Moss, is humor writer from Tennessee. She writes a
weekly human interest column about daily life and the funny
things that happen to everyone.
She has written for the Daily News of Kingsport, Griffin Journal,
Oakridge Now, Atlanta Woman Magazine, Aberdeen Examiner, Angleton
Advocate, and Smyrna AM, a supplement of the Murfreesboro Daily News
Journal. She has been
published by Voyageur Press, McGraw Hill, and the good folks
at Guidepost Books. Her articles have appeared in
numerous anthologies and other publications, both in print and online.
She is a
former board member and past Editor of the Columnists.com, website of the National Society of Newspaper
oldest and largest professional organization
for columnists. She is the Web Editor of
Humorists.com and a founder of the Southern Humorists writers'
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||Older than Dirt...
How Do You Know When You Are
Older Than Dirt?
You can't figure out the remote control or the automatic
You get discounts by playing the age card or the AARP card.
You got a traffic ticket for NOT speeding.
You can fall sound asleep while sitting up and wake yourself up snoring.
You don't go to places with stairs instead of elevators.
You can't read the small print and can't find the magnifying glass.
You don't answer the phone because you are tired of hearing your friends
You feel a chill and need a sweater, even when it's 80 degrees.
You sometimes misplace things and think you have been robbed.
You can't get the child proof tops off of medicine bottles.
You used to like to cook but now you like to microwave or eat out.
You favorite TV shows are all reruns.
You gave up driving at night since the doctor says you have cataracts.
Your Facebook picture is 20 years old because your new pictures "don't look
You don't like to travel because it is too much trouble to pack.
You hire someone to do chores because you don't want to bother anyone.
Your closet only has sensible shoes.
If you sneeze, you have to change your underwear.
You have professional pedicures because you can't reach your toes.
You wish people would stop walking so fast and running over you.
If you go shopping, you spend half your time looking for the ladies room.
You wonder how they get away with charging $5 for a stupid greeting card.
You can't remember names, phone numbers, or where you left your false teeth.
You know a half dozen alternative uses for a crochet hook.
Your favorite scent is eucalyptus menthol rub.
You don't like electronics with an "i" in front of their name.
You vote for anyone who says they will not cut social security or Medicare.
You carry a folding walking cane in your purse - just in case.
You go to senior citizen meetings, not for food or fellowship, but to play
When you leave Wal-Mart, you can't remember where you parked the car.
You still read the newspaper with your morning coffee.
You have a cell phone for emergencies but can't remember to charge it.
You insist on talking to a real person on the phone instead of a recorded
You don't trust banks, insurance companies, loan companies or credit cards.
You are trying to figure out how to keep a nursing home from getting you and
your life savings.
You are tired of people asking how you feel. How do they think you feel at your
You would rather buy another one than go to the attic to look for something.
You give away things so you don't have to dust them anymore.
You have aches and pains in places you can't talk about.
You think renewing your driver's license online is the best idea since cordless
You think debit cards are great and electronic checks are even better.
You carry out your own groceries so people won't think you are too old.
You don't eat hotdogs anymore because they give you indigestion.
You sleep with a heating pad on whatever is hurting most.
You don't know who all these actors, actresses and singers are that are winning
You only eat out at restaurants that give a senior discount.
You don't like smart phones that are smarter than you are.
You carry a flashlight, rain bonnet, and hand wipes because you can't be too
careful these days.
You can't remember if you took your pills but are afraid to take them again.
You can't find your glasses because you can't see how to find them without them.
Copyright 2012 Sheila Moss
Nashville, TN 37219
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