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Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town

Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 10:46 AM
I don't understand what seems to be the prevailing attitude here. Growing old is not something that automatically makes someone more worthy of respect. It is how that person that lived their life that should decide that. If Adolph Hitler had lived to be 90, would that make him more worthy of respect? How about Stalin? Or Chairman Mao? Oh, we'll all say, he's 90 years old so we have to respect him but let's forget all about the millions of dead bodies in their wake.
xpressit Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 11:30 AM
The obvious answer here is that one day that old person is you.
AWL TUFTEDTITMOUSE,Esq Wrote: Apr 28, 2012 11:37 AM
I've always dreaded two things in life.

1) That the Doddering old fool with his directional signals on would be me, one day.

2) That I would be the Crud Ball Old Man with hair growing out of his ears and nose.

I spend at least a half hour a day in the mirror making damned sure I'm not #2

One afternoon I stopped by the bank to make a few deposits. I was in a rush and needed to get in and out as soon as possible. I had places to go and things I had to do. I picked the worst possible time of day and the worst day of the week to do my banking. But I had been out of town and needed to catch up on errands before the weekend began.

There was only one teller working and the line was about fifteen people deep. After waiting patiently, I got close to the front of...

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