Thursday, May 8, 2008

Who's Looking Forward to Getting Old?

Two older couples, who had been friends for years, were spending the evening together. While they were taking a break from their card game, the wives went into the kitchen, while the two men stayed in the den talking. One man said, “Joe, you played a great game of cards tonight. I usually have to remind you what cards have been played, but tonight I didn’t have to. How come?”

Joe said, “I went to memory school.” His friend asked, “Really? I could use something like that. What’s the name of the school?” Joe thought for a minute and said, “Let me see. Umm . . . uh . . . what do you call that flower that’s red, with thorns on the stem, and women love getting them at Valentine’s Day?” His friend said, “A rose.” Joe said, “Yeah, that’s it.” Then he turned toward the kitchen and yelled, “Hey, Rose! What was the name of that memory school I went to?”

Isn’t it sad as we get older how quickly our memory seems to fade? We forget dates, names, places we have been, birthdays, where our car keys are, and even to take our medicine.

Someone offered this David Letterman style list of the Top Ten Ways to Know You Are Growing Old:

1. Everything hurts and what doesn’t hurt, doesn’t work.
2. You have a party and the neighbors don’t even realize it.
3. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
4. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
5. Your little black book contains a lot of phone numbers but they all end in M.D.
6. You finally get it all together and then you can’t remember where you put it.
7. Your pacemaker opens the garage door whenever you see a pretty lady go by.
8. You try to straighten out the wrinkles in your socks and discover you aren’t wearing any.
9. The gleam in your eye is just the sun reflecting on your bifocals.
10. You wake up looking like your driver’s license picture.

I don't care who you are, that's funny! Well, at least until I look in the mirror and realize that I am beginning to resemble those remarks!

So, who's laughing now?

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