In the spirit of the Monty Python line, “I’m not quite dead yet!”, what are the things you use to justify the claim you’re not quite old yet?
Invoking Monty Python is probably a dead giveaway, unfortunately. But I’ll start anyway.
I’m not quite old yet! Because the time span between my father’s freshman year at college, and my freshman year is still longer than the time between my freshman year and now. Let’s see…1942 for him, 1975 for me…wait a minute…It’s the same!
OK then, I’m not quite old yet because the time between my father’s freshman year and my first year of graduate school is longer than the time since then,…
I hadn’t been carded in years, but it just happened the other night. I stepped into a bar for a quick gin and tonic. I don’t normally go there and they don’t know me, but even so I was surprised when the bartender asked for ID. I said, “Are you kidding me?” I’m bald. I have salt in my goatee. The bartender said they had to ask everyone, anyway. Whatever, I guess.
I’m not old yet, because I still camp in a tent instead of a trailer! (Okay, I do have an air mattress, but EVERYONE has an air mattress these days. At least mine isn’t the double stacked tall air mattress yet. )
I’m not old yet, because tonight I went to the dollar store with my 15 year old, and I got the jump on *him *by hiding around a corner and leaping out to attack with a foam pirate sword.
(Two aisles later, he got me with a Ninja throwing star and a glow in the dark gecko.)
That means I’m not old yet! Even though I’m too old to be a baby boomer, and I sometimes get senior discounts, playing computer games saves me. (And I’m probably also saved from advanced senility by my habit of watching lots of anime.)