On mar­gin

Finweek English Edition - - PIKER - SOURCE: Thomas Cle­ments, Mary­land for rd.com SOURCE: rd.com

Aged to per­fec­tion

The av­er­age age of peo­ple liv­ing in our mil­i­tary re­tire­ment com­mu­nity is 85. Re­cently, a neigh­bour turned 100, and a big birth­day party was thrown. Even his son turned up.

“How old are you?” a ten­ant asked. “I’m 81 years old,” he an­swered. The ten­ant shook her head. “They sure grow up fast, don’t they?” count. Be­cause I know num­bers, I have the best num­bers. All the politi­cians in Wash­ing­ton can’t count to one – be­lieve me, I’ve counted to one many, many times. They said we couldn’t count to 10. Well, I’m beat­ing all of those peo­ple in the polls. We’re gonna count to 10. Ev­ery­body, count to 10. Okay? And let me tell you – let me tell you some­thing. I will be the best count­ing pres­i­dent God has ever cre­ated. We are gonna count to so many tens, I tell you. Look at that!”

In short

The four most beau­ti­ful words in English: I told you so. – Gore Vi­dal _________________________________ My girl­friend and I of­ten laugh about how com­pet­i­tive we are. But I laugh more. _________________________________ I once gave my hus­band the silent treat­ment for an en­tire week, at the end of which he de­clared, “Hey, we’re get­ting along pretty great lately!” – Bon­nie McFarlane

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