2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run into a burning building.
People call at 9 PM and ask, 'Did I wake you?'
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won't
8. You can
eat dinner at 4 P.M.
9. You can live without sex but not without glasses.
10. You enjoy hearing about other peoples operations.
11. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
have a party and the neighbours don't
even realise it.
13. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
14. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
sing along with elevator music.
16. Your eyes won't
get much worse.
17. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
18. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the
national weather service.
19. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't
remember them either.
20. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
21. You can't
remember who sent you this list.
Keep on Walking -
For Those Who Are Mentally Over 60s.
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. Now she's
97 years old and we don't
know where the hell she is. The only reason I would take up exercising is so that I could hear heavy
breathing again. I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven't
lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there. I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm
doing. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me. I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them. The advantage of exercising every day is that you die
healthier. If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country. And last but not least: I don't
exercise because it makes the ice jump right out of my glass. You could run these
walking jokes over to your friends but why not just e-mail it to them!
Short Term Investment
A wealthy ninety years old tycoon is meeting with is financial advisor. The advisor is very excited and tells the old man, 'I just found out
about an investment I can make for you which will double your money in just
five years.' 'Five years? Are you kidding?' splutters the old man. 'At my age, I don't
even buy green bananas.'
The advantage of a bad memory is that one
enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. Friedrich
Gentle 'Thoughts for Today' as We Grow Older
Ageing: eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your
age and start bragging about it.
The easiest way to find something that's lost around the house is to buy
If at first you don't succeed, shouldn't you try doing it like your wife
A penny saved is a government oversight.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the
right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
He who hesitates is almost certainly right.
Did you ever notice? The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are 'XL'.
If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to
The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's
really in trouble.
There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it.
For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called
witchcraft. Today, it's called golf.
Hymns for the Over 60s
Precious Lord, Take My Hand, And Help Me Up
Just a Slower Walk with Thee
Go Tell It on the Mountain, But Speak Up
Nobody Knows the Trouble I Have Seeing
Guide Me O Thou Great Lord God, I've Forgotten Where I've Left my Car
Count Your Many Birthdays, Count Them One By One
It Is Well With My Soul, But My Knees Hurt
Obituaries - More Jokes and One-liners
For the Over 60s
Graham rings the local newspaper and asks to speak to the person in charge of the obituary column. He is passed to the advertiser and he asks, 'How much does it cost to place an
obituary in the paper?'
'£1.20 per word, sir, 'replies the newspaperman respectfully.' 'Ok', says Graham, 'are you ready?' 'Yes', came the answer. 'The obit. reads - '
Jones dead'.' 'No more?'
asks the newsman in a very surprised voice. 'No, that's
it, 'came the reply. 'I have to tell you, 'announced the advertiser, 'but there is a 5 word minimum.' 'Why didn't
you tell me before?'
Graham, 'in that case it will read: 'Jones dead. Volkswagen for sale'
Obituary - Common Sense
This interesting yet sad obituary was sent to Will and Guy by a regular
reader of our site. It represents a view often taken by British people when
looking at the society that they have helped create. It may also apply in
other countries. Let us know. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has
been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since
his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be
remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain
Why the early bird gets the worm
Life isn't always fair
and maybe it was my fault
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more
than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in
charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from
school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding
an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job
that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental
consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not
inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an
abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and
criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a
burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her
lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by
his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son,
Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers:
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you
still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing. Footnote: Please send us your perks for the over 60s.
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