So, I read today that older Brits are going wild. Apparently, these 55+ people are wreaking havoc on holiday – drinking too much, eating too much and doing all sorts of other DANGEROUS stuff — like BUNGEE JUMPING!! Oh dear. How dangerous, exactly, is bungee jumping? As far as I can tell, the most dangerous side effect of bungee jumping for someone over 55 would be something like what’s illustrated above.
And what is this shock & horror about people over 55 drinking and eating too much? What? Old people don’t like to have fun just as much as younger people do? In the words of my favorite poet, W.B. Yeats:
YOU think it horrible that lust and rage
Should dance attention upon my old age;
They were not such a plague when I was young;
What else have I to spur me into song?