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club geezer

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by melbournemike, Apr 18, 2010.

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  1. melbournemike

    melbournemike TS Member

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    AT WHAT POINT IN A SHOOTING CAREER DO YOU BECOME A CLUB GEEZER? IS THERE A CEREMONY? IS THERE AN ELECTION,OR AN AGE LIMIT?OR IS IT WHEN THE ALZHEIMERS KICKS IN AND YOU DISLIKE ANYONE WHO CAN WALK W/O A CANE?
     
  2. Uncle Screech

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    When you type posts in all CAPS is the final indication. Welcome to the club... :)
     
  3. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    When you have to ask!

    and/or

    Your age exceeds your singles average

    and/or

    Anyone under the age of 60 is a kid

    and/or

    You preface most stories with "back in the good old days"

    and/or

    ???????

    I'm sure some of the poster's will come up with more...stay tuned.

    Curt
     
  4. REM3

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    When you find this question offensive lol, good question!!
     
  5. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    It's just like identifying the club jerk, Mike. If you don't know who it is, it's you.

    Neil
     
  6. GW22

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    Neil: That was a great comment!

    Mike:

    I published a complete self-help questionnaire a few months ago but the post got nasty and was deleted (CGs have trouble facing the truth).

    First, Geezerhood actually has little to do with chronological age. It's more about attitude and hatrid. Some of my closest friends and mentors have been much older than me and were quite pleasant to be around, even after their shooting skills went south.

    Anyway, please allow me to hit the high points of CG qualification for you:

    1) You secretly begin to hate new shooters and dream-up "safety issues" and "ettiquette violations" to hassle them about (or, more likely, whine about it behind their backs). Lying about hulls hitting you and people bumping into you coming off post 5 are typical symptoms. But you pretend, and constantly tell yourself, that you don't really hate young people and you think of nice things you did in the past to support this dilusional belief. You tell yourself that "It's all about safety."

    2) Your shooting skills have begun to diminish and you can't handle it with class and dignity, or mentally cope with the reality that you are no longer among the club's studs. So, your daily thoughts and behaviors begin to turn nastier than the banana peel you left under the seat of your truck last month.

    3) Your weiner has more trouble working than the average Obama supporter. And you simply can not handle it with grace. So, every time you observe a young male having fun it makes you think about the little problem in your underpants. This absolutely makes your blood boil. Taking Viagra can't help because: A) You're too proud and "manly" to try it; and B) Your disposition has become so nasty that your wife can't stand being around you anyway.

    Regarding the official Club Geezer ceremony, the answer is YES! It's called the "Take Your Hate Down the Road Dismissal Party" and marks the point when club management finally decides to do the right thing and stay in business. It's not much fun for the CGs but everyone else has one of their best days at the club ever! I've chaired a couple of these parties and they are FUN, FUN, FUN!

    In closing I have some good news: The medical community is close to announcing that CG will soon be recognized as a legitimate disease. But they are still investigating some statistical outliers to determine exactly what's causing it. Perhaps the most interesting oddity they've discovered is that being a retired union autoworker scientifically increases your odds of becoming a hate-consumed Club Geezer by a staggerring 653%! This baffles me. Can anyone else explain it?

    -Gary
     
  7. SilverShooter

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    Hmmm...we dont have any geezers but we have an OFC (old Farts Club)! I thought my silver hair and my rugged handsome leathery looks would get me in, but cause I had hair and a tan, I was told to shoot with the younger fellas LoL!

    Geezer and Old Geezer are titles given not earned -- usually by others who observe some behavioral qualities that are are not endearing but somewhat marginally acceptable.

    At a certain point though it becomes unfriendly, unwelcoming and perhaps nasty behavior. I think that your question was about where that line is. Usually it's characterized by sef righteousness, self importantance, know it allness, and a desire to tell others about it.
     
  8. Big Heap

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    At the Spokane Gun Club many of the geezers are now gone but not forgotten - their plaque names have been turned over to black.

    Whoever is next to pass, he will be mourned and not forgotten.
     
  9. BDodd

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    If you can admit it, you're not quite there yet!......Bob Dodd
     
  10. melbournemike

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    thanks guys for all the feedback! Ive analysed myself and am proud to say I'm not a geezer yet! The club jerk thing is still up in the air!
     
  11. BIGDON

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    Just remember that if it wasn't for some of these OG's you probably wouldn't have a club to shoot at today. Just remember that when the club needed money it probably went to these OG's and asked and recieved what it needed. I look around and it is the OG's providing most of the volunteer labor at most clubs.

    I guess Obama is not the only one who wants to get rid of the senior citizens, sounds like a lot of hotshot know it alls just want to boot their ass down the road also. You might try talking to them. You are more than willing to be nice to the new shooters but you just want to rid yourself and ignore the Seniors in your club. Why don't you try including them instead of excluding them with new shooters, who has more info to pass on than one who has been shooting for many years. Why don't you have a seniors appreciation day and inviting all, it is a little hard to be cranky when you mouth is full of cake that someone else bought.

    If you think getting old is fun or their shooting skills are gone try competing in the Vet or Sr. Vet class. Most of your averages aren't even close so maybe you should seek their advice. Finally if you come at most seniors I know with an attitude you are going to get all the attitude you can't handle back.

    We need every shooter possible so find a way to work together young, old and the know it middle agers.

    Don
     
  12. REM3

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    very well said Don
     
  13. Barry C. Roach

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    I think about 70% of us are club geezers.
     
  14. OGC Director

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    I seem to get along with the geezers I shoot with. Must be the union autoworker thing (of course I haven't retired yet).

    Rich in Indiana
     
  15. zarathrusta

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    Neil, A club with only one jerk? Where is it?
     
  16. ivanhoe

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    Club geezer is a figment of one persons imagination and he never misses an opportunity to elaborate on his hatred of the so called geezer.

    Bob Lawless
     
  17. Country Squire

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    I have moved from the O.G. club to the rank of curmudgeon.
     
  18. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Not club jerk, just a regular jerk:

    Sitting on the bench at a registered shoot, watching a squad of five AIM kids, most of whom its their first registered event, and b!tching about how the ones with semi-autos aren't using shell catchers.

    These guys weren't even on the squad!

    And the kids on the squad didn't seem to be bothered by it.
     
  19. Quack Shot

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    Almost worse than the actual CG is the pack of G.I.T.s. Those are the Geezers In Training. It seems like there is a guild set up to develop a CG. Sort of a seven year apprenticship leading to journeyman status. Curmudgeon would be a retired CG.

    The Rebel,

    John, you could never be a called a "Club Geezer". You act too young! I wish I had your energy! Keep it up! You must be doing something right.
     
  20. GW22

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    BIGDON:

    You make great points but please don't confuse the people you're talking about with the ones I'm talking about. Yours are assets to the club, whereas the guys I'm talking about are anything but.

    Respectfully,
    Gary
     
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