Actually, the way you operate your turn signals is how you know you ARE old. If you leave them on for long periods of time, you're an old fart even if you were born only 20 years ago.
I'm old enough to remember when cars didn't have turn signals; everyone stuck their hand out the window to signal a turn. It was easy because cars didn't have air conditioning either and they didn't go very fast, so the windows were always down. Extended signaling was not a problem back then.
Over time car manufactures fitted turn signals to all cars and they included a clicking noise to remind us that they're on. Of course, as we grow old, our hearing starts crapping out along with pretty much everything else including our diplomacy, our patience, and out good sense.
But the good news is that all car makers also include some kind of dashboard or instrument panel. It's amazing how much information you can gather by glancing down at that panel once in a while including that blinking light, usually a green one, which illuminates when the turn signal is on. We Porsche owners like to think that we enjoy driving and many of us think (right or wrong) that we're above average when it comes to driving skill. If you're driving a nice car with the turn signal on for a long time, people think you're a dork. Pay attention.......... don't be a dork.
I used to be a Navy Fighter Pilot so glancing at the instruments from time to time is normal for me. It's not that hard do to. We all leave the turn signals on once in a while. The key is to notice that error in a reasonable length of time and correct it. HINT: Forty five minutes is not a reasonable length of time.