When I was growing up my parents told me a million times to pick my friends carefully because the people with whom you spend the majority of your time have a lot of influence over you. I knew that meant not to hang out with the druggies or car thiefs, etc. I didn't realize that the same principal would extend into my job. The more time I spend with the elderly (this is Kim speaking, by the way) the more I start to become like them. It's getting a little scary. These are the top ten ways I know I'm spending too much time at work.
#10 I no longer know any of the latest music and instead walking around the house singing, "Meet me in St. Loius" "Tea for Two" and "How we Gonna Keep them down on the Farm"
#9 My college days are suddenly "those crazy days of my youth when my friends and I got into all kinds of larks."
#8 I watch movie previews and wonder why they don't make movies like they used to (consequently the only movies I've watched lately were almost all made earlier than the 80's).
#7 I have difficulty hearing above a shout and often find myself saying, "eh? Say that again?"
#6 I find myself more and more conscious of the obstacles in my path that pose a falling hazard.
#5 I often have the urge to adress girls not that much younger than me by patting their cheek and saying, "You are such a dear."
#4 Real teeth and hair become increasingly more valuable to me.
#3 My hip hurts when it rains.
#2 I get easily confused by too many options, excess noise, or people who talk too fast.
#1 I often find myself suddenly in a hallway not remembering why I am where I am and what I was doing that brought me there.