Elin Nordegren [via TheSuperficial]
Being a thin, blond, Swedish model isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure, it'll get you noticed. Sure, it'll get you jobs, dates, and a big hunk of wedding ring from the world's most famous golfer. But once you cross over to the dark side of 30, things change, man. You may still look good in a bikini, but all the Brazilian waxes in the world can't fend off gravity forever.
And then there's the hubby's wandering eye to consider. Just ask Elin, here -- not that she shouldn't have seen trouble brewing. If we were in her shoes, we might've seen some red flags when Tiger came a-courtin'. We might've thought to ourselves, "Oh, so he likes sexy, 24-year-old model types? That could cause problems down the line." A tiger can't change his stripes, kid.
And now, having lost the tiger and potentially her tail, Ms. Nordegren appears to have panicked. Since hitting the big 3-0 on January 1, she's been thinking things over. And you don't need People magazine to tell you that she's going right back to hubby: the photo at left says all that and more. See that jumpsuit? You know who wears stuff like that? Old people -- people set in their ways, no matter how wrong those ways might be. You don't even need to see that 2009 Cadillac Escalade in the background to know that she's about to hop in and drive straight back to Mr. Woods. And she might stop in for an early-bird Grand Slam at Denny's, too. What? It's a good bargain!
Speaking of old people, here's a (mostly unrelated) bit of info we recently stumbled across. It was published in late 2008, when GM ended Tiger's endorsement contract, which actually happened long before those damning phone calls came to light:
The median age of new Buick retail buyers in 2008 was 68 in the U.S., the same as in 1997, said Alexander Edwards, head of the auto research division at the San Diego-based firm. Only about 1 percent of the Buicks sold at retail in 1997 went to consumers 34 or younger, and that share fell to less than half a percent for those sold in 2008... [Bloomberg]
See? Old people just love Tiger. Well, old people and people who think they're old. And people who know where their bread is buttered.