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Old people must stop telling people how old they are, says government

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.

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Posted: Sep 15th, 2010
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Man who spoke to his neighbour, says: ‘It’s easy, there’s nothing to it’

neighbours2A man who spoke to his next-door neighbour claims it was easy and that he might even try it again. ‘Some folk say I’m just being modest,’ said Basingstoke resident Charlie Grimshaw, ‘but quite honestly I didn’t really think about it and just did what anybody else would have done in the circumstances.’

Mr Grimshaw and his wife have lived next door to the Wilson family for over twenty years, but until his ice-breaking words last week, they have never spoken.

‘At first I thought there might be a violent reaction,’ Mr Grimshaw said, ‘but we’ve got this ten metre high fence between us, so I felt reasonably safe. You can’t be too careful these days when you’re trying to be friendly.’

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Posted: May 31st, 2009
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