Just like 40 is the new 30, 40 is the new 50, and comebacks are the new black (K Rudd?), there’s always a way to put a positive spin for the benefit of our personal feelings.
So what do you say to the man who has everything he could need (and a few things he just wants) yet still manages to preside over a trickle of “interesting” items as they appear in various corners of the house? Seriously, how often would you play an electric guitar? Where the hell are you putting a bloody arcade machine? And what on earth are you going to do with an 8 foot Totem Pole?
Well the answers to those questions are: “hmm”, “ok then”, “I see” and “…yes dear”.
I’d rather be playing Stairway to Heaven (quite badly), trying to beat my high score on Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, and circling the back yard, spear in hand, hunting white labradors than busting my arse on a Harley, or paying the monthlies on a red convertible. Lets face it, if you’re going to have a midlife crisis, what better place to have it than at home?
OK I admit it – its a slow news day. Got 20 cents for the arcade machine?