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Senior Discount
Posted November 11th, 2012 - 12:47 am by from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (Permalink)
Earlier today, for the first time in my life, I got a "senior discount", which, according to the restaurant menu, applies beginning at age 60. Does my gray hair really make me look that old or did I just charm the server into cutting me a break? Or is it best to not even ask those questions?

Posted November 11th, 2012 - 5:43 pm from Sydney, Australia
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Posted November 11th, 2012 - 7:22 pm from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted November 12th, 2012 - 11:41 pm by from Sydney, Australia (Permalink)
Here in Oz it's also 60. I used to get quite huffy when asked to produce my Seniors' card to get the appropriate discount. These days I'm all smiles knowing that it might be the best compliment I get all day. lol.

Posted November 14th, 2012 - 1:39 pm from Sydney, Australia
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Posted November 16th, 2012 - 9:07 am by from Sydney, Australia (Permalink)
Hi Grood

I'm presuming you're referring to first time noticing me. I'm a rare contributor and only slightly more frequent lurker.

Not being one to celebrate Xmas, I'll be north shoring looking after puppy, cat and gold fish. You're very welcome to come on by. For a big city, we're thin on the ground at our age group. I'm thinking of starting a 50+ x 2 group for myself... feeling that ancient.

regards
hedy

Posted November 17th, 2012 - 12:52 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted November 17th, 2012 - 10:20 am from Tourlaville, France
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Posted November 17th, 2012 - 10:42 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted November 13th, 2012 - 3:05 am from Seattle, United States
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Posted November 13th, 2012 - 12:05 pm by from Weston-super-Mare, England (Permalink)
I got a bus pass on my 60'th which entitles me to free bus travel all over England after 9.00 am weekdays and anytime at weekends. It has been absolutely fantastic - saved me a fortune as I go out a lot with my voluntary work.

I also get 20% off travel on trains as I have bought a Senior Railcard.

I also received a concession at the cinema last week - ticket worked out at one fifth less than my friend had to pay.

Anne

Posted November 13th, 2012 - 4:02 pm from Ottawa, Canada
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Posted November 17th, 2012 - 11:54 am by from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Permalink)
Here in Brazil seniors over 60 pay half in every movie, play or show theatre - and in some museums and exhibitions.
Over 65 transport is free (buses, train, subway) but in this case you need registration card.