Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Women Realise It's Not Worth Buying a Pig, Just to Get a Little Sausage

I am ashamed to say that I didn't know who Andy Rooney was until I read his words in a Facebook post of a friend today.  He was an American journalist, then radio and television writer.  You can find his biog here, but it was what he wrote about women over 40 that made me sit up, wide eyed, and suddenly fall in love with him.

If he were alive today I would very happily marry him.

This is what he said.  Please read it and tell me what you think.

"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. Woo hoo! Go Andy Rooney. And yes, we are pretty amazing aren't we ;)

    1. Yes, it's a lovely read, isn't it? Although I am much more needy than he thinks!

  2. Its definitely true that I care less about what people think about me nowadays but I don't know if I'm always dignified though! :-)


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