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12/09/2014 10:07 am ET Updated Dec 09, 2014

How Not To Act Old, Even When You Are

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The other day, I got a letter from my friendly provincial government. Inside was a brochure. “Important information about seniors’ drug benefits,” it said in extra-large type, thoughtfully designed for aging eyes. I immediately threw it in the garbage. No! No! No! No! This does not mean me.

Stuff like this keeps coming, but I intend to hold out as long as possible. Denial seems like a perfectly reasonable strategy at this point. My husband feels the same. He won’t even buy seniors’ subway tickets. He refuses to be marked by the sign of the scarlet S.

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