When to graciously exit..

And suddenly, there we were..again..right back in the drive-thru lane of the Chick-Fil-A. “What are we doing??” I asked my husband who had one hand on the steering wheel and the other deep in a (forbidden) bag of hot, salty fries. “I missed my exit..” he mumbled as we both burst into laughter.

Hey, navigating those busy Chick-Fil-A parking lot loops can be tricky..before you know it, you are in the wrong line headed right back to the window..you know, just to say “hi.” I’m sure it happens to everyone..

or is it DEMENTIA???

The dreaded D word–Seems every time we forget our keys or lose our wallet or do anything dumb.. that word is lurking somewhere in the back of our (possibly atrophying) brains..

and we aren’t even that old!

It makes me wonder about folks in government who keep “at it”long after most of us would. If I have this right, about half of our senators are over 65. Both presidential candidates are over 70, one is almost 80! Ruth Bader Ginsburg was 87 when she died and was still a sitting Supreme Court judge. She could have retired during Obama’s last year giving liberals the opportunity to replace her; at that point she would have been 83.. or how about a few years earlier..at 80?

Wouldn’t that have been the “right” thing to do?

A few years ago, a woman was hired to be director of an extremely busy department that my daughter worked in. The selection process had been a long one and morale was pretty low. On her very first day at the office, she introduced herself to those gathered and announced that she was pregnant. You’d better believe there were some dropped jaws. As qualified as she was, I’m sure folks were concerned that the near future would now include some pretty obvious “hurdles” and disruption.

At least it would be temporary.

So.. I’m just asking.. at what point does advanced age present some pretty obvious “hurdles” and potentially very serious disruption?

6 Comments Add yours

  1. beth says:

    I do more things like this each day )

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cindy says:

      I’m hoping that as long as we recognize our mistakes and are mortified by them we are still fine? Once we don’t know we are doing crazy stuff anymore..well all bets are off.

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  2. LA says:

    I really would like drivers to get retested after a certain age. I see drivers that clearly shouldn’t be on the road. I get that people don’t want to lose their independence, but, seriously…going through my parents over 55 community is an exercise in caution

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    1. Cindy says:

      Imagine how many grandmas and grandpas are stuck in a never ending drive through loop.. 😳

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Cindy says:

        Just imagine.. and if they are those sweet grandparents, they are probably ordering (out of guilt) every time they go through..😂

        Liked by 1 person

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