Thursday, August 28, 2008

Card Carrying Member...

It is official I am old.

I got home yesterday evening and after catching up with he BF, petting the dog and cuddling the cat I went to look over the mail that arrived over the past day. Then I saw it....I double checked to see if it was send to the correct address and name or was it a mistake. Nope it had my full name and my correct new address.. There it was, I ran to show it to the BF who laughed (and pointed, I am pretty sure he pointed). I called my parents (to let them know I arrived safe and sound) and told them about this offending piece of mail. Both of them laughed (and I am pretty sure pointed as well)

It was a letter from the AARP asking if I want to subscribe to their magazine with my temporary AARP card! Yep this AARP.

I am going to be 32 years old, is that the age that qualifies you as a "retired" person. Should I just pack up my life and move to Boca, start eating dinner at 3 pm, complain about when there were wooden nickels and wear socks with sandals?

I was telling my mom this and she welcomes me to the club and says "well, I am only 39"!

I know that they say that 40 is the new 20, but is 30 the new 65?


Jessica said...

Thirty is the new fifty, and that's the supposed age when you can join AARP. However, the truth is that AARP cannot discriminate against you based on age, so you can join at any age. They do get lots of hotel discounts. :)

Nilsa S. said...

On behalf of all 30-somethings, I'm horrified. But, since it hasn't happened to me, I'm also laughing. Though, no pointing. I promise.

Jessica said...

No worries. AARP is not trying to imply anything or make you feel bad about being in the over-30 crowd. My hubby got his first AARP membership offer when he was 23. We just laughed and said to each other, "Now that we're old and married, I guess it's time to join AARP."

Slick said...

32?? Man, I can barely remember back that far ;)

Trish, who is 33, gets those AARP things all the time and she freaks out everytime.

I'm looking for her to curse out the mailman one of these days.

Teriana said...

I tried to get a quote for AARP auto insurance but they immediately denied me access to the quote applet or whatever it was after I entered my age. If they really aren't supposed to discriminate based on age, they're not doing a very good job.

Superstar said...

Isn't it funny how one day you get carded and then next you are asked if you would like to eat off the "senior" menu???



You are younger than hope that makes you feel better on the eve of yet another B-day for me!