Skip to comments.You’re old. Get over it.
Posted on 10/26/2012 8:50:06 PM PDT by null and void
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How about Helen Thomas ?
Older folks make wonderful contractors, and that is sometimes a way back in the door (if they don’t want to keep on being contractors, which has some advantages of its own).
Helen Thomas is how I know I’ve had enough to drink.
Yep. No matter how old I get, I always tell myself it beats the hell out of the alternative.
And I'm ugly too and my mother dresses me funny.
Roger that. And we know full well that we stand on the shoulders of giants. We know that we can only do what we do because of what you and preceding generations have done. It’s just part of the flow of things. I thank God almighty for the way we’re able to build things up and keep moving forward.
Man, things are moving at an exponential rate.
I was just reading about some of the Texas pioneers that I had the great fortune of working with at Electrospace Systems
I hope that you have that experience.
I am still in in contact with most of them but sure miss having breakfast at 5 AM with them all
I’m not growing up and you can’t make me....
Like your attitude. I hired several just like you. They kicked my arse all the way into owning a very profitable company.
I tell myself, "Nobody dies of wrinkles".
If you’re a Christian, it just means that you’re getting closer to Glory. In the present, rejoice because Jesus is your Saviour and have a beer.
Old people know stuff.
well...I’m lucky to simply be here at 55
odds are really high I’ll not last past 70 or so
it’s just how it is
enjoy life...work hard and don’t let yer wife’s bounty go to waste
and as for kids who whine all the time
screw ya’ll I have paid into this bullshit maximum rate and amount since late 70s
if they hadn’t let you sissies get trophies just for showing up you might not be sitting in the passenger’s seat in the Prius with wifey driving chin out over the dash and yer balls in her lockbox...boys
youth think they are the best ever and that humanity improves with time when in fact quite the opposite appears true
when I hear some shrill lib wench with too much parchment saying “but it’s the 21st century...don’t these people know we’ve moved on and progressed”
i know she has no clue...
some stiff with a plowshare tilling some little plot in Wessex 1200 years ago probably had more integrity, faith and commitment to others than stupid people today can even imagine
yet they think they are so above it all
their faith is in the messianc evolution of humanity into a new better man..or woman
who’s that right?
Ha ha, I love it! You remind me of myself when I was in my early 30's and I was always finding ways to get things done in hours that took other people weeks!
Unfortunately, I also ended up alienating a lot of people at the company - not because I was smarter than them, but because I was so arrogant! I ended up leaving because they "didn't appreciate my abilities"!!!
Twenty years later I still get more done before lunch than some people get done in a week, but I don't crow about it. I find more things to do, and I "promote laziness" (my term for helping other employees to do things faster and with less effort). Overall I enjoy my work much more and have more fun than when I was a legend in my own mind!
Love your last sentence. I’ve got to work that into a conversation before I forget it. I just turned 66 and it’s beginning to happen a lot.
The old bull and the young bull were standing at the top of the hill overlooking a paddock of many gorgeous young heifers. The young bull said, Lets charge down the hill, knock over that fence and service one of those heifers each. The old bull wisely replied, Why dont we saunter down the hill, open the gate, take a sip at the water trough and then service ALL of those heifers?
I'm so old that they automatically give me the Senior Citizen's discount at Dunkin' Donuts.
When I drop something and bend over to pick it up, I always ask myself, " Is there anything else I need while I'm down here?"
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