I recently turned 80. Why are older people so invisible in popular culture? Is it because we’re no longer considered “sexy”? Whenever old people appear in movies or TV they always seem fairly incidental to the main plot and are hardly given any decent screen time. Why is this so? We can be as bad ass as anyone.
Old, Bold And Dangerous To Know
Dear Old Person,
You’re right. It’s never like in the movies or on TV. Old people take up far more time in real life. When we pulled the plug on Grandpa it took him over two hours to die. It was really boring. And awkward.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,