Emails can be great Entertainment

Arfer By Arfer, 23rd Oct 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The subject of this article was taken from an anonymous email I received recently.
I am sure readers will find it amusing or relevant, depending on their age.

Emails can be great Entertainment

I get emails from all over the place, as I am sure do most of you.
Some are completely unsolicited and generally advertise some sexual aid. These I block immediately!
Others provide me with a great deal of entertainment.
There are the rude ones, the crude ones and the very witty ones.

Then there are those that come in the form of a slide show. Pictures of animals, art, aeroplanes and ships, pavement artists and so on. I love these because they show nature, art and artists as well as engineering in a very pleasing visual form.
They are pure entertainment that can be viewed time and time again.

Jokes make up a big majority of the “non correspondence emails” I get. Some are so funny I could almost wet myself reading them. Others are less acceptable but on the whole I enjoy them.
But every now and again an email turns up in my inbox that has me scratching my head and wondering why couldn’t I think of something like that?

This one came a few days ago and I have no idea of the original author. It concerns senior citizens and was illustrated with some comical video clips. But even without the clips it is worth sharing.

Before I do, I have to mention that I am not an octogenarian – yet!
I still have a few weeks to go. So you can understand why the sentiments expressed are so real to me, and most other senior citizens.

OK, having got that out of the way you can appreciate where I stand and why I find this so very true!

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for
every conceivable deficiency of the modern world,
real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility
for all we have done and do not blame others.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point
out that it was NOT the senior citizens who took:

The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,
The courtesy out of driving,
The romance out of love,
The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out of parenthood,
The togetherness out of the family,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,
The nativity scene out of cities,
The civility out of behaviour,
The refinement out of language,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement, or,
God out of government and school.

And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships
and interactions with others!!


I'm the life of the party...... even if it lasts until 8 p.m.
I'm very good at opening childproof caps.... with a hammer.
I'm usually interested in going home before I get to where I am going.
I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
I'm smiling all the time because I can't hear a thing you're saying.
I'm very good at telling stories; over and over and over and over...
I'm so cared for -- long term care, eye care, private care, dental care.

I'm not really grouchy, I just don't like traffic, waiting in long lines, crowds, lawyers, unruly kids, barking dogs, politicians and a few other things I can't seem to remember right now.

I'm sure everything I can't find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.

I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.

I'm having trouble remembering simple words like.....

I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.

I'm sure they are making adults much younger these days, and when did they let kids become policemen?

I'm wondering, if you're only as old as you feel, how could I be alive at 150?

I'm a walking storeroom of facts..... I've just lost the key to the storeroom door.

Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life!

I really should acknowledge the author of this email, if I could only remember who sent this to me!


Aging, Appearance, Art, Emails, Forgetful, Fun, Jokes, Music, Octogenarian, Relevant, Romance, Rude, Senior Citizen

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PAUL ENGLAND, the eldest son of a minister, was born in the south-east of England in Essex during the Great Depression.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
23rd Oct 2010 (#)

very funny

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author avatar Denise O
24th Oct 2010 (#)

I thought I left a message here, hmmmmm.
Well anyways, I shared it on my facebook, thumbs up!
It just cracked me up!
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Denise O
24th Oct 2010 (#)

When my senior citizen ( my hubby) wakes up, I have to get him to read this.
OMG! It so hits him in so many ways. Loved it! :)

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author avatar Arfer
24th Oct 2010 (#)

Hi Denise
Thank you for your comments.
Emails can really be fun once you get past the SPAM

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author avatar aden kendroemen
24th Oct 2010 (#)

This was great, now I really know why I am smiling all the time. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Arfer
24th Oct 2010 (#)

Thanks for you comment, Aden.
The older you get the more you appreciate such sentiments.

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author avatar aden kendroemen
24th Oct 2010 (#)

That being why I would not change a thing about my life. The strength of understanding yourself, far outweighing strenght of limb.

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author avatar Songbird B
6th Jul 2011 (#)

This is just wonderful, Arfer...Thanks so much for sharing the chuckle...

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