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mar52

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When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? Sat, 10/29/11 8:26 PM (permalink)
(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? Sun, 10/30/11 1:25 AM (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? Sun, 10/30/11 10:34 AM (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? Sun, 10/30/11 11:00 AM (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? Sun, 10/30/11 11:21 AM (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? Sun, 10/30/11 12:17 PM (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? Sun, 10/30/11 12:59 PM (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? Sun, 10/30/11 4:08 PM (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? Sun, 10/30/11 6:07 PM (permalink)
                  My first apartment, 1996, when my first (and only!) roommate had a complete meltdown.
                   
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                    mbrookes

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                    Re:When was that moment that you knew you were an adult? Fri, 11/4/11 8:57 PM (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? Fri, 11/4/11 10:22 PM (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? Sat, 11/5/11 5:04 PM (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? Sun, 11/6/11 8:09 AM (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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