Friday, November 11, 2011

Why Andy Valued Women Who Are Over Forty Most of All...

I've never put someone else's words on my blog, but, as a woman of a certain age, this just made me smile.  And it reminded me why, we women in particular, should all miss Andy Rooney.  Of course he knew how to properly poke fun at the universe, but he was also wicked smart, had his head screwed on straight, and was way ahead of his time. 

Andy Rooney on Women Over Forty

Andy Rooney says:

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.


  1. Thanks for sharing this, Rae! Made my day, being well past a "certain age!" (However, I still have reservations about how I might look in bright red lipstick, lol!).

  2. Love it!! Inching closer to the big 4-0 myself, I'm now actually looking forward to it :D The last paragraph is priceless ;)

  3. Thanks for posting. I needed a little lift today and this was the ticket!!

  4. If you are talking about the actor I had the chance to meet him on one of his trips down under. He needed to add that women over forty, his then wife dont care about being seen out doors with rollers in their hair or having their photo taken. I was very shocked. I wouldnt let any-one see me with wet hair. I had to laugh at what he said when I asked him was he enjoying the country he basically said no. They were ferrying him all over the place. He said all he wanted to do was sit his fanny down and enjoy the place. I was shocked as when I was growing up back in GB fanny was the other name for a girls private part. I wanted to tell him he didnt have a fanny !

  5. And I love wearing red lipstick now. But Charlie Brown have stopped their Scarlett. So I am having to wear Hollywood and it is too dark.

  6. Yay!! thank you SO much for sharing this. Andy Rooney was a classic.

  7. Whoops ! I am so sorry I got it a little wrong. Mickey Rooney who played Andrew Hardy. Thats who I was talking about sorry.