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Old 07-08-2014, 10:32 AM   #41
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Recently it has also been applied to men, IMO a rather ridiculous idea since for the most part men are not sensitive about their age.

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Same goes for "sir." It startled me at first, but I quickly got used to it.
I always tell them "that's my dad"...

Being older doesn't bother me much. Thankfully, I'm still in fairly good health, and biking and weight-lifting have kept me relatively slim and fit.

As for women, I know, and have seen, many "older" women who look great. Although I'm happy to "look", I'm not really interested in women that much younger than me.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:51 AM   #42
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A number of bad facelifts (*cough* Kenny Rogers *cough* Jerry Jones *cough*) notwithstanding...



I always tell them "that's my dad"...

Being older doesn't bother me much. Thankfully, I'm still in fairly good health, and biking and weight-lifting have kept me relatively slim and fit.

As for women, I know, and have seen, many "older" women who look great. Although I'm happy to "look", I'm not really interested in women that much younger than me.

Yep, same here... I was lucky enough to go through my "middle age crisis" while young enough and single to enjoy it... Even if I looked 30 still, I quite frankly don't have the energy anymore to run wild. I am quite content getting older each day, having a long term GF and just enjoying life at my old geezer pace.


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This Kenny Rogers? I hardly recognize the new him. And I do not see the new him looking younger either.

Still, many actresses look a lot worse after surgery. When will they ever learn?

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Whatever it is that you're doing that embarrasses your wife or mother.
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How about just embarrassing oneself? A guy may be single and have a deceased mother.

And there are unwise things that are not really about embarrassment.
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I learned that lesson early. When I was 18, I was one of the few old enough to serve beer at the beach where I worked in the summer (in those days it was 18 in NY).

I routinely carded customers with no problem, but one day I carded a guy who was absolutely incredulous. He showed me his driver's license and he was 29. That made me realize just how hard it can be to guess someone's age.

I'm 61 and just got carded last week. (And I do NOT look like I'm anywhere near 21.)

I smiled, laughed, and thanked the guy. He mumbled something about being required to "card everybody."

I thanked him anyway! It was a fun moment.

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DH and i go to a restaurant/bar twice a week with signs on the wall-- WE CARD EVERYBODY.

Yep, you guessed it; they never, ever carded us.

What jerks. Just kidding, it is a fun place.
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Our local big-booze emporium really does card everybody. Many years ago, they got "stung" when an employee sold alcohol to an underage cop, and a judge decreed the penalty of "check all IDs, forever." There are signs at every checkout stand.

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I'm 61 and just got carded last week. (And I do NOT look like I'm anywhere near 21.)

I smiled, laughed, and thanked the guy. He mumbled something about being required to "card everybody."
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I did a triathlon this weekend, very slowly and got passed with the "hope I'm as fit as you when I'm your age". Pffftttt!!!! I guess I have reached that certain age!
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