jmgoyder

wings and things

The ‘old girl’

on March 31, 2014

Ming does most of the phone jobs now – mostly because he loves the phone and I hate the phone. Even before our landline became obselete, and my mobile wouldn’t work inside the house, and numerous other phone problems, I didn’t like picking up this thing and not knowing who I would be talking to. I guess you could say I have a bit of a phone phobia.

But Ming loves it and is exactly like Anthony used to be on the phone – loud, charming, ocker, matey and cheeky. I overheard Ming on his mobile today, asking the bank to alter a couple of things so we could pay bills more easily online. Then I heard him say to whoever he was talking to: “Ha, yeah well I’m just trying to sort a few things out for the old girl.”

Come to think of it, I’ve heard him describe me this way a few times now, but only on the phone for some reason. Hell, I am only 55!


66 responses to “The ‘old girl’

  1. shoreacres says:

    That’s really funny – not Ming’s “cheeky”, so much, although that’s funny, too. I just would have thought you’d love the phone. I certainly do. I’ve even had some wonderful conversations with people who’ve reached me as a wrong number.

  2. Ha ha ha, cheeky bu**er!

  3. KDKH says:

    Ha! In the US, we can call a dad “old man” regardless of their age. We’d never say “old girl,” though. We’d say “old lady.” So “old girl” sounds more youthful, at least. How nice that he’s helping!

  4. lensgirl53 says:

    LOL>…I AM SO LAUGHING OUT LOUD RIGHT NOW!!!! You poor “ole” thing….Ming does sound like he is trying, though. Now, go have yourself a nap, “old girl.” . πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ My day has begun with a smile.

  5. I love that boy of yours! Makes me laugh every time!

  6. Oh my “old girl” huh? Well I suppose to him you are but 55 is so young compared to some of us, wouldn’t mind being 55 again. I too hate the phone so don’t feel bad, after all those years of working and having a phone glued to the ear I dislike it very much. Suppose you could call Ming “baby boy” then he might think twice before he calls you “old girl” again LOL Love and hugs

  7. ksbeth says:

    hahaha, it’s all relative, isn’t it? i remember when i thought anyone in their 50s was ancient ) now, not so much )

  8. I’ll go on the phone for a purpose … or chat for awhile with those that I haven’t seen for awhile…but I don’t really enjoy it either… I think in my case it was because so many of the jobs I had involved using the phone… and I just got tired of it….. …. 55 is not old but I guess to someone Ming’s age it is… If you’re old I’m ancient! Diane

  9. Ingrid says:

    To a twenty year old 55 is pretty ancient Jules!

  10. Judy says:

    It sounds a bit “phony” to me! Maybe Ming has found his “calling!”

  11. When I was Ming’s age, I thought 30 was ancient! Hugs. Don’t take it personally.
    Diana xo

  12. susanpoozan says:

    Sorry you hate the phone but good that you have a son to help out. ‘Old girl’ here is a term of endearment.

  13. I’m so glad to see you again, Julie. Read a few entries, just to catch up. Amazing how life takes over and how kids evolve.

    • jmgoyder says:

      I feel terrible to have missed so much on your blog – WordPress has done a few weird things and I lost a lot of contacts – glad to be back in touch Victoria.

  14. Well at least he doesn’t refer to you as the old woman. πŸ˜€

  15. How dare he;) My two do the same thing to me. lol Who do they think that we are, we are still young and full of pep and vigor. Just wait until they get older, they’ll be singing a different tune. Brats all of them πŸ˜‰ lol hugs Jules

  16. Ha ha. Welcome to the club. MY children have actually got to the stage of WORRYING about me. Pay-back time πŸ™‚

  17. You realize that when you’re 18, 55 is positively ancient!

  18. FlaHam says:

    Julie, Have you considered wrapping the phone around his ear?? He might not hear better, but he may choose his words more carefully. Hell you got a long way to go before you become old, so don’t even think about it, after you wrap the phone around his ear. Take care — Bill

  19. tootlepedal says:

    Believe me, you are not old girl even though you may be Ming;s old girl.

  20. I’m sorry, I’m laughing. He’d probably describe me as fossilized. πŸ˜‰

  21. Trisha says:

    Oh, that Ming! Reading about his antics always brings a smile to my face. And I’m with you, I think 55 is way too young to be called “old girl!”

  22. I have never ever called my mum an “old girl” or my dad and “old man” and not just because they are not old in my eyes but because I have always thought of it as some kind of disrespect maybe that is because Tim would call is father his “old man” and he would say it with a lot of disrespect

  23. viveka says:

    *laughing … Julie, I think “old girl” is very cute .. he could have called you worst things – when I had my operation and shared room with a lovely lady, Solveig – 83 years old .. also with cancer.
    And after her operation she said … I feel like nearly 100 years today and I answered her: Solveig, you’re nearly 100. And she loved it …

  24. Lynda says:

    Hoo-boy! If your 55 and being called and “old girl” then I’m hopeless next month at 61. :mrgreen:

  25. Judith says:

    My youngest sister is twelve years younger than I am. She had me dying off in my late twenties. My grandsons ask me if I rode a dinosaur to the cave to paint my ABCs on the walls (only when they want to annoy me), so old doesn’t bother me at all. I’m immune to it:)

  26. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Gosh, that Ming of yours is a laugh.

    I overheard the obnoxious neighbours next door call me the ‘old bag’ the other week when talking to their friends (at one of their drunken loud luncheons)……….old(er) I may be, but ‘bag’?…….I bit my tongue and continued walking down my side path to go out for the day. Now…….. if they only knew (what I call them).

  27. Call him a young lad a few times, and that might cure him.

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