I juts had to dash to get provisions to keep children going during the day. The man at the checkout in Morrison's addressed me as 'young man' and we fell into conversation. It transpired his youngest son is 53, the same age as me. He had the right to address me as young man. And as he pointed out - I would be to most of the men working in that store this morning - many of whom were clearly older than me by some way.
That says something about the changing demographics of work in the UK.