Friday, April 14, 2017

Signs of Aging


This is the order in which I begin to notice that people in certain jobs seemed younger than I'd expected:

  1. Cops. I recall looking at a police officer years ago and thinking, "That guy looks like he's in high school."
  2. Politicians. I confess to a certain bias here. Although JFK was a major political figure of my youth, so was Eisenhower and I've never bought into the "younger is better" baloney. And now I see some presidential candidates and wonder if they strolled in from a race for student council.
  3. Baseball Players. What is this? Little League?
  4. Doctors. This was the final trench. I met a doctor a couple of years back who seemed like a very bright eighth grader. Of course, she probably thought I look like Rip Van Winkle. Both of us may be correct.
Have any other jobs jarred you with youthfulness?

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