Getting worse

As a counterbalance to the previous, back-slapping entry, here are a few ways in which I’m inexorably declining, as part of the inevitable entropic decay of the universe.

1. Impatience. I no longer have the patience to deal with certain types of irritant. The most notable example is poor driving. Before learning to drive I was indifferent to other drivers. Once I had my license, I became a shouty, horn-blowing road-rager. Hello? You see those little lights on the side of your car? They’re called indicators. You can use them if you like. You know, for example to let me know that you’re about to swerve out in front of me…

2. Short-term memory loss. I know, I know. Blame the excessive marijuana consumption (if you’re reading this Mum, that’s a joke). But I’ve arrived at the stage where I’ll walk from one room to another and forget why. Or have to call my wife from the supermarket before picking up every single item in order to check whether or not we need it and is this the brand we usually get? I’ve not seen The Weather Man, but I have seen this clip, which is pretty much an everyday occurrence for me (except for the lecherousness, of course).

3. Hair. No problem with the hair on my head – thick, lustrous, provocatively strokeable (although a little greyer near the temples). No, the problem is in my ears. I know that old men get hair sprouting from inside their ears, but have you ever seen hair on an earlobe? It’s disgusting. I’ve tried clipping, shaving, waxing – nothing works. 

So there you are – nobody’s perfect. Least of all me. But then I’m sure you’d already guessed that.


One thought on “Getting worse

  1. simonlitton October 16, 2007 / 12:36 pm

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    Posted on Jan. 29th, 2007 04:19 pm (local)
    You are the only man I know who has tried to wax his ears. Unless of course it wasn’t you and it was actually Paola trying to wax them while you were asleep. Whatever, you’re only 2 years older than me and you have hairy ears. That’s weird! My advice to you is try electrolysis, or a lit match and lots of whisky (to numb the pain, not pour in your ear). I am currently however suffering the malady of the moustachio’d – long nose hair. I however can just pluck the buggers out of there no problem. Unlike you, who has to utilise a complicated arrangement of lights and mirrors in order to get rid of your aural mohawk. I don’t envy you old chum!!

    Posted on Jan. 29th, 2007 04:40 pm (local)
    Electrolysis smacks too much of pre-op transgenderism for my taste. The whiskey idea is much more appealing.

    Posted on Jan. 30th, 2007 10:48 am (local)
    No no no… I wax nobody’s ears, let alone Simon’s… in fact I keep telling him that I couldn’t care less and that there are many other things he should try to improve… I shall say no more 😉


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