A colleague today told me I was one of the few people he knew who looked younger in the time he knew me than older. I think that was a tad of an exaggeration but I took it at face value (no pun intended) anyway.
He asked me my secret.
I said I didn't know. I KNOW I look pretty young for my age, I STILL get ID'd occasionally (once in the pub just the other week, in fact). But I don't KNOW what my secret is. I don't think I even HAVE a secret.
He asked if it was genetics. I shrugged.
"I know!" he decided. "It's because you drink so much alcohol, it's preserving your youthful looks."
"So . . ." I said slowly. "You're saying it's like I'm PICKLED?"
"Yes!" he agreed smugly.
So there you go, folks, there's the secret of eternally youthful looks apparently. Just pickle yourself in alcohol!
Apparently . . .