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• A student and I were talking about her hometown today. "Quaint," she said, and then proceeded to say that because of its quaintness, it was a perfect town for people 55 and older. Then, remembering she was talking to someone older than 55, she raised the bar to 65. The funny thing was I didn't catch it until later. I had to laugh.

• Sherry and I got a quick bite of supper at a local restaurant. The sign out front said senior citizens would get a 20 percent discount. I started grumbling about bluehairs and frost tops and Q-Tips and how she and I would be the youngest people inside the place, and Sherry reminded me, "We're not that young ourselves anymore."

• And, of course, when I was paying the bill on the way out, the cashier looked up and asked, "Are either of you over 55?" It doesn't seem right that anyone 55 and up is considered a "senior citizen." But at least she asked. I hate it when they give me the discount without asking.


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Sep. 4th, 2013 04:36 am (UTC)
My mother used to go into high dudgeon when asked if she was a senior citizen. She felt the only proper response was, "Are you a JUNIOR citizen?"
Sep. 4th, 2013 11:01 am (UTC)
I'm stealing that line.
Sep. 4th, 2013 01:12 pm (UTC)
excellent retort :)
Sep. 4th, 2013 11:18 pm (UTC)
{n my first management job at age 20, an older woman was returning some merchandise to my store...the receptionist in our office told her Mr. Capitani will take care of you...I approached the woman to help her and she said,"this must be a joke...you're not old enough to wear long pants...her perception, my reality-Holiday
Sep. 4th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
I would not have been able to stop myself from saying something like "Bite me."
Sep. 5th, 2013 01:28 am (UTC)
Ha, I LOVE getting the AARP discounts! I'm embracing the 55ishness of it all.
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