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Old 09-05-2015, 07:50 AM   #4381
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"Don't go out after Dark". Reviews..."A movie that will scare you" (made up).

You should be able to wander around after midnight...but these days, I dunno if you should.
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Old 09-07-2015, 10:10 PM   #4382
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Why don't advertisers give us over, let's say over 50, commercials about our skin? I'm so sick of 20 something's saying "do you miss your soft, wrinkle free skin?" Are u kidding? I didn't have fine lines until 50! Now, I could use information on products for us classic women.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:07 AM   #4383
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Why don't advertisers give us over, let's say over 50, commercials about our skin? I'm so sick of 20 something's saying "do you miss your soft, wrinkle free skin?" Are u kidding? I didn't have fine lines until 50! Now, I could use information on products for us classic women.
Do you mean those commercials for anti-aging creams where the models are far too young?
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:53 AM   #4384
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Oh lordy, have our lives become so petty that we consider jingles and coupons something to VENT about? Hardly on the same level as the shameful murders that have happened or the royal shrew jobs that k-girl (ungrateful sister) and Nickee (last minute catering cancellation), and GG (pie check-in lady also had an entry) just had done to them. But jingles? And coupons? Come ON! Like taxlady mentioned a page or two ago, these things are more suited for the PETTY VENTS thread. And lighten up - life is too short.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:07 AM   #4385
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Why don't advertisers give us over, let's say over 50, commercials about our skin? I'm so sick of 20 something's saying "do you miss your soft, wrinkle free skin?" Are u kidding? I didn't have fine lines until 50! Now, I could use information on products for us classic women.
I'm about to hit the big 60 and still have no fine lines. but like that country song says, I just don't look good naked anymore. I'm afraid my superman days are long gone. Still got spunk and the ability to do most of what I want to do. But that 70# compound bow, with the 20% letoff, well I don't shoot it anymore. Handed it down to my oldest boy. And walking the fishing streams in the U.P. is a challenge for a 20 year old, but I'm still doing it, albeit slower than I used to. And I think it would hurt more driving off of a thirty foot cliff on a dirt bike than it did. And I definitely don't want to step off of a two story roof again. Those things didn't give me any problems in my early forties, but I'm pretty sure they would hurt now.

So my petty gripe is that our older bodies may still look wrinkle free (at least mine is) But it sure doesn't act wrinkle free.

Oops, I mistook this thread for the petty gripes thread. Had to edit this to say, sorry 'bout that.

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Old 09-08-2015, 09:50 AM   #4386
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Sorry, CG, if this wasn't appropriate to vent about. I don't think it was petty, just an observation that older citizens are overlooked by so many. FYI, went back and re read the original intro to this thread by Alix and it said "let's keep this to petty stuff."
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:40 AM   #4387
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Sorry, CG, if this wasn't appropriate to vent about. I don't think it was petty, just an observation that older citizens are overlooked by so many. FYI, went back and re read the original intro to this thread by Alix and it said "let's keep this to petty stuff."
That's true, it started that way. But posts in that thread became more than petty, so she started this one: Petty Vents
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Oh lordy, have our lives become so petty that we consider jingles and coupons something to VENT about?
Hell, you're right, I threw in my reply about coupons having 1/10 of one cent cash value for comedy relief sake.
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It's good to see petty vents with a sense of humor about them.
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:32 PM   #4390
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Kenny, DH and I comment on the .9 on the gas prices all the time. He goes to the same gas station all the time no matter the price. He knows the guy. One time he asked how much he was going to pay if he bought 1 gallon. He was told $3.50 (or whatever the going price was at the time.) DH said, "But the sign says $3.49.9. That went right over the guy's head.

Anytime we sell something, DH has me price it lower. Instead of selling something for $100, he tells me to price it $99, saying that it will look like a lot less to people. I tell him people are not that stupid, but he doesn't believe me. We are the stupid ones, cheating ourselves out of $1. Also, no matter what price you advertise, they will make a lower offer. So I always try to price things $5 more or so than what I really want. Do people realize that, too?
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