I caught the tail end of the conversation between these two women when I walked into the break room to refresh my tea.
“…I had no idea how old I felt, like I had just gotten old without knowing it, but now I feel–so–free! I have not felt so independent in so long! Great job, great living situation, making money, I swear, I have not felt this free and independent, I have not felt so young since I was fifteen-and-a-half years old!”
The old lady in question? She’s a college student working on a summer internship. A college-aged college student. But if she used to feel old, then how old should I feel today?
Wondering Where I Misplaced My Gallon of Geritol This Time, I Remain,
Vonn Scott Bair–the old man.
PS–Yes, she did say “fifteen-and-a-half.” Which interests me. Why that age? She was too young to drive.