Friday, August 13, 2010


So, I've been resisting the recruiting efforts of the AARP for years now. I'm still in denial that I could belong to a senior citizen affiliation (no offense to seniors as apparently I am one...), but this came in the mail the other day and I'm sorry but it crosses the line with me.

Funeral arrangements over a fish dinner?


I'm one click past the big 5~O and they're ready to load me in the back of a hearse...

Not this spring chicken. I've got another 50 in me easy...

Isn't it funny how your mail changes when you reach that milestone?


judi said...

rofl...this is too funny.

i have to laugh as my hubs received his first aarp mailing within the same week he turned the big 5-0 but mine didn't come for a few months (we're a week apart in age). it must be that i look younger...hehe. IS just a number.

judi ;)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Shell, that's too funny and they'd probably serve you a frozen square fish meal. Then, hand over your funeral plan :)

Anonymous said...

It's absurd, isn't it?! Talk about a mood killer (literally - LOL)! I'm only 41 and can't stand those commercials on TV (can't remember for what company) that start out by saying if you were born before 1965... (that's when my big sis was born). Give me a break... we're only in our 40s for crying out loud!! So you go girl! We are only getting BETTER with age... like a fine wine! ;o)
Hugs ~ Jo

Gail said...

Are you kidding me? That is beyond offensive, I would call them and let them know that because of this ad I will definitely not consider ever using them~in the far future!
But that's just me :) ~wink~

trash talk said...

If I'm gonna talk funerals, I need fried chicken and cold potato salad. I'm just saying!
What I hate about aging is having to check the little box on the card in the magazines "50 and older"...what's up with that? don't look a day over 30!

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

I can't believe the combo! Who comes up with this?
I was laughing even as I clicked over here to see what the heck you were talking about!
I don't care what anybody says...50 is not what it used to be and you do not look a day over 40!!!
So, 50 being the new 40 and you having the attitude you do...We will still out dancing in 50 more!
What do ya think? Sound like an awesome idea?

I hope you at least got a laugh out of this too!
blessings and big hugs!

The Feathered Nest said...

omygosh Shelley!!! What an insult! I don't know who's in charge of the ad campaign there but Red Lobster and funeral plans don't mix! You're still a youngin' in my eyes...especially if you can do these amazing shows you do! I hope you're doing wonderful sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

time-worn interiors said...

LMAO! Maybe is has something to do with setting the mood, stinky fish, stinky corpse!! LOL!! Thats just crazy!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Oh, I know! My husband embraces his age. Even rounds UP. I'm still in denial. I'm a few more clicks past 5-0 and won't go the Belk senior days or ask for senior discounts. And doggone it, the cashier better not ask if I qualify. So there. Funerals. Hrmph.

julie miller said...

I've been getting aarp stuff for a year or so and in the trash it goes!! I ain't ready for that cr*p yet!!! Just tacky!! You're still a youngster yet--I'm 52!! Julie :)

Glamarella Junk said...

LOL...funny post...Shelley you are on the cutting edge girl & your gorgeous!
Forget this age stuff.....

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I've been getting those AARP letters for the last 5 yrs and I just throw them out. Turned 50 late last year and finally I opened one....not so scary.
50 is the new 40!!!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

OMG, this is so depressing! Where's the dignity in growing old? Lisa

Irma@CosasBellas said...

That is TOO funny!

I'm 2 months shy of my 47th b-day and hadn't even thought of GETTING old. Old age is going to have to take me kicking and screaming I tell ya!
My husband doesn't call me his "old lady" even thought I'm a year and a half older than him, so why should THEY feel the need to remind me...THE NERVE!

Donna is right, if 50 is the new 40 you shouldn't have to hear from them for another decade.

Just keep being your FINE 50 year YOUNG self!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

OMG... Network Marketing at it's best!! They think of it all!!!! Hugs, Janna

Debra@Common Ground said...

I have a few years on you Shelley, but I still throw this junk out when I see it! eek! My husband laughs when he finds it in the mail. I call it "aarp" and it sounds like you're heaving it up!
Hope I'm not in denial!

GardenGirl said...

ohhh man I needed a good laugh this Monday morning, so thank you! And "I KNOOOW!" Whatever!

So we just keep that keeps us young! ;)

Bless you today,

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