I had to laugh the other afternoon when I study a sign at the local gift shop.
It read, “In pet years, I have only had one”.
It had a mug of beer on the sign and I thought that was quite clever. This refers to the fact that people say that for every one year, a pet lives seven. I am not sure how anyone came up with this equation but it seems to be a saying that has been around as long as I can remember. This got me thinking about how things age in general. Take your automobile for instance, if you rarely drive it, care for it, and always have official check ups, it is not going to age as quickly as someone who uses theirs more frequently or doesn’t care for it. Would you say that some cars “age” more quickly than others. If you easily start thinking about it, this applies to most areas and things in life, however even our own bodies “age” more quickly if not taken care of officially. The funny thing is, this discussion came up at my home the other afternoon with regards to our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system. We started talking about our upcoming maintenance appointment and realized just how long ago my associate and I had put in the new system my associate and I have. There didn’t seem to be anything wrong with our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system and my associate and I had always had routine maintenance done. In reality it was over twenty years seasoned but still worked like a champ. It was then that I thought about the sign in the gift shop. I said “in pet years, the system is only three years old”. My spouse just looked at me like I was crazy and laughed.