RE: Too old?

Subject: RE: Too old?
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2006 07:10:19 -0800

>Bonnie Granat wrote:

>Good grief! I missed this entire thread until tonight -- started in
>September, for Pete's sake!

Who's Pete?

>Anyway, I think the answer is not how old we are chronologically but how
>full of life we are whatever our age.

Is "life" synonymous with "crap"? If so, then I'm full of it.

>That's all that really matters. I've always worked with people of all ages,
>so that's all I know.

Yeah, but it's those damn 37 year olds that you have to keep your eye on.

>The ones who acted tired and worn out weren't much fun to be around, that's
>for sure.

Have we worked together?

>I had an informal interview for a long-term contract job today at

That sounds cool. How did the interview go?

>and was chatting away not thinking of the issue of age discrimination

You must have had a double latte first.

>when I heard myself saying "the late 60s, early 70s" when talking about my
>earlier working experience (something not on my resume).

Dang, late '60s? I was learning that you don't put four pounds of Playdough
in the toilet.

>I thought I saw a glimmer of something in the young whippersnapper's eyes
>at that moment, but I am not sure about that.

Well, if it was a Starbuck's employee, then it was probably a cohesive
thought. They get those sometimes, but they are fleeting.

>We'll see if I get the job or not. I'll hit Version 6.0 in several weeks.

I'm sure you will, and happy birthday (ha! I'm probably the first person to
say that to you).


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