Re: So, old people on this board, how do you deal knowing you will die soon?
Originally Posted by marcshoe
Unfortunately, no. Things have repeatedly come up in conversation that show that people assume I'm younger than I am, at times even with people I've known for ten years. I've also had several people not believe me and had to show them my drivers licence. This is a problem when I meet people I used to know; I have never really changed the way I look, but I rarely recognize others.My mind has gone.
Notice that I haven't said looking the way I used to is a good thing. I'd rather look like a handsome older person than a geeky thirty-something.
This is a genetic thing. My sister, who is in her mid-thirties, began work in a school last year and was repeatedly asked by teachers why she wasn't in class.
Same with me and I am in a business that its not good to look so young. I got asked to see an ID at Wal-Mart the other day when wanting to buy NyQuil. The girl couldn't believe that I had a child 21. I get that at least weekly...."YOU have KIDS 21, 18, and 13"?
It is genetic with me also. My Mom once called a hotel my Dad stays at a lot looking for him (cell phone not charged or something) and asked some questions that would describe him. The guy said there is a guy in his 30s staying there that met the description. My Dad was probably 55 at the time.
Tim McCarver: Baseball Quotes
I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was hard to hit.