When one door shuts …
When you’re young, life is full of possibilities. The possibilities are limited, of course. I would have never made a good basketball player or long distance runner, for instance. I think I would have made a good heir to a giant industrial dynasty, but that possibility was also not available, sadly.
But then you grow older and have to make choices and “take a path”. And pretty quickly, the possibilities start to diminish. I remember vividly seeing a police recruitment ad one day. It said something like “maximum age 27”. I think I must have been about 28 or 29 at that point. Not that I ever considered becoming a policeman, but it was a very visual example of doors starting to shut around me.
Now I am even older, and ironically in a position where I wish more doors would shut. Because my children have a talent for maximizing the volume of every game they play or device they use. Also, my house is growing old and some doors won’t properly shut all the way without me leaning into them, haha. So, I guess I can somewhat relate to Chuck in this strip!