Parachute Club

by John A.
(Tyler, TX)

Yesterday one of my kids e-mailed me AGAIN, asking why I didn't do something useful with my time.

"Like sitting around the pool and drinking wine is not a good thing?" I asked.

Talking about my "doing-something-useful" seems to be her favorite topic of conversation.

She was "only thinking of me," she said, and suggested that I go down to the Senior Center and hang out with the fellows.

I did this and when I got home last night, I decided to play a prank on her.

I e-mailed her and told her that I had joined a Parachute Club. She replied, "Are you nuts? You are nearly 70-years-old and now you're going to start jumping out of airplanes?"

I told her that I even got a Membership Card and e-mailed a copy to her.

She immediately telephoned me and yelled, "Good grief, Dad, where are your glasses?! This is a Membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club."

"Oh man, I'm in trouble again," I said. "I really don't know what to do. I signed up for five jumps a week!!"

The line went dead.

Life as a Senior Citizen is not getting any easier, but sometimes it can be fun!

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by: Pennsylvania

Very cool!

Thank you!
by: Nanci/Santa Fe

Thank you for the laugh!

And after having given up my volunteer work (mostly due to a bad back...Master Garderner’s...I liked working in the dirt) and not wanting to do any kind of administrative volunteer work, I did that for 45 years while working, why would I want to continue, I love that you’re not afraid to enjoy your retirement your way. And your joke on your daughter was priceless! Thanks for making my day today

Good one!
by: Cindi H

Great creativity! Wish I could've been a fly on the wall.

Made my day!
by: Gail, California

Thanks for sharing! Your post made me chuckle! I am well past retirement age but continue to work three days a week, partly because I love what I do, but also because I fear retirement! Maybe I should join a Parachute Club on my off days!

Prostitute Club!
by: Chandler, AZ

You are HYSTERICAL! Enjoy your time your way! Thanks for the smile today!

Parachute Club
by: Sherry / NC

Love, love, love it!!!

by: Michigan

Oh my what was funny ~ thank you for sharing :>)

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