JeepUnited and it feels so good

November 19, 2019

After work WM picked me up at the Collingswood PATCO station (my old stomping ground) and we retrieved a repaired Molly from the shop. Even though I only drive maybe a mile and a half a day total, that second car is missed when the weather’s cold and I have to bum a trip to the train from Mom in the morning. We had the oil changed too because if the repair’s over $1300, what the hell, add in the oil change, am I right?

I was pretty displeased to see this sucker show up. I’ve told them repeatedly that I will not join and that I will never join, but nevertheless…

AARP solicitation letter

The latest reason why not?

OK, millennials. But we’re the people that actually have the money”

Myrna Blyth, senior vice president and editorial director of AARP Media

Way to go, Myrna. AARP did douche-pologize for the comment, saying that it “became divorced from its context.” It’s very funny hearing the generation that sang:

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don’t criticize
What you can’t understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin’
Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand

For the times they are a-changin’

and that coined the phrase “Don’t trust anyone over 30” get itchy about being the older generation now.

Spare some good thoughts for my dog-brother Chip, who’s having some health problems. He’s almost 14 now.

chip, mom's dog
“OK, GenX. Quit complaining and gimme a treat.”

Remember when he was just a pup? I do.

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  • COD November 19, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    I joined. What the hell, the hotel discounts are pretty sweet.

    • Kimberly November 20, 2019 at 8:49 pm

      Do you think they’re better than AAA? I have a storied history of changing my mind for a price! 😉

  • COD November 21, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I have never been an AAA member. The AARP rate is usually equal to the “pay in advance with no refunds rate” but I can still have all the normal cancel up until the last minutes rights of a full price reservation.

    AARP may be the nation’s largest sender of junk mail though. We get a magazine or a sales pitch almost every day. But at $16 a year it pays for itself with one night in a hotel.