These messages from primary schoolchildren to 40-year-olds are hilariously alarming
All adults seem pretty old when you’re only eight or nine, but it seems that they think 40-year-olds are rapidly approaching death. Twitter user @thenewbrunette shared a couple of messages from Helen Exley’s book “Happy Birthday, You Poor Old Wreck, that show just how decrepit children believe the over-forties really are.
Good morning. pic.twitter.com/1LbypHkmea
— Rebecca 🍂 (@thenewbrunette) October 11, 2019
Whilst the middle-aged may not have their health, their strength or much of their life left, they definitely still have their sense of humour.
This, ladies and gentleman! This! https://t.co/Hmf1RlYGjM
— Stephen McGann (@StephenMcGann) October 11, 2019
40+ friends please join me in laughter. But not too hard, our bones are so old and brittle, laughing may break our ribs. Even typing this hurts. https://t.co/sntweBIATU
— Samira Ahmed (@sam_aye_ahm) October 11, 2019
These kids get it. https://t.co/BrDmjV9ah2
— John Spooky Name Boy Cullen (@nellucnhoj) October 11, 2019
I am 59. I teach my Yr 9s from the comfort of my life support machine. The beeping sometimes disturbs the class.
— T Courtenay-Thompson (@courtenay_t) October 11, 2019
I am 42. I'd spend the afternoon recording farewell messages for loved ones but I'm too frail to speak.
— Harry (@hefty_) October 11, 2019
The post was made even better by this development.
Never thought back in 1981 there'd be something called twitter and I'd be trending on it 😂 https://t.co/hW5RvCn0IU
— Rita McAlonan (@RitaMcAlonan) October 11, 2019
Rita McAlonan, née Monaghan not only wrote the top message, but also managed to survive turning 40, as did Jenny.
I am happy to say, no gray hairs and no walking stick! I met Jennifer by chance a few years ago so I can confirm she made it 👏. I must have based this on the 40 year olds I knew 😬
— Rita McAlonan (@RitaMcAlonan) October 12, 2019