This past weekend was one of those days or, rather, two of them: if you had been here, it would have looked like a lot was going on, but nothing was accomplished, least of all a post for Monday morning. Any movement around here was all kerfuffle and no substance.
The one useful thing I did do was appear by telephone on a Sunday afternoon radio program that is broadcast live in Houston and Dallas, Texas. Hosted by my friend Rick Gillis, proprietor of The Really Useful Job Company (book available here) and Pam Kelly, Employment Radio may be the first-ever show covering all you need to know about jobs and searching for them.
Rick and Pam interviewed me about getting old, about this blog, about age discrimination in the workplace and particularly about The Jessie Project, a little experiment I made a few years ago to test whether my difficulty in finding a job was due, in any part, to age discrimination. You can read about it here, or you could listen to a podcast of Rick's radio show except that as of early Monday morning, he hasn't posted it online yet. I'll update with a link when it's available.
Like I said, the weekend was not otherwise productive and I have an early morning appointment today, so I have no real post for you. Instead, here is something I stole from Marian Van Eyk McCain’s The Elderwoman Newsletter, December 2006 edition, because it made me laugh out loud. It’s titled “Senior Breakfast.”
We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the "seniors' special" was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $1.99.
"Sounds good," my wife said. "But I don't want the eggs."
"Then I'll have to charge you two dollars and forty-nine cents because you're ordering a la carte," the waitress warned her.
"You mean I'd have to pay for not taking the eggs?" my wife asked incredulously.
"I'll take the special."
"How do you want your eggs?"
"Raw and in the shell," my wife replied.
She took the two eggs home.
DON'T MESS WITH ELDERS. WE'VE BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME!