Made redundant, out-of-work at 62 through no fault of my own, depressed, old, bald, hearings aids wearer, bespectacled, plump, short, not pretty, and that's my good points! I used to suffer the indignation, humiliation, degradation, and frustration of the JCP interrogations weekly - not any more though, now it's the medical appointments, several every week, since I had Cardiac Surgery to to have a mechanical Aorta valve replaced. Now in rehab, coping with pains, bad memory, and depression, Clinging onto my Sense of Humour till the end - but it is getting harder all the time.
I have a few, but doubt the integrity of today's politicians to keep any resolutions or promises.12 AnswersSenior Citizens9 years ago
The Coalition was formed, and austerity they did enforce,
It didn't stop the MPs from going to Ascot racecourse,
The Nimrod was removed from the dwindling Royal Air Force,
The forces lost 2000 men, and have fewer commodores,
MPs expense fiddling continued as a matter of course,
They made new laws, yet reduced the Police-force,
The Labour Party being the only real counterforce,
They do little, just wait for David & Nick's divorce,
They protected investments, their very life-force,
They increased their MPs expenses, as matter of perforce,
Increased the unemployment, and reduced the workforce,
Pensions were reduced, their own they did reinforce,
Mr Miliband says little, but plays on his rocking-horse,
Why is he not challenging them, through verbal intercourse,
They destroy the lives of so many poor, without remorse,
Only the rich nepotists, their policies endorse,
Engineers and car workers, now pack air-line meals in pinafores,
They continue with their cuts, with no if's, but's or or's!3 AnswersPoetry9 years ago
Mine is typing form instead of from - unfortunately not picked up with the spell checker either!34 AnswersSenior Citizens9 years ago
I loved the Shadow's music, I thought they could make guitars talk!
So many excellent tunes to pick from, I think My favourite was 'Stars Fell on Stockton'. It was the 'B' side of my 2nd favourite, 'Wonderful Land'.13 AnswersSenior Citizens9 years ago
Have you ever accidentally walked out of a store without paying for something, then returned to pay for it?
Now your older, would you do the same thing again?26 AnswersSenior Citizens9 years ago
The lads in the control room (when I was working of course), used to call me 'Captain' for some reason. Now years later I've discovered it was in relation to Captain Mainwairing of the old TV comedy 'Dad's Army'!
Thinking about it, being as he was uneducated, clumsy, short, bald, and failed in everything despite his good intentions and loyalty - that's me all over!
I'd be interested to know the details. Thanks.8 AnswersSenior Citizens9 years ago
I had been talking on the phone to a friend, about a question on children's TV programmes of old, and I told him I'd answered mentioning Bill & Ben the Flowerpot men - Flobbadob and Blobbadob. He had to answer the door, and said he'd ring back in a moment. As the phone rang, I answered with; 'Hello Flobbadob this is Blobbadob!' It was the Cardiac hospital receptionist with an appointment for me - a by now very confused receptionist!
I did feel a fool!
Anything like this happened to you please?5 AnswersOther - Society & Culture9 years ago
That is if you had one of course.11 AnswersSenior Citizens10 years ago
If so, who and why please?2 AnswersTrivia10 years ago
I was amazed at the health centre yesterday, when the folks (patients in the queue) were talking about this, and by how many could actually remember both the title and how much they paid.32 AnswersSenior Citizens10 years ago
Please tell us all?26 AnswersSenior Citizens10 years ago
One teacher advised me never to trust anyone until they had proved themselves reliable - shame I didn't take it in board in my middle years. Never mind, too late now.27 AnswersSenior Citizens10 years ago
Some beauties at these sites.
What do you think?12 AnswersSenior Citizens10 years ago
From 1898 through to 1910 HEROIN was marketed as a non-addictive morphine substitute and cough medicine for children.
More interesting old advertisements here:12 AnswersSenior Citizens10 years ago
Senior Citizens: Can you please explain to me what 'Grits' are, that Americans have with their breakfast?
I've looked them up, but there is such a differing variety. I've never seen 'Grits' on sale in England, and wondered if I could try making my own?34 AnswersSenior Citizens10 years ago
Oh, the pity of old age.
When I went to lunch today, I noticed an old man sitting on a park bench sobbing his eyes out. I stopped and asked him what was wrong.
He said, "I have a 22 year old wife at home. She rubs my back every morning and then gets up and makes me pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and freshly ground coffee."
I said, "Well, then why are you crying?"
He said, "She makes me home-made soup for lunch and my favourite brownies, cleans the house and then watches sports TV with me for the rest of the afternoon."
I said, "Well, why are you crying?"
He said, "For dinner she makes me a gourmet meal with wine and my favourite dessert and then makes love with me until the wee hours"
I said, "Well, why in the world would you be crying?"
He said, "I can't remember where I live!"
Pensioners Forum at this link, has some good ones.21 AnswersSenior Citizens10 years ago
Clanger in the UK means an unintentional blunder, or a faux pas.17 AnswersSenior Citizens10 years ago