The Benefits of Growing Older

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.

3. It’s harder and harder for sexual harassment charges to stick.

4. No one expects you to run into a burning building.

5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

6. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

7. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National Weather Service.

8. There’s nothing left to learn the hard way.

9. Things you buy now won’t wear out.

10. You enjoy hearing about other people’s operations.

11. You get into a heated argument about pension plans.

12. You have a party and the neighbours don’t even realize 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.

15. You sing along with elevator music.

16. Your sight won’t get much worse.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either.

18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.

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