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being 40 years old

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I was teasing my mom the other day because she wanted to get to the movie theaters nearly an hour early. “Last week was a holiday so tourists may still be in town and it could be very busy.” I begrudgingly compromised, we went 45 minutes early, and we sat in a very empty theater for, well, actually the whole movie because we were seeing a matinee (also her choice) and nobody really goes to those. But, it’s cute—those are the things you worry about past a certain age. A lot of it has to do with comfort. My mom didn’t want to stand around in a long line, waiting to pick up tickets. She didn’t want to struggle to find a parking spot, and have to walk too far from the car. I don’t really think about those things but, I will even admit that even I find certain concerns taking priority in my mind that didn’t in my, say, twenties. Here are funny things you only worry about after 40.


Getting good movie seats

On the movie topic, having a good seat is a must. You can’t be too far back because then you won’t be able to see everything properly without your glasses. You can’t be too close because craning your neck leaves you in too much pain. You’d also like to be near an exit, for your overactive bladder.

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