# Old age

Posted by Waspie_Dwarf , in General waffle 19 January 2007 · 139 views

Old age is a strange thing. In many ways it is a frame of mind. I have met people in their 80s year who certainly didn't seem old. On the other hand one guy I worked with seemed old when I first met him. I thought he only had a year or two until he retired. I was shocked when I found out he was only in his early 50s.

So you are only as old as you feel.

However it is possible to determine the youngest age at which it is possible to be old. It can be expressed mathematically thus:

X=W+1

Where:
X is the threshold of old age (in years),
W is Waspie_Dwarf's age (in years).

I call this Waspie's Law. It can be expressed in words thus: "Old age is always at least one year more than Waspie_Dwarf's current age.

It is, therefore impossible for anyone under the age of 41 to be old. However at midnight GMT tonight this will all change. From then on it will be impossible for anyone under the age of 42 to be old.

If I can just get the rest of the world to agree with Waspie's Law I will never, ever be old.

Daughter of the Nine Moons
Happiest (early) Birthday wishes to you Waspie
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frogfish
Lol! Happy Birthday Waspie!

I like Waspie's Law! I'll never get old!
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~Onyx~
Don't just stand there looking beautiful......GET A PATENT ON THAT FORMULA!!!

HAPPY early BIRTHDAY!!!, young man.
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angrycrustacean
I think you typoed on your formula. As written (X=W=1), the threshold of old age is 1 and you are 1.

I presume you meant X=W+1, which is agreeable. Heck, I'll support it.
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Waspie_Dwarf
QUOTE(angrycrustacean @ Jan 19 2007, 09:49 PM)
I think you typoed on your formula. As written (X=W=1), the threshold of old age is 1 and you are 1.

I presume you meant X=W+1, which is agreeable. Heck, I'll support it.

Well spotted. I can't blame it on old age can I?
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frogfish
No, because that would contradict Waspie's Law See, it already is being used!
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~Onyx~
QUOTE(frogfish @ Jan 20 2007, 04:09 PM)
No, because that would contradict Waspie's Law See, it already is being used!

Patent?....That'll cost ya!!
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Lilly
Bah, being old isn't really all that bad...it's the falling apart that sucks! As long as you can remain relatively healthy, sharp in both mind and body, then all will be well. So, don't worry about the number Waspie. Err...BTW, want to trade ages? I'm willing.

Oh, Happy B-Day!

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