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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
You start receiving offers in the mail from AARP..
post #2 of 25
My 40th birthday is two weeks from today, and I've been getting AARP offers for just over 5 years now....how is THAT supposed to make me feel?
post #3 of 25
when your kids have way cooler cars than you do.
post #4 of 25
My FIL gets mail from AARP. They honestly don't sound so bad (I've heard that their nurse's hotline is very good), I don't see why anyone should get offended that they're getting older. It's an inevitable part of life - it's what you do with your life that matters.
post #5 of 25
The checkout lady at the grocery store asked if I get senior discount.
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
I don't see why anyone should get offended that they're getting older.
I'm not offended. I'm just being silly. I actually think that AARP may have some good programs, which may be beneficial.
post #7 of 25
I've had to change my computer cursor to the largest one.

Yosemite? Getting those discounts isn't all that bad these days. (But my Mom often had to prove she was old enough to get them. )
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
The checkout lady at the grocery store asked if I get senior discount.
or how about when they give you the senior discount without bothering to ask.
post #9 of 25
I've started feeling old when I had to had a filling replaced. I realized that the filling was older than one of the new hires at work.
post #10 of 25
He he - thank goodness they have not caught us yet......maybe the counting backwards in birthdays is working there too.....
post #11 of 25
Actually the AARP magazine and bulletins have good articles in them.
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
The checkout lady at the grocery store asked if I get senior discount.
Went shopping at a grocery store near me and it was senior day (a branch of my bank is there). I picked up a couple of things and went to the express line. The clerk has been there for years and I believe that the senior gentleman checking out has been in his line a number of times. The clerk automatically gives him the senior discount and the guy says, "Aren't you going to ask me for my ID?"
post #13 of 25
My Husband belongs to AAAP.
My friend felt terrible because she got a senior discount. She is in her mid 40's and they thought she was 62.
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
Yosemite? Getting those discounts isn't all that bad these days. (But my Mom often had to prove she was old enough to get them. )
Oh I have no problem with the discount but they make you show proof and I'm 3 years shy of the proof.

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Originally Posted by butzie View Post
Went shopping at a grocery store near me and it was senior day (a branch of my bank is there). I picked up a couple of things and went to the express line. The clerk has been there for years and I believe that the senior gentleman checking out has been in his line a number of times. The clerk automatically gives him the senior discount and the guy says, "Aren't you going to ask me for my ID?"
Zellers allows senior discount at 55 - I was so excited. Our daughter laughed so much, she said she never saw anyone so excited about getting older.

I honestly have no issue with aging so I'm actually looking forward to the discount and retirement. I'm putting "x's" on my calendars.
post #15 of 25
...when you see that John McCain was 72 on Friday, and you say to yourself, "That doesn't sound that old." And you see that Michael Jackson was 50 on Friday, and you say to yourself, "Wow, I remember when he was just a kid."
post #16 of 25
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...when you see that John McCain was 72 on Friday, and you say to yourself, "That doesn't sound that old." And you see that Michael Jackson was 50 on Friday, and you say to yourself, "Wow, I remember when he was just a kid."
deja vu!

i like the '50 is the new 40' viewpoint, myself - Michael & i are 6 months apart in age [i'm older, btw].
post #17 of 25
The lady at the jewelry store and I had a laugh about that yesterday. I'd been telling her about my Mother's 50th birthday and when she started getting them. I hope to take my Grandma's attitude about her age. Ask her how she's doing and she always responds (in a perky cheerful voice) "Pretty good for a lil ol lady!" (She's 89, will be 90 in a few months.)
post #18 of 25
Analysts have said that the automatic AARP mailings and the 50-year-old membership age are absolutely brilliant strokes, and one of the reasons the group has grown so large and powerful.
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
My 40th birthday is two weeks from today, and I've been getting AARP offers for just over 5 years now....how is THAT supposed to make me feel?
I started getting them at age 30!
post #20 of 25
A friend brough his 16 year old son to stay with us and I realized he was the same age as my DH was when we met. He seemed like a baby. I am 5 years older.
post #21 of 25
When you can't remember how old you are!
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
When you can't remember how old you are!
I wish I could forget!
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by KittKatt View Post
I wish I could forget!
post #24 of 25
When ur 16 years old and the shop person asked how old my son was refering to my 19 yes 19 year old brother oh man , and she was perfectly friendly and intelligiant.

Jess x
post #25 of 25
What's weird is they send me that AARP stuff and have since I was 19 years old and I have never figured out why.
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