I am 58. I really don’t like it when a cashier or sales clerk asks me if I qualify for the senior discount. What should I say? Signed, Monica L.
Dear Reader: Since there isn’t an agreed upon age for senior discounts, the resulting lack of consistency puts sales people, cashiers, and servers at a real disadvantage. Please remember that they are doing their jobs. It might be a little easier if you beat them to the punch by volunteering “I don’t get any discounts yet!” Hopefully, that will spare your feelings a bit. (Of course, your day is coming. Take the time now to get used to this thing called aging. Trust me. It’s easier if you work with it instead of against it.)