Danny Breslin

How it is…

An age-old old-age dilemma

Yesterday was my birthday. I won’t tell you exactly how old I am but, suffice to say, it will be a good few years until I draw my pension and a good few years since my headmaster held the door open and told me never to darken their doorstep again.

Usually on my birthday I lock myself away with my xbox and don’t venture out, don’t socialise and certainly don’t celebrate; what’s to celebrate? I’ve taken another step down the road to old age – big deal!

This year my wife decided that it was time I stopped being a grumpy git, she ordered me to accompany her on a shopping expedition. Oh how I hate shopping. I told my mate Gus that I was under orders to go shopping; he said it was my birthday, I should do what I want. I asked him if he’d like to tell her, he declined.

To be fair though, she spent a few quid on me and I did need to get some clothes so it was almost worth going.

One thing I noticed though, you know you’re getting old when shopping for clothes and functional begins to override fashionable. I even caught myself looking at the washing instructions on a sweater!!! What the hell has happened to me? I remember when I was at university, I went without food just so that I could buy a Henri Lloyd jumper. I only wore it once because I left it in my laundry bag when I went home and my mom put it in the washing machine. Thanks mom. My fault though, I didn’t read the washing instructions.

It’s been a long time since I last saw Henri; I’m no longer on friendly terms with my old pals Ralph Lauren and Paul Smith. My fling with Katharine Hamnett is a distant but treasured memory and I turned my back on Hugo Boss when I found out he was a Nazi – that deathshead look is sooooooo 1945.

October 2, 2012 - Posted by | Stuff and Nonsense | , , , , , , ,


  1. Happy Belated Birthday Danny..!
    P.S. I don’t like shopping either..! I’d rather do it online..but don’t tell anyone 😉

    Comment by originalapplejunkie | October 2, 2012 | Reply

  2. Thanks that’s really nice of you. You don’t like shopping? Not even for clothes? I don’t want to go down the chauvanistic stereotyping road but…well…you are a woman. ; )

    Comment by Danny Breslin | October 3, 2012 | Reply

  3. Hi Danny. Happy Belated birthday. Am sure you enjoyed yourself:)

    Comment by flyingbubbles | October 4, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks. I won’t admit to enjoying myself in case she makes me go shopping again!

      Comment by Danny Breslin | October 4, 2012 | Reply

  4. Happy Belated Birthday! I hear you, who cares we are another year older? I hate shopping too. Its amazing though that the clothes I used to snicker at I now find myself wearing… sigh…. I do have to say that I am so grumpy that my wife wouldnt want to take me shopping.. hehehehe… Again, Happy Birthday!

    Comment by colliesofthemeadow | October 5, 2012 | Reply

    • Are you suggesting I become even grumpier and that will get me out of shopping? Hmm, I might give that a try. Thanks.

      Comment by Danny Breslin | October 6, 2012 | Reply

      • works for me! Grumps of the world unite! 🙂

        Comment by colliesofthemeadow | October 6, 2012

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