You know you are getting old when...
June 19, 2016 12:14am CST
When people comment that you can get down on the floor without difficulty! Yesterday morning I went on a short resuscitation course (more about that later). As part of that we went over the usual things about assessing a casualty, CPR, putting them into the recovery position etc., and of course then there was the call for a volunteer to be the 'body'. Silence from the dozen people sitting in the semi-circle, so I said 'Oh I don't mind lying on the floor' and I went ahead to play dead and be rolled around by several of the other people on the course. A bit later we split into smaller groups to practice CPR and while waiting for our turn one person commented 'You got down on the floor easily enough didn't you?' I didn't know what to say. Of course I did, and up again; I never gave it a second thought. But now I feel awfully old. I mean no-one ever comments to a young person that they can do that easily so obviously I look old enough that people expect it to be a problem. Now I keep assessing myself - every time I do something like bend down to pick something off the floor I'm thinking 'Yes I can still do that'. This is just making me feel like I'm way over the hill.
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