When was that moment that you knew you were an adult?

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2011/10/29 20:26:38 (permalink)

When was that moment that you knew you were an adult?

(Barring deaths of parents or loved ones to keep this light)
 
I realized that I must be an adult when I was driving home from work for 30 minutes until I realized that I'd been listening to the news the entire time.
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    Foodbme
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/10/30 01:25:18 (permalink)
    I knew when my son was born. I was 18 and the breadwinner.
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    felix4067
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/10/30 10:34:45 (permalink)
    The day I looked around the theatre and realized, as a bunch of the new guys were looking to me for guidance and information, that I was the exact same age my mentors were when I was 18 and doing the same thing to them.
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    wanderingjew
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/10/30 11:00:08 (permalink)
    Moment????

    I'm still waiting for that moment.....
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    Davydd
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/10/30 11:21:31 (permalink)
    The first time I was addressed as "mister" by a younger person.
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    chewingthefat
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/10/30 12:17:32 (permalink)
    When I took a right, out of my parents driveway in Chevy Chase, headed for my new life in California. " Free at last, free at last, great God almighty, free at last."
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    ann peeples
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/10/30 12:59:33 (permalink)
    Oh- I am supposed to know I am an adult? However, I did have a moment outside my new apartment building- a very young child told me " Move old lady"!I apparently surpassed adult hood into old age!
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    lleechef
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/10/30 16:08:42 (permalink)
    I'm with Dale.  I still don't know what to be when I grow up.
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    stricken_detective
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/10/30 18:07:24 (permalink)
    My first apartment, 1996, when my first (and only!) roommate had a complete meltdown.
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/11/04 20:57:38 (permalink)
    lleechef

    I'm with Dale.  I still don't know what to be when I grow up.

    I finally found out what I wanted to be... retired. And I am.
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    Davydd
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/11/04 22:22:55 (permalink)
    mbrookes

    lleechef

    I'm with Dale.  I still don't know what to be when I grow up.

    I finally found out what I wanted to be... retired. And I am.

    Retirement! The only way to go. I don't know how I can find the time to do everything I want to do and wonder how I managed to put up with a job for so many years.
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    mbrookes
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/11/05 17:04:39 (permalink)
    My favorite part of retirement is not having to be anywhere at a specific time. Just to go and do as I please is wonderful. Like you,Davydd, I don't know how I had time to work.
     
    It is also nice to cruise Roadfood without pretending I'm doing something else!
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    claracamille
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    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? 2011/11/06 08:09:33 (permalink)
    When I came home from the hospital with a brand new baby boy!  I had no idea what to do-hardly had even held a baby.
    Baby boy is now 42,married with 3  kids of his own.  Guess I did OK.
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