It’s started. All the little things that mark an old man.
- hair is growing out the top of my nose – no, not nostrils, on the end. I’ve been trimming ear and nose hair for a long time. Sometimes I pluck, sometimes I use an electric trimmer. I would never let anyone pluck my nose hair.
- my right hand is shaky. When I pick up a forkful of Apple Pie my hand visibly shakes. I haven’t missed my mouth yet, but it’s coming. Healthy young people’s hands don’t shake.
- I just noticed today that I have that almost imperceptible and uncontrollable head shake that old people have.
UPDATE: You’re old when the first birthday card you get is from your hearing aid company.