Getting Older

Here’s a little something I wrote a few years ago.  Somehow, I don’t think things have changed.

 

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear 50 year old, happy birthday to you

Here’s what we’ll do for you
Here’s what we’ll do.
We’ll write you off, we’ll push you out
But don’t be late for our next meeting date

We’ll hire some youth who will tell you what to do
You can’t know what they have learned to be
We’ll give you work that will make you lurch
Your career is over, happy birthday to you

We’ll write you off, we’ll push you out
Oh, but please don’t give us a shout
You otta be grateful, we’ve given you a job
You otta be thankful  – especially at your age
Those younger than you deserve the break
Even though no one did the same for you
It’s a luxury we’d like to take

We’ll write you off, we’ll push  you out,
But please put in your overtime.
There will be no extra pay, of course,
We need to give it to your juniors, those shining stars

We’re done with you, can’t you see
The juniors are waiting, please go away.
But don’t tell us we’re being rude
My, where on earth could you get this attitude?

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