"Seniors"? - what is the age break?

"Seniors"? - what is the age break?

This is a discussion on "Seniors"? - what is the age break? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I can go to a Ponderosa and because over 55 get a senior's rate on a meal. But the term is used quite broadly and ...

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    "Seniors"? - what is the age break?

    I can go to a Ponderosa and because over 55 get a senior's rate on a meal. But the term is used quite broadly and I wonder how much it varies in interpretation across states and establishments too ... 65 being the more obvious baseline for guys for obvious reasons maybe.

    So folks - in your neck of the woods - what ages does ''senior'' cover? At 62 I am still not always sure in some places if I ''qualify'' - tho I may well ask!!
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    In my neck of the woods, a "senior" is someone that does something "seniorly"......like wear shorts, white socks, and sandals....at the same time of course.
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    So - I'd be in good company then Great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by srfl View Post
    In my neck of the woods, a "senior" is someone that does something "seniorly"......like wear shorts, white socks, and sandals....at the same time of course.
    Yup, that about sums it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    So - I'd be in good company then Great!
    I think sfrl was talking about you Chris, so your still in a group of your own.
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    .....snicker.
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    At 74 I feel overqualified to answer this. You may join AARP at 50 so the lines get blurred. A senior citizen is whatever someone wants to call one for commercial purposes by this AARP thing. My wife belongs to AARP, I don't. They are to the left of Lenin. The people in charge of AARP are all Democrats and left leaning ones at that.
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    I throw away any mail I get from AARP. It is I who will determine when I am a senior citizen. At 58 I am far from it.
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    I admit to being a senior when it saves me money; otherwise, I am not! Age 59. Oh yea, those who wear shorts, sandals, white socks and a vest at the same time in my area are not considered seniors; they are considered "disturbed"...
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    OLDER THAN ME ****** !!!! any other questions spanky ?
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    At 50 the AARP crap started coming in the mail. Too early for senior status. At 60, things changed. Senior discounts without asking, people treating you with a little more respect than normal, and getting to attend lots and lots of funerals. The best part is half-priced concealed carry lisences. My defination of a senior is when you first qualify for social security.

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    In my neck of the woods it means a 4th or 5th year who is about to graduate, don't guess thats the type you are asking about though...
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    At 64 I'm mostly through that transition. Before the age of 60 I was always too self conscious to ask if the senior discount applied to folks 55 and up. At around 60, I began to just ask if I was eligible.

    Since practices vary quite a bit by the rules of each proprietor and establishment, the best thing to do is ask.

    At some point, they stop looking at you funny when you ask. Then, you have reached that magic age.

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    I guess too - despite wanting to save money - I have always had a ''thing'' against asking for ''something for nothing'' ....... well not exactly but - a wish shall we say to ''pay my way'' and not feel I merit special exemptions.

    My son says I still pass for 55 or so - bless him!! - but I do in fact tend to ask a bit more these days - always feeling ready to whip out my DL and get carded LOL!
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    Who the HE!! would wear white socks with sandals?

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