My wife and I seem to have more and more friends who are considered to be "seniors." There are several places where we are eligible for senior discounts, but there are far more where we aren't yet. Several people have sent me some senior bumper stickers. I don't know if they've actually been spotted or if they would just be good ones.
Senior Bumper Snickers
I'm retired. I was tired yesterday, and I'm tired again today.
I'm in the initial stages of my golden years - SS, CD's, IRA's, AARP...
Never do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics
Old age comes at a very bad time!
There are three signs of old age. The first is loss of memory. I forgot the other two.
I was always taught to respect my elders. I'm so old, there's no one left to respect.
I'm so old ... I don't buy green bananas
I was at the beauty shop for nearly two hours - that was only for the estimate
Talk fast - I don't have much time!
I'm not old. I'm chronologically gifted.
Just married... for 55 years
I'm so old that when I eat in a restaurant they ask for the money up front.
Old people ROCK
At my age, everything I buy comes with a lifetime guarantee!
According to my best recollection, I don't remember.
Any day above ground is a good one.
Bald and counting on global warming
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be
Consciousness - that annoying time between naps
Grandma's my name, and spoilin's my game
The idea is to die young as late as possible
I'm having a bad bald day
I'm out of bed and dressed. What more do you want?
Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away.
Anybody seen my teeth?
I must be getting older ... all the names in my address book end with M.D.
At my age flowers scare me!
So far this is the oldest I've ever been.
It ain't the age. It's the mileage.
I'm NOT a Senior Citizen. I'm a recycled teenager.
I said LEAVE THAT PLUG ALONE!
I can't envision many of those bumper stickers on my car any time soon, though my car could honestly sport several of them.
Please don't tell me I'm delusional, but when I was a child and then as a young man, the people who were the age I am now really seemed to be a lot older than I currently see myself. I'm not talking appearance either – the ones I knew just didn't seem to have many interests and didn't do much. I'm older now than any of my grandparents were when I was born. As a child, I didn't see any of them do the types of activities my wife and I and friends our age enjoy doing. Is it because I'm around young people all the time? Is it because I've had an easier life? Is it just differences of personality and outlook? I simply don't picture myself as old as my grandparents and then later as my mom did when they were in their upper 50s. (Dad died at age 42 - YIKES, was he young!) I identify best with the one toward the bottom of the list - "I'm NOT a Senior Citizen. I'm a recycled teenager."
How about your experience? Those of you who are like my wife and me or who know people in our age bracket (in our upper 50s), do you see things as I described them above?
"Character of steel is forged on the anvil of hardship." - Col. Brad Lapiska
Live each day like it's your last. One day you'll get it right!