Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Advice not accepted

The Post has a heartwarming piece that quotes a newly minted 100-year-old's advice on, what else, "How to live to be 100":

Oscar Simmons, a longtime pressman at The Denver Post, celebrated his 100th birthday on Monday. The Wheat Ridge resident has five tips for long life:

1. Listen a whole lot more than you talk.

Aw, screw it. But I liked number three:
3. Live clean.

"Don't work in a newspaper pressroom. Well, not a pressroom like I used to work in," he says. "I wonder sometimes about how I'm still here with all the dust, ink and oil I breathed in."
There's some sort of logical fallacy in there, but whatever. Luckily Oscar says nothing about smoking, drinking, taking drugs, womanizing or setting the occasional fire. L'Chaim!

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