Thursday, February 16, 2012

48 Is The New 60

Today, against my better judgment, I allowed a bored cashier at Harris Teeter to convince me to go through her checkout line.  I'm a self-checkout kind of gal, usually.  I mean, that's just how I roll.

This doesn't seem that funny anymore.
"You gave me too much change," I told the cashier.

"No, it's right.  Your charge was $20.58."

"I thought I had to pay $22.09," I persisted.

"No, no, it's Thursday.  Senior citizens' discount," she said to my not-gray 48-year-old self, as she turned to help the next customer.

Senior citizens' discount?  Really

You know, the self-checkout lane would NEVER have done that to me.

[And the 80-year-old neighbor I had driven to the store?  Had to go back to customer service and demand the discount, because her cashier had neglected to give it to her.  "Well!" she said, as we finally headed home, one of us completely demoralized.  "I guess we know NOW who looks younger."]



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27 comments:

  1. First off, that cartoon is hilarious.

    Second, curse that cashier. That is just not right. Plus, based on your profile pic, it doesn't make any sense at all! :)

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  2. LMAO! I JUST had something similar happen last week but I got a side glance and a "you're not old enough for the senior citizen discount are you?" right before my 38th birthday. And I don't get/have gray hair.

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  3. I only get the senior sex spam. But in real life...yeah, I'm only 51 and 3/4.

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  4. That should be a fire-able offense.

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  5. You should have grabbed that cashier and beaten her with your cane.

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  6. Good grief! How old was this girl? Twelve?
    I don't even recall you having gray hair!

    Not sure whose comment I like better: Jenn's or Jillybean's... both are fabulous.

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  7. That is hysterical. For us, not for you. But I'm sure that cashier was part of some kind work program for the insane.

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  8. That's just plain wrong! (And funny.)

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  9. Just explained the cartoon to my 6-year-old. Now THAT was comical.

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  10. Yikes!

    Well at least you made your old neighbor feel good about herself...that's something. Right?

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  11. *snort* Mom would have laughed at that story!!!!

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    1. And how I would have loved telling it to her! It would have made it all worth it.

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  12. Bwahaha! I guess I'd take the discount, vanity be damned.

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  13. I totally *feel* old enough for a Sr citizen discount...think that would count?

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  14. Bwahahahaha! I'd have taken it. Living where I do, there are signs for student discounts EVERYWHERE. And senior discounts. No discounts for tired, harried mamas, though.

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  15. Since you've crossed the threshold, demand senior citizen discounts everywhere. Cite Harris Teeter as precedent.

    Or go to a bar and try to get "proofed."

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  16. At 47 with a 2 year old...I get the Grandma? Question...bummer. At least you saved some money : )

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  17. haha for your 80 yr old friend with the sense of humor!! I really think I am not a vain person, but when the lady in Marshaels told me my grandson (who was my son )was cute i was insulted ...I never went back in that store...
    I am your newest 50 yr old follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  18. Hahahaha! Yes, I can totally laugh at this since just last week I was pushing my 11 month old on a swing at the park and the person pushing their baby in the swing next to us leaned over and asked, "is that your grand baby?". I'm 38.
    Ironically, I had started a beauuuuty regimen as a new years resolution. Take better care of my skin and all. Clearly, I should have started a few years ago.

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  19. ouch. at michael's i told the framer the art i had was over 50 yrs old. she asked if i'd painted it. hmmm.

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  20. Made mention of your blog in my blog. Just wanted to say Hi! :)

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  21. Oh Snap! I promise I didn't read this out loud to my wife. Or laugh at the end.

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  22. I'll be getting unsolicited discounts someday, probably sooner rather than later. They stopped carding me for alcohol before I was even 21. At the rate I age, I'll get the senior discount by the time I hit 40. :/

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  23. Crum, thinking at Jellybean: I HAVE a cane! I came to an elderly friend's memorial service and another woman coming in who looked, oh, about 80, asked me if I'd met Amalie at the senior center?

    I had about 12 hours left of being in my 40's but 12 hours is 12 hours, and I told her Thanks, but, actually, I'm in my 40's...

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  24. This same thing happened to me the other day! After Wheel of Fortune I drove to the grocery in my over-sized Buick to pick up the latest copy of Readers Digest and some more Metamucil. That cashier was quite a sassy-mouthed whipper snapper!

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  25. This probably shouldn't make me giggle. But it does. Bless your heart. :-D

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  26. Hilarious! Heartbreaking, but hilarious.
    She was probably bored because she's done that to too many other customers...

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