Pepper, you may have just stumbled upon the difference between “grown up” and becoming old. But I’ll help you discern which is the case for you.Originally posted by Pepper
My daughter is 13 today.
If you have a teenager, you're old...right?
Even if I am old, I am a "new" man...I got up and got her a dozen doughnuts for her birthday breakfast and did not eat a single one.
You will know when you are truly old. The symptoms will be a vague recollection of having purchased a baker’s dozen followed by an alarming realization that the delivered gift is a donut short and then an unexplainable feeling of guilt.
To youthful and innocent eyes it is a gift. To the middle age we have a sophisticated theft. But to the initiated and fellow old farts, we see all the telltale markers; treachery, senility, and plausible deniability. If you really want to know step on a scale and see if it swings in your favor or not.
Now fess up; and welcome to the club.
P.S. Alas, it would have been a perfect crime except for the fact that when we are blowing out birthday candles the celebrated
will know that 12 is not the same as 13. Judas, the 13th, found it appropriate to hang himself when he realized what he had done.