Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for Spring Chickens ... by C.L. Beck

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ... funny movie. Sweet sentiments.

We walked into theater # 65 at the Cineplex to see it. Ok, not really # 65, but that number would have been appropriate because there were old people sitting everywhere. I whispered to Russ, "Oh, my gosh, how come all the people here are senior citizens?"

Russ looked at me, perplexed. "Huh? What?"

I tried again, louder. "Everyone here is over 65!"

Some ol' guy sitting two rows below adjusted his hearing aid and said, "What did you say, honey?"

I shushed him with a finger to my lips. Russ looked at me and said, "What did you say, sweetie?"

I repeated the question five times, finally deciding that Russ and the ol' guy in front had more in common than age. They both needed a hearing aid.

The movie was a riot. I laughed in all the right places. Mostly, where everyone else laughed. I'm not sure that twenty years ago I would have understood some of the old people jokes. It's not because I'm old now, but because my sense of humor is more refined ... right?

As we left, a sudden kink developed in my hip causing me to hobble down the stairs. I hoped my eyes would adjust to the weird lights on the stairwell before I fell on my head. An ol' hippie lady sitting near us seemed to have the same trouble. And I think I recognized the peace symbol earrings she had on ... I have a pair just like that from high school. I didn't tell Russ, though.

There's no doubt I'm too young to be an oldster. I'm still spry as a spring chicken! And I could convince myself of that ... if they hadn't willingly offered the senior discount when we bought the theater tickets.


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"Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for Spring Chickens" © C.L. (Cindy Lynn) Beck  
Tags: Marigold Hotel, senior discount, senior citizens


Girl Tornado said...

I saw the commercials for that movie and I want to see it too! It looks really cute.

Randall said...


As always, I enjoyed your post. I just had another birthday. Though I'm a long way from 65, with every passing year I get slower at everything, or so it seems and I hurt in places I've never hurt before.

Thanks for sharing.


Cindy Beck, author said...

Oz Girl: Yes, go see it. I'm sure youre' not a "woman of mature years" but you'll still enjoy it.

Cindy Beck, author said...

Randall: I can totally relate to hurting in places that have never hurt before!

Thanks for stopping by.

Anna Maria Junus said...

I don't know how it's possible that I'm as old as I am since I was a teenager yesterday. And it sure seems that people I knew back then are looking like middle agers. And how come that the women my age and younger have wrinkles?

Cindy Beck, author said...

Anna: It goes like this ... if you're not a real blond, those can't be real wrinkles ... right? :)