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Old 12-23-2008, 03:25 PM   #21
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I still have a large collection of 33 1/3's & 45's.....and I think we still have a few 78's stored away somewhere. I always loved playing records on the wrong speed....it didn't matted if they played toooo fast or waaay tooo slooooow....it was always a great rainy (or snowy) day pass time!

Those were the days.....Alan Sherman's "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"....and "Rat Fink"......Loren Green singing "Bonanza", and "Ringo" on the flip. Also the Woodstock multi-record set....and Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" album!!! Jethro Tull's "Aqualung". And 45's of Nat King Cole, Eddy Arnold......

I also still have loads of 8-tracks, as well as a working 8-track player hooked up in my stereo system......and a couple of portable 8-track players too. Add in 4, dual cassette decks.....2 portable...2 in home stereo systems. I sold my reel-to-reel deck...never used it much.

I've been wanting to get one of those all-in-one players....CD, cassette, vinyl....but every time I seriously consider it, I put it off 'cause I'm too cheap!

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Last week I was having a beer with an old buddy at a bar/grill and we were talking college football. A couple of girls heard us and joined in. Both probably in their late 20's. About the time I started feeling a little younger and confident, the yes sir no sir replies started. Back to reality.
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.... A couple of girls heard us and joined in. Both probably in their late 20's. About the time I started feeling a little younger and confident, the yes sir no sir replies started. Back to reality.
I love the atmosphere in stores that hire 20 and 30-somethings until they say, "oh, today is discount day." I pretend to not realize what discount they mean until I check the receipt later to see they gave me the senior discount even though I'm not old enough yet. I knew I was getting older when those young'ins stopped IDing me.
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Last week I was having a beer with an old buddy at a bar/grill and we were talking college football. A couple of girls heard us and joined in. Both probably in their late 20's. About the time I started feeling a little younger and confident, the yes sir no sir replies started. Back to reality.
Hey, they might have been sweet on you. I sometimes say yes Mam to someone in her 40s, just to stir the bucket.

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I love the atmosphere in stores that hire 20 and 30-somethings until they say, "oh, today is discount day." I pretend to not realize what discount they mean until I check the receipt later to see they gave me the senior discount even though I'm not old enough yet. I knew I was getting older when those young'ins stopped IDing me.
haha- a few days ago I got ID'd. On the bus to be sure I really was 65. Once I didn't have my pass and got ID'd. I just took off my hat and showed him my gray hair. Case closed!

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I pretend to not realize what discount they mean until I check the receipt later to see they gave me the senior discount even though I'm not old enough yet.
If you were really offended you could have asked that they take their money back...
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I love the atmosphere in stores that hire 20 and 30-somethings until they say, "oh, today is discount day." I pretend to not realize what discount they mean until I check the receipt later to see they gave me the senior discount even though I'm not old enough yet. I knew I was getting older when those young'ins stopped IDing me.
Frig....I was in a grocery store the other day on senior day. The girl looked up at me and automatically rung up the discount. Senior day here is 65 and over.
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Frig....I was in a grocery store the other day on senior day. The girl looked up at me and automatically rung up the discount. Senior day here is 65 and over.
If you were really offended you could have asked that they take their money back...
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I didn't want to embarrass her.
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let's not forget the stacking gizmos for 45s - you'd need an adaptor to snug up the big center holes of the 45, and when the needle arm got to the end of the record it would retract, the next 45 in the stack would tumble down and the needle would move to the beginning of the track.

Or not. It might miss the record altogether or start 15 seconds into the song, or just jam. And the unforgettable sound of a warped record, kind of like a drunk singer.
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If you were really offended you could have asked that they take their money back...
Ethical question: Should I mention I'm not yet 60 when offered a discount?
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Ethical question: Should I mention I'm not yet 60 when offered a discount?
You shouldn't be asked, that's rude and potentially insulting. If they think you qualify you should be automatically given the discount.

On the other hand, you can always ask, "Can I get a Sr. discount?" You aren't saying you qualify (and you may since some start at age 55), you are only asking if they will give you the discount...
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H*ll no, take the discount and try not to smirk. It will certainly cover the sales tax. Laugh all the way to the bank for me.

Added later - I have jet black hair with only a little salt n peppa at the temples. I'm half tempted to go buy a solid grey wig, some cheater half glasses, flash my real AARP card and rack up those discounts, too. My local sales tax is 8.25%. so if I get maybe a 10% discount for mileage, I could take the difference and invest it. No guilt here - store markup is excessive to begin with.

But am I brassy enough to actually do this?
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Frig....I was in a grocery store the other day on senior day. The girl looked up at me and automatically rung up the discount. Senior day here is 65 and over.
Look at it this way...today's cashiers can't do the simple math for change unless the computer tells them the answer, correct?
If the cashier sez you get a discount, who are you to argue ?
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Well, it is not a Fibonacci series.
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Are we going for 8 track here? A lady need not give her age, but I would never take you for 78.

Love the old line from um, 1978: those born in 45 will be 33 in 78.
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Sorta like asking a fat woman if she's pregnant.
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I'll take a senior discount anytime some one offers it to me!!! If they think I look like I qualify....so what! I know how old I really am, and don't give a flyin' rip what they think!

BTW....a 'senior' coffee at Hardee's is only 39.....and ya get free refills!!! I KNOW!!!
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I'll take a senior discount anytime some one offers it to me!!! If they think I look like I qualify....so what! I know how old I really am, and don't give a flyin' rip what they think!

BTW....a 'senior' coffee at Hardee's is only 39.....and ya get free refills!!! I KNOW!!!
That's the spirit. See my disguise idea a few posts back (#33).
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Let's not forget the stacking gizmos for 45s - you'd need an adaptor to snug up the big center holes of the 45, and when the needle arm got to the end of the record it would retract, the next 45 in the stack would tumble down and the needle would move to the beginning of the track.
Until we became audiophiles and then the very thought of stacking was anathema. Gotta hold those records by the sides, special cleaning kits (although that was probably declasse for the real fanatics). I understand there are some hold outs that still cling to vinyl as the best way to get true sound. Probably a few around here

Edit: PS: forgot about Macintosh amps. Common, fess up if you still cling to tubes for warm sound.
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