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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?


whatdoiknowanyway Fri 21-Oct-11 12:28:13

Am worried that I'm totally missing the point of the thread. But here goes anyway.

As an employer I would always go for a middle aged female candidate. They're clued up, reliable, skilled at multitasking and usually good company. Anyone who has been a sahm has usually got some good transferrable skills.

I thought this when I was young. I'm now middle aged myself and am even more convinced.

Middle aged women run my DCs sports club. There are men involved too but they tend to shy away from decision making and decisions are made and implemented by the women. Some of the women WOtH, some don't.

Middle aged women keep stressed teenagers on track - just as challenging as the early years and often much more emotionally draining.

I'm really not sure how much of a pisstake the original post is but I do know a lot of people with very low self esteem and it grieves me when I see how fantastic they are. This is the best time of my life coming up!

Jins Fri 21-Oct-11 12:28:43

I've now decided that as I'm unlikely to live past 95 I'm actually not middle aged after all.

I'm teetering towards old!

Teetik Fri 21-Oct-11 12:29:21

What is the point of them?


Their spending power is high compared to the rest of us younglings. We'd be sunk if they stopped clothes shopping on weekday mornings or buying anti-wrinkle cream and sticky buns.

OldGreyWassailTest Fri 21-Oct-11 12:29:47

And we can shag without getting pregnant and adding to overpopulation. And we can laugh at 4" heeled, fake-tanned youngsters who think they know it all when we know they don't.

Hullygully Fri 21-Oct-11 12:30:54

But if we got rid of them, we would still have their money. We don't have to burn it or anything.

Bonsoir Fri 21-Oct-11 12:31:30

I agree with whatdoIknowanyway and I am ever more aware that middle-aged womanhood are the foundations of bossy knowledgeable matriarchy, the next life stage when I will rule.

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 21-Oct-11 12:32:49

You wouldn't have my money.... I'd be taking it with me to that HRT Island you mentioned and blewing it on toy-boys, Tena Lady and liquor!

SugarSkyHigh Fri 21-Oct-11 12:32:56

Hully you wouldn't get their money. they leave it all to the RSPCA

Hullygully Fri 21-Oct-11 12:33:45

HRT Island. I like that.

There would be no toyboys I'm afraid. And everything would be grey.

Bloodredrubyblue Fri 21-Oct-11 12:33:50

When I gave advice in my twenties no one listened. Now they do grin because I am the old wise woman of the woods.

TheBrideofFrankenstein Fri 21-Oct-11 12:34:09

We could do a Logan's Run type thing to them, but instead of going red at 30, the crystal thing on your palm goes red when you first switch over to Gardeners World.

Hullygully Fri 21-Oct-11 12:34:21

We'll get rid of the rspca. It won't be necessary without all the silly middleaged women and their cat obsessions.

SugarSkyHigh Fri 21-Oct-11 12:35:21

who would plant geraniums and petunias?

TheRealTillyMinto Fri 21-Oct-11 12:35:29

they are people to look up to & learn from.

(i only realise that as i get near to that age myself)

Teetik Fri 21-Oct-11 12:35:39

No you won't get their money. Their kids will just bung it all into paying off their mortgages but will still be skint because we all know what a bottomless pit the average mortgage of an early-thirty-something is. You might see some of it in twenty years' time when the mortgage is paid off two years earlier than they thought.

snailoon Fri 21-Oct-11 12:40:51

Oh Hully, I was just going to say I am useful for petting kitty-cats.

grovel Fri 21-Oct-11 12:41:07

Who would understand apostrophes if middle-aged women were made to bugger off?

Peachy Fri 21-Oct-11 12:48:11

As a carer who will still be one when middle aged (not that far LMAO) I presume I am hereby exempt becuase of the service I perform <<polishes halo>>

as you were

Hullygully Fri 21-Oct-11 12:48:19

we wouldn't need apostrophes if they weren't around to go on about em.

Apostrophes and the rspca. We'd be well rid.

Hullygully Fri 21-Oct-11 12:48:59

You'd have another 9 houses to take care of too, Peachy. You won't be entirely redundant.

SuePurblybiltFromBitsofCorpses Fri 21-Oct-11 12:49:25

Who will keep Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ecco in business? Who will deliver the parish mag?

<sings> Miss Rebecca Hubbard was an strong-willed laydee/ never thinks of using any words like maybe/when she does a job she likes to see it through/and always likes to think that she has lots to do/ like church choirs,flower shows,fetes and dramas/Cubs and Brownies, guilds for farmers/collections for church charities/Garden Parties with High Teas/ And in between these fine activities/Keeps horses, hens and honey bees.

This is what I aspire to. Keep the greying dream alive, sez I.

TheVermiciousKnid Fri 21-Oct-11 12:49:56

No apostrophes? shock


Hullygully Fri 21-Oct-11 12:52:01


we can get rid of:

the rspca
parish mags
woollen mill
petunias (nasty flowers)

cuteboots Fri 21-Oct-11 12:52:46

hullygully- What is causing you to feel like this? Have they taken away your bus pass and you cant get into town anymore to play bingo?! Or has the wicker basket fallen off your zimmer frame again causing your knitting to roll down the road?
Maybe your mobile scooter needs a service!!?

SuePurblybiltFromBitsofCorpses Fri 21-Oct-11 12:54:43

Also Alan Titchmarsh, Aled Jones, David Essex, Michael Ball and Pip Schofield. There will be no place for them in the New Order of Fings.

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