Five Things I Am Officially “Too Old” For
The "get off my lawn" memes poke fun at how "old folks" complain about EVERYTHING. And don't get me wrong, I do love a meme.NJ is just overloaded with 'em. But anyway, the idea of old people complaining isn't just Boomers . . . there are plenty of seventh graders who are sick of putting up with sixth grader B.S, apparently.
People online are talking about things they are "getting too old" to deal with, and you can probably relate to a few, no matter how old you are. I know I can. So I decided to be true to my own Danny Glover meme and make my OWN list. So here are five things that I (and this is me, myself and I, nobody else) are Officially Too Old For.
1. Arguing with other people.
Someone told me, or I read about a thing Keanu Reeves said, about this. He once said he protects his peace by refusing to argue with anyone about anything. He said, '1+1=5? You're right. Have fun.'" I mean. Especially now a days, it seems like nobody will ever change their mind about anything...so maybe this IS the way to go, you know?
2. Concerts without assigned seating.
Don't get me wrong. I had an AMAZING time when NJ and I went to go see Agust D. And while I enjoyed meeting other ARMY in the line and stuff.... I don't think I need to stand in line for eight hours again. I'll just get a nice seat, thanks.
3. Caring about people who don't care about you.
This is something that gnawed at me, I admit it took a long time to get this one right. Chasing after people, and being the only one to put in the work for relationships with family and friends,.. I'm kind of done with that. Like, if I ask you to hang out a few times and you're always busy, then come find me. Phone works both ways. Simple enough. And for me, this also applies to people who are disrespectful of you, your time, your boundaries, etc. If someone wants things their way all the time, well. I'm not interested. I have enough people in my life who care enough about me to treat me right, you know?
4. Sitting on the floor.
Now there are obvious exceptions for this - I believe there are several Japanese and Korean restaurants for example, where you sit on the floor at a low table. I'd do that, if it was the way the restaurant did things. But if you invite me your place and you don't even have like, a pillow for my butt? No thanks. We can go somewhere else. I'll still hang with you, just... elsewhere.
5. Convincing people not to do dumb stuff.
I don't know how many times I've tried to convince people to not do stupid stuff. Sometimes, people just need to learn their own lessons, you know? It doesn't matter how many times you or someone else they respect tell them, show them evidence/precedent,... if they want to do something, they're gonna do it.
What are some things you're just too old for yourself?
Get Off My Lawn,