Senior Goose Discount

I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I read my receipt from Taco Bell the other day.

Senior discount? Me?

Senior discount? Me?

I didn’t ask for a senior discount. Well, heck, I’m not even close to being of legal age to request a senior discount. And shouldn’t they “card” for that anyway? To think that the young Hispanic fellow at the drive-thru window just looked at me and assumed…

I recommend they begin a policy to “card hard” when they suspect a customer might not be of the right age to qualify for that kind of savings…

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dianna
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 07:10:35

    It is bittersweet, Natalie – even when (clearing throat) someone is of the age to receive said discount….


  2. Patty Hebert
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 07:27:54

    I’d smile and take the discount.


    • Natalie
      Jun 01, 2013 @ 11:01:43

      I took it and smiled because that’s just what this goose does. I actually laughed because he was looking at me with such an oddly compassionate face as he handed me the receipt…


  3. jeff noel
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 07:41:54

    Fun post. Snorted milk out my nose. 🙂


  4. Gina left the mall
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 07:54:13

    I understand how you feel. When I turned 35, my now ex-husband signed me up for AARP as a joke. I’ve been junk-mail-stalked ever since.

    However, my Mom loves being, “legal.” She was never a negotiator or haggler in any way. But when she became a senior, it was as if the gov’t officially endowed her with discount superpowers…lol. As a cashier rings her up, she’ll brightly call out, “senior discount.” If they say they don’t have one or it’s on a different day, she quietly and sadly says, “oh” and makes those big sad eyes that little kids do. Then the cashier feels like the meanest person ever, and gives her a discount.


    • Natalie
      Jun 01, 2013 @ 11:04:09

      Gina, your mom has a GREAT perspective! I think I will adopt it just to see how much I start saving. BTW, I wonder how old you have to be to actually qualify? What if they DO card me? 😀


      • Gina left the mall
        Jun 01, 2013 @ 12:17:46

        hmm..I don’t know the qualifying age. But it’s a win-win. You either get a discount or you get carded which means- they refuse to believe that someone with your youthful appearance could possibly be a senior 🙂

  5. JoJo
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 20:45:26

    Well said !!


  6. Three Well Beings
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 23:03:57

    I got really nasty to a sales person one time for making this mistake…to this day I’m embarrassed about my reaction. But it came as such a shock!! LOL! I completely understand, Mother Goose. That was a nice savings, though. Hahaha!


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