Mem­oirs of a MAD­man*

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & world Update -

erhaps the best thing about get­ting to re­tire­ment age is that you have al­ready done all the dif­fi­cult stuff in life like: child­birth, pu­berty, GCSEs, con­vers­ing with the op­po­site sex, ca­reers, toad­y­ing up to the boss, danc­ing with some sem­blance of co-or­di­na­tion and rhythm in a pub­lic place, driv­ing tests, feign­ing in­ter­est in con­ver­sa­tions, nappy chang­ing, teenagers, mort­gages, PTA so­cial gath­er­ings and los­ing your vir­gin­ity (and not nec­es­sar­ily in that or­der).

Last week when I wrote that be­ing of re­tire­ment age was prefer­able to be­ing mid­dle-aged I re­ceived a few choice com­ments from re­tire­ment age peo­ple I know.

I don’t know that many to be hon­est. Ok, so I’m talk­ing about my mum here.

As much as I hate to dis­agree with my dear mum, I stand by my as­ser­tion that things ‘aint so bad when you be­come ‘truly old’.

When you are re­tire­ment age, you can say and do pretty much what­ever you want to any­one and at any time and still get away with it.

And the more out­ra­geous, baf­fling and vit­ri­olic the bet­ter. Such be­hav­iour when you were young was con­sid­ered the acts of a stroppy, sulky and

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