Poems and Poetry

How Old Do YOU Look? Really?

Don’t Ask Have you been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking… surely I cannot look that old? You may enjoy this short story. While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name. Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome guy with the same name had been in my high school class some 48 years ago. Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate. After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended the local high school. “Yes,” he replied. “When did you graduate? He answered, “In 1956. Why?” “You were in my class!” I exclaimed. He looked at me closely, and then the son of a gun asked… “What did you teach?”

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