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Think of the Children, won’t someone think of the children?
No discount means smaller seasonal bribes!
I snapped this photo in a little antique shop in St. Petersburg, FL. Couldn’t resist because I new I’d forgot the “quote”.
shameful! -> I knew how to spell it but didn’t~
It’s a sensible sentiment. On average, senior citizens are richer than people in their working years. Not to say many aren’t poorer — many are — but as a class they don’t really need discounts.
And if you’re anywhere near a Florida retirement community, a senior discount is likely business suicide.
Depends. If there are enough seniors, prices could be doubled while offering 50% off for seniors. A combination of “why is the price so high? There must be a good reason for that, right?” and “all those other stores don’t offer 50% off. They’re cheaper, but with the discount it doesn’t matter, so I’d rather buy stuff here” will make a majority of the seniors buy from that shop.
Of course, this doesn’t work when there’s a reasonable amount of younger people, but at the retirement community… $$$
Isn’t the point of a senior citizens’ discount that they don’t have a significant steady income anymore, though? They may have had twice as long to save the money, but you can’t really base it on that. Everything is based on income.
Well that was the idea, but now the seniors are the only ones smart enough to live within their means. Everyone else thinks a credit-card is smart money management when it is merely a way for another corporation to divert some of your money to them for a “service” that they made you believe you needed. That’s how the US financial collapse started…
wait…you’re claiming that *now* people are abusing credit? history much?
Stores can set their policies as they wish, but I think the tone this sign takes to say it is uncalled for. They don’t have to give any excuse for choosing not to give senior discounts, it’d be better not to explain it at all than doing so in a way that sounds kinda disrespectful.
Yes, elimination of the excuse would improve the tone.
Why does the tone matter? 😛 It’s funny and it’s true.
WIN!!! More businesses need these.
they make it sound harsh but they’ve got a vaild point
interesting “insights” by people who don’t have an effing clue what they’re talking about. there are, in fact, lots of seniors who have tons of money. my guess is that most of the billionaires in the country who didn’t get that way via the net/software/hardware are significantly over 50, and many of those are on their way to be seniors. however, their numbers are finite and limited. a disproportionate portion of the goods and income are held by a very few people who aren’t young. it skews the sample. the rest of us are just trying to get by. try living on a fixed income and trying to decide which prescription you’re not going to fill this month… indefinitely. if you think it can’t happen to you, dream on… about 40 years. seriously.
Have your government start a proper public health-care plan and you won’t have to worry about not paying for medication! Even with my parent’s help my income is currently below $12,000 a year and I always have all the medications I need.
We tried. Making sure people can access proper medical care is socialism and the first step on the road to Russia under Lenin, remember?
F**k off, old geezers!!!
well NOW i understand! of COURSE! why didn’t you say that before? it’s amazing how a well-reasoned, richly stated argument can further a discussion.
But they are the ones the shopkeeper tries to shoo away….
Wow, how rude! Definitely a store that wouldn’t get my business (and I’m not even a senior citizen)!
Must be nice to live in a fantasy world where all the senior citizens have a good enough income to pay for all their expenses!
I hope this business owner goes out of business and is reduced to a small fixed income so that they have to go without food and/or medication – it would serve them right!
Not saying that -all- businesses -have- to provide a discount, but it is a nice thing to do. And if you’re not going to, you don’t have to be such a douche about it!
Hey, the store I saw it in seemed like it was a family owned store for 30years and I took it as a poke at themselves. They guy at the register looked about 70 himself! I hope they stay in business because they have a sense of humor. Plus the stuff was CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP in the store already!
To live without humor is to welcome a slow, creeping madness.
NO SENIOR DISCOUNT…UR SPENDING THE MONEY I PAY FOR YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY>>>
Wish I could say that with out being sued…
tell you what. i’ll live off what i’ve paid into the system if you’ll live on what you’ve paid into it.
Unless you pay into the system all your life and it goes broke when you need it.
Trusting the next X generations to pay for me in the future does not instill me with confidence.
That’s not fair. You’ve been paying into the system longer.
It’s a funny sign. And the majority of older folks I know would get a kick out of it. The sign itself isnt in bad taste, but how the store owner handled such a policy. If he was a douche to old folks then it would be bad, but the sign altogether is pretty funny stuff.
Must be an IHOP.
(I Hate Old People)
it’s appropriate, when you’re young (and i presume you are) to defend against the prospect of your mortality. if you didn’t, you probably wouldn’t be able to do most of the things in life that count. however, to assume that by doing that, you’re exempt, is just a tad out of touch with reality. nobody gets out of this alive. the point is to make a difference while you’re here. excoriating people who’ve lasted makes me think you’ve not thought this thing out very well.
I have no problem with senior discounts other than the fact that some think they are entitled to it and can be rude about it.
I’m 72, living within Social Security, and think the sign is a hoot.
In this world, it’s a lot easier to find cheap stuff than it is a good laugh.
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