Oh look, five more years and we can get a senior discount. 🙂 Then four, three, two, one. Bingo! You’re there! 😦 You see the advertisements screaming at you all over the place. Wednesday night is Senior Night. Seniors take 15% off. Senior coffee. Senior discount… What makes you a senior? What are the tell-tale signs? Is it the shuffling walk you may have because your back is almost out from sitting at a desk all day or the wobbling and tilting a bit toward the right you present when trying to get your balance? Could it be the sweater you have draped across your shoulders in ninety degree weather? What about those lines in your face that have become apparent because you had no desire to put make-up on when you got up this morning? Your clothing? If it’s comfortable it works! The color, style, thinness or lack of hair? Those old lady shoes you snagged at a bargain price? Yep! They’re comfortable too.
Who is it that decides at what age you shall be designated a senior? Watch out because not every establishment follows the same rules. The age could fall anywhere between fifty and sixty-five before your seniority is recognized by different businesses and the discount could start as low as fifty cents and go up to a whopping fifteen – twenty percent off! I’ve noticed that sixty is the most common age to be eligible for this discount. Senior discount days are different at various places of business. Don’t show up for dinner on a Tuesday night and expect to get the Wednesday Senior Day discount. Nope! Not going to happen. And don’t count on a senior lunch special at that great restaurant you like to eat at when you arrive after 3:00pm. You can take in a matinée in most movie theaters for about the same price as a senior ticket after six pm, so if you’re an early bird you won’t have to divulge your age. There’s a list out there. Did you know that? A list of senior discounts for restaurants, apparel, airfare, etc. It may be worth your while to take a peek. Then print it and keep handy to carry with you at all times. Save the date! H and I had dinner at Captains D’s tonight. I know – you’re saying, “uggh!” We like their clams and they have great fried okra. And besides, it’s inexpensive and fast. I really need to start cooking more. Before we ordered, the cashier asked if we wanted the senior meal? It would save us about $2.25. (Give me a break! We were recuperating from a two-ballgame weekend.) Not even glancing my way H accepted their offer. Of course he did – he’s a senior and has been for a few years. He’s used to taking advantage of the situation. But, I still have nineteen days, seven hours and sixteen minutes until I will be legal! How about it? Did you get your senior discount today? Elle