It all started so innocent enough. A little gray hair, weight not coming off so easily, a few cracking joints in the morning, etc...
Then came phase two. A case of gout. What the heck is that? Doesn't that effect only old people. Next came the need for a prescribed 'fluid pill' due to excess fluid build up. Dear Lord. I'm a 'nerve pill' prescription away from being my grandmother...and she'll be 98 next month!
Today, I enter a completely new phase of sun-setting life...today I became...a mall watcher.
Not a 'mall walker' mind you. Oh no. I skipped that level completely and went straight to going to the mall, parking on a bench all by myself, and watching people go by while making mental observation all to myself. What next? A Hoveround. Oh the humanity!
My written confession might lead to open weeping. I'm glad my dear readers can't see me right now. Shameful.
No. I can't explain why. I thought the Crocs, the ZUMBA, the Just for Men were all great tools to help me fight off that plummet into the old person abyss of condo-living in Florida and Bingo on Tuesday and Friday nights. Apparently not.
The sad part about the whole affair is I didn't even realize I was doing it...mall watch that is...until the task was well under way. It all happened so fast! I went to the mall to get the teenager a pair of shoes, a bite of lunch and then...wham, bam, Son of Sam...I'm anchoring down one end of a bench with a tag team partner on the other end obviously well into his 70s.
Warm weather we're having for the first week of May.
Yes sir. After that nonexistent winter, we might be in for a scorcher this summer.
The weather?! I'm sitting on a bench in the mall talking to an old man about the weather?! Why does my ankle hurt? On no...not gout. Not gout again...
This weather sure messes with joints. Knees hurt so bad I can't sleep at night.
Weather. Knee pain. Maybe that's it. Maybe it's not gout after all. Maybe, just maybe, it's barometric pressure related rheumatoid...arthritis...oh sweet fancy Moses...please be gout! What's happening to me? I need to lie down...no!...I don't need to lie down! I perfectly okay! I'll do ZUMBA tonight, a little bow-chicka-wow-wow later tonight. Yes! I will be just fine...
These young people and their phones. Walking around texting not watching where they're going. Why aren't they in school in the middle of the day?!
Oh look at the time! I'd better be getting back to work myself. Hope you have a good rest of the day sir.
Work? Oh yeah. Good talking to you.
I'm officially avoiding the mall for the rest of the summer. I'm too young to be old! That's right...you're too young to be old Tony C. You're to young to be old. You're too young to be old.
I missed ZUMBA tonight because my stinking ankle is killing me...dang this gout stuff hurts.