MY ROADMAP TO OLD AGE
When you love your wife more now than when you married her.
When a wet dream means that you knocked over a glass of water from your night table.
When you go from the kitchen to the bed-room and you forgot why.
When you talk nonsense and young people are respectful, not critical.
When people who look old give you their seat on the bus..
When you find pornographic photos rather dull.
When your closet is full of perfectly good clothes you never wear
When you get up 3 or 4 times a night to go to the bathroom.
When your kids are over 50
When your grandchild opens a jar of jam for you.
When you can say something sexual to a young woman and she just laughs and takes no offence.
When you renew a magazine subscription one year at a time.
When the weddings you attend are for your friend’s grandchildren
When masturbation is not an option because your right hand gets too tired.
When every day is the week-end.
When the desk at the tennis club finds it difficult to arrange a good game for you
When all the politicians look like kids playing government.
When you don’t have a clue about all the options on your cell phone except to send and receive calls
When the regularity of bowel movements are a constant topic with your old friends
When you have to write down everything you do in order to remember what you have done or arranged. And then of course you forget where you placed the note.
When you cannot find the note that tells you what you have to do.
When you spend most of every day in your pyjamas.
When all the little things that go wrong with you physically, never really get better.
When nothing astounds you because you have seen it all.
When your reflexes are too slow to get you to the ball in a tennis match.
When climbing steps becomes a major problem.
When young, you get sick and get better soon, when middle-aged you get sick, but it takes longer to get better, when old you get sick, but you never really get completely better.
When you desperately want to remember an incident or a name and cannot, but if you just stop making the effort, it comes to mind.
When you are out for a drive and you take out the lower partial to clean it of food and hold it for 5 seconds in your hand, and you very quickly get this sick feeling that you left it at home and just as quickly feel relief when you know it is in your hand.
When you wake up in the morning and all your limbs are stiff and it takes hours to feel flexible.
When the strength you had to do the exercises you have done for many years is just not there.
When you remember what happened 50 years ago but not 5 minutes ago.
When not so slowly, but surely, all your best friends and business associates die, not even mentioning your close relatives.
When you remember how your parent`s farting bothered you , and now you cannot help doing the same.
You are sinking deeper and deeper into the digital age and don`t know how to operate your new digital camera, the mobile phone, the computer, G.P.S. in the car and Yahoo or google.
I have played tennis in my club for 50 years with the same combination lock number. Yesterday I went in for my exercise number and couldn’t remember it.
When there is nobody to phone and commiserate with because they are all dead.