Grumpy Growing Pains: 17 Things That Really Irritate Us as We Get Older

As people get older, they sometimes don’t enjoy things as much as before. An internet survey recently asked, “What are you starting to dislike more as you get older?” Here are the top 17 responses.

Realizing I’m the Oldest Person in a Group

Realizing I_m the Oldest Person in a Group
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“I was totally unaware of it when it did happen until it started happening more often. Now I notice it quickly, and it drives me a bit mad.”

“My colleagues at work call me old and grandma all the time and say things like “Did they have math back in your day?” I’m 36.”

Everything Slowly “Evolving” Into a Subscription Service

Everything Slowly _Evolving_ Into a Subscription Service
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“This is what kicked off my Blu-ray collection. It’s gotten a little out of hand, but I know in 10 years, when you can’t watch anything without an ad, I’ll be glad I did.”

“My wife thinks I’m nuts because I’m transitioning back to physical media. Keeps insisting that everything I want to watch is on streaming and then gets surprised when it isn’t or was and they took it off.”

Dating

Dating
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“When I was 20, it was fun. Take 10 minutes to get ready and have a good time. Now that I’m older, it’s a whole ordeal and feels more like a job interview.”

“I’m 23, and it feels like a job interview already.”

Fear of Losing My Parents Terrifies Me

Fear of Losing My Parents Terrifies Me
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“I’ve lost one. It’s horrible. It’s one of those events that rock the foundations of your life.”

“My mother turned 64 two days ago. Knowing how so many people don’t even get their parents for that long makes me appreciate mine more nowadays.”

The Lack of Motivation To Do Things

The Lack of Motivation To Do Things
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“I find myself always exhausted and unfulfilled by everything around me, and I can’t do anything about it.”

“I hate that no matter how hard I try, I just can’t bring myself to do what I must. I can’t even do the things I enjoy doing.”

Dust

Dust
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“My pro tip for dust is when I finish drying my dishes, I wipe over my kitchen with the wet towel. Top of the fridge, benches, etc. Walk towards the laundry to put the towel in the basket wiping all surfaces on the way. It means I never have to dust those areas when dusting.”

“Air purifiers can solve that one.”

Ads and Commercials

Ads and Commercials
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“The more I see an ad, the more I try to avoid it. This complaint was brought to you by Raid Shadow Legends! Use my user name as the promo code to get an error message!”

“It’s hard to believe that the ads bring in enough money to be worth it. I’d be willing to pay a couple cents to not have to watch a commercial.”

My Brain Still Thinks My Body Is in Its Mid 20’s

My Brain Still Thinks My Body Is in Its Mid 20_s
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“It doesn’t help that I hang out with some youngsters who assure me I still look like I’m in my twenties. I start believing it’s okay to keep up with their drinking, and then I remember the next morning that identifying as a 25-year-old doesn’t make it so.”

“I’m only 30; this is the first year my body has had random aches. Also, from learned experience, don’t get hurt for an employer. Something as simple as overstressing my rhomboid on the left side of my body has become permanent pain, and I originally hurt it in 2015.”

Negativity and Drama

Negativity and Drama
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“Life is too short to waste time on those things.”

“I couldn’t express how astoundingly meaningless 99% of our problems seemed after a friend died from pancreatic cancer at 35. I wasn’t even close to the person who passed away, but it was one of my life’s rudest wake-up calls. He had a lot of things he wanted to do. I think about it a lot.”

Concerts

Concerts
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“My feet hurt, the music is too loud, I’ve become susceptible to the strobe light effects most of them use, the fees to buy tickets are outrageous plus parking… and frankly, I get bored. It could be the greatest show on earth, and I still get bored after an hour or so.”

“I get tired of jockeying for space while sweaty people bump into me or having some 7-foot dude stand in front of me.”

Media That Is Targeted Towards My Actual Age Demographic

Media That Is Targeted Towards My Actual Age Demographic
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“It comes off extremely forced and overly dark to the point where it’s just stupid.”

“The main reason why I still read mainly YA novels while being in my mid-20s. The Swedish detective genre has such a hold over books sold here in Sweden, and if you don’t like the genre, well, tough luck, no books for you.”

Leaving My House

Leaving My House
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“It’s a coin toss as to what kind of day I will have every time I leave that front door. But if I stay home, it’s always at least gonna be a decent one.”

“I hate leaving the house. There are people out there, and they are judgy and annoying.”

Teenagers

Teenagers
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“Teenagers scare me.”

“I’ve become more and more sympathetic to teens as I’ve gotten older. I realize how much harder life is for them now than it was for me (I’m 62). And my own three kids were wonderful teenagers, except for a moody middle child who grew out of it quickly.

Alcohol

Alcohol
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“Life’s better without poison.”

“I haven’t drunk in 10 days. I think I’m finally done for at least a while. Depression is not fun, and it loves alcohol as a companion.”

Forced Socializing

Forced Socializing
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“The awkward happy hours will continue until morale improves!”

“I like people, and I would love a new job. But professional group settings with strangers are not where I shine.”

Clothing Available for Women

Clothing Available for Women
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“Is it too much trouble to ask/make a full t-shirt? Also, I don’t want to wear clothing that takes me back to feeling like I am in elementary school again.”

“I want functional pockets, not fake ones or ones I can’t even fit a toddler’s hand into.”

Stuff

Stuff
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“All the stuff was cluttering up my house and closets. All those things that are not worth enough to sell and potentially still too useful to throw away.”

“I want to get rid of all my stuff. I don’t need it. I’m looking for places that will take it, as most of it is craft supplies. But a lot of it is also clothing that can’t be donated, so I’m making sure I make better choices in the future regarding anything I buy.

People

People
Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

“My one friend who repeatedly says they don’t care about people shows me more respect than almost anyone else. They don’t care about people and know how to avoid being unnecessarily rude and judgemental. I don’t know why it’s so hard for most people.”

“Can we just run our errands and live without inadvertently being intrusive or obstructive? I hate people. Respect has died.”

MORE FROM DAILY SNIPPETZ

Photo Credit: file404/Shutterstock.

If you’ve ever been curious about the qualities that men value in women, this article is for you. A recent internet survey asked “What makes a girl attractive instantly” and here are the top 21 answers:

What Do Men Really Want? 21 Things About Women That Drive Men Wild

Are You Guilty of These? 17 Things Women Do That Might Be Driving Men Away

Photo Credit: Krakenimages.com/Shutterstock.

Similar to women, men also have specific preferences and things that either attract or repel them when it comes to dating. An internet survey recently asked, “What’s an instant turn-off in a woman?” Here are the top 17 responses.

Are You Guilty of These? 17 Things Women Do That Might Be Driving Men Away

Reality Check: 17 Popular Foods That Simply Aren’t Worth the Hype

Photo Credit: Ollyy/Shutterstock.

While some dishes have gained immense popularity and hype, it’s time to take a closer look and see if they’re actually as good as people make out. An internet survey recently asked, “What is the most overrated food?” Here are the top 17 responses:

Reality Check: 17 Popular Foods That Simply Aren’t Worth the Hype

Why So Serious? 25 Trivial Things People Hate for No Reason

Photo Credit: Ollyy/Shutterstock.

People often harbor a significant amount of hatred towards certain things, but often, it doesn’t even make sense. A question was recently asked on the internet, “What’s something that’s hated for no reason?” Here are the top 25 answers.

Why So Serious? 25 Trivial Things People Hate for No Reason

Why So Weird? 19 Things About America that Other People Find Very Strange

Photo Credit: Ollyy/Shutterstock.

America, a land of diversity and unique cultural quirks, often leaves outsiders scratching their heads in confusion. A poster recently asked, “Non-Americans, what is strange about America?” Here are the 21 top replies.

Why So Weird? 19 Things About America that Other People Find Very Strange

Source: Reddit