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    People Are Sharing The Side Effects Of Getting Older, And Honestly, I Feel So Seen

    "Your knees and ankles sound like a box of Rice Krispies."

    Aging is no joke. Sure, it's a privilege and part of life and all that, but there's a reason why #SideEffectsOfGettingOld is trending right now. Here are some of the most relatable tweets:

    1. Taking a pic on your phone just so you can zoom in and make the text readable:

    @Dannon, I can’t be the only one that can’t read the expiration date on yogurt, right ? Had to take a pic with my phone and then use the magnify feature ... #SideEffectsOfGettingOld

    2. Realizing that the hangover now is not the same as the hangover of your early twenties:

    Going out for drinks now results in the same recovery time as minor surgery. #SideEffectsOfGettingOld

    3. Scrolling insultingly far down to find the year you were born:

    The absolute worst #SideEffectsOfGettingOld is scrolling forever to select my birth year

    4. Hurting literally everywhere...

    You hurt in places you didn't even know you had places. #SideEffectsOfGettingOld

    5. ...Especially your back:

    #SideEffectsOfGettingOld You hurt your back from sleeping.

    6. Listening to your body's auditory reminders of your age:

    #SideEffectsOfGettingOld Your knees and ankles sound like a box of rice krispies

    7. Having to pee all the freaking time:

    You pee every 2.6 minutes, whether you realize it or not #SideEffectsOfGettingOld

    8. Realizing that staying home and going to bed are the greatest joys in life:

    #SideEffectsOfGettingOld Your child hood punishment become your adult goals

    9. Not knowing what the heck the kids' slang means nowadays:

    Have to use the Urban Dictionary a lot... #SideEffectsOfGettingOld

    10. Refusing to bend over for the little things:

    #SideEffectsOfGettingOld I drop a pen. I say goodbye to the pen and buy a new pen.

    11. Feeling completely ignored by young people:

    You become invisible to young people #SideEffectsOfGettingOld

    12. Not sweating the small stuff anymore:

    No fucks to give 🤷🏻‍♀️ #SideEffectsOfGettingOld

    13. Sighing and groaning loudly all the time without realizing it:

    You make ‘old people’ noises when you sit in / get up from the chair. #SideEffectsOfGettingOld

    14. Picking clothes that are comfortable instead of trendy:

    Everything you buy is about comfort not vanity anymore #SideEffectsOfGettingOld

    15. Feeling grumpy for no real reason:

    #SideEffectsOfGettingOld EVERYTHING annoys you

    16. Realizing that your memory has gone to shit:

    Can’t remember a damn thing. #SideEffectsOfGettingOld

    17. And finally, wondering why these young whippersnappers don't just listen to the classics:

    Allergic to modern music #SideEffectsOfGettingOld

    What's your biggest side effect of getting old? Let me know in the comments below!

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