Dutch self-help guru Emile Ratelband, 69, is suing to be recognized as a 49-year-old. His doctor, he says, has told him that he has the body of a 40-something, and he’d like to have his whole life ahead of him.
“When I’m 69, I am limited. If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car. I can take up more work,” he says. “When I’m on Tinder and it say I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.”
The court won’t rule for a few weeks. But the judge seems a bit skeptical, the Telegraph reports. Ratelband wants to move his official birthdate from March 11, 1949, to March 11, 1969. But the judge wondered, in a recent hearing, about erasing those 20 years. “For whom did your parents care in those years?,” he asked. “Who was that little boy back then?”David Scharfenberg can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @dscharfGlobe