PET HATES WILL TRIGGER ANGER
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