Friday, 20 February 2009

For women over 40

I have shamelessly pinched this from my friend Nettie who posted it on the Greyhound Gap Forum

60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS)

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 if 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.

Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!


  1. I love Andy Rooney... sigh. If only the rest of the world would get on board with the wayward hairs, the oh-so-soft (but crepey) skin, and the character lines. Because everywoman who has those lines also has character!

  2. Thanks for sharing the good news! He's smarter than I thought. (I'm 49, btw)

  3. Haha! So true, except for maybe the dignified bit! I am totally undignified but then again I am not quite 40 yet! (Don't see three months making much difference though!)

  4. What about those of us for whom 40 is a distant memory, and have made headway into the next decade?


  5. I would like to go back to just being over 40 --

    I didn't realize how good it was

  6. I LOVE THIS!!!! (But I wouldn't have when I was 20!)

  7. This is so funny!! i love it!!
    ... but iam not over 40...really iam not!!!


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