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Old 08-04-2014, 09:22 PM   #81
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I don't notice too many elderly folks out and about but on Wednesday (senior discount day), it's straight crazy! Once retired, I will avoid doing any errands on Wednesday.

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It might even be fun to talk to some of them and learn about the young person who still lives inside that scary old exterior. Since there are so many old people where you go, there are bound to be a few outliers who can discuss something more exciting than grandkids and ailments

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Some may even remember what they did yesterday and be able to find their way home too!

You may consider getting to know and understand a few of them real well because that probably is a mirror into your future.
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Ok... When I first read the title of this thread I was thinking "Get off my lawn"!

Then I read through the thread - I actually agree with the pet peeve of folks older than me (and some younger than me) parking their shopping carts blocking aisles - especially at Costco.

I also stopped to think of friends of mine who are out and about during the day. I remembered a telling conversation with a friend. Every year we host a "7 fishes" Christmas Eve dinner party for our foodie friends. (It's an Italian thing.) Anyway - a friend was telling me where he procured the baby octopi for his octopus/fennel dish he brought. He mentioned going to Ranch 99 (a local Asian market)... I mentioned the HORRIBLE parking/traffic on weekends and evenings and he laughed - and said he forgot people go there during evenings/weekends. He still works - he's a very successful best selling author.... but as an author - he can set his own hours. That opened my eyes to another breed of folks - those that work - but don't work 9-5.
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Why not get out just before the sun comes up and take your inventory when us old farts are running our 5 miles before breakfast?
Won't happen because those young farts want to get their beauty sleep
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I don't notice too many elderly folks out and about but on Wednesday (senior discount day), it's straight crazy! Once retired, I will avoid doing any errands on Wednesday.
I am 66 and I do not know of even one single place that offers a Wednesday senior discount, much less a "senior discount day". No such thing exists AFAIK, at least not in my area. I wonder if you are shooting yourself in the foot by staying home on Wednesdays.
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I actually agree with the pet peeve of folks older than me (and some younger than me) parking their shopping carts blocking aisles - especially at Costco.
It is inconsiderate but it's not that big of a deal. You just nicely say "excuse me". They will almost always move right away. If they make no effort to move their cart then you move their cart and move on with your day. Not a big deal.
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It is inconsiderate but it's not that big of a deal. You just nicely say "excuse me". They will almost always move right away. If they make no effort to move their cart then you move their cart and move on with your day. Not a big deal.
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That's what I do. Most folks apologize immediately. The ones that don't when I help them clear the aisle most offer an apology. Some explain they're focused on the shelves and don't notice the aisle is blocked.

We're in the Midwest, maybe some other areas of the world might not be as considerate.
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That would be my (long deceased, alas) parents. I got to watch their declines in great detail.

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I am 66 and I do not know of even one single place that offers a Wednesday senior discount, much less a "senior discount day". No such thing exists AFAIK, at least not in my area. I wonder if you are shooting yourself in the foot by staying home on Wednesdays.
In these parts (Atlanta), both Kroger and Publix offer 10% off to folks over 55 (maybe 60?) on Wednesday and because of this, many smaller Mom and Pop stores also piggy back on the discounts. Trust me...it's a MAD HOUSE around here on Wednesday mid-morning and early afternoons! And, although I will be retired soon, I won't be able to take advantage of said discounts for many more years!
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Senior Discounts List| Discount for Seniors | Retired Brains

A search for Wednesday turns up 6.
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Of course we are out in the daytime--there is a lot to get done before the senior early bird specials start at the restaurant!

Remember old people are invisible to the non-oldsters so if you can see us....
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Out of many dozens, too! Also I only get 5, not 6 (Tuesday has 14). Four of those five are grocery store chains that do not exist here. The 5th is a clothing chain that doesn't exist here either. That is why I couldn't understand Fly-Boy5's "senior discount day" - - I just don't happen to live in his area.
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Not quite...at 18 I was seeing cookie jars. It's when you start to be able to tell them apart that you know you have crossed that line...
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Of course we are out in the daytime--there is a lot to get done before the senior early bird specials start at the restaurant!

Remember old people are invisible to the non-oldsters so if you can see us....
I definitely can't see any of you! There are old people out there? Where?
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Recently saw a video clip of thousands (if not tens of thousands) Chinese elderly people milling around in a park. They are all retired, having nothing to do than spend their time in a park with fellow retirees. I saw something similar in Korea in person while traveling about 10 years ago. I have never seen so many old people at one time in any place before. It was an eerie feeling. Perhaps, this would be the feeling I get if I decide to move to The Villages in FL.

Read a long article about Chinese aging population. Speaking of RE, their retirement age is 60 for men, and 50 for women. I wonder what they think of ER.org. They are all ER by US definition.
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Makes me wonder how many of them you knocked down, walked right over, didn't even hear them screaming??


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Recently saw a video clip of thousands (if not tens of thousands) Chinese elderly people milling around in a park. They are all retired, having nothing to do than spend their time in a park with fellow retirees. I saw something similar in Korea in person while traveling about 10 years ago. I have never seen so many old people at one time in any place before.

I wonder if it's partly due to the much smaller apartments they have to live in? If I was stuck in a small 900 sq ft place with my in-laws, I would probably spend a lot of time anywhere but home.
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Not quite...at 18 I was seeing cookie jars. It's when you start to be able to tell them apart that you know you have crossed that line...
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With the medical advances in "new body parts" and the newer drugs on the market (Viagra, Cealis, etc), old people have a new place in life. That has resulted in the phrase "65 is the new 49"!
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