Insulting Advanced-age Seniors

Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by Hal Pollner, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Patsy Faye

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    Not worth another thought
     
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    Thanks, Lulu!:D Don't think I appreciate that!:)
    Hal
     
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  3. Hal Pollner

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    You're OLD Bobby? 69 is peanuts!

    I'm 14 years older and I don't feel old, except for lower back pain!

    Hal
     
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  4. Bobby Cole

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    At least they’re not saying not to trust anyone over 30 any longer because the ones who were saying it was us.
    And please do not worry about the 13 years and a few months difference in our ages. The roads I have traveled are far different than yours and the fact that I am still alive and doing better than most of my peers is more than I can ask for.
     
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  5. Hal Pollner

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    Very well, Bobby...I'll bear that in mind.

    Hal
     
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  6. Bobby Cole

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    You really don’t have to Hal. I really do not wish to be a burden on even one brain cell. The older we get, the less they like to be overloaded.
     
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  7. Hal Pollner

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    That sounds defeatist, Bobby.....:(

    Hal
     
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    I do know this about getting older, as in Senior age, young drivers sure don't like the speed our age bracket goes. I try to keep up with traffic on streets and freeways, but when young folks are going much, much faster than the speed limit, I won't do it. This "speeding" problem happened in Jacksonville, FL, when we lived there, and is happening here as well. Thing is, law enforcement enforces speed laws more here than there. Part of Eisenhower Blvd here is 35 mph, but young folks here pretty much refuse to go that speed.

    I pretty much think Senior drivers, at least at wife/my age (71/70) are much safer drivers than the young folks, but I seriously doubt many young drivers think much about the word "safe". Only my opinion.
     
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  9. Bobby Cole

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    I had to re-read what you had to say about being called “mama”. Yeah, some cultures consider calling an older lady mama somewhat complimentary but in “Cheach and Chongese” , mama has a completely different meaning.
    It’s about the same as someone referring to my wife as my “old lady”. THAT’s a definite no-no. She is my lady and my wife and she has a name. People around here have found that I have a fairly short fuse when it comes to that.

    That said, after I thought about the mama bit for a while, I had to remember how badly I hate being called “pops” by a couple of the guys in the hood here. It might be a term of respect or it might be derogatory but I let it ride even though I do not like it.
    I don’t know what the difference is between “old man” and “pops” but just the same, one is an, I do not care whilst the other one is a little irritating.
     
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    When I used to drive, my youngest son would say....Mom is getting nervous. She's almost going as fast as the rest of traffic.
    Regardless of age, I've never been a fast driver. I think it's disrespectful, especially to people who may be distracted due to kids in their car. Even when on I-10, I would drive the speed limit even though it's a boring drive regardless of which way you are taking it out of Jax.
     
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  11. Hal Pollner

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    Sometimes I make decisions sitting in a chair with no arms.

    Hal
     
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    All in all...I think my thread was a popular one, which produced a smattering of controversy.

    ("smattering", huh? That's a word you don't hear much of anymore!)

    Hal
     
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    Remember when you were a teenager and wanted to look older than you were?

    Be careful what you wish for...……...
     
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  14. Al Amoling

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    I'm so old I have to get a calculator out when asked my age.
    BTW my dad always said that if you drive 5 over the limit you wouldn't get stuck in those jams. I follow that practice today too.
     
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    I generally drive about five miles over the speed limit on the highway, but only a mile or two over on city streets, knowing the city police are not so likely to allow someone to go 30 in a 25, while the state police will generally ignore someone going 70 in a 65. The fact that I don't drive faster has more to do with a lesser ability to pay traffic tickets and elevated insurance policies than in the past, than with my age.

    I get frustrated with people who are driving below the speed limit, and with those who don't have cruise control so that their speed is all over the place. On a three-lane highway, I often find that driving five miles over the speed limit in the center lane allows me to get where I'm going without having to brake for people in front of me or hold up those behind me.

    I probably wouldn't mind driving the speed limit, but the only lane you can reasonably do that in is the right lane, but then I have to contend with merging traffic, and with all of the idiots whose feet are on the brakes more often than the accelerator.
     
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