Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Lie old

As I sit in my living room pondering the imponderable on the eve of my 41st birthday, I wonder - is it better to lie old or lie young? As you can see, I like to wrap my mind around the big issues.

When lying about your age, I think it's best to lie old. "Today is my 50th birthday!" I'd exclaim.

"Gee, you look great for 50," they'd marvel. "You barely look 45."

On second thought, playing guessing games with my age can only lead to humiliation. And not the good kind.


gary said...

For me, just dodging the question has worked quite well. Outside of our group of goof balls (some of which STILL probaby don't know my age) I would just rather let everyone think they can guess how old I am. I certainly don't want to look older than I am, and I defainatly don't want to act or feel as old as I am (huh???)!!!

The bottom line and what is of real significance here, is to keep in mind that your birthday is really just another day that you should rejoice and thank the Lord for your blessing...and mention to EVRERYONE that "It's my BIRTHDAY today"!!! That should get you free beer somewhere!!!

I feel strongly that there's a piece of cow out there with our name on it and with any luck, a "Bud" rep just sitting at the bar! Whatta you say...you in??

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG GUY!!! It's a joy to be counted as one of your friends!!!


Sid Dithers said...

41? Sheesh. I've got socks older than that! Happy Birthday, Dave!

Bottle Rocket Fire Alarm said...

Happy birthday, Dave! Don't lie about your age, just put on a fake accent when you divulge it.

Dave Morris said...

Gary, it must be nice that everyone guesses you for younger, which they do. As for the cow, last person to the restaurant is a rotten egg.

Mike, thanks. If there's anyone who has worn through his share of socks, it would be you my friend. I appreciate the wishes!

Rocket, great advice. And I can change the accent to whatever is appropriate at the time. I can't wait for Cinco de Mayo to test the idea.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Happy boitday, chumley. Does your wife know you're STILL over the hill?

I got a swell wife. She says I could pass for 73, easy.

Chris Cope said...

Lie young -- really young. Tell people you are 17. When they laugh or look at you, make them feel bad and tell them you look older "because of the cancer."