Aging by George Carlin

Do you realize the only time in our lives when we like
to get old is when we're kids?
If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited
about aging that you think in fractions.

"How old are you?"
I'm four and a half!"
You're never thirty-six and a half.
You're four and a half, going on five!
That's the key.
You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back.
You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.
"How old are you?"
"I'm gonna be 16!"
You could be 13, but hey, you are going to be 16.
And then the greatest day of your become 21.
Even the words sound like a ceremony...
But then you turn 30.
Oooohh, what happened there?
Makes you sound like bad milk.
He TURNED, we had to throw him out.
There's no fun now, you're just a sour-dumpling.
What's wrong?
What's changed?
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30...
then you're PUSHING 40.
Put on the brakes, It's all slipping away!!!
Before you know it, you
REACH 50.! ..!
and your dreams are gone.
But wait, you
MAKE IT to 60
You didn't think you would!
So you:
MAKE IT to 60.
You've built up so much speed that you...
HIT 70!
After that it's a day-by-day thing;
You HIT Wednesday!
You get into your 80s and every day is a complete
You HIT lunch
You TURN 4:30
You REACH bedtime.
My grandmother won't even buy green bananas!
It's an investment, you know, and maybe a bad one!!
And it doesn't end there...
Into the 90s, you start going backwards:
"I was JUST 92."
Then a strange thing happens.
If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again.
"I'm 100 and a half!"

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