I have a pierced ear—on the left lobe, thank you very much. Not really that big a deal, and it’s been that way for about 20 years. But I haven’t worn anything in it for, well, probably 5 years.
As a result, no one at my current place of employment knows that I have said piercing.
So I tripped across my earring box a couple of days ago and put in an earring. One of my co-workers noticed, and said something. What she said was “mid-life crisis?”
And all I could say was, “Yep—about 20 years ago.”
I wonder if actually wearing an earring now would qualify as a late life crisis. I just don’t feel very much in crisis. Don’t feel late life either.