It finally happened

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It finally happened
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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 7:25am

...I was charged as a "senior" at the movies, that is. I went to the movies with a friend of mine last night, and I was remarking that it was unusual that they had lowered their ticket prices to $6.50. She replied that she'd paid $7. Then it hit me. The ticket seller assumed I was "senior." He didn't even ask.

I felt terrible.

When I got home, I looked up what this theater considers senior: 62. I'm 57. OK, I know that's not a whole lot of difference, but I'm not ready for my 60s. Plus lately I've been looking at photos of myself and I feel I've really aged in the last year, so I'm feeling insecure about that. I have my hair colored and cut in a contemporary style. I'm not overweight. I wear contemporary clothes. But I do wear glasses (stylish of course), and I've never had any work done on my face (or anywhere else).

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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 9:35am

oh; Florida Florida where do I begin????

I am same age as you and I keep getting things for AARP and have some health issues and the list goes on... The aging process just hits like a ton of bricks and I say how did this happen?? It truly sucks doesnt it????

Only saving grace is that baby boomers are living longer and there are tons of things we can do to sort of

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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 10:26am

I work the football gate at all of our games.

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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 11:17am
I know it's cliche, but age really is just a number. I like to watch those science shows on the tele...Nova on PBS and The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel. They are always saying that space and time are only an illusion. If that's true, and everything is really all happening at the same time, as some suggest, then you aren't really 57 and I'm not 39 :P Okay, if that doesn't cheer you up ...do you have any Sinatra music? I love .... oh heck, forget it, here's a link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4TbdTyriN4&feature=related
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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 11:38am

I"m really disappointed because when I saw your title, I had hoped you were going to announce you had a date--yeah this is way worse.

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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 12:30pm

I love all of your guys posts as I had a good chucke no matter if you mean it to be funny or not.

Okay. You know I was thinking about CFK post and thinking I saw something once that said how old

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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 12:44pm
I was disappointed when Madonna went under the knife. I thought she'd be one of the hold-outs. I wondered the same thing about the theater personnel, that he was just a kid and probably didn't even bother to look up at her.
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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 1:46pm

Florida, honey, lemme give you a different perspective. My daughter was working as a bag girl in a store when she was 16.

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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 1:48pm

Just a point --- time/space continuum or not, I note that the Great Morgan Freeman isn't looking all that perky himself anymore.

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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 3:31pm

My aunt is 80 & she still colors her hair--refuses to let it go gray until she dies.

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Sun, 02-05-2012 - 3:38pm

There's a host on one of those shows, and he has a British accent.

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