One day when I was trying to explain this listener trip I take with an FM morning show out of Milwaukee to Mexico, I stumbled upon a quote that some people have taken a liking to. It’s basically this: “Old people, are just young people… who have been around a long time.”
It’s intended to be quasi-Yogi-Berra-ish in it’s self-evident nature.
These people who come on this trip, are generally…. old. As in… nobody younger than 35. These are married couples who have had their kids, and are on the verge of retirement. Many are grandparents.
They do not act… like grandparents.
They get on vacation here in the warm sun of Mexico, and it’s like senior year in high school all over again. Which is great. Because as I get older and older myself (48 baby, a true “68-86’er”!) I know that my own “inner idiot” is still just beneath the surface of Mr. Responsible Family Man With A Job!
I don’t FEEL old. At least not after 10 in the morning! And that’s the key. These Bob and Brian listeners are amazing. We’ve got 204 of them this year (the group started at 93 four years ago) and they do not slack off while down here!
Anyway, I know that other radio shows do cruises, and trips, and what not… but I would stack these hard drinking cheeseheads up against anybody.
They aint’ old…. they’ve just been around a long time.