Once we “stumble” into the clammy embrace of ELDERLY we’re subject to a life sentence to include all manner of slings, arrows, probable incontinence and mandatory Obama care.
Our physical appearance and doctor’s appointments define our guilt…we’re no longer merely middle-aged or even old…those in hindsight were the good old/young…ish days
…now were elderly! And we can’t do a damn thing about it!
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Maybe that sounds preposterous to those of you who have settled into retirement in your senior years, but more and more oldsters are returning to the work force.
A Gallup poll released in October showed Americans aged 65 and older in the workforce increased from 22 percent in 2010 to 25 percent in 2013. That’s like one out of four of us are still working in one form or another.
Gallup explains it this way:
10) Only in America … could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.
9) Only in America … could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40% of all federal entitlements go to black Americans 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!
8) Only in America … could they have had the two …
Some ignore the alarm clock and sleep in as long as they feel like it. Maybe get up a little later and have a good legs and arms stretch and maybe twist the head around to loosen up the neck muscles, and then lie back down and get comfortable again; and then maybe later gettin’ up for a quick bit of food and a lap of water, then back to that comfortable position in the layin’ position, sometimes moving into the sun spot on the floor peering through a window. Ahh, retired life can be just great for many seniors; …
You see them leading and exercising their seniors on a leash all over town and in the parks. They make sure they walk fast and the path ahead of them is safe. They sniff every tree to make sure it isn’t going to fall on them, or isn’t emitting poisonous vapors that will cause dizziness, or worse, total awareness. They check the grass along the sidewalk for enemy creatures such as cockroaches, icky worms, or the worst, any wild pet cat that will steal food, or maybe a quick pet, and run home. Many dogs have been known to lift …