It’s official, I’m getting old


It started with a trip to the local supermarket.

After the young girl blipped my wine, cheese and crisps. She asked me if I had my pensioner discount card.

I politely asked her to repeat her question. It sometimes takes two or three attempts for me to translate Italian to English and even then I can make some fantastic mistakes and misunderstandings and confusion follow.

Do I have my pensioner discount card?

I quickly looked over my shoulder to see which old man she was talking to.

Never too old for flip flops

And then today I received this delightful E mail

Don’t need you for another 40+ years

I send them a very polite E mail.

Dear sir,

Thank you for your kind E mail, however the cost of my funeral will be the least of my worries when I die.

May I suggest you contact my wife, Mrs Sensible. She is the worrier in our family.

Kind regards

Pecora (feeling remarkably healthy) Nera

I wonder if they will reply.

On a happier note, at my birthday party last week, we had a barbecue, drank lots of wine, sang and generally had a good time.

8 thoughts on “It’s official, I’m getting old

  1. Maybe you should suggest the young woman to give you this discount card, that you need her help to get it 😀
    Then you might stretch the pension a little more.
    I also start to receive those about the funeral and I couldn’t mind less. I’m not that old and right now, I don’t care.

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  2. I feel for you. I get a thrill out of being called “Mademoiselle” – at the old peep’s home when I go to visit my mother-in-law. I’m getting emails and facebook ads about over 55’s health insurance plans and urinary leaks, they haven’t tried the funeral plans yet and they will be needing one if they try.

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