Wednesday, May 21, 2008

a senior moment

   I was weeding yesterday and a truck went by and honked.  Wow!  That hadn't happened in a long time!  But the honk could never make up for the humiliation of what happened two weeks prior.  Let's just call it my "Senior Moment".

Let me tell you about my Senior Moment.  John and I were coming home from Hershey Medical Center where he had gotten his oncology appointment.  We stopped at a McDonald's along the way home for a quick bite to eat. 

When it was time to pay the clerk she asked me "Are you a senior citizen?"  My heart dropped.  I thought it was going to drop to the floor.  I guess this will be the first of my Senior Citizen askings.  First of all, though, I am 45.  To make it worse, she wasn't a teenager.  She looked 35 or something.  How could she think I was a senior citizen?

She must have saw my jaw drop in disbelief, because she tried to help me.  "Ma'am, she said with a big smile, "I was only trying to help you, because if you really were a senior citizen you would be getting the senior citizen discount!"  

So I am like, standing there, thinking, please lady, do not try to redeem yourself.  Just give me my food and let me get out of here!

That was my first time ever being asked if I was a senior citizen.  I hope it doesn't happen again real soon.  I think seniors are beautiful and full of wisdom, but I don't want to be called one until I am!

Now take a long look at the photo above (I am 45) and please be honest, do I look like a senior citizen (over 55?)

Love you all, no matter what your answer is, LOL,

Krissy :)

32 comments:

  1. Uhhhhh NO... you do NOT look like a senior citizen. (and I'm being honest!)
    Personally, I think that is a rude thing to ask anyone.  A better way to phrase the question might me, do you have an coupons or are you eligible for any discounts.

    Hugs Rosemary

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  2. Nope!  Absolutely not !  Sometimes wait-persons don't have a lot of tact.  There were several of us at a table once and when the waiter came he said "I need to ask...are any of you a senior? If so I want to write your order up properly."  I thought that was a nice way of putting it.  But I am a senior and I want all the discounts I can get. LOL   Linda in Washington state

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  3. No you do not resemble a senior citizen for sure.  'On Ya' - ma

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  4. oh girl I think we all have these days she was probably not too bright .. you are beautiful
    hugs
    Sherry

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  5. mastersblynn5/21/2008 2:43 PM

    IT'S PROBABLY BECAUSE YOU LOOK SO VERY WISE. :) HUGS BARB

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  6. I agree with all the comments and also to say I am 59 and to me its only a number and on some days I feel 21!! and then others,lol, I feel 90! lol Its relative! That clerk was a jerk and needs people skills as well as more job skill training.
    Nancy

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  7. no you don't look like a senior citizen, Krissy, you look like a woman in her 40s, however, I've seen women in their 60s who look like they are younger so maybe Mac's was playing it safe; LOL

    that is soooo funny though; funny thing is my husband turns 55 this year and can start qualifying for some of those discounts

    betty

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  8. no you don't look like a senior citizen, Krissy, you look like a woman in her 40s, however, I've seen women in their 60s who look like they are younger so maybe Mac's was playing it safe; LOL

    that is soooo funny though; funny thing is my husband turns 55 this year and can start qualifying for some of those discounts

    betty

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  9. carouselqueen705/21/2008 4:15 PM

    I agree with the last comment. I am only 38 but there are days when I feel like I am 50. You dont look like a senior citizen at all and I am being honest. I would have guessed that you were younger than 45. I dont know what she as thinking!!....love , Christine

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  10. Omg NO NO NO!

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  11. I don't care how old I get, I'll always be 18 in heart, never older.  You look good dear, not a senior yet, but if it hadn't overwhelmed you, just think you could have gotten your meal cheaper and then the money you saved towards the higher gasoline costs, lol.  Arlene (AJ)

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  12. littlelady16995/21/2008 5:08 PM

    no not at all! you look like 43!
    I am 47 and feel 99..lol


    Patty  

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  13. firestormkids045/21/2008 5:16 PM

    The photo is wonderful!  You look so beautiful in red.  Wear it often, it becomes you.  Love you my friend, Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere
    http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/TimeforaLittlePoetry

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  14. Nothing good comes from McDonalds!
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/acoward15/andy-the-bastard/

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  15. peytonswater5/21/2008 5:57 PM

    HA HA HA, sorry but you will look back and giggle at this one! I generally get carded for underage.  I would say you look your age, I would guess no older then 47. SO that's only 2 years older then actual age.
    My dad was called my grandpas "Brother" several times while he was in the hospital, while it made my grandpa's day full of giggles it sure did not do the same for my dad!!! hahahahhaahhahaahaHAHA
    Love
    Ang

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  16. You certainly do not look like a senior! LOl
    Missie

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  17. LOL  Oh Krissy, you funny girl.  This is hilarious.  The guy that honked at you sure didn't think you were a senior citizen.  LOL

    love and hugs  Myke

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  18. nightmaremom5/21/2008 6:23 PM

    you certainly do not... the guy honking knew :)
    hugs
    d

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  19. midwestvintage5/21/2008 6:36 PM

     No way.  Its a age thing.  I think 30 year olds look 14.  Your lovely.


                            Julie

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  20. You do not look like a senior citizen!  What in the heck was that lady thinking!?!!?

    On the other hand......if somebody asked me that, I'd probably snap back "Only if it gets me a discount and you don't need to see an ID!"  LOL

    ~Amy

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  21. Hot Momma!  Maybe she needs her glasses changed!

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  22. I believe your counter help at McDonalds had her own senior moment

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  23. CRap  YOU SURE HAVE GAVE HER YOUR GLASSES

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  24. Oh Krissy what a palava! lol. You should tie your hair up and put on a bright red short and spiky wig, Put a fake nose ring In, and pop back In just to watch her face!! lol.  Oh I am naughty! lol. You take no notice of that silly sausage! Love Pam xx

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  25. Honey, you DO NOT look like a senior citizen!  LOL  You know, that happened to me once,too  I was in a line with John2.  Oh my!  I was devastated beyond belief as well.  It has only happened once.  I immediately went and dyed my hair.  LOL  Are you in need of a dying?  And even if you were you DO NOT look like a senior citizen.  Some people are just CRAZY!!!  Love, Val xox
    http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

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  26. I was about that age the first time and I experienced  the same reaction- I have had WHITE hair since (forever)- when I did turn 50 I begrudgingly applied for my AARP membership- now I don't give a rat's patoody! I think your smile says it all and don't worry about people at fast food places!

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  27. cherry2sweet2eat5/22/2008 1:51 PM

    well you do look older like in your 50's but not in your 60 70 or 80's i mean you still have color in your hair LOL and still have teeth!!

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  28. Truth~I thought you were closer to my age (53) Sorry for the honesty : (  Oh BTW, I recieved a a letter for AARP registration when I was only 40!!  I filled it out in red pen and sent it in...got my AARP card 2 weeks later.  Couldn"t they see my DOB!  hugs,  Bethe

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  29. randlprysock5/23/2008 1:31 AM

    There is no way that I would ask you if you were a senior citizen!!  Oh my goodness the girl must be losing her mind!!!  
    Many hugs,
    Lisa

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  30. I do not think you look like a Senior :o)  
    What ever happened so being subtle, she could have just asked if you have any discounts, not blurting out the question.

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  31. cacklinrosie1015/24/2008 12:23 PM

    Hi Krissy...sorry I've been MIA.  I have shingles and was pretty miserable for a while.  Anyway, I hate to laugh but we've all had those "senior" moments.  The first time is awful.  You just feel like smacking the person.  Really, if I worked in retail I would just keep quiet.  If someone gets a senior discount, they will sure let you know.  Keep your chin up.  Glad to read that John is doing well....Love ya, Chris

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  32. Sorry i am wayyy behind with alerts .....comp problems....grrrrrrr

    Love the idea of the truck honking...lol... as for the McDonalds escapade.... well what can i say .....they need to employ people who can do their job properly...lol.
    Ok.,..... guess it would have been nice to get a discount if you qualified.... Hmmmm am thinking maybe her employees need to buy her a pair of glasses ......lol

    Hugs Jayne

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