I didn't ever want to be old, but at some point around the age of forty-three it happened. My morning face, the crumpled, slightly tired look after a night's heavy drinking, which usually recovered after a shower, decided it no longer wanted to, and I resigned myself to a life of paunchy singleness and beer.
So imagine my surprise when the pretty young girl at the petrol station asked me for my number. I was immensely flattered, but explained that I was perhaps a bit too old for her and that if I were 20 or so years younger I would happily take her up on her offer. I explained how love and sexual attraction, when intertwined, could be exciting and that she should save her love for someone who would truly care for her and respect her not only as a woman, but as a person.
"No," she replied. "I meant your petrol pump number, sir."
funny old man love joke