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Old 12-31-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Center City
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As long as I get my discount, you can call me whatever you want.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Perennial is not appropriate. Perennial herbs die off above ground each winter and come back in the spring = reincarnated?

I prefer the term "grown-ups". Many of the over 60 crowd are. The rest need to keep trying.
I will turn 60 in August of 2018. This means I have to grow up?? No one told me!
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:14 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I'll keep what I've had for 50 years, You Prick........
I'm quoting myself because a colleague just called me this in an email. I had the temerity to disagree with her ludicrous, and likely illegal, suggestion of a course of action.

Actually she prefaced it with "you are such a.....".
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I think the article is right in that at 62 I don't feel old, and don't feel being referred to as old is a trustworthy description of who I am. I follow this blogger and anti ageism advocate.
https://thischairrocks.com/?q=blog

I am an older, which means I am older than someone younger

I like you

Just call me by my name. I'll be happy with that at any age.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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While we don't mind referring to ourselves as seniors, although we barely qualify (I might not even qualify as I'm 59), we affectionately refer to our older neighbors as "silvertops', but not to their faces.

I don't care for perennial for two reasons. A perennial can be any age. It's a plant that comes back year after year. It's just as much a perennial in year 2 as in year 20. So a perennial does not literally indicate something that is older. Also I don't want to be referred to as a plant, even metaphorically. I'm a human. I don't even feel young-old really. I still consider myself late middle aged. I have 25 to 30 years to go. Young = ages 0-35, middle-aged = 35-65, older = 65-80, old-old =80+ on my personal scale.

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Old 12-31-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Location: Location
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I will turn 60 in August of 2018. This means I have to grow up?? No one told me!
What? You didn't get the handbook? Psssst! Don't tell anyone but I didn't read mine either.

Queen, you have a way to go before you're "old".

It doesn't bother me when people call me old. I am. But there's no need to call me Madam - I'm just one of the girls.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Isn’t calling the founder of the Grey Panthers “young lady” disrespectful? No wonder she snapped at him. She could have been more polite sure, but it does sound condescending on his part and as though he didn’t understand the reason for which she was being honored. Anyway, that’s what struck me the most about the article. I don’t think there would have been any one word that would have properly introduced her other than simply her own name.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I go to a big church, our seniors group is called Vintage. Another churches is named XYZ and anothers is Prime Life.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:06 AM
 
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As long as I get my discount, you can call me whatever you want.
^^^This, lollol

The other day I saw someone "old" pull into the gas station using the "out" drive. Before he pulled in, he had to cross a double lane ----- he must have been doing all of two MPH, both hands glued to the steering wheel. I was wondering if his wife in the passenger seat couldn't have done a better job.

He looked like the old horsemen's term of "rode hard and put away wet", so he was probably a good bit younger than my 70 years self ----- BUT ---- HE was old ---- if you get my point

I knew people in my youth that I was pretty sure would be a hazard to themselves and everyone around them once their calendar age deemed them old
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:16 AM
 
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How about just a respectful....lady, gentleman. Why is an age reference always necessary?
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