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What makes a GOF?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by SoulReflection, Aug 14, 2019 at 11:08 AM.

  1. Last Winter the gal at KFC asked if I qualified for senior discount. Actually, she already rang me up as a senior & casually asked.
    At the time I had a full beard with hints of gray.
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  2. Bass Jones

    Bass Jones Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2018
    Austin, Texas
    My niece recently told me I could still pass for 40. I'll take that!
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  3. Trabeen

    Trabeen Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I’ll be sixty in a few days and am still pretty certain that I’ll never be a GOF, life here on your planet just isn’t that serious of a matter.
  4. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    Not knowing your circumstances and the planet you are from, I really cannot comment on your response ;).
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  5. RichardW


    Feb 25, 2016
    near Philly
    You know what aging means? You're not dead.

    I'll take it.
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  6. I'm an amputee and have a robot leg (as the kids call it). I get a lot of "Thanks for your service!" greetings from people. I hate to tell them that it was nothing heroic. It was a bacterium that was eating my leg from the inside out and with a compromised immune system from leukemia my body couldn't fight back. A guy I met the other day said, "You may not me a veteran of war, but you are certainly a veteran. I'll take that.

    I can be a cranky GOF, but I try to keep it civil and with a sense of humor.
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  7. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Lol! I always say: “Sir? That’s my dad’s name”.
  8. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    Thank you, @pablomago, that made my day! I would be honored to call you my friend.
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  9. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Nowadays I'll take sir... :)
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  10. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    I’ve always had a grumpy streak. I can now add old fart since I’ve been offered the seniors discount at the drugstore more than once recently. I’m only 52! I stopped going to that drugstore.
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  11. kjp360


    Feb 11, 2014
    I subscribed to this thread to see what planet the young fella with the spike hair is from.
  12. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    Nowadays, anyone over 55 could be considered a senior. Before I was of age, I would be offered a senior discount which, I politely refused. Now, I accept them. Anyone who offers them obviously appreciates the business that seniors bring. It's what keeps me coming back to them. My hat is off to the kid at Taco Bell. Apparently he has been brought up right. Hope he has a long and successful life. There is a special place reserved for people like that.
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  13. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    Classic response :roflmao:.
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  14. Woolber

    Woolber Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2013
    Or.....maybe you are and you just can’t remember the ceremony.
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  15. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    If in doubt, you can always ask Paul...
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  16. The second someone calls me sir I gleefully begin issuing orders. Love it!
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  17. Door County Bass

    Door County Bass DC EMT 663 Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Yup, age is just a number.
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  18. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    We have a grocery chain in FL(also GA, SC, and ?)where they always offer and cannot accept tips.
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  19. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    Funny thread. I'm a septuagenarian and I'm not participating.

    Woops.....I guess I did.

  20. vvvmmm


    Dec 6, 2016
    There's a grocery store in my hood what always cards everyone buying liquor. I go there alot for the ego boost. That's why, yep.

    Also, I do a lot of telephone work and apparently have a young voice. My job is competitive, and it's funny when I give my real age (59), or better yet, wait until they see me.

    My fave movie many daze and nights is, Gran Torino. Oddly enuff, my ex - whom I've not seen in about 15 years, always said my old 'un* looked like Clint. I've not heard that yet, at least ...

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