Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Small Step for Old Men

British septuagenarians must be rejoicing today that a 73 year old janitor has successfully sued his employers because he fell off a step ladder.
As a means of augmenting the rather niggardly government old age pension, this looks to be a winner.
No doubt applications for the job of caretaking are escalating – have stepladder, will travel – and many are secretly practising the arcane art of teetering on the top step.
But there must surely be some concern here for the learning curve of those who have passed three score years and ten, one of the few targets not set by the current British government.
Surely, after all those years, they should know that, if you lean over too far, you will fall?
Here’s a golden opportunity for the authorities to introduce yet another degree course.


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