Gert noticed this in the window of a large store, right by the cosmetics department. Is it a cunning plan to make you laugh more so you’ll need more cosmetics to cover up your wrinkles?
And in one of those lovely coincidences that keep coming along if you read enough, we’ve just found this contradictory piece of information in Tiffany Watt Smith’s The Book Of Human Emotions (of which more in a later post):
…the thirteenth-century physician and alchemist Roger Bacon argued that getting frequently infuriated could slow the ageing process thought [to be] caused by the body becoming cooler and drier as it neared death. Anger, then, rather than the latest diet fads and expensive creams was thought to give that zest for life and youthful glow coveted as much then as it is today.(21)
Hmm. Gert’s going to play it safe: plenty of laughs mixed with frequent outbursts of rage.