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Old 02-05-19, 02:12 AM
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I think it's more like things we don't do as we get older . . . as often . . . or as well . . . or at all.

Depending on what we're doing or not.

It's why fighters and exotic dancers are best advised to quit while they're just over the peak of their prime..
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I won't get like that!!

Did I mention take greetings literally? You ask, "how are you doing?" And they take it literally and proceed to tell you every detail of ever ailment they have. So I got smart and stopped asking. Guess what? They'd tell me anyway. 😖
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Old 02-07-19, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
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Funny story, many years ago when I was a member of the youth group at my church, we would rotate accompanying the elders to go visit the infirm and elderly. When it came to my turn to perform a task (fluff pillow, heating pad, the dreaded liniment rub) I was always terrified since if you got to close they would grab me and tell me everything wrong with them along with their entire life story.

For years I believed that was a product of aging. It wasn't until after my dad retired that I realized it wasn't a given: he never complained, told stories or asked for anything (he did make all kinds of funny noises though).

These days, whenever I visit my doctor and he greets me with the familiar "how are you?" I always hesitate, then ask is that a medical question, or just the courtesy greeting?
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Old 02-07-19, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Did I mention take greetings literally? You ask, "how are you doing?" And they take it literally and proceed to tell you every detail of ever ailment they have. So I got smart and stopped asking. Guess what? They'd tell me anyway. ��
I second the ailment discussion... and know more than enough folks that'll bore you to death with every ache.

I don't do it, and have to agree with the poster that exclaimed... "is that a medical question, or a courtesy question."

I don’t however mind a touch of honesty... as in "I fell last week, so I'm movin slow right now." Helps to know where someone is coming from.
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Old 02-07-19, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
These days, whenever I visit my doctor and he greets me with the familiar "how are you?" I always hesitate, then ask is that a medical question, or just the courtesy greeting?
I learned early on when not to ask "how are you" when out of the office. And I still get patients coming in and saying "fine" when I ask them how they are. Sometimes I ask those people "why are you here" and get some weird looks.
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