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4574 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Aug 2018 at 4:05 PM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-08-10 11:56:06 AM  
TFA requires me to do a survey before I can read it. So I'm officially old, apparently.
 
2018-08-10 01:42:49 PM  

edmo: TFA requires me to do a survey before I can read it. So I'm officially old, apparently.


Sometimes I will go through the surveys, randomly clicking to quickly get through. I'll show them what happens when they try that shiat on me.

...I'm not particularly good at protesting.
 
2018-08-10 04:08:26 PM  
Stop taking them
 
2018-08-10 04:09:22 PM  
"that they are required to fill out pages and pages of survey forms "

Required? The UK is weird. In the US whenever someone approached me with a survey or petition or flier I just tell them to go fark themselves and keep walking.
 
2018-08-10 04:09:45 PM  
Yelling at the older generation insults 50 years of activism.

If you want to get rid of stupid ideas that people supported 40-50 years ago, fine.

Get rid of them.

Blaming an entire generation is just petty scapegoating bullshiat.
 
2018-08-10 04:13:16 PM  
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2018-08-10 04:14:31 PM  

whidbey: Yelling at the older generation insults 50 years of activism.

If you want to get rid of stupid ideas that people supported 40-50 years ago, fine.

Get rid of them.

Blaming an entire generation is just petty scapegoating bullshiat.


The correct phrase is, "Escape Goating".
 
2018-08-10 04:20:41 PM  
Answer: because old people have money.
 
2018-08-10 04:25:06 PM  
He seems pretty uptight for a dude with two first names.
 
2018-08-10 04:30:12 PM  
Well old people do love filling out them Fox News surveys apparently.
 
2018-08-10 04:30:44 PM  
He should just do what everyone else does: lie, check random boxes, make stuff up, etc. Sooner or later they'll realize that their entire house of cards is based on the core assumption that people tell the truth.

See: Brexit, the recent poll results for the US election, etc.
 
2018-08-10 04:36:15 PM  
Survey question #1: What's the frequency, Kenneth?

/#2: Is that your benzendrine, uh-huh?
 
2018-08-10 04:37:48 PM  
Sounds like my friend who now refuses to answer any CAPTCHA questions. Have fun in luddite-land, human.
 
2018-08-10 04:38:12 PM  
In case you weren't paying attention, there are really no drug trial tests done on any one over 55 or 60.  Let grandpa discover that special side effect for ibuprofin or any other over the counter or prescription med on his own. Gramps is taking more pills each year so it makes sense not to test his generation.

It's not like old people hold the secret of life (as the article says), more like the secret of death by what can kill you because no drug company ever has been required to see if the older victim won't die of side effects that don't occur in the young.  The lack of information carries to most aspects of old peoples lives, unless it has to do with getting them to  sign away property for a reverse mortgage or other opportunistic venture.  For that old people have been studied thoroughly.

At least some researchers are studying something even though nothing is as rigorous as a drug trial.  biatchy article will have the unintended effect of making the writer safer as he ages.
 
2018-08-10 04:44:41 PM  
I love that the reason he doesn't want to answer questions is b/c he's so sure his answers are no different at age 60 than someone at age 40 or 20.  Hey - Dumbass - That's why they ask people at all of those ages the questions.  That's what they're trying to figure out.

If you don't want to answer the questions, fine.  But at least have a real reason.
 
2018-08-10 04:46:12 PM  
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2018-08-10 04:48:03 PM  
I normally don't fill out surveys -- but then I had a terrible experience with a car dealership, and they sent me a survey shortly thereafter (to be published on a Yelp-type thingie for local car dealers), and I was like "oh hell YES I will fill that thing out, in detail."
 
2018-08-10 04:51:02 PM  
Yeah what are you going to do about it? Bunch cloud lovers the lot of you!
 
2018-08-10 04:55:14 PM  
This just in: old guy can't accept that he's old
 
2018-08-10 04:58:51 PM  
I like the idea that was in the WSJ a few weeks ago - you want my opinion? Pay me for it
 
2018-08-10 05:16:26 PM  

Alwysadydrmr: This just in: old guy can't accept that he's old


I had this conversation a few years back with a relative.  We were both in our mid fifties, and she was describing herself as middle aged.  I laughed and asked if she was planning on living to 110?  She was not amused.

If you're healthy, you can continue to do fun things and your life isn't over, but stop with pretending about the middle aged silliness.
 
2018-08-10 05:36:56 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Alwysadydrmr: This just in: old guy can't accept that he's old

I had this conversation a few years back with a relative.  We were both in our mid fifties, and she was describing herself as middle aged.  I laughed and asked if she was planning on living to 110?  She was not amused.

If you're healthy, you can continue to do fun things and your life isn't over, but stop with pretending about the middle aged silliness.


Yeah but MY BAAAAAACK!
 
2018-08-10 05:50:16 PM  
Hey. You. Get offa my cloud.
 
2018-08-10 06:46:21 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Alwysadydrmr: This just in: old guy can't accept that he's old

I had this conversation a few years back with a relative.  We were both in our mid fifties, and she was describing herself as middle aged.  I laughed and asked if she was planning on living to 110?  She was not amused.

If you're healthy, you can continue to do fun things and your life isn't over, but stop with pretending about the middle aged silliness.


In the surveys I've seen, a person is in the category "middle-aged" until one is in category" retired".
 
2018-08-10 07:04:56 PM  
I hate Neilsen surveys, where they send you $2 in the mail* to try to guilt you into returning their survey.

You have almost $7 billion in yearly revenue, fark off with your table scraps, my time is more valuable than that.

//* and a $50 gift card for actually doing the survey.
 
2018-08-10 07:27:12 PM  

Ker_Thwap: Alwysadydrmr: This just in: old guy can't accept that he's old

I had this conversation a few years back with a relative.  We were both in our mid fifties, and she was describing herself as middle aged.  I laughed and asked if she was planning on living to 110?  She was not amused.

If you're healthy, you can continue to do fun things and your life isn't over, but stop with pretending about the middle aged silliness.


My mom 69 and calls 50 year old kids while insisting she's not really old. Doesn't help that she's got a lot friends in their 70's-90s. But she's turned super progressive liberal the older she gets , after voting Republican since Reagan until Obama.

So I give her a pass, though ocassionaly slip by mentioning I'll probably inherit the puppy my dad got her for Xmas this past year and I got a look.
 
2018-08-10 07:43:22 PM  

mr_fulano: Sounds like my friend who now refuses to answer any CAPTCHA questions. Have fun in luddite-land, human.


Your friend might be friends with this guy:

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2018-08-10 09:11:35 PM  

lordargent: I hate Neilsen surveys, where they send you $2 in the mail* to try to guilt you into returning their survey.

You have almost $7 billion in yearly revenue, fark off with your table scraps, my time is more valuable than that.

//* and a $50 gift card for actually doing the survey.


Good job, you probably cancelled Firefly.
 
2018-08-10 09:14:27 PM  
"Stop targeting the older generation with your silly surveys"
Stop filling out silly surveys and proving everyone right...
 
2018-08-10 10:50:03 PM  
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2018-08-11 04:51:19 AM  
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2018-08-11 05:43:58 AM  
Why not lie?
Whenever I had to take a survey that included household income ranges, I always picked the highest one.
I got far more interesting junk mail that way.
 
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