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To think that middle aged women are really a bit pointless?

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Hullygully Fri 21-Oct-11 12:06:39

What is the point of them?


colken Fri 21-Oct-11 12:07:48

There is an obvious answer to this question. They have been younger so know what it's like to be your age. You have never been middle aged so you have no conception of what they are.

aldiwhore Fri 21-Oct-11 12:08:23

Now what age exactly are we talking because obviously that makes a huge difference?

I know a few pointless people, but so far they are of all ages, and either gender.

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 21-Oct-11 12:08:24

YABU. Without us middle-aged women a) how would anyone know what was going on? and b) what would anyone complain about on MN?

ChaosTrulyReigns Fri 21-Oct-11 12:08:38

shoot 'em all

OldGreyWassailTest Fri 21-Oct-11 12:08:45

Middle aged women turn into OldGrey's like me - then, because the kids and responsibilities are over and done with, we have a ball I tell ya !!

FearTricksPotter Fri 21-Oct-11 12:09:11

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Makiko Fri 21-Oct-11 12:09:22

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CompleteMug Fri 21-Oct-11 12:09:24

I'm nearly middle aged.

And in the absence of a bun, have a biscuit


TheVermiciousKnid Fri 21-Oct-11 12:09:26

I have to admit I am rather pointless. I am rounded rather than pointy. Not that I am middle aged of course.

JeremyVile Fri 21-Oct-11 12:10:56

Pointless, yes. And a drain on resources.

topsyturner Fri 21-Oct-11 12:11:01

How old is middle aged these days ? < asks before she nods in agreement or objects strenuously >

Jins Fri 21-Oct-11 12:11:12

I'm middle aged and I'm getting more and more convinced that I'm pointless with every day that passes.

We should rise up in defiance of ... whatever it is

Hullygully Fri 21-Oct-11 12:12:02

Shall we say 40+?

They are all right for doing chores and such, but apart from that, I can't see what they have to offer.

EssexGurl Fri 21-Oct-11 12:12:37

What is middle aged? I am worried this is me but without a reference point can't comment. So, YABU not to ask a proper question.

Makiko Fri 21-Oct-11 12:12:49

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JeremyVile Fri 21-Oct-11 12:12:55

..and by resources I mostly mean Tupperware.

The Lakeland restockers just can't keep up sad

TheVermiciousKnid Fri 21-Oct-11 12:12:57

40? No, I think we should add another decade or so.

Hassled Fri 21-Oct-11 12:13:04

Without middle aged women there would be no hot flushes. And that would clearly be calamitous for the environment - it's a well known fact that hot flushes play a similar role to the Gulf Stream. Our ability to radiate heat is the only thing between you and the next Ice Age.

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 21-Oct-11 12:13:08

I think you lack imagination Hullygully. Us middle-age women make fabulous draft excluders if positioned correctly.

RealityIsADistantMemory Fri 21-Oct-11 12:13:15

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talkingnonsense Fri 21-Oct-11 12:13:36

<goes drowns pointless self>

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 21-Oct-11 12:13:39

But we can't spell draught correctly.

ShirleyKnot Fri 21-Oct-11 12:13:42

If you were 48 and middle aged you'd have to live to be 96.

SoupDragon Fri 21-Oct-11 12:13:58

Certainly some women are pointless. I can see several here. I don't think age has anything to do with it.

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