Saturday, May 05, 2007

End of the party

Actual quote from my cheerfully pessimistic 46-year old divorcee colleague Barry yesterday. We were discussing another colleague who is 50 this year and whether he should have a big party.

Barry observed that some people had parties more these days.

"Take my ex-father-in-law- he had one at 60, one at 65 and another 70, almost as if he was afraid he wasn't going to make the next one ! Most people have one at 60 or 65, whenever they retire and it usually starts to peter out after that".

Thankfully Barry himself isn't showing any signs of petering out just yet.

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