Earlier this week our electricity meter was replaced as it had reached the “maximum permitted age by law”. Out of curiosity I inquired as to just how old that was. 30 years was the answer. The new meter looks just like the old one and doesn’t seem to do anything more advanced like submitting automatic readings to the power company.
For the first time that I can remember I was mildly upset by the fact that I am older than something that is legally decrepit.