It hurts me when someone does a survey and I’m not invited to participate.
After all, I can be the voice of reason and someone has to balance off some of those nit wits.
I represent the common person for I’m as common as they come.
Here’s what I’m taking about.
Again, remember most don’t because they didn’t ask me.
The survey question: If you had your way – and your health – what age would you like to be for the rest of your life?
The survey says most people picked…50.
How crazy is that?
I don’t know one person who would want to be 50.
You know in your heart most would say – in their middle-to-late 20s.
Your career is underway, nothing’s sagging, you’ve survived most of the dumb mistakes we all make and that’s when you have the most fun.
Your hair’s going gray, the middle age spread is underway, ladies ignore you and you run out of gas by 8:00 PM.
That last part’s okay because you usually have bar-hopping out of your system by then.
Around 50 is when people start wearing big clothes so no one will notice the bumps and bulges.
Everyone, of course, knows we’re hiding our fat but delusion is a nice state of mind.
It’s what separates us from the animals.
The Harris online poll surveyed a total of 2,252 American adults which included men and women of all ages, all areas, and all political bents.
Before you get too crazy, you have to understand that on-line polls are shibai.
People drop by, click some stuff and leave.
Nothing scientific about that.
People between 18 to 36, thought the perfect age was 38.
Those between 37 to 48, wanted to stay put at 49.
Baby boomers, 49 to 67, thought 55 was pretty awesome.
While us mature adults, ages 68 and older, were happy to hold steady at 67.
Hint: we’re just glad to wake up every morning.
Somehow they got 50 out of that.
My doctor says 50 is the new 30.
Of course, she’s over 50 and wears a muumuu.
I rest my case.