Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Some thoughts on older women

I'm feeling weary today, so taking the easy way out, I'm passing on a piece that janeway emailed me earlier today. It was supposedly written by Andy Rooney, but as janeway pointed out to me, it is actually based on an earlier piece by Frank Kaiser.

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting.

Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her!

Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons.

Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart,well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!

Although I can see why the original was "improved", in some ways I prefer Frank Kaiser's piece, not least because it doesn't have the magic cutting off of youth at 40. From my perspective 40 is not old.

Apparently it is doing the rounds in emails, so please, if you haven't seen it before, don't send it to all your colleagues. Take it from me, your IT manager wouldn't be happy.


  1. Yes, Kaiser says 'older women', much less limiting! 40 looks young to me, too.

  2. ...and exceedingly young to me. Still the last sentence made me laugh out loud.

  3. I like that last sentence too. That is the only part of this I had heard before.

  4. Yes, there are some really true great words.... *giggles*

    But I agree to you, don't send things like this around...

  5. Thank you all. I really enjoyed it myself.


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