Growing old? You have to lump it
WHAT happens when you reach old age?
Hollywood actor George Burns said that once people retire friends and family tell them to slow down.
Doctors advise taking it easy. Cat replaces dog and eventually slippers replace walking shoes.
After a few years’ practice these retirees become experts at being old.
I don’t know how true that is but I do know the acid test for old age is sugar. Don’t believe me? Try this little experiment.
Take your grown up kids out for dinner and check the sugar bowl as you leave the restaurant. Full...right?
Now go to dinner with that guy from the bridge club who doesn’t do email and thinks Twitter is a Disney character.
Check the sugar bowl as you leave the table. I guarantee it will be empty and I know just where that sugar will be...in his pocket.
I have no idea why they do it. It’s a habit that comes with old age.
My uncle did it and he didn’t like sugar.
“So why are you taking it?” I asked him after a family dinner.
“I might meet a horse on the way home.”
That was when I knew he’d lost it.
●● Taking sugar lumps are an acid test for old age