My long-time blog (and now on Facebook) friend Eddie posted something that made me laugh this morning. He had gone to the dog park, as he does often, and mentioned seeing a guy whom he sees there frequently, and thinks of as "that old man." Today, he heard the guy tell someone his age.........and he is one year younger than my friend Eddie.
That made me laugh and laugh because it has happened to me - and more than once. I am accustomed to thinking of anyone with white or gray hair as older than I am, no matter whether they are or not. I have been heard to say while driving...."Get out of my way, old white-haired woman" many times, only to realize that they may very well be younger than I am. I further suspect that I have been the target of such invective while driving too.
We all know the jokes about going to a high-school or college reunion and thinking "Who are all these old people?" Have you done similar things?