If an elderly person takes more time to get their things and pay their bill in a cash register line, that is fine.
If an elderly person stops the line to have a several minute conversation with the cashier, I'm sorry, but that is not OK. Its rude and has nothing to do with age. And I know a number of "elderly" people in their 70s and 80s who think the same way. They don't go to the supermarket on "senior day" because of it. People in their 70s and 80s are not doddering old fools who have to be coddled and allowed to do what they want -- we can have sympathy for someone who takes more time to pay or who has a question about a product, but not someone who wants to hold up a line to have a conversation because the cashier reminds them of their grandson.
posted on 04/27/2012 6:12:11 AM PDT
by Opinionated Blowhard
("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
To: Opinionated Blowhard
If an elderly person stops the line ... is not OK. Its rude and has nothing to do with age.
I'm former USMC, survived 13 months combat in VN, and since the day I returned home I have savored every day, every moment.
And that's what these old people are doing - savoring the little bit of life they have left.
If you don't like it, TFB. Get over it, get a life ... your time is coming too.
posted on 04/27/2012 6:34:08 AM PDT
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