08 March 2009

Does Age Matter?

Does age matter to Old Fart Surfers (OFS)? Its a bit like asking does size matter? Well then again maybe not, the first question is about your own self perception and the second is about her state of mind and whether she's talking to her chick friends at the time. A recent survey run on this blog site has revealed some interesting answers on what people perceive as qualification for the prized Old Fart Surfer status (OFSS). The question was asked "How old do you have to be to qualify for Old Fart Surfer status?". No definition of what qualifies you as an OFS was provided so status criteria had to be defined by the person answering the question. The vast majority of respondents, 66%, said tht you had to be 45 or over before you can acheive the status. 22% of respondents even said you had to be over 55 before acheiving OFSS. These people must be perceiving OFSS as an age based criteria that presumably you must have some grey hair, wrinckles, ride a 40 year old mal and remember who Wayne Bartholomew is. 22% said that you only need to be 15 or over to achieve OFSS, clearly indicating they think it has nothing to do with age. If it isn't age then what could it be? Is it a state of mind, an attitude or some aura or mystique that allows a 15 year old to be deemed an OFS? The question will be put to a poll of readers - "What criteria should be used to qualify for Old Fart Surfer status? - Age or Attitude"

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