Never Underestimate The Power of Seniors

If you’re going to have a Senior Moment, make it memorable


[This is a true account as recorded in the Police Log of Sarasota, Florida…]

An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her voice: “I have a gun, and I know how to use it.  Get out of the car!”

The four men didn’t wait for a second invitation. They got out and ran like mad. The lady, somewhat shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of the car and got into the driver’s seat. She was so shaken that she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried, and then it dawned on her why - for the same reason she did not understand why there was a football, a frisbee and two 12 packs in the front seat... A few minutes later, she found her own car parked four or five spaces farther down.

She loaded her bags into the car and drove to the police station to report her mistake. The sergeant to whom she told the story couldn’t stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter, where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly white hair, and carrying a large handgun. No charges were filed.




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To stop aging, keep on raging. - Michael Forbes

Old age is no place for sissies. - Bette Davis

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If stress burned calories, I'd be a supermodel. - Unknown

The police are recruited from the criminal classes. - Gore Vidal

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The gods bestowed on him the gift of perpetual old age. - Oscar Wilde

Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves. - Phyllis Diller

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. - Daniel F E Auber

I don't own a camera, so I travel with a police sketch artist. - George Carlin

Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age. - Christopher Morley

Forget aging. If you're six feet above ground, it's a good day. - Faith Hill

I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward. - May Sarton

I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. - Francis Bacon

Sure I'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself some day. - Lillian Carter

The police are not here to create disorder, they;re here to preserve disorder. - Richard J Daley

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete. - C S Lewis

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. - Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Stress depletes willpower, which diminishes your ability to control those emotions. - Roy F Baumeister

Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love, or exercise. - Hans Selye

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. - Fred Astaire

There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. - John Mortimer

Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age. - Aristotle

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Aging is the extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been. - David Bowie

A man has reached middle age when he is warned to slow down by his doctor instead of the police. - Unknown

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To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age. - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week. - Maggie Kuhn

Autumn is really the best of the seasons; and I'm not sure that old age isn't the best part of life. - C S Lewis

Old age is when you resent the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated because there are fewer articles to read. - George Burns

I'm grateful that I never was that senior athlete who realized she'd done nothing but train all her life. - Clara Hughes

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13-Aug-2020