I have filled in this long application form, my past life is arrayed and spread out before you for all to see. No doubt you have made many photocopies of the information as a decision is made on my suitability for the job in question. I have a drawer full of rejection letters and there is always room for another.
I may be mature and coming to the end of my working life but I am still active, able and very willing, with vast experience. You think I am wasting my time?
OK, So What!