Old farts thread

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by WScottCross, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    OK, I joked about it, but there have been alot of references in various threads about "older gentlemen" so I figured we need to identify ourselves.

    Also, some would say that this is our mid life crisis car, and maybe it's true because I feel like a 16 year old when I drive it.

    I know a bunch of us are AARP eligible, so go ahead and admit it here.
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  3. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Been AARP ready for 5 yrs but only my body tells me I am that old .. well and that damn bathroom mirror with that old guy looking back at me when I shave or brush my teeth... LOL
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  4. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    I still think "old" is a state of mind, and that's one state I haven't been to yet. :)
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  5. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."--Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    I'm into my sixth decade, so I'm not young, but according to the calendar, I'm not old either. Now, when it comes to wear and tear, I'm kinda like a Jeep 4X4 with weeds stickin' out of the bumper and an odometer that broke in '87.
  6. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    I too have returned to my youth with this car. What a blast! In my sixty first year and still feeling more like my twenties.:)
  7. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    I tried to return to My Youth, but it moved and left no forwarding address. Was only able to find Slightly Younger Self, which, like me, doesn't move quite as nimbly as I recollect of My Youth. Slightly Younger Self still grins like a drunken baboon when I let him drive, though!
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  8. Monochrome

    Monochrome Member

    If I get stuck behind a Fiesta ST doing 5 -10 under the limit, ill know where to come to complain about it. ;)
  9. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    Careful! Us old codgers get cranky! We might glare in your general direction! :shifty:
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  10. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Heck with glaring I will holler at him to get off my lawn ya little bazztards as i shake my fist and hold on to my walker lol
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  11. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member

    You know you're old when you estimate it will take 2 hours to do something on your car, and it takes 8. And you're sore for 4 days, when before you wouldn't even feel it. You know you're old when you need a step stool to help you get up after poking your head underneath the car. You know you're old when your cheater bar gets longer every few years. You know you're old when you know what a cheater bar is. You know you're old when you remember tuning dual carbs with a length of hose inserted into the carb, with the other end inserted into your ear, or if you've ever tuned or rebuilt a carb. Or what a dizzy looks like. You know you're old when you use a foam pad for your knees to help you work on your car.
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  12. Monochrome

    Monochrome Member

    With that, you'll probably call the police to complain my parked car is speeding. :lol:
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  13. k757

    k757 Active Member

    I'm not quite AARP (mid 40s) but some days I feel pretty old.
  14. sumo64c

    sumo64c Member

    upper 40's here, went from 2 wheeled touring/ twisty slaying to the fiesta ST. I thought I would miss the motorcycle, not at all given the cornering ability of the ST right off the showroom floor. Makes the 10 hour commute from FL to NC easier as well.
  15. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    l just applied for SSI.

  16. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    Turn 60 in 3 weeks. BTW, my son's band has a song called Crazy Prius Driver that would apply to us....

    One lyric is " you drive a Prius to compensate for your enormously huge pen**..."
  17. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I don't understand all the memory questions to know that you are old.

    Don't you know that memory is the second thing to go.

  18. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Ya and there ain't no pills to fix that yet... :hilarious:
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  19. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    Yeah, my psychologist co-worker says if you remember that you forgot something, that is not a memory issue, it's a laziness issue.
    Tue memory loss is if you don't know you forgot something...

    Like, "I can't remember where I put my keys" is not a memory issue.....
  20. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    well I have bottles and bottles of those blue pills and I can't remember what they are used for.

  21. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Octane BOOSTER !!

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