Friday, September 18, 2009

Intimidating Old People

So you don't feel intimidated being surrounded by all us old people do you?

That was the question posed to me on a late Friday afternoon after I made a short day of work and stopped by a local picturesqe old Florida bar on the intracoastal waterway. 

"Not at all," I replied. "Am I cramping your style."

I mean, after all, it was 4 p.m. and that means happy hour and dinner time for the over 65 set around here. 

"No, we just don't get a lot of young people around this time of the day."

Well, I thought, that's because you've never met a slacker ass mom like me who will call it a day on Friday mid-afternoon. And you know this crowd was old, because it's not like I'm under the age of 40 anymore and he's referrring to me as a young'un. 

But what I really said was, "Old people are much more interesting to hang out with."

But the most amusing part of my senior citizen happy hour, was when 3 old codgers sitting at the bar (probably since noon), spotted me across the room and got all excited. One tried to get my attention and raised a glass to "toast" my 'youthful' beauty (or at least that's what I imagined he was doing). Only the ice had melted in his waterglass and he only succeeded in pouring water all over himself. Which almost sent his senior companions off their bar stools in laughter. 

So, I'm definitely back next Friday, right?!? Only this time, I'm taking Mammaw with me. Husband No. 5 for her has got to be there somewhere . . .

4 comments:

Dani said...

You go girl! HAHAHHAHAH

Sandcastle Momma said...

I have a friend who's happily married but says that whenever she feels old or ugly she goes to the VFW hall because she leaves feeling young and sexy LOL

Sounds like you and Mammaw will have a blast!

Native Mom said...

Hah! the VFW. Never thought of that.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I love going to my dad's ALF.One old guy asked when I was coming back,'cause he liked watching me walk away!