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!
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
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!
Edited by Lestie - ContainerGardens (12/13/12 05:54 PM)
Lestie Mulholland - Container Gardening EditorContainer Gardening Site Container Gardening Forum"Things GARDENING are great ... they are my daily smiles on toast!" - Jennifer St John-Rose, formerly black thumb recently turned green.