Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's Official

I'm old. Officially.

I thought that when my oldest became an adult, I'd feel old, but didn't.

I thought that when I got my first couple of gray hairs, I'd feel old, but didn't.

I've held out as long as I could, but when it's stubbornness vs. time, time usually wins.

For the past 3 years, I've had to remove my eyeglasses (I'm nearsighted with a severe astigmatism) to read anything less than 12 pt. type. Today, I went to the eye doctor. She did a very thorough exam and came to the conclusion that I need bi-focals.

*sigh*...I guess it could be worse, I could've needed tri-focals. And, at least the glaucoma test was negative. But bi-focals?

Mark this day on the calendar...I admit it and acquiesce to it...I'm officially old.

Now, someone pass the Geritol.



Anonymous said...

Have you received your AARP card in the mail? That was the day I felt old.

Bill Shaw said...

Not yet, but my dad got his when he hit 50, so I have something to look forward to.

Anyway, an anecdote I'd like to share...we were at KFC in Mansfield, PA on Thursday night (just passed) and the young girl (college aged) behind the counter automatically gave my dad the "senior discount". It made me feel old, realizing that people viewed my dad as a senior citizen, when I just think of him as Dad.

TrekMedic251 said...

HA! LOL! Have you seen any pics of me?? I've been graying since my 20s!

Lisa said...

Dude--the reading glasses and daily supplements of glucosamine and chondroitin did it for me.

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Bill Shaw said...


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