4.22.2005

"Old" Is Now 60

The folks at Fox News Channel recently told me about a poll, in which people were asked to define at what point a person becomes "old." The average response was "Fifteen years older that I am." Because none of us are old, of course. It's those fogeys who are so much older than we are who are "old".

Well, as of today, "old" is now 60, at least as far as I am concerned. I had lunch with my dad today and told him about this. He laughed and said that 60 wasn't old at all! Of course, he left 60 in the dust a few years back, so he has a different perspective. I told him that I figured the late Pope John Paul II probably griped about the "old" 99-year-olds.

I've been using birthday gift certificates, etc., to buy DVDs. My mom gave me an Amazon gift certificate and I ordered "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" on DVD, which will probably arrive in a week or so. I got a mall gift card from my dad and used part of it to buy "There's Something (More) About Mary" and "Demolition Man" on DVD. I will be very entertained!

Late afternoon traffic coming home was a nightmare. I had forgotten how terrible it is to have to drive in traffic, since I drive to work at 10:30 p.m. and come home in the morning with rush hour traffic coming from the other direction. I don't really care if I ever drive in the daytime again. Too many aggravating idiots on the road.

3 comments:

HapHaszard said...

Happy Birthday, and I agree driving in the day is no fun.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Happy Birthday- sorry I'm late.

marydell said...

Happy Birthday, Clyde!

I'm so sorry I'm late. I really need to write this stuff down.