Friday, December 12, 2008

Geriatric Friday

I keep forgetting to post this fun little tidbit. For the past couple of years Mircea has been receiving some very interesting mail. Other than the standard "Miss Ighian" postal confusion (which makes me laugh about Ms. Chanandler Bong) Mircea has been tagged by an interesting group. AARP. I'm talking magazines, credit cards, mailers, voting guidance, etc. I went to AARP's website, only to verify that they do indeed "help people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives". I don't know why this is so funny to us, but it really is. I think it is because there are always the wonderful letters to him about his "twilight years" and that "now is the time to really live (before you die)" I also really enjoy that since we started getting those we've also started receiving other strange mailers to the house, like from Liberty Medical, with a roving review from Wilford Brimley. (You have to click this link...I laughed so hard that they were calling him out on his pronunciation of diabetes.) It's just really funny. I've called them to say that we would prefer that they cease their mailers as it's a waste of paper and we simply recycle it...but they appear to be obsessed with Mircea understanding how his Medicare Part B doesn't cover enough and that he should purchase supplemental insurance. Oy vey. My only idea about how this happened is that his pharmacy company (he does it by mail) sold his information to AARP or some other mailers and they know he has high blood pressure (Or had, actually) and they assume he's considerably older. I just thought it was funny and hope you got a kick out of it too. Have a good weekend.


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Haha AARP sent me a magazine once... I was like "Hmmm, I didn't know I was so old!"