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I'm not ready to join yetPosted Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at 8:17 AM
Sometimes, I can hear these bones creek.
Tuesday morning, I was rising up out of my chair at work and I heard them creek.
A co-worker of mine laughingly state, "You sound like an old man getting out of that chair."
Sometimes, I admit to feeling older than what I really am.
Sure, I could stand to lose a few pounds, workout a little more, get in better shape.
The last statement of the previous sentence became clearly evident after playing a game of pickup basketball with my future brother-in-laws recently. Wow, I am incredibly out of shape! It really isn't funny.
But a recent mailing I received actually got me to laughing. Inward, of course.
I came home one afternoon last week to eat lunch. After eating and relaxing a few minutes, I took our puppy outside for her afternoon "business" ritual.
I then went to the mailbox to get the mail.
Imagine my surprise when I saw a piece of mail addressed to me from AARP.?!
Quite strange, I thought.
Sure, I just had a birthday. I hit the middle 30-spot. But I didn't think after this recent birthday that I added 15 years to my age. Or did I?
I decided to look up AARP online Tuesday morning.
One of the first things written on the organization's website states the following:
"It's Easy. Anyone 50 or over can get all the great benefits of membership in AARP for only $16 a year. And membership includes your spouse or partner, free!
Joining online is fast and secure. You become a member right away and receive your membership number online."
Note to AARP: I'M NOT QUITE READY TO JOIN YET.
I thought the piece of mail was funny. I honestly did.
Sure, I've heard members of my family talk about AARP. I'm sure the benefits are wonderful.
But I think I'll save the $16 annual fee for a later date.
No offense, mind you.
I just figure since I've got more than 10 years remaining before I'm officially of age to start reaping benefits from AARP, the $160-plus can be used for other things.
Again, no offense.
By the way, another note to AARP: My middle initial is not A. It's M.
Just remember that when you start to send me things.
In a decade-plus.
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