Thought for the Fortnight
I say old or young we should always use the “card” that works. Carrying a baby in your arms and your groceries are too heavy,use the tired mother card. Nothing dishonest about asking for help at any age.
I love this, I used it when discussing a recent hike in our British Gas insurance cover. The call handlers are well versed in avoiding things the one I was talking to was too....until I said "why should we as OAP's be funding the massive payouts to shareholders garnered through unnecessary and unwarranted price increases put onto us" there was a silence and then a hesitancy . I left the call with an equal plan for half the price being asked. As they had asked for my date of birth at the beginning of the call it was an "I rest my case" moment.
I love this. As a cancer card carrying member I recommend using the Old card when needed. I proudly tell people I’m analog when technical jargon enters a conversation. Maybe I depend too much on hubby aka family tech.
'Moreover, I am hale and healthy (and stand on my head, as you know),' - quite the best sentence I have read for sometime. I also pull the age card (and I'm a mere 67), especially when on the telephone and needing a sensible response. I do it on the phone because then they can't see that I'm not actually as old as I'm making out....