Wednesday, 22 December 2010

THE OLDER WE GET

These observations were sent to me by a good friend. They would be funny if they weren 't so true!

ONE

Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken Mc - Nuggets.

I asked for a half dozen nuggets.

'We don't have half dozen nuggets,' said the teenager at the counter. 'You don't?' I replied.

'We only have six, nine, or twelve,' was the reply.

'So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?' 'That's right.'

So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets.

(Unbelievable but sadly true...)


TWO

I was checking out at the local Walmart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine.
I picked up one of those 'dividers' that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed.

After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the 'divider', looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it.

Not finding the bar code, she said to me, 'Do you know how much this is?'

I said to her 'I've changed my mind; I don't think I'll buy that today.'

She said 'OK,' and I paid her for the things and left. She had no clue to what had just happened.

THREE

A woman at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly.

When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number,
so she was using the ATM thingy.'

(keep shuddering!!)

FOUR

I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. 'Do you need some help?' I asked.

She replied, 'I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car.
Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?'

'Hmmm, I don't know. Do you have an alarm, too?' I asked.

'No, just this remote thingy,' she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door,
I replied, 'Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries. It's a long walk....'

PLEASE just lay down before you hurt yourself !!!

FIVE

Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said,
'I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?'
'Just use paper from the photocopier', the secretary told her.
With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five 'blank' copies. Brunette, by the way!!

SIX
A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her
kid to the emergency room, the kid had eaten ants.

The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and he should be fine,
the mother says, 'I just gave him some ant killer......' Dispatcher: 'Rush him in to emergency!'

Life is tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid!!!!

Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too. Don't laugh.....it is all true...
Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading towards 70!

01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

02. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

03. No one expects you to run--anywhere.

04. People call at 9 PM and ask,"did I wake you?"

05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

06. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

07. Things you buy now won't wear out.

08. You can eat supper at 4 PM.

09. You can live without sex but not your glasses.

10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.

13. You sing along with elevator music.

14. Your eyes won't get much worse.

15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

19. You can't remember who sent you this list.

20. And you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience

And last but not leasst, never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

13 comments:

Eddie Bluelights said...

Loved these LOL.
I could hardly credit that some people can be so dumb. LOL
Ann, they don't make em like they used to LOL

God bless you especially this Christmas. Hugs ~ Eddie

Eva Gallant said...

good ones!

Eliza said...

Oh brilliant, I loved these :-) Thanks for the smile, have a wonderful Christmas.

slommler said...

OMG!! And they live amongst us!! I am afraid to go out of my door now! Ha!
I will definitely remember not to take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time. That could be really bad!!
Merry Christmas and hugs
SueAnn

Mimi said...

Oh thank you for a great laugh!
My favourite was the photocopier one! I keep saying that our kids are not nearly as well-educated as we were (and I'm a teacher!) and you've proved it! The system needs to be changed from box-ticking to higher thinking.
Happy Christmas to you and yours!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

DogLover said...

I loved #17!

Another one: After 70, a pound saved is a pound wasted.

Retiredandcrazy said...

God bless you too Eddie, and a very happy New Year. I was just thinking of you this morning. We had the paramedics next door for a couple of hours. What a wonderful job they do.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Yes, Eva, as Eddie said, they don't make em like they used to.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas too Eliza and a very Happy New Year to you and yours.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Merry Christmas and hugs to you too SueAnne. The sleeping pill thing is scary isn't it?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Back to that education thing again Mimi, we must have a conversation about that one day. Happy New Year to you.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Now let me think DogLover, what is it that #17 said?