Dear invisible woman,
Sorry, I didn’t see you standing there.
Auntie isn’t actually as old as she looks: she just takes a bad picture. However, she intends to age disgracefully and recommends you do the same.
Many of Auntie’s older sisters complain about these ‘invisible moments’ but Auntie thinks there are advantages. After all, if no one can see you then you can say and do whatever you want. It’s time to have some fun while you fight ageism. Start by serving yourself when they don’t see you in shops and pubs – although for some reason the invisibility spell seems to wear off when you start reaching over the counter.
Subvert all expectations: sneak through security, pop up in front of the queue – no one’s going to tell their grandma to get back in line, and as you’re invisible, just ignore them if they do. Return those Saga circulars and read Red Pepper instead. And don’t forget that as the baby boomer marketeers approach retirement you can guarantee that ageing will suddenly become cool.
Finally, always remember you have the advantage – you’ve been young but the young have never been old.
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