I was just cleaning out my in-box (780 unread – yikes) and as I deleted Ad Age’s 40 Under 40 email, I had a brief pang of regret that I’d never made it onto a single 40 Under 40 list before I turned 40. It makes me feel kind of ordinary. So, as a self-esteem exercise, I’ve created the following 40 over 40 Lists upon which I could definitely be featured.
40 People Over 40 Who Need Better In Box Management Skills
40 People Over 40 Who Have Little To No Self-Control Around Cheese
40 People Over 40 Who Carry Around A Karaoke Set List
40 People Over 40 Who Got Excited About Getting Carded At the Airport Until They Saw A Super Old Person Also Getting Carded And Subsequently Realized They Card Everyone
40 People Over 40 Who Could Get More Succinct In Their Writing
40 People Over 40 Who Are Actually Alright If You Think About It
40 People Over 40 Putting Some Serious Good Vibes Out In The Universe
40 People Over 40 Who Are Still 26 In Their Minds
40 People Over 40 Who Keep Saying They’re Gonna Eat Healthy But Then What’s This, New Caramel M&M’s? (There’s a lot of overlap here with the second list.)
40 People Over 40 Who Still Watch Grey’s Anatomy Even While Recognizing How Embarrassing That Is
40 People Over 40 Who Could Come Up With 100 More Lists They Belong On But Don’t Want To Come Across Too Braggy
If you think of any other 40 over 40 lists I belong on, please share.