25 signs that you have grown up: Joke about growing up

I never wanted to grow up … it just sort of happened. One day I was sitting there with my star wars figures and the next, just like that, pimples and growth spurts. What can I say, nature is cruel. Of course, that wasn’t the only marker of growing up. Studies have actually suggested that one of the things missing in the modern boy’s childhood (and I can only assume girl’s childhoods too) is a rite of passage, a clear delineation between child and adult. There is no ritual to show that it’s time to stop goofing off, no ceremony (ie: the bar/bat mitzvah) no gift. So if you missed the memo, check out the list below to see if you qualify as having “grown up.”

  1. Your house plants are alive, and you can’t smoke any of them.
  2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
  3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
  4. 6:00AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
  5. You hear your favorite song in an elevator.
  6. You watch the Weather Channel.
  7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of “hook up” and “break up.”
  8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
  9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as “dressed up.”
  10. You’re the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won’t turn down the stereo.
  11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
  12. You don’t know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
  13. Your car insurance goes down, and your car payments go up.
  14. You feed your dog Science Diet, instead of McDonald’s leftovers.
  15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
  16. You take naps sometimes between noon and 6 PM.
  17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
  18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.
  19. If you’re female, you go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.
  20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer “pretty good stuff.”
  21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
  22. “I just can’t drink the way I used to” replaces “I’m never going to drink that much again.”
  23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
  24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.
  25. You read this entire list,looking desperately for one sign that doesn’t apply to you and can’t find one to save your sorry OLD butt.

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