Before embarking on a new project or taking on a new job or entering a new season of life, it’s good to consider the pros and cons. If you’re an aging baby boomer like me, here are a few pros and cons you might want to consider before embarking on the great adventure of becoming a washed u… I mean, fruitful geezer
Pro: Some young people call you “Sir” or “Ma’m. Con: Most young people call you “Bud,” “Pal,” “Champ” or “Sport.”
Pro: There’s lots of great technology you never had when you were younger. Con: You can’t figure out what that ringing sound is coming from your cell phone.
Pro: You still feel 23. Con: You look in the mirror each morning and are horrified to find that during the night you’ve become The Mummy.
Pro: You can still serve in the church. Con: As a greeter in the bathroom.
Pro: You don’t have to worry about how you look any more. Con: Because you’re ugly.
Pro: You have less hair to have to take care of. Con: you must now apply sunscreen to the top of your head.
Pro: Your kids have all moved out. Con: Most of them will move back.
Pro: You always have something to talk about – your aches, pains and medications. Con: Nobody cares.
Pro: You can look forward to retiring. Con: However, you don’t have any money saved.
Pro: You get senior discounts in restaurants. Con: You spend all the money you save on medication.
Pro: You’ve gained much wisdom over the years. Con: Nobody cares about whether the toilet paper comes off the front or the back of the roll
Pro: You’ve seen just about everything in your lifetime. Con: You can’t remember a thing you’ve seen.
Pro: You look cool if you wear Chuck Taylors. Con: All coolness is cancelled out by the John Deere hat perched lightly atop your head.
Pro: You don’t care what people think about you. Con: Nobody thinks a thing about you.
Pro: You’ve got lots of great stories about your life. Con: Everybody’s heard those stories 35 times.
Pro: You can keep up with your classmates on Facebook. Con: They’re all dead.
Pro: You have more time to watch TV. Con: Green Acres isn’t on anymore.
Ok help me and my fellow aging baby boomers out. What are some more pros and cons of becoming ancient? By the way, what’s the female version of geezer? Geezette?