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2019-03-12 12:53:23 AM  
I'm 52 and there's no way in hell that I'd let someone get away with calling me a 'senior'. Even if it meant the country buffet cost 2 bucks less.
 
2019-03-12 12:58:20 AM  
CSB: When I turned 50 I got a membership offer from AARP. I commented to my dad, then 77, that, "I guess you know you're old when you're old enough that AARP starts chasing you."

He responded, "Now imagine you have a son who's that old..."

I never did get the best of my dad.
 
2019-03-12 01:54:45 AM  
I'm vehemently opposed to senior discounts.

Unless it's applied to fine scotches, dry aged steaks, French Riviera vacations, or hemorrhoid cream.

Don't judge me.
 
2019-03-12 02:35:02 AM  
Just maybe possibly subby has not hit 50 yet.  In which case, just wait, infant.  Just wait.
There was an episode of Ab Fab where Eddie was celebrating her 40th birthday.  Ex-Husband #1's girlfriend was going on and on and on about how wonderful it was to be 40, how it was really the beginning of the best part of your life (or something to that effect).    And then Eddie's mother said sweetly, "And when will you be 50, dear?" and GF completely farking lost it.
 
2019-03-12 03:48:19 AM  
Gonna be 60 this year, barring the grim reaper and salmon mousse, don't care if you call me senior since I probably wont hear you anyway.

/can I call you whippersnappers "Freshmen"
 
2019-03-12 04:06:20 AM  
Some restaurant I went to automatically gave me a senior discount. I'm 54. I was pissed.
 
2019-03-12 04:51:52 AM  
I never ask for the senior discount, because some places it's 55 and some 65 and I can't be bothered to remember which is what. But I don't complain if they go ahead and give it to me anyway.
 
2019-03-12 05:33:00 AM  

toddalmighty: Some restaurant I went to automatically gave me a senior discount. I'm 54. I was pissed.


I was offered my first "senior" price for coffee when I was 48. Internally, I was "Nooooooooooooo"
 
2019-03-12 05:37:09 AM  

MrBallou: CSB: When I turned 50 I got a membership offer from AARP. I commented to my dad, then 77, that, "I guess you know you're old when you're old enough that AARP starts chasing you."

He responded, "Now imagine you have a son who's that old..."

I never did get the best of my dad.


I started to get AARP stuff in the mail when I was in my 30s. I'm in my 40s now but really haven't gotten much from them in a while.
 
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2019-03-12 05:41:42 AM  
And here I thought people started using "senior" so as to be sensitive and avoid saying "old-ass mofos with one foot in the grave."
 
2019-03-12 05:45:59 AM  
Because of my health issues, I started getting all the AARP stuff when I was about 45.  At the time, I didn't think I'd make it to 50.  But now I look back and think, screw you and your definition of who needs what assistance.  I don't need senior discounts on my meals, I'd really prefer that buy one meal, get another meal applied to the entire menu, not just the kid's menu.

I'm tired of seeing incontinence treatment ads in the side bar, as I'm typing this.  Just like I don't want to see feminine hygiene products, ED meds, and birth control.

And even though I am not doing it yet, if you are an adult raising your own grand kids, you want to read about respite options for kids older than 9 and under 16, not assisted living or 55+ communities.  Every freaking camp around here for spring break or the summer is too limited!  If I find one for a 11 year old, I can't afford it, if I can afford it, it's for no one over 6.

Quit worrying about the damn vocabulary and get me some help here.  I am a curmudgeon and proud of it.
 
2019-03-12 05:46:10 AM  

bingethinker: I never ask for the senior discount, because some places it's 55 and some 65 and I can't be bothered to remember which is what. But I don't complain if they go ahead and give it to me anyway.


I've got cheaper car and house insurance now that I'm over 50.  If someone wants to give me discounts just because of my age, I'm happy to take it!
 
2019-03-12 05:47:26 AM  
Proud Oldish Fart here.

I'm contented with my elder-statemanship as is Himself, so I guess we were the target market.

I was delighted to get my first AARP card at 48 (thank you, older fart husband).

We live in SoCal and do a lot of cultural hoo hah on our times off, clean uniforms, organize field trips, and buy insurances all through the AARP which saves us a buttload we pass on to the kids and families we help out.

When I join Himself in retirement, I look forward to having their heavies help bully my way into some decent health care, etc.
 
2019-03-12 05:53:22 AM  
But wait, we started using the term 'senior citizen' because the term 'old man'  and 'old lady ' were no longer acceptable. Now the same connotations are attached to 'senior citizen' so we need to find a new term.

Whatever term they come up with next will eventually have the same connotations, so why bother?  So some delusional boomer can feel better about getting old?

/Boomer
//Old Boomer
 
2019-03-12 05:57:41 AM  

cherryl taggart: And even though I am not doing it yet, if you are an adult raising your own grand kids, you want to read about respite options for kids older than 9 and under 16, not assisted living or 55+ communities.  Every freaking camp around here for spring break or the summer is too limited!  If I find one for a 11 year old, I can't afford it, if I can afford it, it's for no one over 6.


Sing it, sister.
I finally have the granddaughter grown up but I completely know what you mean.  I'm a widow so there wasn't even the opportunity to dump her on grammpa for a Saturday afternoon.
 
2019-03-12 06:01:18 AM  
So at 50 I get to retire and receive a pension and benefits of being old?

No? Then fark off lol
 
2019-03-12 06:02:21 AM  
Well I'm turning 50 next week and the first AARP mailing arrived yesterday, so boy am I getting a kick out of some of the respon.....
 
2019-03-12 06:03:54 AM  
I agree with Ricky Gervais, the worst part about getting old is pendulous testicles.
 
2019-03-12 06:13:47 AM  
All I care about is when I get to start using the Gold tee box, and if Taylor Made has an AARP discount for the newest twist face.
 
2019-03-12 06:14:38 AM  
Meh.
You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.
 
2019-03-12 06:16:01 AM  
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2019-03-12 06:18:10 AM  

wax_on: I'm 52 and there's no way in hell that I'd let someone get away with calling me a 'senior'. Even if it meant the country buffet cost 2 bucks less.


I don't give a shiate.   If it means I get a discount, you can call me 'penis liquor.'

I had no idea this was even a thing, I may even have to stop being 32-years-old for decades.
 
2019-03-12 06:22:45 AM  
They say that after 50 is the best part of your life, as long as you're healthy, because you appreciate things in life more. Well maybe. You definitely appreciate things you never thought about before.

Like parts of your skeleton that don't have arthritis yet.
 
2019-03-12 06:25:51 AM  

Gramma: But wait, we started using the term 'senior citizen' because the term 'old man'  and 'old lady ' were no longer acceptable. Now the same connotations are attached to 'senior citizen' so we need to find a new term.

Whatever term they come up with next will eventually have the same connotations, so why bother?  So some delusional boomer can feel better about getting old?

/Boomer
//Old Boomer


Probably more to do with the association of a senior citizen being a retiree, at 50 most people still have 15 years work ahead of them. I'd always have considered 50 being middle aged, up to about 55.
 
2019-03-12 06:27:25 AM  
I'll take the discounts, you can call me senior.

Learn to grow old gracefully, and don't get butthurt just because someone recognizes the fact that you've been on this rock for a while.
 
2019-03-12 06:29:20 AM  
It is what it is

I prefer the term Elder

There's nothing wrong with or negative About being old
 
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2019-03-12 06:29:52 AM  
When Mr. Izo hit 50 i got him an AARP membership just to piss him off.
 
2019-03-12 06:31:24 AM  
Elder or senior, it's a mark of respect.
 
2019-03-12 06:31:42 AM  
We prefer to be called "elderly individuals"
 
2019-03-12 06:41:47 AM  
How dare you assume my gender and language
 
2019-03-12 06:49:02 AM  

Xanadone: Just maybe possibly subby has not hit 50 yet.  In which case, just wait, infant.  Just wait.
There was an episode of Ab Fab where Eddie was celebrating her 40th birthday.  Ex-Husband #1's girlfriend was going on and on and on about how wonderful it was to be 40, how it was really the beginning of the best part of your life (or something to that effect).    And then Eddie's mother said sweetly, "And when will you be 50, dear?" and GF completely farking lost it.


"She hasn't done fifty therapy yet."

June Whitfield was fantastic in Ab Fab. Acidity with a kindly smile.
 
2019-03-12 06:58:31 AM  

MrBallou: CSB: When I turned 50 I got a membership offer from AARP. I commented to my dad, then 77, that, "I guess you know you're old when you're old enough that AARP starts chasing you."

He responded, "Now imagine you have a son who's that old..."

I never did get the best of my dad.


My father and I had a good laugh the first time I got one of those -- but I was 30 and he was under 60 at the time.

I have to give their telephone operators credit, though.  When I called to say I would likely not be retiring for several decades, they tried to get me to join anyway -- you don't need to be retired before you join AARP.
 
2019-03-12 06:59:23 AM  

Xanadone: Just maybe possibly subby has not hit 50 yet.  In which case, just wait, infant.  Just wait.
There was an episode of Ab Fab where Eddie was celebrating her 40th birthday.  Ex-Husband #1's girlfriend was going on and on and on about how wonderful it was to be 40, how it was really the beginning of the best part of your life (or something to that effect).    And then Eddie's mother said sweetly, "And when will you be 50, dear?" and GF completely farking lost it.


And her husband (Eddie's ex) calmly stated "She hasn't started 50 therapy yet". I farkin' loved that scene.
 
2019-03-12 07:03:28 AM  
Meh.  I think it's kind of funny.

The day I got bifocals (which, btw, I hate and won't get again), the distaffbopper and littlebopper decided they wanted Taco Bell for dinner, so I go get it, and when I get to the window the teen girl says "I gave you the senior discount".

I had fun with that for *DAYS*.
 
2019-03-12 07:08:26 AM  
As lifespans increase, society needs to adjust. I think of 50 as the new 49, but that's because I'm bad at math.
 
2019-03-12 07:19:59 AM  
Give me the discounts! I'm a student (went back to school at 44) and use that discount where ever I can. When I age into AARP, give me those discounts, hell yeah!
 
2019-03-12 07:20:22 AM  
"Half century plus" also works.
 
2019-03-12 07:22:17 AM  

dittybopper: Meh.  I think it's kind of funny.

The day I got bifocals (which, btw, I hate and won't get again), the distaffbopper and littlebopper decided they wanted Taco Bell for dinner, so I go get it, and when I get to the window the teen girl says "I gave you the senior discount".

I had fun with that for *DAYS*.


I'm thinking of bifocals now, what about them didn't you like?
 
2019-03-12 07:30:14 AM  

Private_Citizen: dittybopper: Meh.  I think it's kind of funny.

The day I got bifocals (which, btw, I hate and won't get again), the distaffbopper and littlebopper decided they wanted Taco Bell for dinner, so I go get it, and when I get to the window the teen girl says "I gave you the senior discount".

I had fun with that for *DAYS*.

I'm thinking of bifocals now, what about them didn't you like?


Bifocals, amateurs!  Progressive trifocals!  Now where did i put my phone, that Note S9 is too damn small to see!
 
2019-03-12 07:31:38 AM  
How are you bastards getting away with not getting AARP crap until you're 50+?

I'm in my 40's, and apparently got on the "senior" list, so this past year, I got AARP and all the wonderful "Questions about Medicare?" advertisements in my mailbox.

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2019-03-12 07:33:23 AM  
Good idea.  Scrap the entire discounted 'senior' admission fee option because-I don't know-dementia?  I'm very old and the plan sounds like something stereotypically cranky old people would think.
 
2019-03-12 07:46:19 AM  
Maybe they'd prefer the term "Aged Ones"?

Or Republicans?

57 and loving ANY farking discount...call me a lady and buy me a drink, damnit!
 
2019-03-12 07:48:02 AM  

Gramma: But wait, we started using the term 'senior citizen' because the term 'old man'  and 'old lady ' were no longer acceptable. Now the same connotations are attached to 'senior citizen' so we need to find a new term.

Whatever term they come up with next will eventually have the same connotations, so why bother?  So some delusional boomer can feel better about getting old?

/Boomer
//Old Boomer


Oaf, or old a. f.

I'm old but I don't look it
 
2019-03-12 07:54:09 AM  
0-2 infant
2-4 toddler
5-10- kid
11-12 preteen
13-15 young teen
16-20 teenager
21-28 young adult
29-45 adult
46-55 middle age
56-65 active senior
66-70 senior
71-75 retired senior
75-94 elderly
95+ magical being
 
2019-03-12 07:58:55 AM  

brap: I don't give a shiate.   If it means I get a discount, you can call me 'penis liquor.'


Farkied.
 
2019-03-12 07:58:59 AM  
Wow, way to fit into the stereotype of the crotchety old geezers yelling at clouds Fark.
"Don't you dare call me senior you floating ball of water vapor!!!" I bet all of you complainers also biatched when you finally stopped getting carded.

Meanwhile I'm turning 60 this year and have been happy to get the senior discount anywhere it has been available to me.  Why not?
 
2019-03-12 08:01:00 AM  

AuralArgument: 0-2 infant
2-4 toddler
5-10- kid
11-12 preteen
13-15 young teen
16-20 teenager
21-28 young adult
29-45 adult
46-55 middle age
56-65 active seniorTotalFarker
66-70 senior
71-75 retired senior
75-94 elderly
95+ magical being


FTFY
 
2019-03-12 08:04:28 AM  
Since I turned 50, like magic, I automatically started getting senior discounts. I look in the mirror and wonder...
 
2019-03-12 08:04:44 AM  

Private_Citizen: dittybopper: Meh.  I think it's kind of funny.

The day I got bifocals (which, btw, I hate and won't get again), the distaffbopper and littlebopper decided they wanted Taco Bell for dinner, so I go get it, and when I get to the window the teen girl says "I gave you the senior discount".

I had fun with that for *DAYS*.

I'm thinking of bifocals now, what about them didn't you like?


I've only worn bifocal safety glasses but for me the problem was teaching myself to look down with my head, not my eyes.  Like walking down a staircase, looking down, and suddenly the stairs blur and enlarge causing a bit of vertigo.  Once you get used to using your eyes differently though you never even notice it and it's great for seeing close up stuff.  If my lasik ever degrades enough that I need glasses again I'm definitely going the bifocal route.  Right now it's just reading glasses when I need them.
 
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