My Inspiration for A Pact re: Tact When I hit my mid-humphties (can't bring myself to see the decade written in black and white, sorry...), I realised that rounding the number went UP to the next significant birthday now and no longer DOWN. I don't think an amusing sensitivity to the subject is triggered by being female, although I suspect that doesn't help... But I'll leave it to you to guess what inspired this poem. Needless to say, hearing '... at your age...' issue from my sister's lips didn't go down well... Text Version - A Pact re: Tact by GK Kingsley - Taken from her Friday Fun! Certain little phrases that I hear Well... make me stew! It's ONE thing if I say them Quite another if YOU do... So please don't talk and chatter Like I'm somebody's Great Aunt ... I can say, "At your age..." AND YOU CAN'T!