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Discussion: "Senior Moments"

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Sept. 27, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
"Senior Moments"
What exactly is a "senior moment"? I read about such things often on here lately. There are guys in their 50s, many beyond, who lead nations and Fortune 100 companies. Do they have "senior moments" too? I just don't think so. Age is an excuse used by far too many for the same types of silly things 30-year-olds do.

I am really surprised a group of guys on here who should be advocating for the health and abilities of middle-age and older guys go to that excuse way too often. People screw up at times, it happens, age has little if anything to do with it. Why the need for an excuse? Just admit it and move on.
Sept. 27, 2012
Robo2
229 posts
Gary, I agree with you. I hear it too many times as an excuse instead of just admitting one was wrong or just too darn lazy. I cannot speak for how I will feel when I am 70; I am 60 now and I still slide, dive, get my kness and elbows cut up, and pull muscles every so often. I think of it as part of the game. I also hit the gym a couple of times a week; it takes a commitment to try to remain competitive. You think there isn't many a Sat or Sun morning where I don't feel like sleeping in?
Sept. 27, 2012
Az Iz
42 posts

I think your right about Senio errrrrr.......

I forgot what



What was I talking about?

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Sept. 27, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1010 posts
Mr 46/36 had a senior moment printing his stats! LMAO
Sept. 27, 2012
garyheifner
370 posts
Age has absolutely everthing to do with it. Loss of concentration and memory loss both short and long term comes with increasing age. Think back on your parents and grandparents as they aged. I will bet the number of silly things or senior moments increased dramatically. I would like to see you repeat this post as you approach "70" if you can remember it and don't have a senior moment.
Sept. 28, 2012
?
88 posts

And I thought it was because of taking too many drugs back in the 60's!

Or was it the 70's!

Can't remember....

Have to go take a nap and think about it....

or did I do that already?

Sept. 28, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Age can have something to do with it, but usually doesn't.

Again, many nations are led by people as old and older than we are. As is the case with Fortune 500 companies. So they are all in the wrong hands? They all are facing peril and ruination? Uhhhhhhh, I don't think so.

It does happen to virtually everyone eventually, and to some earlier than others. But as a blanket statement it is nothing more than excuse-making.
Sept. 28, 2012
southpaw
Men's 60
745 posts
Wow, G19, softbal and medical opinions!!
Sept. 28, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Not really anything medical about it, just seems logical to me.

We blame holding a ball while on the field as a "senior moment" while guys older than we are make national defense decisions all around the globe and appear to function mentally just fine.
Sept. 28, 2012
boston
307 posts
I don't know about anyone else but my friends and I use the "senior moment" term as a joke for something that was funny on the field. Such as running past a base in a tourney, Getting up to bat out of order, running to homeplate because u also play usssa. I don't know anyone that has used a senior moment for dropping a fly ball or striking out etc.. If they do u are correct, it is an excuse. I believe (I could be wrong) most use it in jest.

I also agree with ?. Man the 60's and 70' were great as far as I remember. As i always say if you remember the 60's and 70's you weren't their. lol
Sept. 28, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
I never heard of that term until this board. When our guys screw up, we just say "my bad".
Sept. 28, 2012
TommyC
16 posts
Agree with Boston, used the term making fun of myself for doing something stupid and not using it as an excuse. My wife reminds me constantly that I can't use that as an excuse because I have been doing the same things for the last 35 years that she has known me.
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