I had to laugh the other day when I study a sign at the local gift shop.
It read, “In animal 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 animal 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 car for instance, if you rarely drive it, care for it, and always have regular check ups, it is not going to age as hastily as someone who uses theirs more frequently or doesn’t care for it. Would you say that some cars “age” more hastily than others. If you absolutely start thinking about it, this applies to most areas and things in life, however even our own bodies “age” more hastily if not taken care of respectfully. The funny thing is, this discussion came up at my condo the other day with regards to our Heating and A/C system, then we started talking about our upcoming repair 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 and A/C system and my associate and I had always had routine repair done. In reality it was over twenty years outdated but still worked like a champ. It was then that I thought about the sign in the gift shop. I said “in animal years, the system is only three years old”. My hubby just looked at me like I was crazy and laughed.