Day 246, who is that old guy?

Depending on how old you are, this blog may or may not make sense to you. It makes sense to me (good thing, huh?). When I was younger, I would be “carded”, asked my age when I went to bars or clubs. As I have gotten older, the being carded has happened less. And that makes sense. I look at people in their early twenties and I really have trouble judging their age. Maybe if I worked in a liquor store, I would have  a better sense of someones age. Sometimes I will be in line behind other patrons (in the liquor store) and wonder how they could possibly be old enough to purchase beer.  There are times you will get carded no matter how old you are. Lots of sports venues will ask to see your driver’s license, no matter what.

Yesterday I went to the Windmill in Belmar. The Windmill is locally well know for their hotdogs. I get emails from them now and then with a buy one, get one offer. They also have coupons each week in the Wednesday paper.  The Windmill that I frequent (maybe three times a month) is about 15 minutes from my job.  Same job for nine + years. Math time (12 months x 9 years x 3 times a month= too many hotdogs).  Anyway, I went in yesterday with my coupon and gave it to the women cashier. She is either older than me or she had a really rough paper route growing up. She looked at the coupon and then at me and back at the coupon and asked me if I was a senior citizen since Wednesday is half price for seniors day. Umm, I’m fifty years old I told her. I doubt that makes me an eligible for the senior discount.

She got really quiet and just finished up my order without much more chatter. Maybe I looked really old yesterday. I did not feel any older. It might be time to ask Alice about darkening my hair. Alice is the lady that has cut my hair for the last 15 years.  The episode really did not bother me, I think the lady behind the counter was bothered more than me.  I just rolled my eyes and enjoyed my hot dogs.

Work, work and work.  The company made money on me today. I was able to sneak out for lunch but other than that I was zoom, zoom and zoom. My DW had a steady day.  DS1 is off for the next two days. He went to visit his (she is not my girlfriend) friend from college. I expect him home sometime Saturday. The Scranton boys have been quiet today. DS2 should he heading home tomorrow. I hope he brings me a couple of dogs from Coney Island Lunch. Dude, this is more than a hint. I will pay you back.

Tonight’s picture is from May 2011. DS3 had received his ROTC awards. This is “us” after the awards ceremony.  Enjoy!


DW, DS3, Lime Guy ROTC Award May 2011