The other night I drove an elderly gentleman from Locust Point to Lutherville. He had been a beat cop in the City for 10 years then a DEA agent for 25 years when he was forced to retire, as DEA agents are around the age of 57. Since then he's been head of security at a local college.
Somehow we got to talking about teenagers and Agent Man said "you know, we thought we knew everything when we were young but we didn't know sh*t."
I laughed and said, "I know, and I've often wondered if in 20 years I'll look back at 43-year-old Jim and think he was an idiot."
"Oh yeah," Agent Man said matter-of-factly, "you definitely will. But not much changes after 50," he continued. "You just get irritated a lot faster and you have to pee more often."
I shared this with my father who is just a few years older than Agent Man. He laughed said, "Yep… that's about it."