Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Day The Seniors Drove The Cat Nuts

Sometimes it's days like today that senior citizens annoy me royally. Today I left home 30 minutes early to go vote. The polling place was a block away from me. When I arrived every booth was taken. 22 minutes later I still was waiting. I asked, "Why the wait?" Apparently the blue haired's couldn't figure out the technology and were confused. JESUS! I wanted to stick a fork in my eye. They have all day to vote but do they have to do this between 6 and 8 AM????? I'm really a laid back person (much to the chagrin of many) and am pretty care free and patient and usually not one to rush. But this was ridiculous already. I walked out. I went back after work. They also make doctors appointments at the end of the day, so that a working person can't get a late appointment. How do I know this? Because I'm sometimes the lady giving them appointments at the doctors office. They're always asking me for 4 PM or later appointments. Why? You don't work. For what reason on God's green Earth do you need such a late appointment? I never ask but sometimes when I refuse to give them the late ones, they say, dumb things like I have majong or bridge or exercise class. O FRIKKEN WELL! I GUESS YOU'LL HAVE TO MISS A DAY SUNSHINE. Crimeny. Give me a break.
Now don't you all jump to conclusions, I'm not heartless. If someone said, "But
meals on wheels comes between 4 and 5:30 with my dinner", I'll bend over backwards. But stupid replies like Bingo starts at 2:30 just don't fly with me.

Why do senior citizens do selfish things like this? Because they can.


Avi in AZ said...

I also think it is because the elderly just don't think. They're sequestered in their own little elderly world, and they tend to forget the workweek rhythms that we (unfortunately!) are enslaved to. But you make a valid point: Some are extremely selfish and often self-consciously proud of it. Many might think that after decades of living through life's ordeals, they've earned that right to be selfish, while I think others' insecurity about getting older and more frail prompts them to think only of themselves--feeling that nobody else will if they don't. Who knows...some might just be bitter. In the end, unfortunately, I think too many people on this earth are selfish, not to mention mean, regardless of age or any other division.

Henry North London said...

Lol the elderly dont think

Of course they do but not in the way you or I think

They are set in their patterns I bet youve had one lady or gentleman say well I always used to see the doctor at this time and it has to be this time or Ill be thrown out of rhythm

Thanks for the favour much obliged

M- Filer said...

haha, I'll tell my 90 year old father to use the Meals on Wheels excuse...that's a good one!