Today, on the way back from lunch, I was confronted by a young Chinese fella selling durians. The guy waves a fruit in my face and asks, "You wanna buy my durians, Uncle?"
That's life for you. One minute you're young, hip and happening; and the very next moment, some 20-something year old durian seller is calling you Uncle. And I wasn't even wearing anything Uncle-ish. Then again, I'll have to admit, I'm no longer in touch with what's cool and what's not. *sigh*
Anyway, the whole episode has led me to conclude that I missed the part where I grew old. Until durian guy pointed it out to me, of course. So I guess many people grow old but don't realise it. Those are the ones you see wearing the latest teenybopper fashion despite the fact that they're in their 40s. Those are the ones who buy Porsches despite having just celebrated their 60th birthday. Those are the very same ones who wear sleveless t-shirts and plenty of silver, sport a pony tail and ride down the highway on their Harleys. I have this to say: It's never a great idea to wear sleveless t-shirts when your age spots are showing.
Take it from me. From one uncle to another.