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On my 50th birthday, the sewage pipe above my work station burst

2018 has been a year of both blessing and blight, teaching me to accept and embrace whatever life brings

The day I turned 50, the sewage pipe above my work station burst.

When I found out about it, I felt flummoxed, angry at the bad luck, and strangely unclean.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 30, 2018, with the headline 'On my 50th birthday, the sewage pipe above my work station burst'. Print Edition | Subscribe