Thursday, May 26, 2011

The perks in being 50+

Lately, I've been receiving a spate of forwarded emails and most of them seem to have the same theme. Age, forgetfulness, body falling apart. Therefore I decided to post this to show that life as a 50+ has it's advantages.
The perks of being over 50, or reaching 60 and heading for 70......

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

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

No one expects you to run -- anywhere.

4. People call at 9PM and ask,'Did I wake you?'

People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

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

Things you buy now won't wear out..

8. You can eat supper at 4 PM.

You can live without sex but not without your glasses.

You no longer think of keeping below speed limits as a challenge...

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

You sing along with elevator music.

14. Your eyes won't get much worse.

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

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

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.

You can't remember where you saw this list.

Just one more thing – never ever take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night…..


  1. I'm sure a day will come when I think, "Gee, I don't want to be that age," but I'm just so darned grateful with every birthday I have to have another good year, I don't care what anyone says.

    To you I say Happy Birthday -- and savor every minute!

  2. Very Funny list....i feel like I already qualify for some of those statements and I have a long way to go :S

    The laxative and sleeping pill made me laugh

  3. LOL Loved this!
    PS. I moved the One Day blog if you haven't found it, send me a message =)

  4. Hi! This is Muriel, from the personal blog group. I love your style. I am nearing 40, you see, so I am a bit worried of growing old! I am your latest follower.

  5. Hi Jeanie I don't care what age I am either,I'd hate to be 20 again. I'm enjoying what each day brings.
    Aaron, the pace of life today ensures most people qualify for some of these,
    Kathy can you send me the link to your One Day You're making pizza. You're right I can't find it.
    Muriel welcome. Don't worry about growing old. Just plan to grow old disgracefully!

  6. 52 Myself. Heh. There are times when I feel 18 and there are times when I feel like 81.


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