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Postby fausto copy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:07 pm

I'm sure thirdcrank brought this topic up before but I couldn't begin to search all his posts!

Anyway, we were in Cardiff t'other day and after a long trawl round the shops, I didn't fancy returning to the campervan, so suggested a trip to the pictures (quaint expression eh?).
On arrival,I looked at the prices and was somewhat alarmed at them (the last time I went it was in the one and nines!).

On discovering that we were just in time for a showing of "Hitchcock", we decided to go for it.
Without further ado, as I pulled out the old plastic, the young receptionist printed out the tickets and quoted us the senior prices.
Now, we're mere striplings of 59 and three-quarters, although I reckon Mrs.C could pass as 50 and me maybe a couple of years older.

So should we feel insulted, grateful, or both. :roll:
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Re: Oh dear

Postby thirdcrank » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:10 pm

IIRC, I've never been to Cardiff, either by trawler or campervan. :wink:

On the question of younger people and older people's ages, this afternoon my mother's podiatrist thought I was her husband. I supposed that comes from concentrating on feet rather than faces but the last time it happened it was her optician. :roll:

The barber started charging the OAP's rate when I was in my mid 50's, in spite of my saying I wasn't a pensioner. My daughter-in-law is a haidresser so I get Grandad discount now. :D

I've probably posted before that when I was 24 and my wife 22, we spent an evening with a couple aged around 30 and we thought we'd been out with the Darby and Joan Club. :lol:
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Re: Oh dear

Postby kwackers » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:18 pm

Last year when I was shopping around for insurance quotes the cheapest the on-line stuff came back with was for Saga...

Saga! The last time I felt that crap was when I realised I was too old for 18-30 holidays!
(In the end they won by virtue of being significantly cheaper than everyone else. Wish I could say the same for their holidays though...)
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Re: Oh dear

Postby Mick F » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:34 pm

I bought two tickets for the local panto the other day. I must add I was buying them for friends.
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Mrs Mick F is playing Wishy Washy.

The lad behind the counter in the local shop who were selling them, offered them to me at "concession" prices. He clocked that I was over 60, so the price would have been £3.50 each.

I was at pains to tell him that the people wanting the tickets were well under 60 and wanted to pay £6 each!

I handed over my £12.
Hopefully, our friends will re-imburse me.
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Re: Oh dear

Postby hondated » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:27 pm

thirdcrank wrote:The barber started charging the OAP's rate when I was in my mid 50's, in spite of my saying I wasn't a pensioner. My daughter-in-law is a haidresser so I get Grandad discount now.


Well its taken me to get to 62 before it happened to me.Mind you I did help it happen as I mentioned whilst he was cutting my hair that we had recently moved into the area since retiring.
The shame is it only cost me a £5 but it was definitely a £5 pensioners hair cut if you know what I mean so probably want be going back there.
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Re: Oh dear

Postby Mick F » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:28 pm

I have to be 62 to get a bus pass and Mrs Mick F has to be 66 to get her OAP.

Trouble is, we're all living longer and there's not enough people working to pay for the benefits that we older folk are expecting.
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Re: Oh dear

Postby The Mechanic » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:04 am

60 for a bus pass up here in the wilds of Scotland. Not there yet though!

60 that is, not the wilds of Scotland, which is actually where I am.
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Re: Oh dear

Postby Mark1978 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:05 am

fausto copy wrote:I'm sure thirdcrank brought this topic up before but I couldn't begin to search all his posts!

Anyway, we were in Cardiff t'other day and after a long trawl round the shops, I didn't fancy returning to the campervan, so suggested a trip to the pictures (quaint expression eh?).
On arrival,I looked at the prices and was somewhat alarmed at them (the last time I went it was in the one and nines!).

On discovering that we were just in time for a showing of "Hitchcock", we decided to go for it.
Without further ado, as I pulled out the old plastic, the young receptionist printed out the tickets and quoted us the senior prices.
Now, we're mere striplings of 59 and three-quarters, although I reckon Mrs.C could pass as 50 and me maybe a couple of years older.

So should we feel insulted, grateful, or both. :roll:


Be more like my Mum 70 now but for the past 15 years a chaser of OAP discounts. ;)
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