We now return to the fertile topic of “expressions that annoy me,” which is growing ever bigger the older I get.
And I’m not just talking about expressions that people say specifically to annoy you, such as, “You’re old!” My bother frequently says this, just because I’m older than he is. And I have to constantly be reminded, because I’m old. He says it all the time, whenever he can work it into a conversation, because younger people like repetition. And this isn’t going away, because I’m always going to be older than him, as far as I can tell. But if I would’ve known he’d be like this, then I would have said, when he was younger, “You’re young!”