Three Years – Give or Take

I got a letter from the bank the other day that offered me all sorts of concessions on the grounds that I was three years older than I actually am.

In that moment, I saw with the clearest of clear vision that I wanted to hold onto those years, no matter how great the concessions.

I pretty much ran to the bank and asked them to give me back my time. The official with whom I was dealing was about half my age and, while very polite, clearly didn’t see the impact that being robbed of three years has the older one gets.

She asked me if I wanted the letter back and it felt like the time I was asked if I wanted my gallstone to put on the mantlepiece.

Empty handed, yet shed of years, I danced home and vowed to make the very, very most of those precious three years.

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.

Charles Richards

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

23 thoughts on “Three Years – Give or Take”

  1. It didn’t matter to them as they weren’t the recipient of the action..I remember a time when I went to the doctor’s and they weighed me and put down that I was obese..159lbs..I didn’t consider my self that and it was a blow to my ego and I hit the roof literally to the point I didn’t go back there again. We see ourselves in a different light and when someone injures our ego there is Hell to pay no matter the cause…Good for you to acting upon your dismay….

  2. πŸ˜€ I better not change my age, before I deliver my taxi passengers! I am in the middle of a 520 mile journey! Have a great Sunday, what’s left of it. And for sure don’t let your age slide back and forth for convenience, such as Daylight Saving Time does!

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