You know you’re getting old when…well, lots of things. Such as those mentioned in the video at the end of this post.
But lately, I encountered further proof of my aging.
I said something that, as a kid, I vowed I’d never say to a young person.
You know what I’m talking about. Things like,
- “When I was your age…”
- “Those were the days.”
- “In my day…”
- “When you grow up, I hope you have a kid just like you!”
I was having a conversation with the produce manager of our local grocery store who, a couple of weeks earlier, had earned her Associate’s degree from the local community college. The young lady, probably around twenty-five years old, was telling me her plans to pursue her Bachelor’s. Remembering that she had done most of the studies for her Associate’s via the Internet, I asked if she was going to continue to attend classes online.
She said yes.
I grabbed my cane, stooped over it, and with my white hair flopping in front of my face told her in my shaky, hoarse, old-woman voice, “You young people don’t know how good you have it.”
I hadn’t planned on saying it. Was surprised when the words came out of my mouth.
We both laughed, and she said, “I know, I know.”
Here’s what I know. I know I’m getting old when I say something like, “You young people don’t know how good you have it.”
And I’m not even fifty yet. Sheesh.
Here’s the video I mentioned earlier. Enjoy.