In this article from the Journal Review (Crawfordsville, IN) by Leo Morris he gets a rude awakening.
The abrupt realization that we need to dwell on how others see us can be triggered by the most casual of careless remarks, one of which I have just suffered through.
Leo was having an electrical issue with his home, built in 1902.Â A man from the power company came out, studied the problem, then called back to his office to request a work order. Leo overheard him say,
â€œAnd you need to get out here today. My customer is elderly, and I donâ€™t want him to be stuck here without power.â€
Hearing that one word, I suddenly felt â€“ what? Offended? Violated? Diminished? All of that.”
In the rest of the article, Leo reflects on reaching the “demarcation line” of age 65. It’s a good discussion of what all geezers have felt at one time or another.
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