In May of this year, 2017, I became affectionately termed a “senior citizen”. Now let me be perfectly clear…..I do treasure being given this honor. First and foremost it means the Good Lord has blessed me with 1,912,749,286 healthy and for the most part happy seconds. That’s a lot of seconds!! You can find out how many seconds you are by going to http://howmanysecondsoldami.com/
There are a lot of advantages to being in The Old Folks Communal. Here is a list of my favorite things about being a senior citizen.
- You get all kinds of discounts for being old.
- You get into heated arguments about Medicare Supplement Plans
- It’s finally okay to have a belly pouch…your significant other thinks you’re sexy/younger people are grossed out
- Walkers and walking canes are your new best accessory
- When someone talks to you and you don’t want to listen, you can say “huh?” as many times as necessary before they give up, since they think you can’t hear
- Kidnappers pass right by you
- You don’t give a HOOT what others think about you
- You can speak your mind and everyone just thinks you are “the crazy one” (and its okay because you are old!!)
- You are too old to have a mid-life crisis
- You get to drive real slow just to make people mad and you think it’s hilarious when they honk/zoom past you/yell/ act totally like you used to back “in the day”
I hope you enjoyed my light-hearted post about being a senior citizen. I try my best to be positive and funny, but never to hurt anyone’s feelings.
I’m proud to be in the “Communal”
Daily Writing Prompt
When I saw the word Torn, the very first thought in my mind was a mother being torn over her children.
Most parents want the very best for their children. I am no exception. I want my children to have a decent job, a reliable car (even if it looks like a hooptie) and a nice place to live.
My mother helped me out some when I was pregnant with my first child. She was an excellent seamstress and she sewed several maternity outfits for me. It was a Godsend as I was very poor and could not afford anything more than food and housing.
When I was much older, I got myself in a terrible financial situation. It was all due to me not taking care of the checkbook and I wound up with LOTS of hot checks. I could have been put in jail for that! I desperately needed $1500.00 to get myself out of a bind. But she said “Not no but hell no!” I really wanted help but looking back, it’s a wonderful thing I had to claw myself out of that situation. It was wonderful because I have never let my financial situation get in that predicament again.
Was my mother torn in her heart about telling me no? I don’t know to be honest. She had a hard life raising us three kids. My dad never contributed a dime after they divorced. She had learned to save money.
Recently I was torn in my heart for telling my oldest son no when he asked to borrow $2,000 to get himself out of a financial bind. About a year ago he bought a brand new big Dodge truck. Diesel. 4-wheel drive. Lift kit. Beautiful, shiny black.
At the time he had a part-time job and could easily afford the payments. The part-time job ended, but those payments didn’t. I truly love you my son, and if it was a dire situation, I would loan you $2,000. But not for this. Please learn a lesson and budget on your base pay. Learn to save a little.
This is only one tiny time I have been torn by my children. I’m sure there will be hundreds more. But one thing I don’t have to be torn about is my constant love for them.