Wednesday, November 19
The World We Never Knew Of
We've all heard the rumors, that the elderly walk about in the mall before opening hours. But do they really. I mean, even with my extravagant imagination, I thought that a few couples might slowly walk about and window shop for everybody knows seniors cant sleep in past 5:00am, but thats it. People really had no idea of what went on there, including me, until this morning. We went to the mall before any of the stores opened and I discovered a whole new world. There is like a good solid group of elderly people who just walk around the mall for exercise. Now I'm not talking about a cane-holding, walker-aiding, fresh from the pharmacy creaky boned bunch. These people are fit and fiddle and come in their velvet matching sweat suit attire, with their fleecy vests and visors. When they are done circulating the halls they stretch standing in a big group circle, swiveling their hips and touching their toes. They have better coordination and put in more effort than most aerobic classes held at the local reccentre. They then precede to the food court and push some tables together, gather round, drink coffee and gab into the afternoon. It looks a lot like a high school cafeteria, with the talking, laughing and groupings of people, having a blast and enjoying life. This bizarre meeting of the seniors happens regularly and has become a huge part of the retired lifestyle and I find it fascinating.