Friday, November 24, 2006
Geezers sure are touchy
…3.3 million boomers are turning 60 this year, according to Susan Felt in the Arizona Republic (Nov 22, 2006).
…And they don’t feel old at all, babies. Crabby and cranky, but not old!
…According to some guy who calls himself a generationalist (nice gig if you can make it up), ad companies and the govt better watch what they call this group.
…At a recent meeting, this generationalist guy asked attendees if they would stop using or tune out anything called a “senior” center or “senior” services…half said yes!
…Other terms that suck are “retiree” (this bunch is not thinking of themselves as 7-day-a-week golfers and many cannot afford to retire), the “aged” (are you brain dead? No!), “elderly” (shut UP!), “golden years” (with this income—forget it), “silver years” (who says that?), “prime time” (too cute and also stupid), and…ta-da!
…Who says? HA is a self-professed “Ass.” Who you callin’ mature?
…What does that leave?
...If you totally MUST--Boomers.
…HA has always liked the image of the Boomers passing through the society like a dead cow through a python….so how about “Dead Cows”?
…Better yet, Sacred Cows.