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Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Had a short conversation with someone at work today. He really does not know me nor how long I have been there. He said he was 54 and thought I was much older and getting ready for retirement. The FIRST thing I though of was this:

No I did not whip out a phaser, and I am younger than him!  Sadder for him I did not even know his name. Sadder for me he knew mine.



  1. Wow. I guess it sucks to be old...or so I hear, anyway.

    Cheer up though--we still like ya.

  2. Heck, you're still a kid . . . :) People have taken to call me Mr. around town . . . Really???? Mr. Keller?!?!?!?! I grumble that I don't think I look that old! Heavy Sigh. Hang in there - you might want to take to reminding him you're younger?? Just sayin' . . . .

  3. I suppose it's a good thing that he knew you. Besides, you can't be expected to learn the names of every new trainee that stumbles by - you've got important things to remember.

    At least, that's what I keep telling myself.

  4. Once upon a time I was buying tickets to the San Diego Wildlife Park and the sweet young thing at the counter asked me if I would like the senior discount. I was 49 at the time...

  5. Reminds me of the old joke...

    A woman of a certain age has a dental emergency but her dentist is on vacation so she books an appointment with another dentist. While sitting in the waiting room at the office she looks at the dentists name, which she recognizes as someone she went to high school with.

    Then the dentist walked by and she thought, "Well, it can't be him. He's much too old."

    When she finally climbed into the chair and the dentist came in she asked, "Did you got to George Washington HS?"

    "Yes, I did," he answered.

    "I thought I remembered you from there!" she replied.

    "Oh, really," he asked, "what did you teach?"

  6. Some folks are just horrible at remembering names. Just answer this question, Did you easily memorize and crunch through formulas to ace math and physics exams, but when you were asked who invented the formulas, you couldn't remember the poor scientist's name?

    If your answer is yes, welcome to the club.

  7. Shoulda told him to get off your Lawn! Dang kids anyway.

  8. I had to drop my truck off for service one morning after I'd pulled a 20 hour shift. No makeup, hair in a scrunchie, sweatpants, I ran it over there, and dropped the keys with the service manager. I then went home, slept 7 hours, showered, did my hair, jeans leather jacket, full on tactical lip gloss and caught a ride from a friend over to pick it up. The same guy was there and said "wasn't it nice of your Mom to drop it off this morning. . "

    1. Ouch! Do not deny the power of tactical lip gloss it seems =)