The other day I caught myself doing my most old lady act to date: I put a partially used Kleenex in my sweater sleeve. I couldn’t believe it! Instead of turning 43, did I actually turn 93?!?!
As I’ve mentioned before, I suffer from allergies. With our weather so much warmer so much later into the fall (who am I kidding? It never got cold even to us weather wimps at all last winter), there is always something blooming. The result is that I always have a Kleenex on me. I try checking my pockets before doing laundry, yet one often sneaks by me and creates confetti in the washer/dryer.
On the particular old lady day in question, I was wearing a really cute outfit, but unfortunately my skirt didn’t have a pocket. Rather than leaving the Kleenex on my desk – ewwwww – I watched it go into my sleeve without my even thinking about it.
Goodness gracious! What’s next? Will I be going in for a blue rinse? I won’t even mention that I received my first prescription for reading glasses last month.
I just realized work brings out the worst of my old lady tendencies. All of the women in the office have shawls that we have brought in because the air conditioning is cranked so high. One of our male coworkers once referred to them as our blankies, and the term stuck.
Lately I’ve found myself putting the shawl over my legs instead of my shoulders. I thought to myself that this is what it will be like tucking the blanket over my lap when I’m in a wheelchair! At least I’m getting my stories ready for the senior center.
What older-than-your-age activities have you caught yourself doing? or Why are office buildings always so cold?