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You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« on: December 11, 2010, 04:58:08 PM »
...You get holiday cards from your Insurance Company.

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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 05:03:08 PM »
The financial consequences of being sick or injured (money lost due to not working, paying for medical care) concern you more than the pain.

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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 05:32:04 PM »
You cannot be claimed as a dependent on anyone else's tax return.
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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 05:39:19 PM »
Sunday night clubbing is no longer a viable way of starting the week...  :'( :D

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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010, 05:41:15 PM »
You buy yourself a washer, dryer, and lawn mower.

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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2010, 05:46:17 PM »
You are thrilled to buy towels and basic household necessities when you receive a gift card.

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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2010, 06:00:49 PM »
'Plumbing' is less of a career choice and more of a discussion of health food or toy-throwing toddlers.
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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2010, 06:10:39 PM »
You start bemoaning the lamentable state of the "noise" those gosh-darn kids call music nowadays.

Also, when the music from your childhood starts getting airtime on the oldies station.     
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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010, 07:08:14 PM »
I didn't get drunk at my work Xmas party this year, and in fact spent the last hour outside with one of my staff while she was sick, and I was on the phone giving her DH directions to come pick her up.

I have been on the other side of that story.

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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010, 07:41:39 PM »
You get excited when you have a really good gain on your 401K investments.  ;D

You can't stay out all night partying and then go straight to work in the morning.

You get excited about shopping for and getting great deals on new appliances, dishes, bath towels and linens.
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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2010, 09:16:22 PM »
You find yourself bemoaning how expensive things are compared to when you were a kid.  I'll never forget the summer I turned 16, when gas was .99 a gallon!

Someone invites you out somewhere, and your first thought is "well, I got a decent amount of sleep last night, so I'd *probably* be able to stay up that late". 

You suddenly realize you can't understand the people on TV unless the volume is turned up to twice of what it used to be set at. 

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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2010, 09:45:25 PM »
.... you have to clean up the __________*.

*poo, vomit, maple syrup on the floor, 180 tissues that your DS (13 months) yanked from the brand new box... no, that didn't happen tonight, why do you ask? *

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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2010, 10:01:50 PM »
When there's nobody else to take the dog out in the freezing cold rain because the entire household is you and your husband and he is at work.

When you realize that dogs don't housetrain themselves, that was your mom doing that and oh guess what now it's your turn.

When you get into a bind and you *don't* tell your parents because it's your thing to deal with.

Mom and Dad don't pay for your Christmas presents to themselves any more :P

You have to discuss whose family to visit for which holiday, and how that's going to affect vacation time and paychecks.

You're making plans for your wedding anniversary (eeek, less than a month until our 2nd, when did I grow up???)

You go down this list checking off all the ones you do... ;)

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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2010, 05:57:07 AM »
you have to go home early from work because your husband has called to tell you that the back porch is collapsing... and you can't ring the landlord about it because it's YOUR HOUSE, and you have to pay to fix it yourself.
... it might frighten them.
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Re: You KNOW You're an Adult When...
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2010, 08:23:15 AM »
Your family does not exchange presents- and you like it that way.

Chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream and chocolate syrup and chocolate sprinkles no longer sounds so appealing to you.
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