Coping With Old Age

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by napp32, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. napp32

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    First of all, let me say that I don't really think of myself as being old....even though the calendar says otherwise. I recently started a thread here asking for opinions on drones with the idea of starting a new hobby. Well, my son saw the thread and saw fit to take me to task about it. His exact comment was, "Dad, you're 83; what the hell are you going to do with a drone?". He went on to tell me that drones are not as easy to fly as they appear to be on YouTube; and that there would be a good chance I could injure myself or someone else. Then, he dropped the real bomb and told me that I might be better off to spend the money on a mobility scooter.

    His statements made me mad, at first. However, as I took time to think about it, I realized there was some merit to what he said. After all, I have slowed down a step or two over the years, my reaction time and coordination aren't what they once were, and my eyesight has definitely deteriorated.

    Anyway, without dragging this out. I have decided to take his advice and get a mobility scooter. Actually, finding one I liked was easier than trying to select a drone. I'm not even going to tell him that he was right. I'll just wait for his next visit and surprise him as I ride it.
    He's gonna be sooo pleased.



















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    If I ever fail my driving test, I'll be looking at one of those. I guess they are OK on the street in town?
     

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    I don't see any reason they shouldn't be. I think you can even ride it in grocery stores.
     
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    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    I was about to let you have it for putting up with your son, but then I seen your scooter now I want one.
     
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    That baby looks like it could drift in the Gulf of Mexico.:cheers:
     
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    Get both, when you are gone he will inherit some cool toys and realize his dad was a pretty cool dad! Go out and have some fun.
    What is your sons handle here, who is he on GT?
     
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    Only in Lawn & Garden or Produce. Need a bit of open space...
     
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