We all know the one about 'your mother's arm comes out of your sleeve' and the one when people say 'you look just like your mother'. The next thing was I noticed my mother's legs emerging from my swimsuit. Today I was at the supermarket and a new cashier smiled at me and said, "Pensioners' Day today!" without even the shadow of a question in her voice. My expression felt like a cross beween joy (at receiving a discount), disappointment (at being recognised as an oldie), and finally indifference, (who really gets excited about 1.5%). The thing is just to keep a firm hold on one's sense of humor and be grateful for small mercies. After all, I might spend more next time.