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"Bottom line? You're still king of about two-thirds of all you survey."
"Eventually, some of us shrivel."
"The dip in sales seems to coincide with the decision to eliminate sales staff."
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"Of course, the place wouldn't seem so small if we weren't elephants."
Tags:apartment, apartments, small apartment, small apartments, flat, flats, small flat, small flats, living space, living spaces, tall, tall person, tall people, oversize, oversized, elephant, elephants, giant, giants, big, uncomfortable, discomfort, shrink, shrinks, shrinking, shrink down, shrinks down, shrunken, miniature, miniatures, perspective, perspective, perspective shift, perspective shifts
An old woman measuring the decreasing height of an old man using a height chart
Tags:old, elderly, old people, elderly people, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, getting older, getting old, old age, shrinking, decreasing, getting shorter, height, heights, measurement, measurements, measuring, height chart, height charts, relationship, relationships, couple, couples, marriage, marriages, married life, long marriage, growing old together
"The whole thing's much smaller than it seemed on TV."
Tags:monster, monster, giant monster, giant monsters, kaiju, new york, new york city, tourist, tourists, tourism, tourist cliche, tourist cliches, cliche, cliches, smaller, disappointment, disappointments, disappointing, expectation, expectations, meeting expectations, unexpected, shrink, shrinks, shrinking, creature feature, creatures features, unrealistic
"It's true. We do shrink as we get older."
"You've lost a little weight since your last physical, but you're also two inches shorter."
Tags:doctor, doctors, md, mds, m.d.s, m.d., gp, gps, g.p.s, g.p., general practitioner, general practitioners, medical check up, medical check ups, clinic, clinics, doctors clinic, doctors clinics, doctor's clinic, doctor's clinics, hospital, hospitals, doctors appointment, doctors appointments, doctor's appointment, doctor's appointments, physician, physicians, shrinking, age, ageing, aging, old age, physical, check-up, checkups
'There's nothing wrong with my arm - I wear it to get out of washing the dishes!'
'Calcium supplements: aisle three, bottom shelf.'
'The massive arrests have made the plans for downsizing much easier.'
"It'll happen to you too, if you're here long enough."
"It's male pattern osteoporosis."
Tags:osteoporosis, aging, ageing, ageing process, aging process, old bones, bone doctor, bone doctors, health, shrinking, bones, doctor's office, doctors, male pattern baldness, medical conditions, pensioner, pensioners, senior citizen, senior citizens, oap, oaps, health, men's health, doctor, bedside manner
The Incredible Shrinking Man, explained at long last.
"I wish he wasn't such a big jerk."
"O.K., so I shrank. But you must admit I am brighter."
Tags:laundry, doing the laundry, washing machine, washing machines, shrunk, shrinking, shrinking clothes, detergent, detergents, laundry detergent, laundry detergents, clothes, clothing, brighter, stain remover, stain removers, couple, couples, washing, doing the washing, whitener, whiteners, advertising, ad, ads, advert, advertisement, advertisements, modern life, chore, chores, household chore, household chores
Joe's Weight Gain: 'Dang it! My pants must've shrunk in the dryer. . . Ok. . . who's responsible for shrinking all of my slacks?!!'
Tags:weight gain, weight-gain, fat, fatness, trouser, trousers, belt, belts, loosening, loosen, slack, slacks, date, dates, belly, bellies, pizza delivery, pizza deliveries, denial, denials, junk food, fast food, dryer, dryers, laundry, shrinking, unhealthy, lifestyle, lifestyles, danae, non sequitur
'He accidentally brushed his teeth with hemorrhoid-shrinking cream.'
This is my husband, Leonard, at approximately one-third actual size."
Tags:visual gag, visual gags, married life, married world, husband, husbands, wives, wife, marriage, old married couple, convenience, snack size, snack sized, convenient, small, size, reduce, reduced, shrink, shrinking, shrunk, freud, freudian, oedipal complex, oedipus complex, strange, surreal, child, kid, kids, parallels, parallel
"Excuse me, sir, but would you mind getting the door for us?"
"The worst thing about getting shorter is you can't get those rebounds any more."
Tags:senior citizen, senior citizens, oap, oaps, pensioner, pensioners, shrinking, getting shorter, height, rebounds, basketball, basketball player, basketball players, aging, shrink, shrinks, therapist, therapists, therapy, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry, rebounds, basketball match, basketball matches, basketball game, basketball games, ageing
"The Doctor says it's very rate for the superannuated to get taller."
Tags:couples, older people, doctors advice, phone call, big tall man, shrinkage, medical problems, medical problem, superannuated, old age, old aged, old-age, old-aged, ageing process, aging process, taller, shrinking, geriatrics, geriatric medicine, technological advances, old-fashioned, old fashioned, obsolete, out of date
"Oh, I love it. Do you have it in a size six?"
Tags:sculptors, sculptures, sculptor, sculpture, artist, artists, artist, request, requests, requesting, demand, demands, unreasonable demand, unreasonable demands, unreasonable, too late, late, adulation, sizes, size six, vanity size, vanity sizes, vanity sizing, perfection, perfect, perfects, shrink, shrinking, shrinks
Old lady shrinking with age.