That Moment When Ben Realized He Reached Middle Age

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“The craziest thing happened to me today,” exclaimed Ben. He waved his fork like a conductor as he spoke.

 

“What happened?” asked Amanda.

 

“I was at University Hospital for a meeting and some guy in scrubs walked up to me. He said, ‘How’s it going professor?’”

 

“What? Why? You’re in finance.”

 

“He asks me, ‘Make any scientific discoveries today?’ I said no, not yet.”

 

“Did he mistake you for someone else?” asked Amanda.

 

“I don’t know. What he said next was really weird. He said, ‘Good, ‘cause I wanna be there when you win the Nobel Prize.’ I was like, okay,” concluded Ben.

 

Amanda leaned back in her seat and cast a critical eye at Ben. “I guess you could be mistaken for a professor.”

 

“No way,” scoffed Ben. “I’m not old enough…”

 

At that moment, Ben caught a reflection of a man with greying temples, deep creases under his eyes and sagging cheeks.

 

“Oh,” he muttered.

 

Amanda smiled. “Don’t feel too bad. Time sneaks up on all of us.”

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4 Responses to That Moment When Ben Realized He Reached Middle Age

  1. Anthony Trudgian says:

    In my case it galloped! Good story!

  2. Anthony Trudgian says:

    In my case it galloped! LOL

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