Monday, March 21, 2011

Cruel, Cruel!

A few weeks ago, I was walking to my car after leaving the office and I had one of those moments -- maybe you've had them too -- where you just feel really content and thankful. The afternoon breeze and the other people on the street added to the electricity. Things just felt good. If I had been wearing a hat, I would have done this:
(If you don't know who that is, you might want to stop reading because the rest of this post won't really mean anything to you). Anyway, I felt good about myself -- working mom, balancing all the balls in the air, feeling youthful, yadda yadda.

Then I get home and check the mail. If I could insert a sound effect in this post it would be right here and it would sound like a record needle scratching to a halt because this is what was waiting for me in the mailbox:
As We Change -- a mail order catalog for maturing women. As I've mentioned before, I'll be turning 40 in 2011. BUT do I really need to start shopping in this type of catalog? And who came up with that name?? It should be called "You're About to go Through THE Change." I was no longer feeling youthful after looking at this catalog. Lee thought it was hysterical rather funny and I eventually laughed with him. So I scanned the catalog cover and thought I  would share it on my blog. But I forgot about it....until this arrived on Saturday:

Oh come on!!! This is not good for my self-esteem.  Sigh. The post office hates me. Or I'm on a really weird mailing list. I expect to see an AARP magazine in my mailbox on April 1st.


Jen said...

I'm with Lee- these are HYSTERICAL!!! My guess is that these magazines are getting your information/age bracket from your health insurance company- just a guess.

I remember when I was single and I would have a particularly bad day- super depressed and sad to come home to an empty house and another meal for one. Sure enough, that day in the mail I would get an envelope from some matchmaking/dating service, I wish I could remember the name because it just made it worse.

Anonymous said...

Very funny! That's nothing - wait until you start getting mail from Forest Lawn and the Neptune Society like me! And the catalogs filled with walkers, chair lifts and magnifiers! Age is just a number. xoxoxo Nate's Gramma

Merrilee's mom said...

U won't get AARP until about a year before 50, which ever one turns 50 1st. I've been getting them 4 12 yrs, finally subcribe and they saved us 800$ a year on auto insurance. So make sure Ucheck them out ONCE U both are 50, IT PAYS!!