Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

ONE of the tough­est things about mid­dle age is the amount of anger you have to deal with. I get an­gry about all sorts of things. Peo­ple who brush their teeth in the shower should be thrown in jail. Those who brush their teeth at the basin but leave the tap run­ning while they do it should suf­fer an even worse fate. Okay, so I did not say the anger was ra­tio­nal. That is the point. Af­ter 50, you never know what ir­ri­tant might set off the beastie. For ex­am­ple, rude driv­ers who cut in front of you be­cause you leave space to brake in an emer­gency; a chadult (an adult child who re­fuses to move out and won’t take re­spon­si­bil­ity for their life) who tries to stuff more rub­bish in the kitchen bin even though it is al­ready over­flow­ing; or a neigh­bour who won’t qui­eten their bark­ing dog. Any of these things could push you over the edge.

Rick Lee - re­gional ed­i­tor

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