Wednesday, September 15, 2010

With age comes

Age does have its advantages. Without going in to detail over the incident, all I can say is some men still have the mind set that women are helpless, stupid and need to be guided like a small child. Being older I have learned to 'play the game' with men like that. You know 'the game' where you have to act helpless and stupid to get what you need done. Although I have to say it makes me cringe when I have to. I do know how to manipulate it so the outcome is what I wanted in the first place. But getting there is aggravating.

For being someone who is far from helpless, playing the 'helpless role' has come from age and gritted teeth. Like the old saying, "You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar". When I was younger something like that would have set me off and a face to face argument would have ensued.

Getting older hasn't been too bad. I've learned to live with the few small chin hairs that I notice ( and pluck!). The grey hair doesn't bother me much these days. There are more creaks in the joints than there ever used to be. And as previously talked about, the old 'cowboy' hands along with the tan leathery face.

The gist of this post is with age we learn how to deal with certain, one tracked mind, stereotypical individuals. Or some times we just don't have to and put that certain person in their rightful place! Which is behind you!

Until next time........................


  1. What a wonderful post! Isn't it a shame we don't realize until we are older that we shouldn't carry 'the baggage' with us through life. But I guess it's all part of growing up.

  2. Oh, definitely take advantage of it! That's what they get for being so narrow-minded. Just consider it another tool in your arsenal.

  3. Cindy, I love your attitude! You're such a cool lady - I hope you're doing well.

  4. You learn to pick your fights. What battles are worth fighting, and when it's best to just let it be. I've done the helpless thing. It just plain gets results. Of course, if it's anything involving computers or new-fangled gadgets, I probably really am helpless.

  5. AJ
    you know you are older when you fart when you cock your leg over the gate!!!

    well said that woman

  6. My-John's comment about made me laugh Cheerios through my nose! I must agree age has its advantages (like admitting these things that would embarrass youngsters), and you couldn't pay me enough to go back to being young! I'll take my arthritic toes over pimples!

  7. I've always struggled with the 'helpless act' and because of that I've ended up doing way too much on my own. Sometimes I marvel when I see some women who can pour it on as the need arises. For some you can tell it's an act, and well for others it's their lifestyle. The other thing about getting older is I've found I don't have to give explanations for things (if it's not their business) and I simply don't have to be involved in things if I don't want to. Still a long ways to go though, I think in being comfortable in my skin! ;-) Good post to get us thinking.

  8. I was brought up in a single parent family and the need for male assistance was paramount many a time. The need for something to be fixed or even 'done' was the goal. So, those people who use others for frivolity or just plain 'use' them make me sick!


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