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Old 08-23-2007, 01:34 PM   #1
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This Kind Of Stuff Has Got To Stop In Our Country!

Have you noticed that Stairs are getting steeper . Groceries are heavier. And, everything is farther away . Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long our street had become!

And, you know, people are less considerate now, especially the young ones. They speak in whispers all the time! If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they're red in the face! What do they think I am, a lip reader?

I also think they are much younger than I was at the same age. On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day and he has aged so much that he didn't even recognize me.

I got to thinking about the poor fellow while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own refection.........Well, REALLY NOW- even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!

Another thing, everyone drives so fast these days! You're risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them.. All I can say is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.

Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days. Why else would they suddenly start labeling size 16 shirts as 18 1/2 or 19? Do they think no one notices that these things no longer fit around the waist, hips, thighs, and chest?

The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank, but in reverse. Do they think I actually "believe" the number I see on that dial? HA! I would never let myself weigh that much! Just who do these people think they're fooling?

I'd like to call up someone in authority to report what's going on -- but the telephone company is in on the conspiracy too: they've printed the phone books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in here!

All I can do is pass along this warning: We are under attack! Unless something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful indignities.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN GET THIS CONSPIRACY STOPPED!

PS: I am sending this to you in a larger font size, because something has caused my computer's fonts to be smaller than they once were.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:34 PM   #2
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This Kind Of Stuff Has Got To Stop In Our Country!

Have you noticed that Stairs are getting steeper . Groceries are heavier. And, everything is farther away . Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long our street had become!

And, you know, people are less considerate now, especially the young ones. They speak in whispers all the time! If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they're red in the face! What do they think I am, a lip reader?

I also think they are much younger than I was at the same age. On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day and he has aged so much that he didn't even recognize me.

I got to thinking about the poor fellow while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own refection.........Well, REALLY NOW- even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!

Another thing, everyone drives so fast these days! You're risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them.. All I can say is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.

Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days. Why else would they suddenly start labeling size 16 shirts as 18 1/2 or 19? Do they think no one notices that these things no longer fit around the waist, hips, thighs, and chest?

The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank, but in reverse. Do they think I actually "believe" the number I see on that dial? HA! I would never let myself weigh that much! Just who do these people think they're fooling?

I'd like to call up someone in authority to report what's going on -- but the telephone company is in on the conspiracy too: they've printed the phone books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in here!

All I can do is pass along this warning: We are under attack! Unless something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful indignities.

PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN GET THIS CONSPIRACY STOPPED!

PS: I am sending this to you in a larger font size, because something has caused my computer's fonts to be smaller than they once were.
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the post Don. It is so true. That ugly old man looking at me in the morning when I shave scares the heck out of me.

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I can relate to this problem I see it every day. My TV is getting older the thing doesn't put out the volume it used to and the picture is getting fuzzy. My Mirror has gone bad also. The darn thing developed wrinkles of all things and is beginning to sag a lot. Must be one of those fun house mirrors.
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:09 AM   #7
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Don, at least I am not the only one experiencing these problems. My computer screen is so much smaller than it was a year ago,Ken
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Has anyone else noticed that their feet are shrinking? I can see less and less of mine the older I get.

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Old 08-24-2007, 01:27 PM   #9
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