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Old 05-20-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: New England
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Not a senior drama really. You heldup the line and the girl was rude enough to do what she did. If you were going to do anything ;you would have.Move on.
Yes, time to move on to the next senior (trivial) dilemma. Anyone?
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:58 PM
 
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...would be a normal day for me.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:04 AM
 
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here in nyc compared to what goes in food a sneeze is a good thing.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: New England
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here in nyc compared to what goes in food a sneeze is a good thing.
I can well imagine
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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I would have paid the increase without hassling the person behind the counter. Not her fault-she's just doing her job. I'm not sure how I'd handle it in the future. I quit smoking when ciggies went up to 50 cents a pack but that was a few yrs ago. Now I'm more surprised when prices don't go up.

As for the sneeze, I'd definitely have tossed the coffee. YUK! but not made a big deal out of it. Sneezes happen. sigh
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: New England
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I would have paid the increase without hassling the person behind the counter. Not her fault-she's just doing her job. I'm not sure how I'd handle it in the future. I quit smoking when ciggies went up to 50 cents a pack but that was a few yrs ago. Now I'm more surprised when prices don't go up.

As for the sneeze, I'd definitely have tossed the coffee. YUK! but not made a big deal out of it. Sneezes happen. sigh
I know, you are right. But I'm a shoestringer retiree and was already paying $1.50 more than my allotted budget. When I told the young man behind the counter what happened (rather sheepishly after all), he said let me get you another one. Nice young man! But he lost points by calling me ma'am.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:20 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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Absolutely not in my book. I prefer being called ma'am over "guys". I had my sons call any woman they didn't know: ma'am or miss out of politeness. Same with sir. I got my first senior discount the other day without having to request it - made me chuckle.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I know, you are right. But I'm a shoestringer retiree and was already paying $1.50 more than my allotted budget. When I told the young man behind the counter what happened (rather sheepishly after all), he said let me get you another one. Nice young man! But he lost points by calling me ma'am.
You sure wouldn't adapt well living in NE Tennessee if you have a problem with being called ma'am.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Food is going up quicker than you can imagine.
The commodity prices shot through the roof and months later we are now seeing the increases.
The effects of raw commodities are not seen by consumers for a while. Expect it to get worse.
Cotton alone went up over 300%...I stocked up on cotton clothes over Christmas.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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I didn't say anything to the college girl but probably should have. That's what got me mad probably, my inability to speak up to her. I don't know what I would have said though, other than "thanks a lot!"

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People don't listen; people don't change. 40+ years in mental health services have taught me that. Yesterday I drove past an Amish kid who was crouched down on his scooter less air resistance as he went down a hill. I should have turned around and told him that scooting down a major highway where people zip by at 60 mph, with him crouched down and difficult to see with no orange triangle, and there being no shoulder, is simply a death wish.

But I don't see his death in the paper this morning so I get he got by this time.
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