I first got laid off a few weeks before my 40th after shipping a huge product (successfully) for an east coast company. The excuse was that I had ruffled way too many feathers while delivering it on schedule (i.e. the software process monkeys.)
Just got laid off again from a west coast company at the age of 45. This time my "job was relocated to East Europe."
I'm in Bangalore, India now, BTW. Speaks for itself.