In every millennial's life, there is that one day and that one time that you say something to yourself or out loud and then stop for a second in awe. Whatever the sentence was, you couldn’t have imagined saying it unless, well, you’re middle-aged. Be it “I am looking forward to going to bed” or “Why is the music so loud in here?!” and then all of a sudden, the moment of realization hits and the lightbulb switches on: I am definitely ageing. And before you change your mind from getting takeout to actually going home and cooking the chicken that’s been sitting in your fridge for a few days now, take a look at the list below of the best things people have caught themselves saying that made them realize they’re slowly knocking at the middle-aged people's door.

The online community r/AskReddit, labelling themselves as “the place to ask and answer thought-provoking questions,” was a perfect platform for the user naxxfish to fire it out to the millennials: “What was the most middle-aged thing you caught yourself saying recently?” And, well, the answers were ranging from hilarious to hysterical to "I can actually totally relate." Vote for your favorite ones and let us know yours!

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#1

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group That's a nice box, keep it.

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just a hamilfan (hufflepuff)
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7 months ago

I've done this my whole life. (i used them to store markers and pens and other random crap i kept in my room)

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#2

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group Not something I said but I just stood out on my porch this morning drinking my coffee and someone drove by pretty fast and I thought “that’s way too fast”

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June
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7 months ago

If you are aware of people walking, kids, animals.... yeah, that's way too fast. Nothing to do with middle-age or so.

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#3

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group I am looking forward to going to bed.

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just a hamilfan (hufflepuff)
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7 months ago

quote of the year

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#4

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group I tried listening to the iTunes top 100 yesterday for a change of pace and it all sounded like hot garbage, “WHAT ARE KIDS EVEN LISTENING TO THESE DAYS?!”

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John C
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7 months ago

They're listening to whatever their parents won't. Same as last generation. And the one before that.

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#5

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group Scrolling through my Spotify and constantly asking who the hell are these people?

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A U T O P H O B I A
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7 months ago (edited)

Okay but seriously who the hell are they? Like i've never listened to them why tf do they keep showing up

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#6

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group I slept wrong and haven’t been able to turn my head for three days.

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Asy EnderDragon
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7 months ago

i did this and i am gen-z.................it hurt so bad ;-; I was in total pain and i lied in bed for days

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#7

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group Calling a 21 year-old guy a “kid”.

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June
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

A 21yo "kid" calling you "mister" or "ma'am". Ouch.

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#8

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group You want to go out for dinner? Oh no, I can’t; I have chicken in the fridge that I have to cook before it goes bad

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Theater Kid
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7 months ago

This could also be a young person thing because a lot of young people are broke.

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#9

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group "Oh no thank, you. I can't have caffeine this late in the day or I'll never get to sleep tonight."

My spouse was offering me the last soda from the fridge. It was 1pm.

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M O'Connell
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7 months ago

Coffee after 11AM is usually a problem for me.

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#10

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group I was venting to a coworker about these noisy bastards living next to me. I actually said the words, “goddamn teenagers and their Bluetooth machines”. I stand by my admonition but man it was my greatest age leap forward since I embraced the sensible Toyota.

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Chris Meyers
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7 months ago

"Bluetooth machines" HAHAHHAHA I feel ya.

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#11

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group Had a riveting conversation with some friends about the best office chairs for lumbar support.

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The Chosen One
Community Member
7 months ago

Hey, I personally think everything needs lumbar support. I'm 15 and I don't know what a lumbar is but I do know they need support!

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#12

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group Wanted to buy a snack and then thought, "no, I have food at home"

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Your Average Pooh
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7 months ago

But then you walk up to the sad reality of "no food at home"

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#13

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group Some kids ran through my lawn the other day. I'm still recovering.

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TheReader19
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7 months ago

Breath in and out of a brown paper bag

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#14

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group When my wife asked if there was anything she need to pick up at the store, and I responded: "I think we're out of asparagus."

Not sure what foul demon possessed me to to say those words.

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Gemstripe the RainWing
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7 months ago

*Gasp*

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#15

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group Why is the music so loud in here?!

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Wonder Woman 848
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7 months ago

I say this and I'm not a millennial. :|

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#16

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group My housemate: you want a drink?

Me: Nah, man. I haven't had a drink in... six months maybe? More?

My housemate: You stopped drinking?

Me: I'm not SOBER or anything, it's just that alcohol makes me sleepy.

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k1ddkanuck
Community Member
7 months ago

Geez... am I millenial-ing wrong? *sips on 3rd beer of the evening while home, alone, reading boredpanda*

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#17

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group Why do I get up every day and crack like a glow stick with out the glow it’s so disappointing.

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Nikki Hilton
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7 months ago

And then walk gingerly to the bathroom.

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#18

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group "They just don't make them like they used to" them being good wood dressers

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Verena Gitterle
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7 months ago

But they really don`t

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#19

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group "When you leave a room, turn the light OFF!"

I've become my dad.....

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John C
Community Member
7 months ago

I got so tired of saying this, I've installed motion sensing switches throughout my house: basement, kitchen, hallway. It's actually pretty handy when you come into the room with your hands full, should have done it sooner.

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#20

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group "Can the kids (in the park outside) shut up"

I am the grumpy old lady now.

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Cynner
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes! Me too! And in de store, when a kid screams unnecessarily multiple times i can't help to blurt out 'why?!' Most of the time at least one person is smiling at me in understanding.

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#21

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group I can't fix one thing in my house without at least 15 minutes of complaining about the previous owners handiwork.

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M O'Connell
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7 months ago

Like the nincompoop previous owner who installed fluorescent undercabinet lighting in 1993 using screws which were too long and penetrated through the bottom shelf of the cabinet and then just left them like that for 25 years.

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#22

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group I slapped a crate I had strapped onto the back of my car and said "This isn't going anywhere"

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TheReader19
Community Member
7 months ago

Nothing wrong with being prudent

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#23

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group Quit touching the god damn thermostat, you’re driving the bill up.

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John C
Community Member
7 months ago

This isn't an age or generation thing, this happens when you start paying the bill. Welcome to the real world.

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#24

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group That classic “dad groan” when standing up

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J Rob
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7 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayq3CxfB0Ak

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#25

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group In a conversation with a friend "I managed to find a really good knife block recently..."

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TheReader19
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm still looking, but what I like I'm not prepared to pay for

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#26

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group I had my bachelor party in Vegas recently.

I went to bed because I was tired, not because I was sloppy drunk like every other time I went to Vegas. Fml I’m old now

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Vicky Z
Community Member
7 months ago

I think I'm too old to have a Vegas wedding anyway

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#27

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group “No, I’m okay. It just takes my back a little while to loosen up in the morning.”

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TheReader19
Community Member
7 months ago

Me paying my savings to the chiropractor, cause my backs broken

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#28

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group My knees hurt.

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LazyPandaOreo
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7 months ago

every generation man EVERY.

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#29

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group "I can't have curry after 6 or I'll have heartburn all night."

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Corey Smith
Community Member
7 months ago

But still, worth it.

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#30

Millennials Are Slowly Turning Middle-Aged And Here Are 30 Of The Funniest Things They Caught Themselves Saying Or Doing, As Shared In This Online Group "I will never financially recover from this"

Said after turning off yet another light left on in my home

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TheReader19
Community Member
7 months ago

Electricity ain't cheap

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