Way to make a girl feel special!
April 27, 2011 § 8 Comments
This post is a little shout-out to AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, for taking a little time out of their busy retired lives to make a near-30-year-old woman just feel so golly-gee fucking special.
Thanks, AARP. I feel so awesome about turning 30.
This is punishment for giggling when Good Morning America‘s Hoda Kotb complained about getting AARP: The Magazine in her mailbox when she’s only 46, isn’t it?
Man…this is almost as bad as my mom’s 40th birthday…when she went to get breakfast and was asked if she’d be enjoying the senior citizen discount. They had no clue it was her birthday. And she had just had her hair colored. Way to boost the ol’ confidence, huh?
Thanks, Universe. Superbly done, as always.
A former student (who is 20 or 21) was complaining about this same thing on Facebook the other day, so don’t worry–you aren’t the only one.
I wonder where in the world they get their contact information…
Lol, who knows where they get their information! I would have really been devastated if I had received this thing at the age of 20. That was another tough birthday for me, lol.
Wow–that’s bad, Amanda. However, let me assure that a couple of my cousins who are in their 20s also recently recieved what would seem to be the same mailing. What a way for AARP to make some enemies! Who in God’s name could have authorized this kind of blitz? It can’t be good for the organization. Right?
Haha. I wonder if they’re not trying to change their image? 😉 Maybe they’re trying to appeal to a younger, hipper generation? Lol.
I know what you mean. As I struggle with the idea of turning 30, this lovely reminder of the fact that I am getting older and will continue to get older doesn’t help.
You and I are in the same boat, I think. Sometimes it feels silly to complain about turning 30. I have friends who are at least in their 40s, and I’m sure they don’t appreciate some 29-year-old having a meltdown over her 30s. (Just like I don’t appreciate it when I hear a 19-year-old complaining about turning 20…and I was that 19-year-old.) But…the fact of the matter is that 30 is a significant age for some reason for our society. Sometimes I wonder if it’s not because we expect such important things to happen in one’s 30s. That’s why I like your blog, too. Because you are working to accomplish something before you even turn 30. Takes some of the pressure off! 🙂
Poor you. I avoided AARP at all cost. Then I turned 60, looked at the magazine and thought, Oh this is sort of cool. You have 30 years to go to appreciate it.
Haha, thanks Renee. Sometimes, when I go home, I’ll read my parents’ AARP Magazine…and it’s actually got some really interesting and useful information. I learned a little bit more about heart disease in women (of all ages) from one article once. And the deals really are good. I wonder if they’re not trying to change their image in some way.