Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Older = crankier, weirder
I have this theory that as people age, they either get 1) crankier or 2) stranger, and when they are old, they're able to get away with both.
When I was a kid and some older person was being a particular jerk, my dad always told me, "Ignore them, they're old."
At some point in high school, I told him, "I bet they were always that rude - but now people let it go because they're a senior!"
So I'm in line today getting coffee and this guy walks up and says, "Hey, do you think they have coffee here?"
I just smiled and then he said, "Did Santa visit your house for Christmas?"
So I figured he was old and lonely and said, "Yes, did he visit you?"
He replied, "Yes, but I didn't deserve it!"
Me: "Why, were you naughty?"
Him (Grinning): "Yes, I was!"
And that was it. Granted, I realized later if he had been 30 or 40, I would have probably stomped on his foot and walked away, rather than having the conversation.
I told Mr. RK about it and he said, "I can't wait until I'm old so I can act even more weird than I do now!"
When I'm old, I'm going to say "fuck" even more than I do now.
How about you?