Monday, March 15, 2010

Perks of being 50 and over...

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

2.In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

3.No one expects you to run--anywhere.

4.People call at 9 pm and ask, did I wake you?

5.People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

6.There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

7.Things you buy now won't wear out.

8.You can eat supper at 4 pm.

9.You can live without sex but not your glasses.

10.You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

11.You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

12.You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.

13.You sing along with elevator music.

14.Your eyes won't get much worse.

15 . Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

16.Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

17.Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

18.Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.


Virginia C said...

I laughed so hard it hurt, then I had to get out the liniment and aspirin (see #3, #5, #15 & #16).

Number 6 sums it all up, all though I'm not completely sure what that means (see #17 & 18) : )

Tory Richards said...

Too funny! I just invested in some of those miracle pills for your joints. Some of these apply to me too but I'm not going to say which:)

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Yep! I enjoy almost all these perks and yet, on those occasions where strangers might say something to me about being old, I look at them like they have two heads. *snort* Weird that. I am old but not in my head:) ~Nancy

P.S. I actually had a 20 something tell me I was an inspiration to her today.

Despite the cold and gloom, I was out walking my fat ass in the complex for 80 minutes, which I do regularly (when it's not snowing or raining!!!). Even if most of the neighbors aren't also out...except my 88+ neighbor...they notice. The young woman lives in the complex and I'm guessing that when she saw me she wasn't able to give herself an excuse for not doing her own routine of walking/jogging. It was interesting.

I did ask what her goal was and she said, 5K by June. Now comes the real test...will she suck it up and be consistent in her training until she meets her goal. I hope so.

susan said...

How true on most of these..gee I no longer feel alone. susan L.