Friday, April 23, 2010
One of the primary stresses of modern life is that the period during which one is expected to be cute is constantly being extended. It used to be that women were expected to be cute until the age of 25 and men until the age of 9. Now men are required to be cute until the age of 45. (Unless you are a homosexual. Homosexuals are expected to be cute until age 68.) My grandfather was cute until the age of 95, at least in his green suit. At 96 he was not so cute anymore. Women are now expected to be cute until death. Actually even after death they are expected to be cute, but then it is no longer their responsibility but rather the mortician's.