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A Matter Of Foolish Pride [Apr. 26th, 2019|08:33 am]
Tony Grist
I've long been eligible for the special pensioner's rate that some restaurants offer but yesterday was the first time I ever claimed it. The woman taking our order more or less insisted. It was a package- a main course with a pudding and a cup of coffee. "But I don't want the coffee," I protested, weakly. "Don't worry," said Ailz. "I'll have yours as well as mine."

I asserted a minimum of independence by adding a miniature bottle of wine to my order. There was no special old people's rate on that.

I like being a pensioner, but I don't like being seen as one. I mean to say, did Orson Welles ever claim his pensioner's discount? I doubt it. He just strode out at the end of the meal without paying the bill...
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2019-04-26 09:16 am (UTC)
This seems just what it is when inner feelings and outside reality don't match for oneself...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-26 10:36 am (UTC)
The inner self is timeless.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-04-26 10:30 am (UTC)
I have to agree...it took me a long while to make myself ask for senior discounts for anything but now that I've gotten over my pride, those discounts do add up. Especially the ones for monuments and museums. I love those.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-26 10:38 am (UTC)
I've never minded having to pay less to get into museums and suchlike. Mind you, if I'm with Ailz I often get in free as a wheelchair user's companion.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2019-04-26 12:33 pm (UTC)
I love my senior discount!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-26 07:42 pm (UTC)
With most things I welcome it. I'm happy to pay a little less to visit historic buildings and museums.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2019-04-26 03:59 pm (UTC)
I'm rather the same. My husband and I are reluctant to claim pensioner discounts when visiting historic places. I always pay the full rate for my Welsh courses because I can afford it and I see both of those as worthy causes. I do, however, occasionally use my bus pass and we have over 60s rail cards.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-26 07:40 pm (UTC)
Growing old is a funny business...
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