They say Old Age Creeps Up on You.
Which is probably where the word "creep" comes from because creeping old age is just out right creepy. Like how come it couldn't be a saying like "A million dollars creeps up on you." Or, "the perfect husband creeps up on you."
See our parents had such power to impact our lives for good. They could have said anything that would have meant that all those kids that got called "Creep" in school would have good self esteem. Instead they give us old age and all the negativity that comes with that and forever branded older people as creepy .. which they are when they are .... naked and minus their false teeth.
And while we are at it .. how come wrinkled and new is "aw what a cute baby," while wrinkled and old is "YOU take grandpa his teeth, I did it yesterday?"