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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?


Makiko Fri 21-Oct-11 12:15:02

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schroeder Fri 21-Oct-11 12:15:17

What about small boys-what are they for? And dogs? Definitely useless.

And worst of all ugly people

Hullygully Fri 21-Oct-11 12:15:22

There are so many of them. I think we could allocate say 1 per 10 households once the kids are in secondary school to do all the chores and sort of lose the rest.

Couldn't we find a spare island to put them on?

Dawndonna Fri 21-Oct-11 12:15:45

I have pointy elbows. I can point at you and laugh. I have a point, see?

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 21-Oct-11 12:16:42

We can teach the younger generation how not to be so self-absorbed and self-conscious but embrace quirkiness and eccentricity in equal measure. We can call people 'love' and 'dear' without sounding too gay. We can 'faff' with alacrity. We always have tissues.

RealityIsADistantMemory Fri 21-Oct-11 12:16:48

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GladbagsAndYourHandrags Fri 21-Oct-11 12:16:52

I'm feeling at the top of the slippery middle aged woman slope. Can see all the cliches of pointlessness looming. Friend recommended somewhere nice for afternoon tea 'what a treat'. Next it will be me-time and 'I juggle so many things'.


Makiko Fri 21-Oct-11 12:17:13

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CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 21-Oct-11 12:18:01

Michael Ball would have to give up the day job. So not all bad then.

Makiko Fri 21-Oct-11 12:18:10

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Hassled Fri 21-Oct-11 12:18:38

As long as the spare island has a good branch of M&S, Hully.

Pagwatch Fri 21-Oct-11 12:18:56

They serve a couple of important functions.

They are there so that chippy fuckers can post 'am I being unreasonable to tell the old hag to mind her own business"

They are they so that chippy fuckers can post 'aibu to tell my fucking mother in law to stop buying stuff for my dc"

And generally they are the perfect person to complain about. They have no value other than to be complained about.


<<shoots self>>

Jins Fri 21-Oct-11 12:19:03

I'm up for living on an island

BupcakesandHaunting Fri 21-Oct-11 12:19:28

In another century, we won't have middle-aged women.

Children of the future will laugh and point at pictures of middle-aged women in history textbooks.

Hullygully Fri 21-Oct-11 12:19:39


yes yes yes

and juggling. I do that for real though to earn a bit of cash. Down the shopping centre, outside bhs, of a Wednesday.

crazynannawitchbitch Fri 21-Oct-11 12:19:41

The tena pad company would go into liquidation without us wink

See what I did there...'liquidation' grin

Jins Fri 21-Oct-11 12:20:40

Not up for an island with fecking M&S though!

THIS middle aged woman doesn't have a waist thank you very much!

marriedinwhite Fri 21-Oct-11 12:20:48

If it wasn't for a middle aged woman you wouldn't be here OP biscuit but as I think this thread is tongue in cheek, we're the ones with the dosh to get the economy going again and I employ a lovely 20 something to do the cleaning and an even lovelier 20 something to do my admin at work. DH employs lots of young uns too so where would you all be without us.

DS is gearing up for some hard snogging too nowadays and if I hadn't been young once there would be no DS to swoon over grin.

Must dash - got to fill a Waitrose trolley and book a hair appointment and get some polyfilla to fill the cracks so I can look like a young 40 something!

aldiwhore Fri 21-Oct-11 12:21:42

40+ is a bit young really.

60+ and well, they can knit and erm.....

I can't wait to be old enough to be considered pointless, I'll happily mooch around with point, I'll enjoy my free time when no one sees me as neither use nor ornament. I think?

Hassled Fri 21-Oct-11 12:23:30

Yeah Hully - why are the old women getting off so lightly? They're pointless too, and they're mean and horrible on buses. And old woman hair always looks crap.

SugarSkyHigh Fri 21-Oct-11 12:24:07

why do younger mums think there's nothing to do once the DC's are all at secondary school? IME that's when all the trouble has started! <looks back fondly to the 6 - 10 yr old period of childhood>

discobeaver Fri 21-Oct-11 12:24:20

Innit. Kill 'em and use their leathery pelts as mobile phone covers.

Hullygully Fri 21-Oct-11 12:24:54

I'm not even going near the old.

They are a whole other kettle of support hose.

pigletmania Fri 21-Oct-11 12:27:18

Right ok round them all up and shoot them when people get to 50, your not immune. So when your 50 you will have the same fate then. Don't be so stupid yabvvvvvvu

niminypiminy Fri 21-Oct-11 12:28:09

To shack up with younger men, obviously. Wasn't it Julie Burchill who pointed out that younger women/older men and younger men/older women are the natural pairings, because young women and older men don't like sex very much -- and young men and older women do grin

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