Turning 44 isn’t an often celebrated milestone, like a 40th or a 50th, but Perth man Saw Ness (44) has reached a special milestone in his life when he crossed the Rubicon of being young to being old. There’s no set date this occurs, other than it tends to take place in people’s 40s, and Saw knew it had happened when he caught up with three separate groups of friends in one day and noticed every single conversation they started resulted in the same response about his health.
“At first I bumped into me mate Johnno down the shops and he asked how I was and I started complaining about me knees in the cold weather. Then, the missus and I had lunch with a couple we’re friends with and I immediately started talking about me shoulder problems. And then later that day I caught up with me next door neighbour about having trouble sleeping and I realised this was it – I’m officially not young anymore, I’m old,” said Saw Ness.
Settling down on the lounge with a hot water bottle and some Dencorub, Saw said now that he was officially old he had to make some major life changes.
“I was planning on staying up to watch the tennis tonight, but now that I’m old I have to be in bed by 8.00pm and up by 5.00am. Normally I wake up at 10.00am on Sunday’s, but tomorrow it will have to be at the crack of dawn,” said Saw. “Oh, and no more spicy foods me for. Or loud noises. And can someone tell those neighbourhood kids to get the hell off my damn lawn?” started Saw, before launching into a tirade about how in his days, things we’re different.
Although Saw can still move about and do all the things most young people can, hats off to him for embracing his age so readily.