There are life’s little milestones that everyone looks forward to – a baby’s first word or step, starting school, graduating school, your first job, your first love, marriage, babies and the first time you have the satisfaction of using your senior discount.
I’ve never gotten too worked up over age. It’s a number. In my head, I’m still thirty-something even though my body has lately begun sabotaging me and making me feel like I’m ninety-something, but my actual age – 55 – is somewhere in-between.
A side note: I have an affinity for purses, but not just any sort of purse – I like particular brands of purses. I will cut you over a deal on Fossil bags, Lucky Brand and my favorite – Michael Kors. I have my Squirrel Money (as my grandpa used to call money he would “squirrel away” for special occasions) for just such purchases and I bargain hunt. I refuse to buy anything that’s not at least 80% off.
Recently I found a lovely Lucky purse, a pretty shade of ecru at an even nicer discount. So, I bought it.
When I looked over the receipt later, I found an added perk – an extra 10% senior discount – that I didn’t even have to ask for.
Now, that I’m officially a senior, I’m sort of hoping I’ll start getting carded again to prove how old I am.
“Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
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What to do:
Using “senior” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.