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Thoughts of a middle aged man…..5 December 2012


It’s been a strange day today, I have been absolutely flat-out at the office all day with no sign of things easing up. This week I will be working five days which is great for my bank account but a shock to my system, especially after the marathon AGM I had last night which went from 6.00-8.45. Next week is already shaping up to be a ripper.

Tonight Brian and I had dinner with his mother, who at 77 has discovered the Internet, this could be dangerous, the grandchildren had better watch their language 🙂 Good on her I reckon, just as long as she keeps reading my blog.

I haven’t vented for a while so it’s time I voiced my opinion on the abuse of alcohol. As we all know alcohol related street violence and road accidents are increasing with tragic circumstances, but what to do, I have a somewhat radical plan.

Firstly put the drinking age back up to 21, and while we are at it lift the voting age as well. Next restrict the hours during which alcohol can be purchased, I am not suggesting we go back to 6.00 closing, but I would recommend midnight, weekends included. I know the pubs and clubs would crack a stink but that is not my problem, I am interested in saving lives.

I think we should take it further still and lift the driving age to 18, and make a defensive driving course compulsory or no licence, simple. I would be very interested to hear your thoughts on this so please feel free to agree or disagree.

For those of us old enough to remember, we didn’t seem to have the problems that society does now in the not so distant good old days, maybe it is time to turn back the clock. I know the young ones won’t like it but it is them who have the most to gain, and the most to lose.

Thank you for reading.

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