U use txtspk ironically (at best)… or you don’t understand it (at worst).
You can’t get to grips with modern technology… or you don’t want to get to grips with modern technology. You miss how things used to be done. You miss your vinyl, your tapes, even your CDs; and even though you can see the practical benefits of MP3s, downloads, etc, it’s just not the same.
You start to become a nostalgia junkie. More than 50% of your brainspace is now taken up with memories, and you yearn for all aspects of how things used to be – even the bad stuff.
You commence a desperate journey to relive your childhood pleasures. You start to seek out music, films, places, people, books and computer games you once knew – via the Internet, Facebook, iTunes, etc, if you aren’t yet that old.
Youths make you feel nervous… even if they are perfectly nice, quiet, polite youths.
People in their twenties look like teenagers… and 50/60-year olds don’t look nearly as ancient as they once did.
Getting drunk is losing its appeal. Is a day of feeling sick, knackered and nursing a headache-from-Hell worth a few hours of expensive, possibly painful “fun”?
Going to the cinema is losing its appeal. “Why can’t those young folk just keep quiet?!” – “What’s the point of going to see a film if you are just going to talk all the way through it?!” – “I’m complaining to the management!” – etc.
You realize that complaining to the management of a cinema is pointless because they are just too young to care. Similarly re the supermarket, Boots, the train station, etc.
You’d rather be comfortable than fashionable – because the world’s not a fashion parade, you know!
You say, “In my day…” with not a trace of irony… :|!