One thing I particularly dislike about some elderly men is that they think they are all Eugene Levys from American Pie. So according to them they are cool, chilled-out gentlemen and their age gives them the license to do/say what they like.
I can’t understand why they can’t act their age, why do they have to share weird jokes with young females and why they do all the unmentionable things they do.
Some years back I met this pot bellied 55 + colonel at my cousins’ regimental dining-in party. He’d greet you very nicely by shaking hands and would keep shaking till you fall below your decencies and draw your hand back. When I got tired of his patting my back, his unnecessary flattering talks and his cheap preposterous jokes about desperation levels in the army, I asked him what his age was.
“FFFFFifty eight…. But I am so young at heart!!” responded the colonel reluctantly. He said ‘Fifty’ as if it were the ultimate F-word on planet.
Young at heart and slightly old at other places.
“But see young lady I am still in shape”
Yeah, and round’s the shape.
“Yeah colonel, you look 18, with 40 years of experience” I said.
Next he asked me if I had met other officers of the regiment.