You know, I could probably give you the "Senior Discount".
I was rendered speechless - which for me is a rarity. I said no thank you (?) and staggered off to find my wife.
I knew that this question would be coming - one day - but not yet. Sure, last month there had been some colossal mistake at the "American Associate of Retired Persons" (AARP) offices, when, through some complex computer glitch I was accidentally sent a membership card application. I'm sure it happens all the time, and I don't judge them.
But face to face? Sure, the girl was young, and trying to be polite, but to hit me with the Senior Discount? I will gladly accept any and all Senior Discounts when the time is right - but...
After I caught my breath from the suckerpunch, I explained to my EC what had happened. Did I get sympathy, or understanding? No. Did she even try and alleviate my pain with humor? No.
She simply said, "Maybe it's because you are wearing your peepers down on your nose like that."
Of course! How silly of me. It was the glasses all along. I felt much better knowing that this young lady had no idea of her gaffe.
I also felt much better after my wife called my reading glasses "peepers".
Maybe I could get her an AARP card.