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Thread: Have to chuckle

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    I was sitting in my surgeon's office and this little old lady came in with a walker. She was a friendly person, chatting away to me while we waited. She asked if I was from Thunder Bay, and I said no, and told her where I was from, and that I had just moved here in July.

    With a poker straight face she asked me, 'Oh, did you move into the senior residence there?' I literally sputtered, I mean yes, the front of my hair is grey, but I've have been grey in front my whole life, and I know I wear bi-focals, but hey! my optometrist said I could fly a plane because I can see a mile away, I just can't see anything in front of me. lol

    I didn't think I looked that old!!!! LOL

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    lol..them old ladies are looking good these days.... :oops: :wink:

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    You should have told her, "No, but I dance for them." :wink:

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    That's too funny!

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    Ouch!

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    Oh, I can relate SD!! I have been asked numerous times if my kids (7 and 11) are my grandchildren. I was asked it more when they were younger...it's painful to be associated with being so much older than you feel you look!!

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    Did you recommend that she have her eyes exammed ? But I can sort of relate.. when I was younger , I can't tell you how many times I was asked ... When is the baby due ???? :roll: I would kindly answer he is how many years he was at the time...
    I mean really what gives the more advanced in years people the nerve to ask such questions :shock:


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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Did you recommend that she have her eyes exammed ? But I can sort of relate.. when I was younger , I can't tell you how many times I was asked ... When is the baby due ???? :roll: I would kindly answer he is how many years he was at the time...
    I mean really what gives the more advanced in years people the nerve to ask such questions :shock:
    Cuz we are old! The very old and the very young can pretty much "get away" with saying almost anything.

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    Oh gosh... what my grandmother used to say in public. She forgot people could hear her. So many sticky moments... funny later... I still giggle about them. I'd keep thinking, just wait till Dad hears this one and I'd giggle all the way home. Oh boy. :roll: :oops:

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    Oh Shadow..........

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    Oh SD. Sorry about that.

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    That's too funny and I know how you felt! Happens to me all the time with my white head of hair that Iv'e had since I was in my 30s.

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    Shadow, hubby and i have a favourite Chinese buffet that we go to sometimes. For some reason, when we get our bill, they seem to always give us a seniors discount, but, but but but, this is the funny part, they only give one of us seniors discount LOL So hubby and i always laugh and wonder which one of us they think is senior! LOL

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    That's OK.. you should see them swallow and gasp and backpedal when the roomie and I go out to eat and someone will say something about it being nice to see a mother and son out..... and he says "she's not my mom, she's my roommate".....

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    Figure if you can't see what's in front of you, she probably has even worse vision. She probably figured if you were in that doctor's office, you were around her age.

    By the way, I don't see any gray hair in front, and I'd guess you're in your thirties from your picture.

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    I would have been stunned too, shadow. But, many of the new places have younger people living there too. Health issues, you know. I KNOW she wasn't menaning you were old looking. Right?

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    Thank you Lisanne! I have had a grey streak that is most of the front of my hair my whole life, I used to color my hair to cover it. The picture in my avatar is 3 years old and I was 47 at the time it was taken! :) When I hit 50, I stopped coloring my hair! lol

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    Oh SD, ouchy but funny!

    I was in the queue for the ladies room a while back and when a cubicle came free, the one the two young girls in front of me drew her friend to one side and said 'let the lady go first'. Did they think I looked so old I might be incontinent?! :shock: :lol:

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    Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Oh SD, ouchy but funny!

    I was in the queue for the ladies room a while back and when a cubicle came free, the one the two young girls in front of me drew her friend to one side and said 'let the lady go first'. Did they think I looked so old I might be incontinent?! :shock: :lol:
    Wow, it's unusual for young girls to be so polite. Maybe they were just hoping you'd hurry and get out of there so they could talk or something.

    Shadow,

    I've had that happen to me, too. I am getting older now (fifty-eight), but after my hair grew back after chemo when I was 36, it had a LOT of silver and gray it it. Thankfully it eventually grew out to my regular color, but then when I was in my late 40's, I guess, I started to get more gray, especially in the front. I colored the gray, but then I had more chemo again at age 52, more hair loss, and more gray when it grew back. At that point I stopped coloring it. My hair was just too fragile and I've never gone back to it.

    I used to work for a church camp and conference center. Let's see, this would have been about 14 years ago, so I would have been about 44. I was doing registration for a senior's retreat and at least three people asked me if I was a participant. :cry: So I know how you feel. Hmmm...maybe I already had some silver and gray in the front of my hair. Or maybe I just looked old. Sigh...

    You know, it could be worse. A couple of years ago I was sitting on a bench at our street fair watching my GDR's riding a ride. A rather odd little old lady was sitting next to me and after a few minutes, she turned to me and said, "Do you mind if I ask you how much you weigh?" I wish I'd had the nerve to say "Yes, I do" and get up and walk away. But alas, she really was old, and very odd, so I just told her. She said, "Have you ever thought about losing weight?" Gosh, no, it never occurred to me, jeez! I did finally get up and walk away.

    I'd like to think I'll never turn into one of those old ladies, but I fear I will.

    Sandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    That's too funny and I know how you felt! Happens to me all the time with my white head of hair that Iv'e had since I was in my 30s.
    Janstar,
    I can very much relate - early 40's full head of white hair. Though I say I haven't aged in 10 years :D

    liblueeyes

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    My hubby's brother has had white hair since he was 18 (he's now 65 or 66) adn when DH an I married, he had a streak of white in his hair, but could cover it by combing it over. Me? I have a bit of gray, but not enough that it bothers me...it's more troublesome to my DD. (She wants to pull out all she can find, but I won't let her...told for each one she pulls out, 9 more come to mourn. LOL) Coloring it? No, because I don't like what it does to the texture...makes it brittle.

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    I'd rather spend money on sewing stuff than for hair products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Dancer
    With a poker straight face she asked me, 'Oh, did you move into the senior residence there?'
    That was just her point of reference.

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    i think the little old lady wanted a friend!

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