I don't mind aging. I do however have an inner intolerance for listening to people worry, whine, and make assumptions about age. One of my personal rules is not to complain about how old I am. I heard some wise celebrity (two words I don't typically use together) talk about how she lost a dear friend at a very young age, and was always offended when people whined about their age, and how she wished that her friend could have been alive to BE that age. I agree wholeheartedly.
Again, I don't mind aging.
But listening to the comments of the young regarding age and age related things is challenging.
|Note that this guy looks about 22 years old!|
These are the kinds of things that make me want to pull my hair out and then tape whiners to the wall with duct tape and eat cupcakes in front of them.
I will try not to be too verbose. That way I will offend less people.
Hearing a 30 year old say "I don't look 30" - Yes you do. You look great. This is what 30 looks like.
Watching a 20 year old look in the mirror and comment about her wrinkles. Nuff said. Actually ... go read a book.
Listening to a 25 year lament about weighing 130 pounds and how they only weighed 118 in high school. Go for a walk - or eat a casserole. Either way, just shut up.
Hearing radio announcers talk about "grandmas" as if they are 80 years old. Think about it. How old do you think your grandparents were when you were born? Most of them were probably in their 40's and early 50's. Ask anyone who lost a parent or grandparent who was in their 50's....they were YOUNG.
When youngsters act and speak as if they invented sex. I'm a Health Educator and I've done my share of sex education. This one always makes me laugh out loud - and I've been known to say "I've been having sex longer than you've been alive!" Think about it.
Sometimes they (younger people) don't have to SAY anything. Sometimes you are invisible to them. I won't even try to explain this. You can't understand this until it hits you in the face. If you have experienced it, you get it. If you haven't experienced it yet, you will.
When 20 and 30 somethings act like I was BORN this age. Uh, hello....I was hot once too! and not in a menopausal way either!
When fashion designers expect me to get excited about any fashion/style/design that I am experiencing for the 3rd time. It's no wonder almost all my clothes are black or white.
When 90% of the shoes in a store are appropriate only for strippers, 80 year olds, or 20 year olds with great knees.
Ok, I am digressing. This is a subject that easily leads to digression. Some other day I will write about fashion. And then I will write my own version of "I'm worried about my neck."
How about you? What do you hear/see that makes you
want to shove birthday cake down someones throat cringe on the inside? Tell me about it and I'll make another post about it.
Just glad to be alive and making wonderful things!