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    A First for Me

    I had a first last night. I stopped to buy gas on the way home from my pool league match, and the 30 to 40 year old lady behind the counter complimented me on my hair. She said "I almost never see an elderly gentleman with long hair anymore". Really? Elderly?? Gentleman??? I was gonna get all up in her face to set her straight, but along the way up to the counter I tripped over my walker and soiled my Depends.
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    Don't think it was the 'elderly' reference but I can see you pulled up short on the 'gentleman' part.
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    nah dan, it was vaughn who thought that rope was the coolest thing yet invented....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Don't think it was the 'elderly' reference but I can see you pulled up short on the 'gentleman' part.
    You nailed it, Carol. I know I'm old, but a gentleman? Pu-leeze!

    My pool league team is made up of six guys in their mid to late 20s, me (in my mid-50s) and George, who is somewhere north of 60. The young guys are always giving George and me a hard time about being the old guys, and we just dish it right back. Last night one of the guys was yanking my chain about my age (as I was beating him at 9-ball, by the way), and I told him "Dude, I've got food in my fridge that's older than you!"
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    its a lot harder being bald, fat and old. trust me on this one.
    I used to be insulted when I went somewhere, like a casino buffet, a movie, and the young 20 y/o at the register automatically charges me senior price. Now, I love it, accepted it, but a few years ago, it was tuff.
    I once questioned a girl why she assumed I was over 55, and she got all red in the face, and had a great comeback, she said, you remind me of my uncle, , hes a cool guy, I hang out with him a lot, and you look around his age, and hes 54, but Im sorry.
    I asked her if her uncle is a good looking man, she said, oh yea, for sure. I let her slide.
    funny, when I was 56, I was insulted if someone offered me the 55 and over discount, now at 59, I have no problem fibbing and telling them oh yeah, Im 60, (the age for discounts at certain places)

    young people just don't get it.

    try explaining to a 24 y/o that climbing those 3 flights of stairs at 10:30 pm in the evening is a lot more difficult to do then it was at 10:30 in the morning.
    My grandfather once told me, you know youre old when a good visit to the rest room makes your day(Ok, he didn't say that exactly, but I didn't want to be gross here)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    Don't think it was the 'elderly' reference but I can see you pulled up short on the 'gentleman' part.
    Great shot Carol!!!

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    Didn't they make a movie called 'The League of Elderly Gentlemen'? It was Vaughn and Sean Connery IIRC...

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    Well at least she isn't bopping you over the head with her purse--So that means you've still got a chance with her--right?

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