In a discussion last night with a friend we came to the conclusion that being labeled as a senior at the present time (Covid 19) is not some thing we welcome.
Some stores in the town where I live are kindly offering special services for seniors. But am I a senior? I love getting senior discount! Seniors can be classified from age 55 to 100+.
Are we all the same? Some of us are fit and known to climb mountains, do Ironman races, walk miles daily or swim many laps of a local pool. We live in our own homes, look after grandhildren, cook and serve weekly meals to extended families. Others are wheelchair bound riddled with numerous ailments living in Senoir care homes where we have round the clock care. Still others are reasonably fit and able to look after themselves as well as tend gardens, spring clean, travel widely and fix our cars. Sometimes we get sick, or need operations from which we usually recover and are able to get back to living our enjoyable lives.
My point is do not tar us all with the same brush, do we consider a 20 year old the same as a 45 year old? Well do not do it with seniors.
I am capable of making my own disissions about how i want to live my life. I will not put anyone else’s life at risk but do NOT tell me what I am allowed to do or not.
I am not self isolating! and that is an end to it. This was supposed to be funny so here is a joke.
“Have you heard the one about the Irishman who went to AA? He still drinks but uses another name”.