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Grey Hair Stops Cars


It started happening last year. Well, I noticed it last year. A wonderful phenomenon that sometimes happens at intersections where there are no traffic lights or stop signs. The Husband and I stand at a corner, waiting to safely cross the street. We are in no hurry, usually. So, if there are several cars about to parade in front of us, no big deal. But, then, unexpectedly, a driver stops for us. We walk as quickly as we can across the street, waving our thanks to the driver. 

The first few times this occurred, I was amazed that there were still kind drivers in the world.

One day it occurred twice—drivers stopping their car to let us go by. The first time was in a parking lot, the second at a street intersection. As Yul Brynner in The King and I sang, "But is a puzzlement."

Then it dawned on me. The drivers who stopped saw two old people standing on a corner. Perhaps we looked forlorn or lost. Ha! I doubt it. Our normal stance is silly. They probably felt sorry for us being old and felt like paying something forward. Which is nice.

The Husband and I don't think of ourselves as old, except when another aspect of our health goes wrong, or, when we look in the mirror and see how grey our hair is. But, you know, if our grey hair will get us across the street sooner, that's okay by me.
I'm participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this month. To check out other participants, click here. See you tomorrow.  

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  1. I've had kids give me a seat on the train a few times lately. Not sure if they were being polite or if I'm looking particularly old lately!

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    1. When it happens to me I think how well their elders taught them. I also wonder if possibly karma has come around. I used to give up my seat on buses to older folks and pregnant ladies.

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    1. Once at the doctor's office, all the seats were taken. Everyone in there was old, with me being one of two of the younger fogeys. It was a standoff between a gentleman and me about who should sit in his seat. He won by saying, "I'm a rancher. Standing is nothing to me."

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  3. I hope they stop for anyone but if it works then that is one thing to be happy about in getting older:)

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  4. Loved this post... I was just thinking it might be time to stop dyeing my hair and let the gray stay! I never thought about the perks about being gray!

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  5. I never put it together. Usually, I'm brighter than that. It must be all that grey hair messing with my head. Great post!
    http://yeakleyjones.blogspot.com/

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  6. Oh this was so very very adorable! And hey, I think it's cool that people are polite, right? Doesn't matter what the reason :D

    Stopping over from Sundari's blog/ fellow A-Z participant


    ~Shailaja's post

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  7. Great Post. I seem to have all the gray hair in my marriage. I am totally gray and my husband not a one. If we ever divorce, I'd be perplexed at how I will ever give him half! Cheers :) Rhondi

    Stopping by from A-Z http://yagottalaughaboutit.blogspot.ca/

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  8. There's got to be some advantage to growing old!
    Aloha! Maui Jungalow

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    1. The senior discounts are pretty cool, too. Slowly but surely we keep getting more.

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  9. Nothing like the offer of a senior's discount when you're 45 to send a person scurrying for the hair dye!

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  10. I love your post! It's funny how other people see us differently to how we see ourselves. I'm sure I am still young, but unfortunately that's not what everyone else is seeing! Old ladies in the supermarket used to ask me to read all the labels for them. For some reason they don't ask me any more. This is just as well because I can no longer read them!

    I love your style and have enjoyed reading your stories. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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    1. Same here, Sue. Appreciate your visit, too....The printing on the labels are getting smaller, I think. I need to keep a magnifying glass in my purse. :-)

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  11. I love it! Something to look forward to. I'm enjoying your blog, by the way -- little snippets of life, well told and with good humor. I hope you're enjoying the A-Z challenge!

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    1. Thank you! I did enjoy the challenge. Hope you did, too. :-)

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