Which Would You Rather Be?

I encountered two different old people today, one at the gas station where I picked up a drink and the second on the ride back to work.

The lady at the gas station wrote a check for a box of donuts and brought the whole line to a screeching halt as she put her purse back together. She was fat, had greasy, unkempt hair, and from the look of it she had bad knees or ankles. She struggled to heave herself behind the wheel of her truck.

The guy on the bicycle didn’t move particularly fast, but he moved easily. Bald on top, heavily wrinkled, but fit. I could still see muscle tone in his calves as he pedaled.

Which would you rather be?

Yeah, I thought so.

Now what are you doing about it?

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.


  1. Troy says:

    I’d rather have the box of donuts.

    My family and I are in Naperville as I type this.


  2. Troy says:

    Comments on Naperville? ;-)

    • Mike says:

      I worked at a major electronics retailer there for a short time, and I found the place to be full of stuck-up snobby people. Really hate that crap.

  3. Troy says:

    Ate stuffed pizza at Giordano’s on Rush in Chicago…..pretty good and filling…could only get 2 pieces down.

    Located 3 Portillos nearby Naperville but might be too late to hit those?


  4. Troy says:

    Ate a Chicago dog at Portillos late last night and had an Italian beef combo at American Dog on the Pier.


    • Mike says:

      Not familiar with American Dog. But, if it’s in Chicago proper, it’s gotta be pretty decent or they’d have been pitched into the Lake.

  5. Troy says:

    What a whirlwind trip! Saw those wind turbines off I-55…a ton of them! Wasn’t that near where you leave now or where you once leaved?


    P.S. Thanks for the eateries advice!

    • Mike says:

      Correct, I lived about ten miles or so north of them. They didn’t go up until after I moved, though. I happened to move to the one county that’s bound and determined to keep wind turbines out.