Ninety percent of your interactions with old people are going to be great. Odds are, those interactions are taking place with grandparents and other relatives that love you. There are gifts involved. Gentle hugs to avoid breaking ribs. Uncomfortable silences following offensive statements because “they grew up in a different time.”
These are all cherished memories we’ll keep forever. The other 10% of interactions, however, are with strangers who are old. These are just bad. They’re generally cranky. They drive slower than you walk. And you won’t be able to forgive all those offensive statements because you don’t have to like you do with your relatives.
Well, you better get used to having those bad interactions because you’ll probably be having more of them in the future.
Well, according to The CT Post, Connecticut has some of the highest life expectancies in the country. In fact, our “city” with the best life expectancy was the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk area with an average lifespan of 81.7 years. That trumps the life expectancies of the highest ranked city in 47 other states.
So yeah, Connecticut (which has been ranked the 6th healthiest state in the country), is going to be around a while. Before you know it, it’ll be all of us making the inappropriate remarks at a family dinner while our grandkids cover their faces in shame.