Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Well, I NEVER!!! Okay...I WILL ACCEPT!!

While waiting for Marshall's to open this morning, I went over to Ross (I was in the mood to spend money and didn't want to wait). I was standing there reading the signs on the windows waiting for that store to open. Then I saw it!!! Yep..saw it, read it, mulled it over through my mind and thought...YIPEEE!! I get 10% off of my total purchase today!! Then, I woke up and came to my senses...YIKES!!! I am now in "that box". You know, the one that reads 55-65!! I am now at THAT age..the one where everywhere you go...you are now considered a ....mmm....shall I dare speak those words....those that I have avoided for 55 years!!! Yes...I am now considered a ..."SENIOR CITIZEN"!!!

Dictionary: senior citizen (sēn'yər-sĭt'ĭ-zən) adj
n. A person of relatively advanced age, especially a person at or over the age of retirement.

What? Where? When did this happen? When did 55 become the NEW RETIREMENT age?
I must have missed something somewhere, sometime? Perhaps I just have Alzheimers...or dimentia...and don't remember hearing about the change.
Okay....I have calmed down before I have a heart attack..seizure....or something that will send me to the hospital, then the nursing home!!

I have only just begun living!! Really...I even have a check list (see below)

Kids gone..check!
Have grandchildren... Can give them back...check!
Can go places without getting a babysitter or asking permission first...check
Have money to go places....check!
Home paid for...check!
Can play all day if I want to....check!
Can blog all day if I chose to do so....check!
Can drink Martinis at noon if I want to....check!

Okay...so 55 isn't so bad after all. I'll be more than happy to take all of your discounts! This way, I can spend more on Blog Giveaways!!! Check...Check...Check!!!

So Ladies, stand up and be proud..proud that you have reached that ripe ole age to receive DISCOUNTS!! I have accepted this challange and will grab any and every discount available. Please excuse me while I go sign up for AARP!!

Have a great discounting life!!
Warm Hugs,
Linda

6 comments:

stefanie said...

your check list sounds wonderful, getting a discount is like getting a reward!

Lisa said...

Congrats!! My mom has been getting it for years and she's just 58! She figures if they insult her she'll take it (well until she was in the box!)
You are only as old as you feel!
Hugs,Lisa
ps enjoy your discounts!! Leaves more to spend!

Kathy said...

You are a hoot!! and I'm right with you on that discount thing... xoxo!Kathy~ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Annie said...

Linda,
Just wait until you hit 60. You become invisible. Yes you do. I think I could go nude and rob banks and no one would see me.

Ember said...

Your post here cracks me up! I have recently gotten into coupon shopping and I am always looking for ways to save a few extra cents, so I think being considered a senior citizen would be a real treat! Especially since being in the 55 range is still so young. So you are young and you get to save money, how cool is that!

Laurie said...

I'm actually looking forward to the half price for seniors days at the local thrift stores! it's a reason to celebrate!