Recently I read a novel entitled “INVISIBLE”. Interesting mystery novel, charming character, reminded me of a quiet Murder She Wrote type character. Anyway, the main character puts forth the premise that as we age, we become invisible to the mainstream of society. Quaint, you say. Real, I say. She comes to believe, that as she has aged, her opinions, observations, opinions are “tolerated” or “blown-off” as inconsequential because they are just the “ramblings” of an old woman. How could she know anything?
I think this author has hit upon something real. Once you reach a “mature” age, you are tolerated by those in the “service” industries.
- If you complain, it’s just another old woman gripping about some “thing” that is bothering her. Get to it when you have nothing better to do.
- Give that older person some sort of explanation. they’ll buy it, what in the world do “they” know anyway!
- Stick up for your rights and again, just another old curmudgeon blowing something out of proportion.
- Sit back and let the world go by and no one realizes you are there, just sitting on the sidelines. But, of course, you are not creating waves or asking questions or wanting something taken care of in a timely fashion. You aren’t expecting anything to happen and therefore it doesn’t.
I stand up for myself. I do ask questions, I do have a brain and can think and rationalize. If I don’t know something I research and find the answers or information that I need. Service people can continue to try to make me invisible, but trust me IT WON’T HAPPEN!!! at least not as long as I can find the information I need. I will never claim to know it all. If I don’t, I’ll find out. I will make sound decisions and will not fade away into invisibility, no matter my age.
Thanks for listening, make it a great day!!!
Today ( 12/2) brings thoughts of times past. Forty-six years ago we said “I do” and we meant it. Unfortunately, time was not on our side the way WE had envisioned. Eight years ago he said his last good-bye. There were great times, good times, sad times, not so good times, but they were OUR times. We lived, loved, laughed and cried. We have three wonderful children that grew into wonderful adults. They are our legacy, our pride and joy.
It’s been a “long, lonely time” and “time goes by so slowly”. Gary, missing you each and every day.
I am not going to voice an opinion regarding the verdict rendered in the George Zimmerman case. The case went to trial, evidence presented and a verdict rendered. This is the way the system is set up to work. There will ALWAYS be some people who disagree with a verdict.
To do damage in protest only casts doubt on the person they are protesting “for”. To protest is your right, to destroy property is not. To protest is your right, to hide behind a mask so you cannot be recognized is a way to hide because you know it is not right. An arrest was requested and that happened, a trial was requested and it happened. The system functioned whether or not you agree with the result.
The other day I realized that I had reached a new milestone.
Spending the day with my grandchildren, we decided that going to the local pond and fishing was a great way to spend the sunny, warm, spring day. Now, fishing is not a new sport for me, it was something we had done for years. Checking the web-site for requirements for a fishing license in our fair state, I discovered an amazing fact.
I HAD ARRIVED AT LAST!!!! My age has gotten me to the place where I no longer require to purchase a fishing license. Never thought about that milestone. So here I am, old enough finally to get around a fee.
Maybe I should look for other fees my age will get me around! LOL!!!!!
I just saw on the national news this evening that one of our states has passed legislation that would arm teachers in their classrooms. This is insanity IMHO. I would not be able to support that issue at all. Putting firearms in a classroom is so bad. It leaves open such scary scenarios. Please hope that this is rescinded and we don’t make a bad situation worse!
Happy Birthday! Really missing you today!