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Old 01-01-2018, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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I got an MRI and the technician wouldn’t help me out of the machine until I insisted. I am talking giving a steady hand. No lifting of any kind. What is it with these younger medical professionals?
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Am I the only one who doesn't find this funny or entertaining or cute? I was born to an older mother, whose friends and sisters were older as well, my 2 sisters as well as my cousins were all older, so I was mature for my age when I was young and always was "older" in my thoughts and attitudes. I never liked males my own age as they were so immature. I was "older" even as a teenager.

At 27 I was with my husband for a decade, had a 5 year old, a house, a job, all the trappings of adulthood. I find her comment immature and thoughtless. But given her age/generation, I am not surprised.
You forgot "get off my lawn!!"
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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They say the most awful things.

I remember getting an xray and the young thing said, "Oh, your hands look just like my mother's."

Gee, thanks. I'm sure she didn't mean that my nails were manicured because they weren't. She meant a few of my fingers were bent from arthritis.

Anyone got a good come back?

(I almost want to say, "Yep, they got that way from slapping stupid faces like yours!)
A couple of replies come to mind..

First would be, Isn't it great what you have to look forward too...

Second is, Someday you will be me, and you have no choice in that...
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Well......it IS where the old people go. One reason I will never go THERE. I don't like discrimination of any kind, including age discrimination. Living in a real neighborhood with various family units of various ages makes life more full.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:03 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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They say the most awful things.

I remember getting an xray and the young thing said, "Oh, your hands look just like my mother's."

Gee, thanks. I'm sure she didn't mean that my nails were manicured because they weren't. She meant a few of my fingers were bent from arthritis.

Anyone got a good come back?

(I almost want to say, "Yep, they got that way from slapping stupid faces like yours!)
I just consider the source, smile and let it go. If I say anything at all it's a gentle, "Just wait!"
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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No you didn't. It is very easy to change your address and to order checks online.
It`s something old people do.....reminds me of the Seinfeld show, when Jerry`s grandmother had to set her alarm clock for 6am, so she could get to the bank when it opened
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:34 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Do you notice,
the closer we get to the age
of what we used to call " old people "
the less we call them.... " old people "
I am almost 60 and old.
My wife, however, is over 60 and not old
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:07 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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well I'm 57 ad because some of my hair is already turning grey some of these milenial generation think I am older than what I am and the tellers at the bank especially . One was saying just the other day "Oh it is almost close to your birthday guess you are not looking forward to that " , I told her Oh on the contrary I am looking forward to it because I just love cake " and I smiled and walked away . I find that incredibly rude for younger people and also to mention like another poster did yes I have run into young supposedly medical professionals that offer no assistance as well . But it seems as those in their 30s treat me far better when I'm having tests run especially mris and cat scans .
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:13 AM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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It`s something old people do.....reminds me of the Seinfeld show, when Jerry`s grandmother had to set her alarm clock for 6am, so she could get to the bank when it opened
I tried to order checks on line but the bank has a new security feature that if you have to change your address AND order checks you got to show ID

Makes sense.

I hadn't ordered checks in three years. Many addresses ago. I only had one left so I made a guest appearance. Oh yea, I had to get some cash too. I don't do ATMs. I guess it must be an old person thing. I just hate paying a convenience fee.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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in-newengland: My first thought would be to say, "she must be a hard worker." Or something to that effect.
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