Thursday, July 22, 2021


As the card reader accepted my card, my cheapskate soul said, “Ouch”. $44+ for something I can do in twenty minutes and $18.

My excuse? Saw the Doc today and am cleared for moderate exercise. Does that include wrestling ramps and forcing a 77 year old body under the car? After arguing with myself a bit, decided not to take the chance. Does that fray my man card?


RHT447 said...

Frayed, he sez. My guess is your man card has been ticket punched so many times that it whistles in a stiff breeze. No, it's called wisdom. The trick is knowing when to call the plumber. I can still handle stuff up top like air filters and batteries, but these days I pay somebody else to do our oil changes.

LL said...

I've busted up that part of my body again, WSF, digging out from flash flood damage.

Significant pain, my friend. Don't risk it.

drjim said...

Not a bit WSF. Part of even having a Man Card is knowing your limitations.

@LL - Oh,and do what the Doc says. I've been having some real trouble with my left shoulder, and it's being treated accordingly.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

My knees agree with you.

When you have spent your life overcoming obstacles and rejecting limitations, change is hard. A lesson I learned from my Dad's example. 60, and divorced, he decided to re-invent himself.

A few years ago I decided using a jack instead of picking up the truck and setting it on jack stands was a better way to go.

Sisty said...

Once in awhile, common sense seeps through. Not often but nice to see it occasionally.

Navy91 said...

Does that fray your man card? Oh, hell no! I look at it as one of the perks of getting older. I've worked hard, moved up the ladder, and now can afford to pay someone else to do some of those things. Nothing wrong with my man card, I just choose to work smarter, not harder.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

The sarcasm seeps through.

Don't disagree with you. I happen to like being cheap.

LSP said...

I totally get cheap, which is probably fortunate given the massive stipend. But yes, sometimes it's best to just pay the dam money, even though I'd far rather keep it in the floor safe.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Even when I was making big bucks I stayed frugal.

Old NFO said...

Nope, there comes a time to man up and admit it's time to "pay the man" for stuff we used to routinely do... dammit.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

You are, of course, correct.