Saturday, May 17, 2014


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

A woman over forty will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?”  She doesn’t care what you think. 

If a woman over forty 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. 

A woman over forty 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 forty give a hoot what you might think about her or what she’s doing. 

Women over forty 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. 

A woman over forty 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. Women over forty 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 a woman over forty. They always know. 

A woman over forty looks good wearing bright-red lipstick. This is not true of younger women. 

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over forty is far sexier than her younger counterpart. 

Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if 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 women over forty for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of forty-plus, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some twenty-two-year-old waitress. 

Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,” here’s an update for you. Now 80 percent of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage.

Andy Rooney knew women. Maybe he didn't always, but he caught on. 

It's so true what you said about women over forty not giving a darn about what men think, heck, we don't give a darn about anything once we pass a certain age. We are too busy to care. We've seen and heard all the BS, nothing impresses us anymore, we just do what we gotta do with the time we have.

I have been living with a man for almost 20 years and there was only one time that I actually sat down and watched a game with him, but usually I don't care about sports, I am not interested in sports, and I do not play sports. Yes, Andy, we do have other interesting stuff to do.

Only recently, I realized what I wanted and where I should be putting my best effort. For me, I have spent so much time looking, I didn't see what was right in front of me. I believe most women find their niche over forty.

Andy, if I could get away with murder, I would put a bullet in his head.

And about what you said about not being appreciated. Wow! You hit the motherload. Why just the other day when I was out running errands, I got in a conversation with a fellow shopper and that person gave me the best compliment anyone could ever give a woman: ..."you look 36-37..."  That's 10 years younger than my actual age. I was so overwhelmed, I cried. (Thank goodness for Mother's Day.)

You are so right about women over forty being psychic. We do see right through the BS. We have infinite experience.

Our wrinkles show all the weight of the world. 

And, yes, we are done with taking the heat. 

Thanks for all your hard work and dedication, Andy.

Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and television writer. He was best known for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney," a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. His final regular appearance on 60 Minutes aired October 2, 2011. He died one month later, on November 4, 2011, at age 92.