A few years ago the morning news crews made a BIG DEAL out of “Baby Boomer Number 1.” Someone found this lady who was born very early on 1 Jan 1946 and designated her as “Baby Boomer Number 1.” ABC, CBS and NBC all ran stories on her – it was quite a big deal, being ‘Baby Boomer Number 1!’ And she got a few nice prizes, plus her first social security check!
I didn’t think much about it as the show ran – then I did get to thinking; why does she get a “Baby Boomer Number,” and I don’t? Pissed me off; I’m a “baby boomer.”
The more I thought about it, the more ‘annoyed’ I got. I deserve a “Baby Boomer Number!” So, what the hell, I decided to have some fun with it all! I called the local Social Security office and asked the poor slob who just happened to take my call, how I could find out what my ‘Baby Boomer Number’ was…
“What?” he replied.
I then explained the interviews/articles I had seen on TV that morning and asked how I could find out what my Baby Boomer Number was. He then replied, “I don’t think we have ‘Baby Boomer Numbers.'” Then I had him!
“Well, why did she get one, and I don’t get one?” (Remember the crap we had to take from our kids over all the years? Payback! LOL!)
I was subsequently able to work ‘this one’ for 10 minutes or so, then I wore him out. Kinda like a cat playing with a chipmunk it finds. After 20 minutes or so, ‘Chippy’ just doesn’t have the energy to play anymore!
I’m certain I made his day – he made mine!