Russell Baker Quote

Old people at the supermarket make you wonder about all those middle-aged people you see jogging the streets to preserve their vascular systems for another fifty years.
And about all the people of all ages all over the country who are eating less, drinking less, smoking less, driving safer and in general looking for a death-proof safety suit to get them over the peak years and down into the valley of old age fit to enjoy the fruits of their abstention and labor.
Will anybody care when they get there?
Will they be able to afford an orange?


"The Aged, Shopping" (p.96) - So This Is Depravity (1980)

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Old people at the supermarket make you wonder about all those middle-aged people you see jogging the streets to preserve their vascular systems for...

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Old people at the supermarket make you wonder about all those middle-aged people you see jogging the streets to preserve their vascular systems for...

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Old people at the supermarket make you wonder about all those middle-aged people you see jogging the streets to preserve their vascular systems for...

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Old people at the supermarket make you wonder about all those middle-aged people you see jogging the streets to preserve their vascular systems for...