Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It was bound to happen sooner or later

I overheard a conversation yesterday in the locker room that stopped me dead in my tracks. One of the guys was telling his buddy that he's training a guy that was born after we started work there.
I have been at that job longer than that youngster's been breathing on his own. I was working there the day he was born, when he took his first step, when he started kindergarten, when he started high school, when he graduated high school. I was working there when he got or gave (California, ya know) his first blow job.
I hate that motherfucker already and I've never even laid eyes on him.

Fifty three years old and feeling twice that all of a sudden. I mean, my maturity level is no more that it was in my mid twenties, and in my mind I don't consider myself old, but check this shit out - I remember going out and stomping my ex-brother-in-law into a little greasy spot for hitting my sister when I was 30 years old because Pops was headed out to do it and I didn't want him to hurt himself or break a hip or something so I beat him to the punch. He was elderly, you know? Frail. Almost 50. He was 4 years younger than I am now.
Fuck.

15 comments:

PISSED said...

Gettin old..It sucks.

da_truth36 said...

Yeah, that shit creeps up on you. I realized this past year that I've now got a son that's legally drinking age. Fuck, where did those years go?

angrymike said...

I know the feeling, we had a company come in and concrete a patch in the floor where I work, we all put our names in it, that was 1989. A few weeks ago I showed a kid the names, he said he was born that year...... Damn I'm only 47 ,but I've been in that place 29 years, where does the time go??????

Sarthurk said...

I work with a bunch of folks who could be my children. Good! They can go do the field work, and I can work on the data they collect in a nice warm office. Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill! I thought that was an insult when I was young. Now I understand!

Cheesy said...

Congratulations, you're old.

cato said...

Remember all the "old" guys at the job when you started?

You are them now.

As Mom used to say, "Golden Years my ass."

Still on the escalator of life, just gettin' closer to the steppin' off destination.

wirecutter said...

Cato - I was one of those old guys when I started. It was a brand new warehouse and most of the guys they were hiring were in their mid twenties. I was 32.

Robert Fowler said...

On Nov. 10th, (the Marine Corps Birthday), my daughter will be 38. Shit.

dhanna59 said...

O man, let me tell ya Ken. When I retired from Army 01 APR 06 I weighed 180 and had 20 sets of BDU's, DCU's and ACU's, all medium regular. now, lets just say that I took the big mirror out of the bathroom and put up just a face mirror to see to shave in...I could not take lookin at the BIG PICTURE anymore. Me an you are the same age remember?

RangerNick said...

I know what you mean, I've been working my job for 34 yrs minus almost 4 when I worked for uncle sam. But, the first time I new I was really getting (old) was in about 2002 when I saw the first playboy centerfold who was younger than my daughter, now thats fucked up.

timbo said...

Those stories about thinking yer Dad was old are a real mind fuck!

I remember a buddy of my Dads getting baseball caps made up saying my Dads name and that he was 50 printed on the front, for Dads birthday. At the time it seemed sooo old. He had accomplished so much by that age, and was hugely successful. Compared to what that generation did, I feel like a waste of skin.

Anonymous said...

Dude, I realized I was old when the girls in porno's were younger than my daughter.

Stretch said...

My cousin's thought I was my dad when I got out of the car last spring. Bastards. Didn't buy them a damn round at the wake.

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha you're old

Anonymous said...

I needed a new badge, so I went to security to get it replaced. A really hot young thang took my old badge and looked at the working here since date, 1974, and said "ho, you started here the year I was born." I was absolutely gobsmacked.
-Steve_in_CA