It's a "Don't Shoot the Messenger"

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Registered: 03-26-2003
It's a "Don't Shoot the Messenger"
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Sat, 05-17-2003 - 1:25pm
kind of thing. I got it in my email from a long-standing friend of over 25 years. Thought there'd be a few women (and men) out there who'd get a kick out of it!!

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"As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

An older woman will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think.

If an older woman 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 something more interesting.

An older woman knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 40 give a damn what you might think about her or what she's doing.

An older woman usually has had her fill of "meaningful relationships" and "commitment". The last thing she wants in her life is another dopey, clingy, whiny, dependent lover.

Older women 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.

An older woman has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women. An older woman couldn't care less if you're attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to an older woman. They always know.

An older woman looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women or drag queens.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, an older woman is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Her libido's stronger, her fear of pregnancy gone. Her experience of lovemaking is honed and reciprocal and she's lived long enough to know how to please a man in ways her younger cousin could never dream of.

Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off 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 older women for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 40+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress."

Unknown Author

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Okay, there's some I may not agree with. Like, it doesn't matter how old I am, I'll never look good in bright red lipstick. Hope you all get a chuckle out if this!

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Registered: 04-05-2003
This has been floating around for several years. The author is Andy Rooney of CBS' "60 Minutes".
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Registered: 03-26-2003
I'm not quite 40 yet, but I LOVE IT!!!

Thanks Chris

Glinda

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thanks to you and Andy Rooney, too!
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Registered: 05-17-2003
I absolutely love it, and it made my day! Thank you so much!