Monday, July 17, 2006

When Over The Hill Isn’t Funny Anymore

So I’m in one of the west side party supply stores over the weekend to get stuff for my son’s birthday and I come across the “Over the Hill” section. You know, the black balloons and all the you’re-older-than-dirt joke stuff. Then I noticed that it’s all for those turning 30 or 40 or 50. That’s it. Nothing for 60 or 70 or older. Does this mean that getting older is no longer funny by the time you hit 60? Does this mean I’ve already passed two of the funny “over the hill” years and have only one left? After that birthdays are serious and not to joked about? After 50 people will go shopping for a birthday card for me and say, “Well, this one isn’t funny anymore because he REALLY IS OLD!”

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