THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Friday, 4 July 2008

You know you are getting marvellously mature when...

1. You and your teeth don't sleep together.

2. You try to straighten out the wrinkles in your socks and discover you aren't wearing any.

3. At the breakfast table you hear snap, crackle, pop and you're not eating cereal.

4. When you wake up looking like your driver's license picture.

5. It takes two tries to get up from the couch.

6. When your idea of a night out is sitting on the patio.

7. When happy hour is a nap.

8. When you're on vacation and your energy runs out before your money does..

9. When you say something to your kids that your mother said to you and you always hated it.

10. When all you want for your birthday is to not be reminded of your age.

11. When you step off a curb and look down one more time to make sure the street is still there.

12. Your idea of weight lifting is standing up.

13. It takes longer to rest than it did to get tired.

14. Your memory is shorter and your complaining lasts longer.

15. Your address book has mostly names that start with Dr.

16. You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going.

17. The pharmacist has become your new best friend.

18. Getting "lucky" means you found your car in the parking lot.

19. The twinkle in your eye is merely a reflection from the sun on your bifocals.

20. It takes twice as long - to look half as good.

21. Everything hurts, and what doesn't hurt - doesn't work.

22. You look for your glasses for half an hour and they were on your head the whole time.

23. You sink your teeth into a steak - and they stay there.

24. You give up all your bad habits and still don't feel good.

25. You have more patience, but it is actually that you just don't care anymore.

26. You finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.

27. You wonder how you could be over the hill when you don't even remember being on top of it.

11 comments:

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Pi,

Hehe...Why all of a sudden a post like this? You're not suddenly feeling mature, are you?

Anyway:-

"4. When you wake up looking like your driver's license picture."

Tak paham lar this one...


"7. When happy hour is a nap."

This is my happy hour!


"14. Your memory is shorter and your complaining lasts longer."

Already there!


Looks like you've got company in the ahem, 'mature' category...;)

Raden Galoh said...

Salam akak...

Hahahahaha...painfully true akak...OMG! Like that ahhh..so many yardstick of marvellous maturity...my...my... hahahaha

that getting up of the sofa is a hit straight home...hahahaha

nyonyapenang said...

Dear Pi Bani,

You made me wanna cry out loud **booo..oo..woooo.....**

Monster Mom said...

I guess all good things must come to an end...

But till then, I want to make use of everything that I have and enjoy it to the fullest....

When the time comes... am I ready for it???

IBU said...

Alamak.....no 25 tu!! hehehe...

Pi Bani said...

Daph,
Why all of a sudden? Please refer to my earlier post under the title "Taking A Break". I scheduled 3 postings for the week while I was taking a break from both my office and voluntary work. Tu pasal I simply cari jokes or the likes... senang tak payah fikir. Besides, with all the drama happening around us lately, I think we ALL need a break!

As for number 4, aiya, usually if we take pictures for license or IC or passport, usually we look terrible kan???

Pi Bani said...

RG,
You already marvellously mature? Tak nak ngaku "more tua", sebut je la mature kan? Hehehe...

Pi Bani said...

Nyonya Penang,
Aiya, don't la cry! Buruk la orang tua nangis!! ;)

Pi Bani said...

Monster Mom,
When the time comes, ready or not, we just have to face it. So might as well see the lighter side of things...

Pi Bani said...

Ibu,
Awat? Terasa macam dah makin sabar ke? :)

Daphne Ling said...

Aiya Kak Pi,

When I said why suddenly a post like this, I meant why suddenly you sound like you feel old la...You're not old! Hehe...Still got plenty of fire and spirit left. Many of your clients still need you lar...