Old people must stop telling people how old they are if new legislation on the retirement age is to reach the statute book, a government spokesman has said.
The government is proposing to next year outlaw the present compulsory retirement age of sixty-five.
‘If old people want to see this change in the law, then they have to stop telling uninterested members of the public how old they are. The refrain, ‘I’m eighty-eight, you know,’ has to stop because it’s getting on everyone’s nerves,’ the spokesman said. ‘Nobody gives a monkey’s.’
‘I’m seventy-six,’ he added.