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The better part of valor is sometimes shutting up I Chuck's World


Last updated 11/1/2017 at Noon

If given the option, I’ll always choose to ring up my own groceries. This has less to do with affection for those self-checkout kiosks, which aren’t all that exciting, than just a general desire to be antisocial. I’m not a fan of shopping, so I try to make it quick and painless. Spare me the small talk, then.

But some of my behavior is preventative medicine. I’m trying to avoid Old Guy Syndrome, an affliction that strikes most men above the age of, say, 50. You’ve seen it, experienced it, and maybe are living with it right now.

This is the tendency of men who‘ve reached a cert...

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