Thought for the Day: A Walk in the Park

The compliments I received from the gentleman this morning as I walked the circuit at the park were perplexing.Β  If I were 20 years younger, I would say he was flirting. But given my age and my present state of physical fitness, I have either crossed the line of age where a walking stick to protect me from vermin is viewed as a cane and my white hair, rather than a decision for a life with fewer chemicals is viewed as the latest nursing home fashion, or he was just a genuinely friendly gentleman who sees a white head as an ageless beauty.

Or . . . he could be a sexual predator or an axe murderer, which in either case requires that I bring a bigger stick.

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16 Responses to Thought for the Day: A Walk in the Park

  1. Be careful my friend, take a bigger stick. But wait a moment he could be a real gentleman?

  2. Bring your dog, too. He’d have more success driving a nasty away than you would with a big stick. πŸ™‚

  3. nutsfortreasure says:

    Men will be MEN πŸ™‚ no mater the age

  4. dorannrule says:

    Maybe you are underestimating your beauty. I think that may definitely be the case.

  5. Darla Welchel says:

    Go with the happier thoughts; you’ll lose less sleep over them! πŸ™‚

    • I’m not losing sleep, but I do admit I’m not sure in that context how to take a genuinely happy and friendly person (If that’s what he was :)). We hear so much news, and watch so much crime TV that I think we suspect everyone’s motives and that breeds isolation. Folks are either trying to sell you something, convert you to something, or take advantage in some way–at least that is the media perception. We have lost the kind of relationship that communities had, say where I grew up. We’ve lost trust. But then again, there are those weirdos out there. What’s a gal to do. πŸ™‚

  6. pattisj says:

    One just never knows any more. It is a nice thought that he was being genuine.

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