VJ’s Weekly Challenge #99: privilege

“A store in town has activity books for the kids; can we go?”

Now that we’ve expanded our bubble, I’m thinking of ways to entertain the grandchildren. I haven’t set foot in a store for three months. The idea excites me.

“Better put on something decent,” I tell Ric laughingly. I pull out a top I bought last summer and haven’t worn yet and throw on a pair of capris. Luckily, they fit.

While we’re in town we pop into the spice shop, and then the hardware store. We wear our masks, only touch what we’re going to buy, and don’t linger near anyone. Armed with purchases, and feeling chuffed that we’ve supported local businesses, we head home.

That’s when I realize I had my pants on inside out.

“Why didn’t you tell me?” I moan. Ric glances my way and shrugs – he’s not the most observant.

Then, I laugh. The privilege of being old.


And there you have it: your theme for the week. It’s not necessary to use the word ‘privilege’ in your post, and any form of creativity is welcome.

Look forward to your responses.

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47 thoughts on “VJ’s Weekly Challenge #99: privilege

  1. Good story, V.J. It’s important to remember there are privileges to being old. LOL. Probably part of it is that as we get older we let go of worrying about things that don’t really matter. Or getting upset about inside out pants after the fact. The privilege of aging with wisdom perhaps? I’m not sure when that actually happens – at what age – but it does feel like a well deserved privilege. 🙂

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  2. So funny! Yes, the privilege of being elderly. I went out the other day with a ponytail on top of my head, not caring what others would think. ( My hair is too long in hot, humid weather.) Yes, I need a haircut badly. 🙂 Happy for you that you were able to get out and do something new. 🙂

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  3. I’m glad you’re with your grandchildren. You’ve been isolated, they’ve been too, and it makes sense. When I’m in the grocery store, I’m so preoccupied with my glasses getting steamed up from my mask and getting everything I need without dallying, I don’t think I would notice much about how anyone else is dressed.

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