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#796070 - 12/13/12 10:49 PM Smile Now! Smart Seventies!  
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Hi there everyone!

Well now, I have found it interesting that at times when dealing with youngsters of 40(!) they seem to think that because a person is retired or around that age or older, they just do not understand anything about business life today ... "you wouldn't know," I am told ... "You wouldn't understand," I hear.

I sometimes think it is as if they think we were born at 50 or 60 or 70 and didn't have a business or working life before retirement and that humanity has changed so that a lot of what we have to say is useless and of no consequence.

Have you had this experience at all? Have I articulated my thoughts clearly enough I wonder?

Anyway, I would be interested in any of your answers!

Below is a joke for you to enjoy - it certainly made me smile!

Cheers now...

THE HOTEL BILL

Living alone now with her children and their families living in distant cities, an older lady decided to give herself a big treat for her significant 70th birthday by staying overnight in an expensive 5***** hotel. When she checked out next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for $250.00.

She exploded and demanded to know why the charge was so high. "It's a nice hotel but the rooms certainly aren't worth $250.00 for just an overnight stay! I didn't even have breakfast."

The clerk told her that $250.00 is the 'standard rate', so she
insisted on speaking to the Manager.

The Manager appeared and, forewarned by the desk clerk, announced:

"This hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre which are available for use." "But I didn't use them," she said.

"Well, they are here, and you could have," explained the Manager.

He went on to explain that she could also have seen one of the
in-hotel shows for which the hotel is famous. "We have the best
entertainers from the world over performing here," the Manager said.

"But I didn't go to any of those shows, and I have only been here for one night!" she said.

"Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied.

No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, she replied,
"But I didn't use it!" and the Manager countered with his
standard response.

After several more minutes of discussion with the Manager unmoved,she decided to pay, confirmed that they would accept cheques as a means of payment, wrote out her cheque and gave it to him.

The Manager was surprised when he looked at the cheque. "But madam,this cheque is for only $50.00."

"That's correct. I charged you $200.00 for sleeping with me," she replied.

"But I didn't!" exclaimed the very surprised Manager.

"Well, that's too bad,� she said �I was here, and you could have."


Don't mess with Senior Citizens!

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#799536 - 01/08/13 04:48 AM Re: Smile Now! Smart Seventies! [Re: Lestie - ContainerGardens]  
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Hello to Everyone and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours. May whatever 2013 has to bring you suit you, especially in the way of comfortable living.

Before the holidays I postd the question about 'you wouldn't understand.' I have copied it here for ease of reference - and see that maybe you were all too busy to reply then.

Do you have some time now - I hope so.

Even if you are not an oldie or a 'senior' and you have an opinion or something to say I would appreciate heariing your point of view! Thanks.

So here we go again...

Well now, I have found it interesting that at times when dealing with youngsters of 30 or 40(!) they seem to think that because a person is retired or around that age or older, they just do not understand anything about business life today ... "you wouldn't know," I am told ... "You wouldn't understand," I hear.

I sometimes think it is as if they think we were born at 50 or 60 or 70 and didn't have a business or working life before retirement; and that humanity has changed so much so that a lot of what we have to say is useless and of no consequence.

Have you had this experience at all? Have I articulated my thoughts clearly enough I wonder?

Thanks


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"Things GARDENING are great ... they are my daily smiles on toast!" - Jennifer St John-Rose, formerly black thumb recently turned green.
#810807 - 03/12/13 05:09 AM Re: Smile Now! Smart Seventies! [Re: Lestie - ContainerGardens]  
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He he he, people sure think senior citizens have less brains than younger ones! :D This post shows how wrong they are! Good idea posting it! Don't mess with Senior Citizens! - This is going to be my signature! :D

Last edited by AlanWoods; 03/12/13 05:23 AM.
#810902 - 03/12/13 01:28 PM Re: Smile Now! Smart Seventies! [Re: Lestie - ContainerGardens]  
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I think this is cultural, my parents are both in their 70s & they are the "go to" people for advice. In fact, making a big decision w/o discussing it with your elders & getting their advice/input can even be considered disrespectful. My sisters & I are all working people in our 40s with kids & we all have advanced graduate degrees -- so we are literate :-) But just in the past week, we have all contacted my parents regarding the following:

- car insurance/home owner's insurance
- tax info/IRAs
- coverting an electric stove to an gas stove
- kids/babies
- colleges/teens
- lawn service/lawn care
- water softeners
- tv/internet/phone bundles

Anyway you get the picture..... many people outside of my culture (Indian) would think this amount of involvement & dependency is ridiculous but it's normal, not just in my family, but among Indians :-)

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