The girl at the movie counter blinked when I asked her if I'd get two tickets at the cheaper, matinee price. I couldn't believe the price she quoted. I'm only at the movies to see Daniel Craig's nipples and six-pack. That's about every two years.
"$10.49 for a ticket?" I asked of the girl. "Is that the going price for movies these days?"
"Oh yes, that's the price of a regular ticket," she said, "Unless..." Her voice petered out as she looked to my right.
My husband had appeared by my side at that prescient moment. The next thing she said gave me hope for a future full of exciting discounts. "Unless of course one of you is a senior. 60 and above."
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