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lumberingbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:56 PM
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Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading towards 70!
Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading towards 70!

01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

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

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

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

05. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

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

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

08. You can eat supper at 4 pm.

09. 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 a manageable size.

19. You can't remember who sent you this list.

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DebJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:16 PM
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1. Speaking as a woman over 50, the 'over 40' bonus continues on
...the bonus that you say what you feel and don't worry what others think. My favorite part. The rest sucks. I keep adding on portable body parts . . . glasses, teeth . . .can't get used to it . . . too much to pack up and put together to go to work!
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:23 PM
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2. Ouch!
I'm 46, and already most of that list applies to me.

In my defense, I lived real fast and real hard up until age 35.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:18 AM
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3. Early 50s here. Many are true, but # 09 is decidedly false,
Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 12:18 AM by notmyprez
except for the part about the glasses. :D
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