Ordering off the Senior Menu

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Ordering off the Senior Menu

Post by Hovannes » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:42 am

We made a trip up to San Jose Mineta International Airport and spent a night at the Best Western to get my daughter to Mineta at 5:00AM
Afterwards, my bride and I had breakfast at a Denny's off HWY 101 and for the first time in my life I ordered from the senior menu 8O
The Senior Omelette was actually pretty good!
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Re: Ordering off the Senior Menu

Post by JimVH » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:49 am

Hovannes wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:42 am
We made a trip up to San Jose Mineta International Airport and spent a night at the Best Western to get my daughter to Mineta at 5:00AM
Afterwards, my bride and I had breakfast at a Denny's off HWY 101 and for the first time in my life I ordered from the senior menu 8O
The Senior Omelette was actually pretty good!
I will soon qualify for some senior perks. My wife already does and I pimp her out all the time for every discount I can find.

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Post by tuttle » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:56 am

I swung up to a drive thru the other day and the wiry old guy at the window (who was probably around 70) looked hard at me for a second and said, "What year were you born?"

"'82" said I.

"Yep. Seems right to me" he cackled with glee as he punched some buttons on the register. Then he told me my total, which was not at all the total I was told initially, but hey, it's their business. I payed the man as he chuckled away. He smiled and said have a good day. The receipt showed that he'd given me a senior discount.

I don't know whether he was a little off his rocker or if he was having profound joy by sticking it to The Man in whatever way he could.
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Re: Ordering off the Senior Menu

Post by artsygeek » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:03 am

Oh, that's a riot!
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Post by TwoXseveN » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:18 pm

My dad (a self proclaimed cheapskate) just started qualifying for senior discounts this year.
He loves going out to dinner with my mom at 4:30 so he can double down on the happy hour + sr discount.
Honest to goodness he's a new man. It's completely changed his demeanor and attitude for the better.
I'm what some CPS'ers have called, "Better than advertised".

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Re: Ordering off the Senior Menu

Post by Hovannes » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:47 pm

The best deal is the National Parks lifetime geezer pass.
Mine only cost me $18 :mrgreen:
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Re: Ordering off the Senior Menu

Post by CodeMonkey » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:41 pm

I recently went through a fast food place on the way home. They quoted me a price less at the window than at the speaker. When I looked at the receipt it showed a senior discount. I showed it to the lady I car pool with and told her see it pays to be old.
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Re: Ordering off the Senior Menu

Post by Winton » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:19 am

Since I started going grey when I was in high school, I have been given many senior discounts. I would tell the cashier my actual age, and they would still give me the discount, since they were embarrassed.

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Re: Ordering off the Senior Menu

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:56 am

My Super-Combo hunting and fishing license cost $35 this year, and includes fishing in Louisiana as well. I also get sr discount at some fine golf courses.
Other than that getting old pretty much sucks.
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Re: Ordering off the Senior Menu

Post by DepartedLight » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:43 pm

Y'all ever get the blue plate special and then dine and dash?

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