Hot Flash 1
You know you’ve hit 50 when: Wait servers start calling you Ma’am.
I’m sure you can appreciate it when a Military person addresses you as “Ma’am –it is a sign of respect. But when a HOT gorgeous 20-something-year-old male wait server does so, it’s downright painful!
It’s even worse when a cute, young, sweet female uses Ma’am. You immediately think she’s treating you like her grandmother.
One of my dear friends Nancy recently went out looking “hot” with her fur jacket, leggings, and thigh-high boots. No one called her Ma’am–she was ecstatic. Of course, that might have been thinking she was a Madame, but that’s whole other story. LOL
Hot Flash 2
You know you’ve hit 50 when: You start trying to figure out how to get rid of all the stuff you’ve collected: For me each stage of my life brought something new to collect.
At 20 years old I collected:
- Champagne Glasses
- Miniature Shoes and Limoges Pill Boxes
- Designer Clothes
- Menu’s from around the world
- Shoes, Shoes and more shoes
At 50. –Why the Hell did I start collecting all this stuff???
Now, of course I’m trying to get rid of all that stuff. It’s amazing that when you buy something expensive it is priceless –when you’re trying to get rid of it… it is worthless. Can you say Ebay?
Hot Flash 3
You know you’ve hit 50 when: The only thing you are now collecting is anti-aging creams. And how many have you tried? I, like many of you, have spent a ton of $$$ on every type of anti-aging product there is. Now let’s add in facial yoga, injectables and cosmetic surgery. BTW do you remember when we all called it “Plastic Surgery?” We should be warned, too much plastic surgery makes one look ….PLASTIC!
As many of you know, my product of choice had always been Crème de la Mer. As an FYI, I met Max Huber many years ago when he was selling his own product. In case you don’t know the story, Dr. Huber was an aerospace physicist for NASA. He sustained severe chemical burns after an accidental explosion during an experiment. He turned to the power of the sea–specifically sea kelp. He experimented for 12 years and created his one and only product, Crème de la Mer.
After he died, his daughter tried to continue the business. Ironically, I almost bought it. And then didn’t. Can you say DUMB!
I still love my La Mer Cream and indulge myself despite the cost—but now it’s in addition to MANY other items. Of course, my sister Charlene swears she read that Dove Face Cream has been proven to work just as well as La Mer. She was also the one who told me there was no Santa Claus! Thank you Charl!
Hot Flash 4
You know you’ve hit 50 when: You start saying, 5o is the new 40 OK this one is really simple…50 is the new 50!
Hot Flash 5
You know you’ve hit 50 when: Your skirts and belts have shrunk drastically. Forget Scarlett O’Hara 22-inch waist, you’re lucky if you have 22-inch thighs!
So, while you may have more wisdom and maturity, you know you’ve hit 50 when you start talking about wisdom and maturity!
Coming soon. You know you’ve hit 60 when….