"Haven't you always chosen function over fashion??"Touche, I reply. I'm not exactly en vogue. Though all the french words I've managed to work into this blog post should count for something.
One lovely aspect of aging is the confidence that comes with it. The chutzpa to throw caution to the wind, to speak your mind, to take no crap, to wear sensible shoes! Ah sensible shoes. At what age do we start to think these are acceptable?
And then there's the saran wrap head cover. When an umbrella is just too much, there's always this beauty:
- Get accused of being a "Sunday driver"
- Become afraid of being out after dark
- Shrink to the point where I can't see over my steering wheel
- Think it's acceptable to not wear my teeth (naturally, I'd prefer to not have removable teeth, period)
- Call young people "whippersnapper"
- Stop bathing
Now, feel free to share your own "I hope I never" elderly stereotypes and fashion faux pas so we can all have a good laugh at the people we will some day become!
Disclaimer: Having said all this, let it be known that some of my favorite people in the whole wide world have been 80+ and I mean no offense. Of course, if you're among my elderly readers, you probably can't read this small print, and my apology is for naught.