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Old 07-11-08, 11:02 AM   #1
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My First Senior Discount

My wife and I were in the grocery store, and the pie-faced youth who was ringing us up said, "Are either of you over 55?"

My brave and honest wife, chirped, "Why yes, sonny. I am." (I'm close to 55, but not quite)

He said, "Well on Thursdays, people over 55 get a 10 percent discount."

Unlike my boss, who was insulted when a similar moment occured, I was elated. From now on, Thursday is grocery day.
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Old 07-11-08, 11:15 AM   #2
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I can't wait to get discounts either, but most of them around her you have to be at least 62.
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Old 07-11-08, 11:17 AM   #3
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If you stop at a McDonald's for a coffee, make sure to ask for a "senior coffee". Their new premium roast is almost as good as the specialty places now, and at $.75 or so a cup a real bargain. I have no idea what the minimum age is, but to the typical fast-food workers we all look ancient.
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Old 07-11-08, 11:18 AM   #4
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I tell them that if I look old enough for them to ask, then I'm old enough for the discount.
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I got my first senior discount when I was 47. The cashier at a local restaurant just started ringing me up at the senior rate. Then one day she came to my table and gave me a senior card. At first I was a little insulted but the cheapskate in me was much stronger. I didn't ask for it but if they're going to give me a 10% discount then what the hey! The worse part about it though, is that the cashier isn't even young, I'm pretty sure she's older than me.
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I got my first senior discount when I was 47. The cashier at a local restaurant just started ringing me up at the senior rate. Then one day she came to my table and gave me a senior card. At first I was a little insulted but the cheapskate in me was much stronger. I didn't ask for it but if they're going to give me a 10% discount then what the hey! The worse part about it though, is that the cashier isn't even young, I'm pretty sure she's older than me.
Dude. She was hitting on you. And they call ME Mr. Oblivious.
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+1 I get senior coffee at Macs all the time. 39 cents plus tax, you can't beat it! I also make sure to get the senior discount at Goodwill (20% on Tuesday).
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Dude. She was hitting on you. And they call ME Mr. Oblivious.
Wow, hadn't thought of that, fortunately, my wife didn't either
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I love discounts
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Wow, hadn't thought of that, fortunately, my wife didn't either
Well then, doubly blessed aren't you?
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Last time I was asked my age was when I wanted Beer from a Supermarket.

I was old enough to be the Spotty Oinks Great grandfather. But he must have been given his legality talk that morning.
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Right after my 50th I found out that the Factory Outlets offered 10% off on Tuesdays if you are 50. The first time I tried to use it I was carded. Those ladies became my new best friends. Now if I have to shop I try to wait until Tuesday. Nothing like a few dollars saved to make one's day.

When I turn 54 I'll be eligible for some old driver's test and then an discount on my auto insurance. That might offset the points our son (who we carry on our policy, as long as he's in college) accumulated. I have no pride; I'll take it. Bring on the birthday!
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