Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Senior citizen" I think "NOT"

I hate the word "Senior citizen". I think we should think up a new word. I'm not there yet, So, I'm changing it before i get there. I got my AARP card and threw it away. I opened up the envelope and said "What the hell is this"!!!! I must take after my mom. When she turned 80, we took her out to eat. The woman at the entrance said 2 adult and 1 senior citizen? My mom reels around and said "I'm no senior citizen! Oh, she was insulted. "Okay the lady said. "That will be 3 adults". "Senior citizen" brings visions of wheel-chair bound, nursing home confined and drooling. I'd even prefer "older person". Any thoughts or suggestions for a new word?


Mari Meehan said...

I would really like you Mom!

debi lynn mattingly said...

OMG that is funny! I did the EXACT same thing when I go my AARP card...and I am only 51. I was shopping one day and a young girl asked me if I wanted my "senior discount". I looked at her and asked her...what do you term a "senior"? someone older than yourself (she looked about 28 or so) She just smiled and I said...I don't know if I should be insulted by your comment or laugh? But being who I am...I think I will laugh and if you are willing to give me a discount---I'll take it!