The Travelin Man
Still my favorite Homer Simpson quote:
Ort. I saw your pic and I don’t think you look like Santa! But hey, if you can get those paperbacks…..go for it!
By the way, I overheard Santa saying that he was gonna bring you something to put in that empty pint glass of yours. Alaskan Amber I think. [:D]
Oh, no, past 50, humans are much too tough and gamey for use in anything other than a stew.
A couple of points related to the subject, well at least close…
1. Kroger dedicates the first Wed. of every month to "10% more discount for Seniors with the Kroger ‘CARD’". Whatever is on sale gets and extra 10% on that one day a month. We don’t normally shop at Krogers, but Will check the ad’s when the first of the month rolls around, to see if we should drop in this time. This month they had whole N Y Strip’s at $3.99 a lb, average weight about 10-12 lbs (untrimmed-factorywrapped) A pretty good buy, but knock off another 40 cents a pound and it was worth doing to get them cut into 1 lb steaks at $3.59 a lb. (Qualifying age= 60)
2. Insurance rates drop at the same rate that my vision decreases…go figure.
3. Airline discounts start at 62. Why that number? Will it go up as more people attain the senior age group?
4. Many Motels allow a senior discount even if you aren’t into the Grey Power Movement (AARP) (Anyone know if Soylent Green is on the menu at the Old Folks Home) ??
5. By a lifetime Golden Eagle Pass for the National Parks as soon as you qualify (if you visit the Parks) You can make back the cost of the pass in a year of travel…and it is good forever.
One serious note…My bride is considerably younger than I. As a result I will be switching from my current Health insurance program which is granted by my former employer (CA Tchr’s Blue cross) to Medicare at age 65…3.5 yrs from now. At that time, Janet will be 51 or 52… She will not be covered by my medicare program as she is now… We will have to find her a job that provides decent Health insurance to fill the gap !! She has always elected increased salary rate in lieu of benefits…but not now!! Keep those little tricky things in mind when you approach your ‘Golden Ages'[?]
Twenty-five cents? I pay 34 cents.
The cashier at a Goodwill Industries outlet awarded me a "senior citizens’ discount" recently because she said I looked like Santa Claus. "I’m only 54," I spluttered. "How old do you have to be to merit this?" "On Wednesdays here, 50," she replied.
Groovy. I’m going back on a subsequent Wednesday and clean up on good paperbacks for 25 cents apiece. Ho-ho-ho!
Evoking My Sanity Clause, Ort. Carlton in Tinsel-Trimmed Athens, Georgia.
P. S. I have yet to be offered a discount on food or lodging due to age. Hmmm. Let me hold together a few more years (creak, creak)….
After reading all these posts, I can’t wait to hit my 50s, retire, get a big ole Winnebago and hit the open road! Good Sam Club, hold a space for me!!!
My SO just got a HUGE discount on auto insurance cuz he turned 50! I, on the other hand…..ahem……have a way to go![;)][;)]
Six months before your 50th birthday, a membership invitation will arrive from AARP. You’ll resent their timing, but will probably buy an initial 3 year membership because it’s such a good (discounted) offer.
The AARP discount has saved me a fair amount of money on motels.
It’s not just guys in 7-11 who find you alluring…
Yeah, but do you have any fountain drinks???
I hate to burst your bubble, but I think it is the ‘Fishnets’ ! Go back in in a black jumpsuit with I N S in large gold Letters on the back and see what happens.[:I]
Guys in 7-11 are always offering me free fountain drinks. I hold a mysterious allure for them. Once one guy jumped over the counter hollering, "I give you my HEART!!!" as we rushed out. Another one grabbed me by the waist and would not let go until another customer thankfully interrupted our magic moment.
shoot yeah I use it whenever I can, I even get a discount on my AOL through AARP
Speaking of discounts, the best one I had re good food is when I was backpacking in Italy in the summer just after my junior year at college. I found that being a good-looking Sweet Young Thing actually brings some tangible benefits.
For example, another girl and I went to this restaurant recommended by many people as good eats. The restaurant was run by an Italian patriarch and his six sons and famed for their black cabbage soup (a Florentine speciality), pate on crostini, pasta etc.
My dinner companion and I went there twice because the food was so good and we got steep discounts twice. The best was the second time when we ate like kings (two substantial courses plus wine) and only got charged for the starters!!!
Apparently, the old man and his sons thought that we were ‘bella ragazza’ and charged accordingly…
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