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Old 12-31-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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I had to step into my brick and mortar bank the other day during the sub zero weather to change my address and order more checks.

The young lady clerk, who knows me, and who is about 27 and I started a conversation about apartments and the lack of insulation that is driving my utility bills sky high. I rent and she made comment that her parents were in an apartment for awhile before they purchased their new home and they complained of the same thing. Sky high utilities at the apartment.

Then she made the comment....

Yes, my parents moved into one of those places where they bought a house....you know, the ones where the old people go.

I nearly dropped my drawers.

BBBBBRRRRRRAAAAAA HAAAAAAHAAAAAA!

I am still laughing about it.

Oh, out of the mouth of babes!

I am 62 and I am sure that her parents are about my age...or maybe not. Who knows!
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Old 12-31-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I dont know, lots of folks don't get the chance to be "old people".

Tell that young gal to keep on working, I need my SS to be secure.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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I dont know, lots of folks don't get the chance to be "old people".

Tell that young gal to keep on working, I need my SS to be secure.
You got it mschrief!

Where the old people go. Gotta love it. I hope she gets there. Will she remember that particular comment.

Naw...she is still an immortal.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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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 "
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
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We live in a 55+ retirement community, we are all old! I have been retired for 20 years, we think of people around 60 as being young.
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:58 PM
 
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I had to step into my brick and mortar bank the other day during the sub zero weather to change my address and order more checks.

..........
No you didn't. It is very easy to change your address and to order checks online.
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:06 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Then she made the comment....

Yes, my parents moved into one of those places where they bought a house....you know, the ones where the old people go.

I nearly dropped my drawers.

BBBBBRRRRRRAAAAAA HAAAAAAHAAAAAA!
Maybe you should be flattered, it sounds like she doesn't think of you as one of 'the old people'!
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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It's kids like that who have allowed my senior discounts since my hair started graying in my 40s.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:30 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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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.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:30 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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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!)
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