December 8, 2006
Today's post is from my friend Laurent who lives in the Netherlands. He recently took one of those "actual age" quizzes online and did not like the results. Here is his email about it--he is a quirky, single man whose passions are guitar, vintage cars, and wine...
" I did this test called 'your-real-age'. Now, three years ago it was 40.5 years, so actually what it really was back then.
I just filled it out truthfully again, and now it is 48.4 years!!!
This test also indicates what you should do to improve your health.
-Eat more vegetables and fruit
I will, once they manage to increase the ratio of non-disgusting pieces of fruit above 70%, i.e. non-mealy-apples, non-potentially-rust-removing sour grapes/oranges, no tangerines that either eat away the intestines or make you retch because of their lack of taste)
- I should spend more time in building and maintaining long-lasting relationships with others.
Haha, very funny! Most of the stress that raised my 'real age' several years this should prevent COMES from me trying desperately to find someone to start a relationship with.
- Decrease your alcohol consumption to one glass a day.
- Decrease your cholesterol level, increase your HDL-cholesterol level.
WTF? I indicated my levels were average! (well, what do I know?) And how the hell am I supposed to increase my HDL-cholesterol level?
- Decrease your average driving speed to the maximumspeed allowed.
Yeah, and have my 'real age' increased to 55, because that is about the age at which people start keeping to maximum speed limits at a regular basis.
- Get a dog.
- Always get airbag protection when driving a car.
I will, as soon they build classic cars with airbags.
- Floss every day.
Hmm, why would this be so important? Probably because not having spinach or broccoli between your teeth increases your chances of finally finding a girlfriend
- Schedule time for yourself!
I did, that's why I got into that financial stress that raised my 'real age' at least two years."