old age
May 22, 2003 8:14 AM   Subscribe

yeah, I've done alot in my retirement. Habib a spritely young whip of a lad has been drawing his pension since 1938, remarkable.
posted by johnnyboy (12 comments total)
 
now there you go, who says pensions are a waste of time (don't need one mate, you might get run over by a bus tomorrow [shrugs shoulders])
posted by johnnyboy at 8:17 AM on May 22, 2003


Genesis 6:3
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.


He must have changed His mind, I guess.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 8:30 AM on May 22, 2003


He must have changed His mind, I guess.

Or maybe the percs and benefits are better with Allah?
*scratches head and wonders if the Shinto kami might make a counter-offer.
posted by Shane at 8:41 AM on May 22, 2003


Or, just maybe, he wasn't really 60 in 1938 when he started collecting his pension.
posted by timeistight at 8:49 AM on May 22, 2003


you think?
posted by luriete at 8:52 AM on May 22, 2003


Why would he need to be sixty to get a pension?
posted by chris0495 at 8:55 AM on May 22, 2003


where did his pension come from? did he work for the bank? is a pension in india the equivalent of social security here? did he earn it jammin' on clarinet for the state band?
posted by quonsar at 9:00 AM on May 22, 2003


He went blind 50 years ago, so maybe he only thinks he's getting a pension.
posted by Hildago at 9:02 AM on May 22, 2003


Whenever these super-old people are recognized in the press they die soon after.
posted by stbalbach at 10:37 AM on May 22, 2003


From the article: According to his pension book he is a mere 125. If correct that makes the world's oldest living person 10 years his junior.

So, do we assume that he is not an old, living person?
posted by devbrain at 10:56 AM on May 22, 2003


Whenever these super-old people are recognized in the press they die soon after.

People who reach the age of "super-old," recognized or not, tend to "die soon after."
posted by kickingtheground at 11:44 AM on May 22, 2003


From the article: "We requested him not to come to the bank for his pension."

relevant simpsons quotes:
Homer: Marge, please, old people don't need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.
or
Lisa: Old people deserve our respect. Look at Jacques Cousteau and Goldie Hawn; you wouldn't shut them away like second-class citizens.
Homer: Pftt... second class? What about social security, bus discounts, Medic-Alert jewelry, Gold Bond powder, pants all the way up to your armpits, and all those other senior perks? Oh, if you ask me, old folks have it pretty sweet.

posted by blue_beetle at 1:53 PM on May 22, 2003


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