posted on Dec, 31 2012 @ 06:40 PM
This evening I was stuck on a bench waiting to pick up some medication at the Pharmacy and started eavesdropping on people's conversations as usual
(I'm quite nosey). Everyone around me was much older certainly past the age of retirement. I picked up on some interesting conversations.
A man started talking about how he has heard talk of businesses here cutting all full-time jobs down to part-time. Many other people joined in
agreeing with him that they had heard the same thing. The tone was that of deep concern, and honestly I got a bit concerned just listening to them.
One man actually said "I guess I'll have to start digging ditches again if I have to" and he was on crutches.
I lived in a poor mountain town for quite a while and learned there to "always listen to the old-timers"...everything trickled down the phone tree
starting with the phrase "The old-timers are saying...". I brought this up to a few people my age and their response was "That won't happen to me". I
worry that people's egos have gotten to the point that they think this sort of thing couldn't happen, and worse, that it couldn't possibly happen to
This is a short little post I wouldn't usually make in a forum I do not frequent very much. I do believe that will change now, and wanted to pass on
"What the old-timers are saying..." because in my experience, they are never wrong.
edit on 31-12-2012 by ValentineWiggin because: (no reason given)