The Perks of being over 40!

@jennybianca (12915)
Australia
April 3, 2007 10:17pm CST
I don't know who came up with this, but I found it very amusing. It was printed on our local real estate brochur. " Be it over 40 ( in America) or 50 anywhere else, the following may mean something to you! Kidnappers are not very interested in you. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first. No-one expects you to run into a burning building. People call at 9.00 am and ask, "Did I wake you?" People no longer view you as a hyperchondriac. There is nothing left to learn the hard way. Things you buy won't wear out. You eat dinner at 5.00pm. You enjoy hearing about other people's operations. You get into heated arguments about Superannuation. You have a p[arty & the neighbours don't even realise it. You know longer think of speed limits as a challenge. Your quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room. You sing along with music in lifts. Your eyesight won't get much worse. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the forecast. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either. You can't remember who sent you this list!"
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• United States
10 Apr 07
Jenny,I absolutely love that! It was so funny! Thanks for the laugh,lol!They are so true aren't they!
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
4 Apr 07
LOL - these are great, I don't necessarily agree with all of them but they are funny still. No one calls me at 9 and asks if they woke me - I've always been an early bird and it seems the older I get the earlier I wake up, once I'm awake I can never go back to sleep. I am however often ready for bed by 8 or 9 and do get woken up a lot then...
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I am over 40 and I can relate to most of them especially the joints being better than the weatherman. The only thing I disagree with is the burning building one. I would still go in one to save a life and my friends and family know I would, maybe when I hit 50 I won't do it anymore.lol
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• United States
4 Apr 07
That is funny! i am only 26 and I thought getting older was a bad thing now I know it has it perks too!
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@mjsdls (1841)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I'm just about ready to turn 40 in a few hours and I needed this, LOL. I loved this! It has picked up my spirits. I'm currently reading this to my sister, she put me on hold so I thought I would let you I love this, Thank you.
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• United States
4 Apr 07
I qualify and am enjoying?!? the perks. Thanks
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• India
4 Apr 07
Thanks for the information. I am nearing 50.I keep it in my mind.
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