My Cool New Quote About Aging
I'm working on this new statement about age. I came up with it accidentally while chatting with another player playing Aces High about an hour ago:
"I'd rather be four years younger and have a mortgage to pay off than four years older and not have a mortgage."
Pretty cool, huh? Except it doesn't roll off the lips all that well and takes just a hair more thinking to understand than I'd like. How about...
"I'd rather be 56 and have a mortgage to pay off than 60 and not have one."
That's not bad, either, but I'd rather leave out specific ages. Also, "...and not have one". One what? I suppose mortgage is obvious but some folks might read that to think it's about death, or something along that line, when it's supposed to be about not wanting to get older.
Maybe "I'd rather be 56 with a mortgage to pay off than 60 without one.". Hmmm??? Nope. Same thing and it almost could sound like I'm expecting to lose my home in four years.