! Most of the aches and pains I can deal with but it's aggravating when playing pool and I can't get a good shot
because my back starts hurting while bending over the pool table. Maybe I need to drink more!
 

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I wish my new neighbor would flirt with me. She's about 30 and from Spain; athletic with curves.
 

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Wow! She sounds like a looker!
My neighbor is about 45, single, is from Arkansas, and lives with her ex step dad! Go figure?!!!
 

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Most annoying thing for me (I’m 73) is finding stuff my wife (9 years my junior) has lost or misplaced. Example...yesterday she was at work and I got a call from her midmorning. She had forgotten her laptop...could I run it in to her. So, a 14 mile drive later I was handing her computer to her through the car window. So 28 mile drive all told. Usually it’s her glasses or keys. Never happens to ME since I have one dedicated place I out each item when its not in use. So I just have to go THERE and low and behold...there it is. Wonder of wonders. High level thinking there.

Rant On: At least it was mid morning and low traffic unlike the twice a day round trip 54 mile commute to take and retrieve my daughter from HER job right in the middle of the most murderous traffic possible. So yesterday I got to drive 136 total miles for the good of the order. And I was HAPPY to do it. Sorta. : Rant Off
 

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I'm not 70 yet (I'm 65) but my short term memory sucks. I've learned to put my keys, wallet and money clip in the same place so when I need them I know where they are at. I know when working in the shop I will set a tool down then spend ten to fifteen minutes looking for it. Usually it's right in front of me.
 

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Hell's Bells!! I'm 74, alive, coherent, pretty sharp-minded ol' bastard, of sound mind & body (Hey, round is a shape!!!!), run all my own personal affairs, and make a damn good martini!! I have yet to wake up dead, nor have I read my own obituary in the paper...yet!!!! Do I have some aches and pains? Yes!! The morning I wake up with no aches and/or pains...I better check the obituary page!!!!!!! Ya' gotz two options in life; keep havin' birthdays...or not!!!! FWIW...FTRPLT
 
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Actually, at 76 I'm in better shape than when I retired 16 years ago. Being on the road 2/3 of the time and dealing with jet lag, restaurant food, and weird schedules takes a toll on health. At least till COVID, I actually was going to the gym once a week or so once I retired. I attribute pipe smoking to peace of mind, too.
 

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Actually, at 76 I'm in better shape than when I retired 16 years ago. .
I wish I could say that. 16 years ago, at age 60, I bench pressed 245 lbs in sets of ten, three sets consecutively. Now, 145, one set of ten on a good day.
 

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I wish I could say that. 16 years ago, at age 60, I bench pressed 245 lbs in sets of ten, three sets consecutively. Now, 145, one set of ten on a good day.
Slacker! (Still...sounds pretty good to me.).

Take heart, doing SOMETHING is better than doing nothing.
 

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I wish I could say that. 16 years ago, at age 60, I bench pressed 245 lbs in sets of ten, three sets consecutively. Now, 145, one set of ten on a good day.
With you there buddy. I'm now 73, 15 years ago (you do the math) I won a senior weight lifting competition for guys over 55. I benched 490 lbs. Really ticked me off that I could never break 500,,lol. I regularly beat guys 1/3 my age. Up untill a year ago could still do 225 on a good day. But now having had rotator surgery on both shoulders those days are behind me. However I am still in better shape than 95% of guys my age. Now back on topic, what annoys me more than the fact that I have to use a hand to push myself up from a kneeling position is dealing with young people who are to be honest, stupid. Can't add or subtract without a register to tell how much change to give. Can't spell or write a complete sentence and display no common sense. Plus their work ethic sucks. Like the ones who want their college loans forgiven because they can't find a job they "like". Oh well rant off. Guess I do find it annoying that I go to the store for a specific thing, then get home to find out I forgot it, lol.
 

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Lord! Near the top of the list is when the body refuses to do what the mind thinks it should. Case: In the evenings, the cat requires I lie down on the floor and give him his evening rubs.
Not 'that' long ago, it was lie down, rub cat and spring up. Somewhere along the way, lost the 'spring' part. Now, it's a major effort to get vertical. I'm still in reasonable shape... walk 2 miles a day, 'most days
but that's about it. Shoveled the piddling 4" off the driveway and called it a day. Best to all
 

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I benched 490 lbs. Really ticked me off that I could never break 500,,lol.
I never attempted a maximum one time bench. A friend, several years younger than me, gave it a shot and wound up needing major surgery. he had the muscle and mental strength, but his tendons and ligaments literally ripped apart. For me, 245 lbs. was 80 lbs. over my body weight at age 60. Now, I use a series of stretch hoses.
 

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I never attempted a maximum one time bench. A friend, several years younger than me, gave it a shot and wound up needing major surgery. he had the muscle and mental strength, but his tendons and ligaments literally ripped apart. For me, 245 lbs. was 80 lbs. over my body weight at age 60. Now, I use a series of stretch hoses.
Probably a wise decision. I worked up slowly for years and could bench 450 3 or 4 reps on a regular basis. However it did probably contribute to the rotator cuff tears in both shoulders. In retrospect, if doing it over again, I probably would not, lol.
 

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Got a bit sidetracked this am but occurred to me later coming home from my post op follow up. The thing that really drives me nuts about being 70+ is being in my truck and I have to pee really urgently realizing the closest restroom is at least 10 minutes away.
 

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The thing that really drives me nuts about being 70+ is being in my truck and I have to pee really urgently realizing the closest restroom is at least 10 minutes away.
For 40 years my older brother taught at an elementary school an hour's drive from his home. He, literally, taught in the same classroom for all those years, even if the principal assigned him a different grade. Toward the end of his career and the long drive each way, he had a map of places along his route where he could stop to use the restroom. He also kept a change of clothes in his car just in case MN weather brought traffic to a crawl. (I know he also kept an emergency empty Clorox bottle on the floor, passenger side.)
 

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That probably would have been my max on a seated leg press.
I never worked legs that hard. Usually stopped around 650 or so. Had this one black guy at the gym, short, like 5'7" but 230 or so. Legs like tree trunks. Saw him do 950 a couple of times. But pretty sure he was on steroids, lol.
 
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