Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Senior Moment?

When I was paying at the cash register at my local Shoppers Drug Mart on Princess Street today, the cashier totalled up my purchases and then said, "and you get the Senior's discount". Whoa! For the record, I'm 55, I'm of normal weight, and I was wearing some nice "Cut Loose" clothes with cute black lace-up boots and my Lucy scarf. OK, I don't dye my hair, but the grey streaks in it have been admired by some who thought it was the result of art, not nature. I really don't think I look like a senior--not yet. Or do I?

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  1. anyone over 20 years old is a senior, whether or not we like it.

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  2. From the look of your profile shot, not at all. But, truth be told, I'm almost 20 years away from your age and I'm extremely jealous of your discount, lol.

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  3. I'm struggling to accept my "seniorness" at 62! I worked in a college office for many, many years, and even when I was 40 the students thought I reminded them of their grandparents--and I looked pretty young at 40! So it's all in the eye of the beholder, and the only t hing that counts is how you feel. You look fantastic from your profile picture and you sound like you are energetic and extremely active. The cashier was too young to know better.

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  4. Personally, I think it's hilarious to qualify for a seniors' discount (I'm also 55 and pride myself on looking younger). I think we've earned it!

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  5. When I worked Wednesdays I would often stop at the Bulk Barn on the way to work. Having spent untold time in front of the mirror nad thinking I looked pretty good, they still always gave me the Wednesday Seniors discount without question. Humbling for sure.

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  6. Clearly, my experience struck a chord. I guess the message is that age perception is relative. I grew up with my grandparents, so my measuring stick might be a bit off.

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  7. Hey- the Shoppers Discount for Seniors is, I believe, for age 55 and older. How do I know? because I was offered the damn thing about a year ago (when I was in for cold meds- and feeling horrific). The cashier (an older person, not one of the "kids") asked me if I qualified for the discount, or was I just having a bad day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH. And, when I had my daughter (at the elderly age of 40), I was forever getting comments of "Is this your first grandchild?" This "AGE' thing is everywhere!

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  8. Take the damned discount & enjoy it! It's the Safeway Checkout person calling me Dear that drives me crazy!!

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    1. Sharon,
      Don't get me started on the "dear" thing! My local grocery store manager used to call me dear until I (as politely as possible) let him know I felt it was patronizing.

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