I was sitting in the barber shop a few minutes ago, and I noticed a sign on the wall. It has a listing of prices, including the “senior” rate. The price indicated was the same as the old “regular” price (at some point in the recent past prices went up a buck), but there was no indication as to what constituted “senior”. I found out that, at least to the 20-something kid cutting my hair, I qualified. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
This is the second time I’ve been given the “senior” discount without asking. Several years ago, a teenage girl at the theater gave me the lower price without my saying anything about it beforehand. I suppose I had better get used to such things.
I wonder if I should start practicing having ‘senior moments’? I can start by forgetting names, since I’m terrible at remembering them anyway, and always have been. That way I can write it off to a pre-existing condition. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.