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Old 09-12-17, 10:38 PM   #26
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I got carded until I was thirty. Funny because I've been able to legally drink since I was 18.

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Old 09-13-17, 05:35 AM   #27
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The local supermarket just instituted a 5% senior discount a few days ago.

The bad news is that the checker keyed it in without bothering to ask. That was really nice of her, but now I feel older.
A recent experience went the other way for me. I had to take my 4 year old granddaughter to the dentist. The dental tech asked if I was her father. That was a nice ego boost.
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OTOH, some of us that are very fortunate to not show our age, sure get a fish eyed look if we ask for the senior discount.
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Old 09-13-17, 06:34 AM   #29
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My worst as when Deb and I were newly married and one day at work a truck driver told her it was really nice of her to help her dad.
(we're 3 years apart)
He was putting the moves on her. Gotta watch them truck drivers ya know.
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Old 09-13-17, 07:22 AM   #30
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Lol. When I was 12 I went out to eat with my parents. They made me eat from the kids menu because what I had wanted was also on the kids meal. I was embarrassed because it said on the kids menu 10 and under only.

The bill came and my dad noticed the price for his and my moms meal was discounted also. He called the waiter over to ask why. The waiter said "Today is grandparents day, and grandparents get a discount if they bring their grandkids in"

I heehawed all the way home.
Thanks for making me shoot coffee up my nose. That's hilarious.
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Old 09-13-17, 07:39 AM   #31
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One of the worst is when you think some cute co-ed is flirting with you...then they call you "Sir".
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Looking older.........

When I was around 14 a big family group boarded the ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty. My Uncle Frank, who happened to be the adult standing closest to me, tried to get me a child ticket (under 12). The ticket agent questioned the possibility I was under 12, "with a moustache like that?"

Without a seconds hesitation, Uncle Frank replied, "His father was a gorilla".
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One of the worst is when you think some cute co-ed is flirting with you...then they call you "Sir".
I have a friend with poor eyesight.

He saw a pretty girl walking toward him at the beach. She was all smiles and he stood up only to realize it was his daughter.


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I frequently get the senior's discount at a number of places and I'm a mere 54 years old. But as someone else observed upthread, anyone over about 35 looks ancient to some of these youngsters employed in these businesses.

It goes both ways too, I can't believe that some of the waitstaff in a couple of pubs I frequent are old enough to be in those establishments.
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It goes both ways too, I can't believe that some of the waitstaff in a couple of pubs I frequent are old enough to be in those establishments.
Yeah. Everyone looks 15 to me.
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Old 09-13-17, 02:17 PM   #36
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I mostly ride my bike for errands around town. Before going into any store, I position myself right in front their big windows and pop a few wheelies. I never get carded.
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Some young whippa-snappas have gotten it into their heads to call me "Sir". One of these days, I wll say, "I am not an officer. I am just a corporal. Please refer to me as corporal."
Like with the "automatic senior discount", maybe people are just being courteous,or maybe they are being condescending. I haven't figured out which, so I am just going to try to give them the benefit of the doubt.
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I never got carded when I was a kid. When I was in college I worked at a restaurant with a bar, and I always went over for a couple of beers when my shift was over. That went on for a year, and only ended when a new cocktail waitress asked for my ID. Now, I get carded every time I buy beer, but it's only because the county had a crackdown on places selling to minors. Their way around it was to just card everyone.
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Old 09-13-17, 02:53 PM   #39
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Looking older.........

When I was around 14 a big family group boarded the ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty. My Uncle Frank, who happened to be the adult standing closest to me, tried to get me a child ticket (under 12). The ticket agent questioned the possibility I was under 12, "with a moustache like that?"

Without a seconds hesitation, Uncle Frank replied, "His father was a gorilla".
That's funny.
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Old 09-14-17, 05:07 AM   #40
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The Lions Clubs sell fruit cakes for charity every Christmas (they're really nice too). Years ago, when my daughter was two, a car and trailer came around selling them in the street. I picked my princess up and trotted out to get one. The kindly old gent who served us asked her if she was having fun with her Grandpa... she wasted no time putting him straight. Poor old bloke was most embarrassed

In the bottle shops here, youngsters have to show ID to prove they're old enough to buy booze. I was standing behind a young couple one day, obviously stocking up for a party, and the bod serving asked for their ID. I then stepped up to the counter and complained that no-one ever asks me for MY ID. I was most miffed when he laughed rather than ask to see it.
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Old 09-14-17, 08:13 AM   #41
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My mother was 6 years younger than my father. My father didn't start going grey until he was in his 70s, unlike my mother who was turning much earlier. One time (before 9/11) she was with him at the gate in an airport when he was heading off somewhere and a stranger made a comment about how nice it was for her to be seeing her son off. Believe me, that didn't go over too well!

While vacationing with my father (after he started going grey, it was in his late 70s) he bought a bottle of wine in the supermarket along with a few other things. Yup, they carded him... But it was one of those places that has a policy to card everyone regardless of age or apparent age.

Regarding the whippersnappers that think everyone over 30 looks old, the sore truth is, it's not that they think we look old, it's that they think we are old.
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I was 60. Gave one of my son's friends a ride home, she was 20 or so. She wanted to chat, and said "So you're into riding bikes? I have an uncle, he's very very old, like 50 or 60, and he still rides a bike sometimes!"
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My son is 35 and still gets asked for ID in pubs or when buying alcohol.

He wants to look older.
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The bad news is that the checker keyed it in without bothering to ask. That was really nice of her, but now I feel older.
And just last night the cashier at the grocery store carded me when I tried to buy beer! Didn't make me feel any younger though...just made me feel the cashier is an idiot.
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Last week at work a 60+ yr old woman came in the office. She was from Russia and while I was helping her she wanted to know if I fought in the War meaning WW2. Ouch,damm I was born in 1953
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lol. When i was 12 i went out to eat with my parents. They made me eat from the kids menu because what i had wanted was also on the kids meal. I was embarrassed because it said on the kids menu 10 and under only.

The bill came and my dad noticed the price for his and my moms meal was discounted also. He called the waiter over to ask why. The waiter said "today is grandparents day, and grandparents get a discount if they bring their grandkids in"

i heehawed all the way home.
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The other day I was in a ride with some friends and one of them asked about how many kms did we ride so far. I said "I have 78", and a new group member misunderstood it and said "You're in really good shape!". I'm 66 BTW.
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Being a university town, our local co-op has Student/Senior discounts on Tuesday. If the cashier keys it in, I assume they think I'm a student.
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being a university town, our local co-op has student/senior discounts on tuesday. If the cashier keys it in, i assume they think i'm a student.
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Lol. When I was 12 I went out to eat with my parents. They made me eat from the kids menu because what I had wanted was also on the kids meal. I was embarrassed because it said on the kids menu 10 and under only.

The bill came and my dad noticed the price for his and my moms meal was discounted also. He called the waiter over to ask why. The waiter said "Today is grandparents day, and grandparents get a discount if they bring their grandkids in"

I heehawed all the way home.

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