Cockburn Gazette - - 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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