Friday, September 14, 2012

All Baby Boomers Look Alike in the Dark

On Thursday of this week, I was shopping in Harris Teeter (my favorite grocery store) when the lights went out.  I'd never had that experience before, although one of the employees said  it happens there about once a week.

One lady asked how long it would take before the lights came back on so she could check-out.  That's when we discovered that although the lights went out in the store, the power for the cash registers were working just fine.  No problem there.  We may not have been able to see the price of anything as we shopped but the scanners at the registers would help us out.

When it was my turn to check out the cashier kindly asked me if I was a senior.  I have to admit I was taken aback by her question.  Although I thought I was looking good after an intense workout at the gym, I was certain the cashier  had not mistaken me for a high school girl but I sure couldn't believe she thought I was a senior citizen.  What?!  Are you kidding me!

I asked the cashier if she was serious and if she thought I looked like a senior.  She didn't respond to the question but she covered it nicely by saying, "Thursday all seniors get five percent off their grocery bill and I forgot to ask the gentleman ahead of you so I didn't want to make the mistake again."

Well, she did make a mistake but I didn't want to get indignant so I asked her if 55 qualified as a senior.  She said I had to be 60 so I told her if I was still shopping there in five years, I'll qualify.  Then I turned to the white-haired woman behind me, who CLEARLY looked like a senior, and said, "I guess we all look alike in the dark."  

And if it's any consolation, I did get some free seafood from the seafood and meat section.

5 comments:

Karen Fisher-Alaniz said...

Oh my goodness! I have never been asked that (yet), but I'm dreading the day. That's why I've keep the extra pounds on - it fills in the wrinkles. I swear it's the fountain of youth! (kidding) ~Karen

Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

This is hilarious ..it happened to me at McDonald's about 3 years ago when I was 48! She asked me if I wanted my discount..I was so clueless..I said "Oh, is there some kind of special today?" Realized when I got to table what she was really asking me. Now I might have been a little road weary...but ???

Janie Emaus said...

That is too funny! I'm a senior at the movies, but not yet for the airlines.

BeverlyM said...

Oh....so that's the secret :) OK---so I guess I should kiss my Zumba workouts goodbye. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Karen.

BeverlyM said...

Still Blonde,
I would've been just like you. Isn't it interesting how others see us when we look in the mirror and see something else? I've never thought of myself as looking older than I am. Thanks for commenting.