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Is this what 50 means?!

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My kids asked me what I’d like for Christmas this year, so I sent them a link to a leather watch box on Amazon, shown in the first pic. Then I scrolled through all the pics for the item and was dismayed to come across the last pic! Is this the target demographic for watch boxes?! :shock: I guess I’m an old man now. :(

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... and in a wheelchair apparently !? :shock:
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Tortoise wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:58 am
... and in a wheelchair apparently !? :shock:
I was wondering if that what it was! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Now I REALLY feel old.
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jkbarnes wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:14 am
Tortoise wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:58 am
... and in a wheelchair apparently !? :shock:
I was wondering if that what it was! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Now I REALLY feel old.
I'm a 50 something, it's not that bad...it's far worse. :(
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I wasn’t remotely into watches when I turned 50. That all came during the next decade.

On my 50th birthday I was on a singles holiday in Turkey, one of those where the company takes over a small villa hotel for the season. It was a typical August scorcher and I went microlighting around the coast in the morning with an Irish guy from the group. We had a few beers around the pool at lunchtime, and in the evening I found that the lovely hosts had decorated the bar, and were serving champagne cocktails to everyone. I hadn’t told them, but of course they check your passport when you arrive. I was the guest of honour at dinner, they had a cake, a nice present and a card signed by everyone. We went out after dinner and I don’t remember buying any drinks.

I wasn’t in a wheelchair and no one gave me a watch box. My present was a nice wallet (not a fake LV or anything like that) :lol:
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It might not be all bad....she could be his wife/girlfriend
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Good job he's got his glasses on with those chronographs!
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Cheer up!

I think it's a function of the type of watchbox you have selected...

You have chosen the 6-slot Leather Bound, Kindly Old Gentleman in a Wheelchair Watchbox.

You should've gone for the 10-slot Carbon Fibre, Handsome Young Businessman Watchbox.. :D
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If that boy is 50 I'm looking good :lol:
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Thegreyman wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:18 am
It might not be all bad....she could be his wife/girlfriend
Or his nurse!!

Tortoise wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:52 am
Cheer up!

I think it's a function of the type of watchbox you have selected...

You have chosen the 6-slot Leather Bound, Kindly Old Gentleman in a Wheelchair Watchbox.

You should've gone for the 10-slot Carbon Fibre, Handsome Young Businessman Watchbox.. :D

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Clearly, I went for the wrong box.
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I can see why he’s smiling like that!
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0uatiOW wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:41 pm
I can see why he’s smiling like that!
Oh man, this made me think of something hilarious and perfect to link to, but I’m sure it would get deleted by the moderators for violating forum community guidelines...because is would!

For the curious...SNL, Justin Timberlake & Andy Samberg, funny video about a special gift in a box. I’ll leave it at that.
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Tortoise wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:58 am
... and in a wheelchair apparently !? :shock:
It's actually a comode. Perhaps he's smiling because his laxatives have worked?
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jkbarnes wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:42 pm
Thegreyman wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:18 am
It might not be all bad....she could be his wife/girlfriend
Or his nurse!!
True. Old Mr Grace springs to mind :lol: (UK reference, sorry)

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Is that Joanna Lumly? I used to serve her every Saturday morning in Sainsburys
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