Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for August 14, 2005
Sophie: Hi, I'm Sophie Rhodes, cahnnel 9 news. Our roving reporter Brian Craynor made it hsi mission to find out when middle age begins. He asked a diverse group and got some surprising answers. Brian? Brian: First I took my question to the children. Brian: When does middle age begin? Owen: ....What's middle age? Brian: Next, I asked these urban teens. Teen boy: See, by 30 it's all over, man. Teen girl: 25, 30's ancient. Brian: A 25-year-old's opinion. Woman: Middle age begins in your forties. Menopause equals middle age. Brian: Thirty something. Eve: A least 50. People routinely live to be 100 nowadays! Manny: You're only as old as you feel! I'm hip. I've got U2 tickets! Brian: Forty Woman 2: Forty's the new thirty! Middle age is 55 or 60ish. Brian: Fifty Woman 3: Fifty's the new forty! I'd say about 65. Brian: Sixty Man: Probably around 75. Brian: Seventy Man 2: I'll hit it any day now I suppose. Brian: Finally, a definitive answer. Sophie: Middle age in America is now 70? Brian: No, middle age is about 15 years older than your current age. Back to you, Sophie! Sophie: Thank you, Brian, for that intriguing look at aging. Now, Jackie teaches us the correct way to put on a band-aid!