- Midway through "The Maltese Falcon" comes the realization that you have a closer resemblance to Greenstreet than to Bogart.
- Drugstores possess an odd appeal.
- Without requesting, you're given the senior discount.
- The "Early Bird Special" seems like sound scheduling.
- Your clothes are chosen more for comfort than for style.
- That Andre Rieu concert is pretty enticing.
- You use certain set phrases when you can't hear someone.
- If something rolls under the sofa, you postpone getting it until some day when you're down there.
- You have to pay attention to what you eat and drink and pillows are a serious subject.
- Police officers, firefighters, and doctors look very young.
- You don't recognize any of the celebrities in the gossip columns.
- You personally knew some of the people that now have buildings and parks named after them.
- You sense you're beginning to sound like your parents . . and find nothing wrong with that.
- You realize that adults whom you regarded as old when you were in high school were probably in their late twenties.
- You think back to your thirties and forties and shake your head at what you didn't know.
- And you're chilled by how many political leaders are in their thirties and forties.
- You avoid any movies that have a message.
- Your newspaper was much better thirty years ago.
- Elementary school children work with computers but you remember using a Big Chief tablet.
- There's a Sinatra CD in your car.
- And Beatles record albums in your garage storage room.
- You're noticing a lot more tail-gaters on the road.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
You Know You're Getting Old When . .
Posted by Michael Wade at 6:12 AM