Teenagers may not be much use around the house, but they’re brilliant at everything to do with mobile phones. I now have a choice of funky new ring tones, thanks to Julia. My husband says this is yet another manifestation of my mid-life crisis.
According to Wikipedia, the mid-life crisis lasts between three to ten years in men (perish the thought) and only two to five in women. The most common age for it to begin is 46. So unless I am precocious my new ring-tone is just a sign of general madness.
Researchers say that a male mid-life crisis is likely to be triggered by work and a female one by the onset of the menopause (yet again we draw the short straw). According to a mid-life crisis website I have been reading symptoms include depression, excessive consumption and alcohol abuse. I always thought symptoms were extra-marital affairs with younger men or women (or maybe both if you’ve got it really bad), driving convertible sports cars very fast and wearing unsuitably youthful clothes. How times have changed.
Must dash now, my phone is ringing. Actually it’s not ringing, it’s singing ‘I’m too sexy for my shirt’. Mid-life crisis – moi? Never.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2007
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