We advertised for a new employee this week.
OK, it was as a cleaner but I was surprised at the feedback. Half the applicants were over 60.
What's happening in our economy when that's the case? I thought people were desperate for work - and yet it seems those in supposed old age are the keenest to apply.
Of course by itself it doesn't prove anything - and cleaning has always been odd work - but this surprised me. I sort of expected more young people desperate to do anything - and once with a foot in the door with a chance to impress. But I'm obviously wrong on that score.
And I'm told it was one of the over 60s who got it.