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post #1 of 14 Old 12-22-2014, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Just back from the blood donor clinic and relieved that it was less humiliating than the last visit. I'm 66 but told that I look and act much younger. My wife used "quite immature" which I took as a compliment.

Last visit, I was lined up outside the door, with several others waiting to be processed for entry when a very attractive young lady of about 25 jumped up from her seat inside and approached me. I was initially quite pleased to be addressed by such an attractive lady until she asked, "Would you like my chair, sir?".

I glared at her, dripping humiliation and observed, "You may think that you have done a kind thing, but you have not!" She was obviously surprised and asked what I meant to which I responded that any man in the place would rather die than admit they needed to take her seat. She responded that she hadn't meant anything but I returned, "Yes, you did! You meant, "You had better sit down, you dottering old fool, before you fall and break a hip!" "

At that point she saw through me and started to laugh but said that she did take my point. "Leave us old codgers some illusions, young lady. We know that you don't find us attractive but it's not absolutely necessary to single us out to be informed." By now, she and her boy friend were howling with laughter. Lesson learned though. ;-) I don't quite need a walker even though I think she's in my grandson's English class.
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post #2 of 14 Old 12-23-2014, 02:18 PM
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Ha! I work with HS kids so I get called a fat, old, bald man every day. Bald? Heck yeah. Not all that fat anymore... Turned 37 yesterday...



I worked with little kids when I was in my twenties, not bald and certainly not fat. Got a lot of "Are you older than my Mom?"




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I'm so arthritic that if offered a seat I'd be real tempted. Hell, I can hardly type and barely stand up for long enough to wait in a line.

If I fell down I probably wouldn't break a hip, but I doubt I'd be able to get up very quickly.

Huge doses of glucosamine with chondroitin are the only things that are keeping me moving.

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And Norm, I envy you. Cute girls quit talking to me ages ago...

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Norm, You sly dog, er, rabbit. Fairly rare pet, no wonder you are so popular.

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That's a nice looking bunny!

What kind is he?

"My bait is bad", Tom said chummily.

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Rupert is a Netherland Dwarf, weighs 3-1/2 pounds. He's my compbunny as I'm retired and home alone most of the time. He lives in my office and adds spice to things. We've had a series of rabbits and other pets but think the rabbits tend to cling to one's heart strings most when they're gone. People continually approach to visit him and comment on how they miss having their rabbit. Children are very charming because they completely engage with the rabbit and one can enjoy the parade of expressions: delight, interest, kindness, followed by all sorts of questions. Lovely way to set the scene for pleasant dialogue. He isn't into the motorcycle, unlike one of our cats, but enjoys the MR2.
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Hmmm. I have to think on this a bit.

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[QUOTE=Normk;373538]Just back from the blood donor clinic and relieved that it was less humiliating than the last visit. I'm 66 but told that I look and act much younger. My wife used "quite immature" which I took as a compliment.

I can almost remember when I was 66.
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