73 and has 5 children by 4 different women

One of my regulars, a flamboyantly dressed gentleman with a rather camp voice tells me he is “73 and has 5 children by 4 different women – and ten grandchildren.”

He’s in the construction industry, but would rather be a singer and sometimes does perform in clubs.  He has a lot of blingy jewelry, a big watch (sadly wasted on me as I have no ability to judge what’s real and what’s costume with jewelry) and an obsession with staying young, He dies his hair “and I’ve spent 10,000 dollars on this nose and I’m thinking of going back and having these re-done.” He rubs the spot on his temples where laughter lines normally grow.  His are oddly smooth and shiny.  I tell him he looks fine.

“Aren’t you lovely,” he says. He’s a sweet guy.

He’s not so open with everyone.  I caught him talking to a younger, prettier woman the other day.

“Yes I’m 73 and have ten grandchildren.  You wouldn’t know, would you?  Nobody thinks I look 73.  I eat a lot of vegetables.  I swear by them.”

Clearly he doesn’t tell everyone his secrets. Probably he doesn’t think me worth impressing.  But I can live with that.

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