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This takes the Speculaas(biscuit)

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MawBroon Thu 08-Nov-18 02:25:11

From this mornings DT
A Pensioner has begun a legal battle to be recognised as being 20 years younger than his actual age so he can go back to work and achieve greater success with women on Tinder.
Emile Ratelband, 69, argues that if transgender people are allowed to change sex, he should be allowed to change his date of birth because doctors said he has the body of a 45-year-old. The entrepreneur and self-help guru is suing his local authority after they refused to amend his age on official documents.
Mr Ratelband’s case has now gone to a court in the city of Arnhem in the eastern Dutch province of Gelderland.

Apricity Thu 08-Nov-18 03:28:20

Oh Mawbroon! 🤣 That is priceless. The mind boggles!

Poor Mr Ratelbrand, resident 'self help guru' of the wondrously named Gelderland just wants to move to Youngerland where he can rattle away on his Tinderbox without the stigma of being an elder Gelder. 🤣

Monty Python move over!

Baggs Thu 08-Nov-18 05:53:10


kittylester Thu 08-Nov-18 06:52:06

Would that get rid of my wrinkles?

MawBroon Thu 08-Nov-18 07:59:32

It’s worth a try I suppose? grin
But he’ll have to wait another 20 years for his pension/bus pass/ hearing aids.

(What or who would you identify as? )

Riverwalk Thu 08-Nov-18 08:09:05

Well he has a point on this self-identifying nonsense.

sodapop Thu 08-Nov-18 08:37:08

That cheered up my morning, I agree with Riverwalk the man has a point.
Apricity you made me chuckle too, good to have some fun threads on GN.

Auntieflo Thu 08-Nov-18 08:50:48

Your heart just sinks when you read such nonsense.
DH read this to me when he brought me my morning tea, and my first thought was, well he’ll have to repay any pension received before he was entitled, by age, to receive it. Stupid man/person.

Lynne59 Thu 08-Nov-18 09:00:51

I read this and thought he must be being facetious, surely? Mind you, so many people are "identifying" with one thing or another these days.

Grannybags Thu 08-Nov-18 09:01:43

Just when you think you've heard it all something else crops up! How ridiculous. As you say Auntieflo I hope he'll pay his pension back smile

POGS Thu 08-Nov-18 10:36:51

Well if a 30 year old man can say he is 15 and go to school in England why not!

The world has lost touch with common sense it appears.

Apricity Fri 09-Nov-18 08:35:14

OMG! This story has now hit Australian news! Just so bizarre. 😱

Luckygirl Fri 09-Nov-18 09:10:12

By the way I am a glamorous 20 year old black woman. I defy anyone to challenge me on that! grin

MawBroon Fri 09-Nov-18 09:12:24

As somebody said in the DT today - doesn’t he realise everybody lies about their age on Tinder?

popsis71 Fri 09-Nov-18 09:33:07

?wealthy? Elder gilder Gelder