If you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about aging that you think in fractions. “How old are you?” … “I’m four and a half” …You’re never 36 and a half but you’re four and a half going on five.
That’s the key. Then you get into your teens and you can’t hold back. You jump to the next number. “How old are you?” … “I’m gonna be 16 soon.” You could actually be 12, but you’re gonna be 16.
And then the greatest day of your life happens, you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony … you become 21. Yes! But then you turn 30 … ooohhh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk … He turned, we had to throw him out. There’s no fun being had now.
So you become 21, you turn 30, you’re pushing 40, you reach 50, you make it to 60, then you build up so much speed, you hit 70!
After that, it’s a day by day thing. After that, you hit Wednesday, you get into your 80s, you make lunch. I know people who won’t even buy green bananas, it’s an investment, you know, and maybe a bad one.
It just doesn’t end there … into the 90s you start going backwards. “I used to be 92.”
Then a strange thing happens. If you make it past 100, you become a kid again. “I’m 100 and a half!”