I’ll take the senior discount, thanks; just don’t call me ‘old’ Kathy Hedberg/Lewiston Tribune In a Lewiston Tribune column, Kathy Hedberg comments: I know I should not look a gift horse in the mouth but when the 20-something store clerk … Continue reading →
Simple premise: Ask millennials what age they consider to be old. They say “50s.” Then when asked what “old” looks like, they demonstrate the usual stereotypes such as doddering across the street. Then they meet some real “old” people from 55 up through the 70s who do not meet their stereotypes. Instant redefinition of “old.”
Age discrimination is usually subtle. But suppose you bring it out in the open. In fact, suppose you make it blatant. This Youtube video, from AARP, shows the reactions when a street truck selling beignets puts a sign out that says “NoOne over 40” and then questions potential customers about their age before letting them buy a beignet.
Retirement Village People from Senior Citizen Day Cartoons … Continue reading →