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Getting old sucks: University means becoming an old fart

Now I walk uphill both ways


 

old-fart

Ever since I finished high school I’ve been slowly transforming into an old person.

I’ve been out of the public school system for just over a year now. Suddenly I’m hearing myself saying things to my brothers that my parents used to say to me.

“Don’t put your shoes on like that. You’ll ruin the heel.”

“Put a hat on. Do you want to have a heat stroke?”

“Stop crossing your eyes or you’ll weaken the muscles.”

I can’t sleep in past 8:00. When I catch Michael or David watching TV, I tell them to go outside and enjoy the sunshine. I can no longer pronounce words like ‘Bionicle.’ I notice birds when they chirp outside my bedroom window. I sometimes even watch them for a few seconds.

And I have to resist the urge to tuck my shirt into my pants.

I’ve developed a taste for weird foods. Like cold boiled eggs. And when I eat pancakes, I use chunky garlic syrup.

I swear, even my eyesight has diminished. I can’t make complete eye contact with people. I have a soft, wandering focus.

And I’ve started listening to the CBC.

-photo courtesy of JonDissed


 

Getting old sucks: University means becoming an old fart

  1. I’m the same age, and I’m noticing myself getting older too, or at least more mature, last night me and my girlfriend went out with some old friends from high school who did not graduate and were still there, and wow, university makes you grow up, and just think, I went to a school for gifted individuals…

  2. “And I have to resist the urge to tuck my shirt into my pants.”
    bahahahaha Nice.
    I’m finding the opposite. Ever since I’ve finished high school, I feel the NEED to sleep in much later.
    Well, I guess that’s it, really.

  3. “And I have to resist the urge to tuck my shirt into my pants.”
    NOO, Scott! Resist the urge, resist the urge! :)

  4. Don’t follow the light………

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