How do you know when you are getting older? Here are four things to consider when answering that question.
1.When you're ready to get out of the bathtub, and you realize it may take an extra minute or so. ("Why don't they put handles on this thing, like they have in a Motel 6?")
2.When you're out walking and you see money on the ground--but you won't reach down to pick up anything less than a dollar.
When you’re out walking and you see money on the ground--but you won’t reach down to pick up anything less than a dollar.
3.When the hot cashier at Foodland looks up at you, winks and smiles (you love how she's flirting!) and reminds you that you get a 10 percent discount because today is "Senior Tuesday."
4.When all the players on your favorite team are younger than your kids and most of the Cardinals being considered for Pope are younger than you.
5.When you're the only one in the room who gets this cartoon joke:
This opinion column is written by Charles Laquidara, who has lived on Maui since August 2000. He worked at WBCN radio in Boston for 30 years as the morning-drive host of a show called "The Big Mattress" and is occasionally heard on Mana'o Radio here on-island. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or subscribe to his daily ramblings on Facebook.