Can somebody please tell me why we're supposed to "defy" age? I mean, sure, getting older has its drawbacks. The extra aches and pains aren't much fun. The
(I guess. Who really knows? I'm certainly not volunteering to find out.)
If you have to go with "age defying" as a descriptor, though, must you apply it to every frickin' product out there? Lotions and makeup, okay. Makes a certain sense. But bras?
Yes, on my recent shopping trip to update my undergarments, I was confronted with a bra labeled "Age Defying!" Come on! Gravity defying, maybe. But can't we leave age out of my lingerie? I've seen plenty of young women -- teenagers, even -- whose girls could use a boost, so it isn't all about age.
In the interest of full disclosure (heh-heh), yes, I did buy it. But only because it was comfortable. (No underwire.) The fact that it does, indeed, restore a certain perkiness to my profile is, I assure you, strictly incidental.
I feel kind of like I caved to advertising pressure, though. To atone, I will think up reasons...
WHY GETTING OLDER DOESN'T TOTALLY SUCK:
(Warning: this could be a short list.)
1. One does get smarter with age. (Not that you can always remember the stuff you're smarter about. But since you also get better at making sh*t up, that mostly doesn't matter.)
2. Those "lifetime warranties" on the stuff you purchased when you were younger really start to pay off.
3. The kids are mostly housebroken.
4. Um...okay, people, help me out here...
Or you can just sit back an imagine perkiness of my profile. I'm not saying the girls point straight up or anything, but...never mind. Let's all just focus on the age thing.
And I'd really be interested in learning more ways getting older doesn't suck. Best answer wins an assortment of old reading glasses.