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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Senior Discount?

It is customary nowdays at restaurants and some other places to give seniors a 10% discount. Why? I am not complaining about the discount, just curious.

I have a couple of ideas/theories.

Perhaps the senior population has that much purchasing power that businesses compete for their money.

Most seniors are on a fixed income, and businesses are trying to save the folks some cash.

The businesses are trying to make themselves look good by offering the nominal discount.

One business started to do it, and other businesses were sick of the elderly coming in and yelling at them, and they felt pressured to give the discount also.

Any other ideas?