Article Title: Blessings of white hair

 

Article Summary

 
The article at hand is a compilation of the aging author’s enjoyable experiences with getting old, and at last, a shock. He thinks it is a pity old people hide their real age, as the advantages white hair confers on them could be numerous. He recounts his own experiences to offer proof of this claim. At airports, he receives chairs to sit on, assistance in handling luggage, too-convenient security checking. He receives special seats in his apartment building’s office, people pick up books he’s dropped, and he even receives special treatment when he goes to vote – he need not wait in a queue! He has thoroughly enjoyed all these experiences, enjoyed them a bit too much, in his opinion, which is why he gets a reminder for being humble soon – he is given no special treatment at his physiotherapist’s, and even treated rudely. However, he takes this sportingly, believing his special run had limits, after all.
 

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Words to learn from this Article:

Dalliance: a casual romantic relationship.
Benediction: a blessing or good influence.
Deadbeat: extremely tired, exhausted.
Frisked: search someone by passing hands over their body in order to be able to detect contraband items.
Affront: insult.
Nonagenarian: someone between 90 and 99 years of age.
Serpentine: very long and twisted so as to resemble a snake.
Corralled: assembled together.
Exhilarating: giving extreme joy, euphoria.
Sundry: of several different types.

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