Tuesday, April 19, 2005

It's Official...

I'm now old.

Despite the over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers, the pain has increased to the point that my MD decided to give me a temporary handicap permit for my car.

This is a good thing because the parking garage at work is 5 stories tall, there's no elevator, and anyone who arrives late (like me) winds up parking far, far away.

So I got my permit today. The doc also told me to get a cane...so now all you young whippersnappers better look out.

Um, are there old whippersnappers?

6 comments:

Rhodester said...

So.. we need to watch out for the old lady with a cane who's snapping a whipper.. did I get that right? Or are we the ones who need to snap whippers?

Gone Away said...

Never snapped a whipper in my life...

Jay said...

Well I have whipped a snapper, does that count?

Keeefer said...

It is an odd expression isnt it....i wonder where it originates? could it be that it comes from the slaving days. I can see a particularly defiant slave being classed as a whip snapper...i.e. had to be whipped till the whip broke?.....im going to investigate....by the powers of Google....i have that power!

Keeefer said...

http://www.word-detective.com/101797.html

Take that MSNetor.

Its a way down the page but it gives the origin.

Meepers said...

So as a young woman of modest ambition, I guess I'm exempt from the "whippersnapper" category. Phew! Now that we've cleared that up and I'm in no danger of getting bonked with that cane, let me just say that I hope your hip pain clears up, Jodie, whatever the source may be. And don't be lookin' that gift placard in the mouth 'cause a little you never know when it might come in handy. Personally, while I was pregnant, I loved the "expectant mothers" parking at Babys R Us and the grocery store.