TTDNST: Old Man Wes Edition

I noticed today that the days are growing longer again and I actually get to see a little sunlight every day. It’s amazing what a little sunlight can do for a person! Summers up here are lovely, and spring isn’t bad either, but making it through the winter is like a grueling endurance hike.

But! That’s not the focus of today’s post because today is Thursday, which means it’s time to present this Thursday’s Thing That Does Not Suck!

The back story on this week’s Thing is that my husband is old. Not old as the hills, or older than Moses, but he is older than me. This is not saying much, as I am still basically dewy-fresh at the ripe age of 23, but Wes is nearly out of his twenties (which he assures me this doesn’t bother him in the slightest).

The problem (and hilarity) is, The Universe thinks Wes is a lot older than he really is. He is continually getting mail from companies trying to entice him with dentures, arthritis medication, AARP subscriptions, and medicare benefits. This harassment has been going on for years now and it quite simply does not ever get less hilarious.

I had already selected something else for this week’s Thing That Does Not Suck, but when I walked into the house today and was greeting with this, I knew I had to post it immediately:

Please note the cheerful blue inscription on the outside of this envelope: Free Pre-Paid Cremation! If that doesn’t pique your interest you must already be dead! *rim shot!*

So long as there are things like my husband being harassed by people who think he’s ancient, there is a reason to keep going. He may not win that pre-paid cremation, but as long as we know we have the option to pre-pay something like that I figure life’s worth living.

I don’t know how he got on a marketing agency’s “Old People” list, and I don’t know why, but I’m going to take as a sign that no matter what the economy does, no matter what happens in international affairs, and regardless of the outcome of the Superbowl, someone other than me enjoys telling my husband he’s old and that’s good enough for me.

6 thoughts on “TTDNST: Old Man Wes Edition

  1. I am constantly harassed by AARP. I know I feel old…but do I appear old as well? I guess my crossword addiction and problem with arthritis is taking its toll.

  2. -Del, The last I checked you’re just as young and lovely as ever you’ve been! Crossword puzzles are great, and let’s just blame your violin habit on your arthritis, shall we?

  3. I got information from one of those pre-paid funeral services at about your age.

    I still find it a bit mystifying as to why (I was working full time and owned my own home, but what in that triggered the mailing?).

  4. -Mrs. Higrens, Maybe, according to The Universe, home ownership leads directly to death so you’d better pre-pay it while you can?

  5. Hilarious! I just couldnt stop laughing. Next time similar mail arrives just hand it to Doc. He will bounce wiht joy and tear it to pieces:)

  6. -Perception, You know our puppy so well! He actually delights in tearing mail apart. His favorite is catching the “Netflix fish”. We’ll flipper them around the kitchen and he chases and attacks them :)

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