JEFF PEARLMAN

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“You look good”

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Tonight I reached a new low.

I’d played basketball at the ol’ gym, and afterword ran into a guy lifting weights. He’s a kid who usually plays, but sat out because of knee pain. “How old are you?” I asked.

“I’m 23,” he said.

“Wait til you get to be my age,” I cracked.

“How old are you.”

“I’m 43.”

“Wow,” he said. “You look good.”

I’ve officially reached the point where I’m old enough to look good for being old.