No. I am not Olay’s anti aging cream’s brand ambassador.In fact, if they asked me to be one, I would get all miffed and stomp away, because that is just an underhand way of stating that I am growing old. Unless of course, if they pay me well. In which case, I will buy me a Mac with part of the money, and use the rest for furnishing our pretty-pretty new house. Yes.
Anyway, that was not the point to this post at all. Look how I keep digressing. The point was in fact that ‘I never realised that spots what is to follow actually ageing ke signs hai.’ Not that I care really, but more and more things happening in my day to day life are making it painfully obvious that, I, am in fact, growing old.
1. I can’t get myself to watch Twilight. Or accept that the Vampire Dude is actually remotely good looking, forget hot. I don’t remember his name, and I repeatedly refer to him as Cedric Diggory. I forced the book down my throat sometime back, and I am still banging my head against the wall thinking of what good could have been done with those 300 bucks. Vampires? Really? Give me my Wolverine any day!
2. The words guy/girl have been exceedingly replaced with kid in my vocabulary. I am forever saying ‘ why that kid driving so rashly, didn’t his parents tech him anything’, or ‘look at that kid’s hair, she has actually straightened it! And she can’t more than 20!’ Things like that.
3. In a recent interview, one of the two ‘senior’ actors Imraan Khan mentioned, as wanting to work with, shares her birth year with me. Fortunately, she was the younger of the two, but damage had been done.
4. There are too many models/actors/public figures born in the 90s. My youngest first cousin was born in 1990, and there is a picture of me carrying him as a baby. He is now a whole foot taller than I am. Goes to say how much time has passed.
5. My idea of awesome Saturday nights is chilling with beer and junk food, and singing to Karaoke from Youtube and dancing to Bollywood music with The Dude, all at home. Going out is fun yes, but in no way the best thing. Also, ‘hum weekdays ko nahi peete’ (watch IHLS to understand)
6. I have an increasing group of friends/acquaintances who have had kids recently, and who obviously ask those adorable babies to say hi to ‘aunty’. Or smile at ‘aunty’. Or go to ‘aunty’. Of course, Aunty readily obliges, but of course has been made much more aware of the fact that she is now an Aunty, Aunty, Aunty.
7. I found three strands of grey hair on my head today. Enough said.
P.S. The original title of the post of ‘Signs of ageing’, without the 7. But then fortunately, I could not think of more than 7 points for this post. Lucky eh? Old age does seem to come with some benefits afterall!