2018-12-05 / Religion

Don't make old folks mad!

submitted by Joyce King

Yesterday my daughter e-mailed me again, asking why I didn't do something useful with my time.

" Like, me sitting around the pool and drinking wine is not a good thing?" I asked.

My "doing-something-useful" seems to be her favorite topic of conversation.

She was "only thinking of me," she said and suggested that I go down to the Senior Center and join something.

I did this, and when I got home last night, I decided to play a prank on her. I e-mailed her and told her that I had joined a Parachute Club.

She replied, "Mother, are you nuts? You are 78 years old, and now you're going to start jumping out of airplanes?"

I told her that I even got a membership card and e-mailed a copy to her.

She immediately telephoned me and yelled, " Good grief, Mom, where are your glasses?! This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club."

I calmly replied, "Oh, my, I think I'm in real trouble then, because I signed up for five jumps a week!"

The line went quiet, and her friend picked up the phone and said that my daughter had fainted.

Life as a senior citizen is not getting any easier, but sometimes it can be really fun. Just because you're "young" doesn't mean that you can outsmart an "old geezer."

Remember: Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to tick us off.

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