Wednesday, November 14, 2012

When Does One Become a Senior?

My husband Peter turned 59 yesterday.  We went to the movies to celebrate.  An adult ticket at the theater costs $10.  Pete handed over a twenty, but got $6 back.  He couldn't figure it out and asked me if the kid -- maybe 16 years old -- had made a mistake.  When I looked at the tickets, I saw the answer:  the teenager gave us the Senior Discount -- even though we hadn't asked for it.

Pete was a bit taken aback at first -- he doesn't feel like a senior -- but decided he may as well take advantage of the perks it brings.  But we are both wondering when we will officially become Senior Citizens.  We figured 65 was the official age, but it looks like we were wrong.

1 comment:

Kim said...

A lot of places now consider 55+ a senior, but 60 seems the most common.
I did have to chuckle when I read this. I think its OK when they just give you the discount, like your husband, but it seems more offensive when they ask :)