Saturday, July 17, 2004

Pass the Botox

I'm not sure if I'm flattered or shattered.   I work in an industry that requires that we have drivers with ADL's.  These guys drive our bulk and side load trucks delivering our much needed and much loved product to our customers, who then provide it to the end consumer.  Anyway, that is why I was talking to one of the drivers in the parking lot yesterday afternoon. Important to note that his age is approximately late 20's, maybe early 30's.  

We were discussing the movie crew that was in my home town the day before, filming a movie starring Orlando Bloom,  Kirstin Dunst, and Susan Sarandon.  (I kid you not, movie directors and producers have discovered the beauty of central Kentucky.)  

I said something to the effect of, "I bet you would have liked to have gotten out of the truck and met Kristin?" and he replied, "Oh no.  I would much rather have met Susan Saharan."   Then he gave me THAT LOOK, lowering his eye lids and his voice, "I prefer older women."  

At first I thought, "That little bugger....calling me an 'older woman"!!  I am not an older woman!!!!!!"   Then I realized he was trying to flirt with me!  And paying me a compliment.  

When did I become an "older woman".  In my mind I am still that girl who blushes at such a compliments.  One who feels like she is 16 when around an attractive man! 

Oh my gosh......this is serious.  When did this happen?    

20 comments:

cathy0o0 said...

It's like the first time that some young kid calls you Ma'am...lol cute entry..lol

readmereadyou said...

You never loses that young girl inside. Even at my tender fifty-plus! : )

sistercdr said...

The first time it happens, it is a shocker.  Eventually becoming a vicarious Mrs. Robinson gets to be fun.

deabvt said...

Can`t blame him!!  
V

camaroisle050856 said...

        Mary, you look great!   What movie is being filmed in Kentucky?

Best,
Debi

mlraminiak said...

I can't remember the last time ANYONE, young, old, alive, or dead, flirted with me.  I'm jealous...  Lisa  :-]  

wldconnie said...

Some people never feel old! I don't really and I am nearly 60! I love it when young guys flirt with me and I flirt back too. I am an optimist always looking for love.....!Don't think about age as long as you are healthy who cares! I see you are a lover of UK. I am glad someone does. I live in London. Just found your journal, it's great. Please read mine someday. Link is: http://journals.aol.co.uk/wldconnie/Temporarilydisabled/

greyhoundloner03 said...

I'm not sure if I'm flattered or shattered.
 
LMAO!!!!!!!!!! I am frequently amazed a how "the same" my life is, and other times completely knocked flat by how different...I've dealt with this issue recently. And was REALLY confounded by whether I should be flattered or insulted. I opted for flattered, and made the first Mrs. Robinson quip myself. I think I'd rather be flirted with, than not.  :)
***I've really enjoyed reading you, and put you on my alerts.
Take Care,
Andi  aka: greyhoundloner03@aol.com
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sonensmilinmon said...

LMAO ... Oh, I'm so with you. It's a sad day when we realize we ARE the older woman!  It was a cute compliment though! :-)  Hey, 'older women' are known to be very attractive and sexy in our own way!  That's what I'm telling myself anyway.

Monica

foreverurheart2 said...

Was just going thru journals and came across yours...I live in Florida now, but from the same area you are  now. Figured I would say hello to a fellow etownian. I bet you saw more action on that square than has been there in a very long time!! =o) Florida is great, but Kentucky is the best!! Take care and have a GREAT day!

ladydriversammie said...

Hi, just doing a blog jog through Pam's directory and found your J...love the pics of Dublin!  I've always wanted to visit there...along with many other overseas destinations, lol.

As for this flirting driver, lol...I'm a truck driver too...and these guys just love to flirt.  Hope he at least made you feel good...even if you did think he was calling you "old", lol.

Sammie

http://journals.aol.com/ladydriversammie/MovinOn

judithheartsong said...

sweet entry....... I know just what you mean. I hope all is well there! judi

krobbie67 said...

Booger to that! Enjoy the fact that a 20 somethin finds you HOT!!!! You'd don't need to be 16 to have IT!!! :-D ---Robbie

my78novata said...

AH alas I wonder that too. I still feel as if I know the kids listed for graduation in the paper each year. THen I realize............... OH its because they look like thier parents that I think I know them. I AM THE MOM of one child graduated 6 1/2 years ago and one about to graduate come may!!!!!!!!! When did this happen??????? Lori

mrccgoody said...

I still do blush, all the time...I know what you mean, in my mind there's no way to distinguish from the 8-year old, 16-year old, and the 24-year old that I used to be, because it still feels like me.

yakima127 said...

"Take what you want, and leave the rest."  Take the complment, leave the reality behind, and run like hell!  Who needs reality, anyway?  I mean, where can you cash those "reality checks"?  I am the older woman every day.  My boyfriend is 33; I am 41.  JAE

marigolds2 said...

i'll take a comparison with Susan Sarandon ANY day.  i'm with your truck driver, she's the sexiest.  so, be happy with your compliment.  and be happy that the sexy young guys have good taste!  by the way, what's the movie?  

somenuttychic said...

Old is all in the mind. This guy obviously sees you as attractive and sexy. Let him. Just because he used the term "older women" so what? Yeah, you're older; older than 16, that is. But then again, so is 25. Don't sweat it.

tjexpressions said...

You are a shamless hussie! I am laughing.....yes this "Older Women" crap is a shocker no doubt. One day you simply wake up and you realize that you have acquired many new needs. The one I am considering and have a love/hate thang going with is " Do I really have to use eyebrow pencil?" After plucking the grays I am nearly bald! Yup.. Older Women alright and shamless hussie is a compliment!
TJ
DailyRoundTrips

anettege said...


Oh...how can I relate to this! I raised 5 children, and heard pretty darn early from my kids ..when they were teenagers... that "anybody over 30 is old"....grin, grin. Nowaday, anyhting over 80 is old! I am 54, in the best years of my life, and wouln't want to be 30 or so any more. If a "young" or "younger"man looks at me with THOSE eyes I usually have to refrain from laughing. I find men my own age more interesting. But..on the other hand..it sure feels good and I must come across as "capable"? Whatever that might mean. Feeling good with or without ....dancingcloud