Thursday, April 16, 2009

signs you (not me) are getting older

driving to work this a.m. and as i turned onto the on-ramp of the highway there was a bank of police cars at the side of the road.
standing outside the police cars were some police officers.
i swear none of them were over the age of 12!!
they looked like this motley crew here.

this is NOT the face of law and order as far as i am concerned.
when i'm in trouble i want to see someone who looks more like......


solid, reliable and a LOT older than me.
the youthful police officers were pulling people over who weren't wearing seat belts.
now of course i am a law abiding, rule obeying, upstanding citizen and well respected member of my community.

so, naturally i was wearing MY belt,
was NOT speaking on my cell phone,
drinking coffee,
eating bagels,
applying make-up and
blasting the radio and screaming at the top of my lungs.
was not
or even
drinking alcohol.

but as i slowed down to pass those non law abiding citizens who were ordered to stop, i noticed that one of those baby cops looked me over with almost a sneer, an expression of ... how shall i put it?
well it was just pure bloody cheek actually.
insolent young pup.
the nerve.
kids today!


ChiTown Girl said...

I feel this way a LOT when I'm working at the bar. I want to card everyone who walks in, because I'm always so certain "those kids" are way too young to drink!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

What's worse is getting a physician who could be your son to attend to you. :::sigh:::

Pam said...

It took me ages to realise the kids were "coppers!"
Lately I was thinking that all the old biddies that made me eat semolina in primary school were probably younger than I am now. Sobering thought.

karengberger said...

I you feel this way when you see professional athletes too? I see football players, who I used to think of as "gladiators" when I was a kid, and they look like little boys, to me!
But we are aging like fine wines, right? =)

Busy Bee Suz said...

ummm...the officer with the dirty look on his face? he was just wondering WHY you were NOT also reading the paper whilst driving. Geeze...can't you multi-task woman?

Esther said...

I now have a great mental image of you shaking your fist at children out of your front window as they play in the street outside your house.

Kee said...

what a cheeky bugger!
people still don't wear thir belts??

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Clipstress, they do do your head in when they look as if you should be babysitting them - The absolute shock is when your surgeon looks as if you could still sit him on your knee to watch Playschool, or the Teletubbies!

My best to you, sweet Clipstress! x

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I encountered a baby cop awhile ago--I was actually thinking he looked cute for my teenage daughter.

missbehaving said...

I went for a routine eye check and I need bi-focals, how old do I feel ;(
from a North of England expat in Japan.