• Vicki
    July 17, 2008

    I feel you there. I totally go nuts getting behind the people in my town. They all walk, eat, write checks, and drive like they’ve got no place in particular to be. Doesn’t it make you wonky?

  • jane
    July 17, 2008

    The worst to me is the fact that some of the old folks don’t even break out their wallet until the cashier tells them the total…OK folks, we know how this transaction is going to end, feel free to prepare a few seconds early.  Then they start picking out pennies to make up the .47.  Kills me.

  • July 17, 2008

    Oh yeah…either that or they just start digging through their damn magic change book in the bottom of their purse!


    I’m totally counting on you Les to lick and tell. wink

  • Katie Kat
    July 17, 2008

    OH this one kills me.  And another thing… WHY DO THEY LET THE OLD PEOPLE DRIVE?

  • July 17, 2008

    So right!
    Even better, online shopping.

  • Sarah
    July 17, 2008

    Oh my goodness. I just became an annoying old person.

    IN MY DEFENSE, I am the spawn of two accountants. Accountants who love their chequebooks.

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  • July 17, 2008

    I try to be kind to older people in store. As far as my kids and their friends and a lot if store clerks are concerned I am all ready one of those old ladies!

    But the driving thing drives me nuts too.

  • July 17, 2008

    We go to the upper peninsula of Michigan (inhabitants 3) every Christmas to see Kurt’s family.  The first time I went up there I was SHOCKED to learn NO ONE takes credit or debt cards - NO ONE.  I sighed and rolled my eyes when the “blue-hair” in front of us pulled out the checkbook, but was surprised that in the U.P. you don’t have to write a thing on the check.  Just hand it over, the cashier slides it through a slot on the cash register, and hands it back to the customer with all the info printed on it.  Awesome!  I say we send all the old people to the U.P.!!

  • July 17, 2008

    Amen & Hallelujah!  Preach it, sister!

    (also, when I’m old, I’m moving to the UP)(in the summer, anyway)

  • MariaV
    July 18, 2008

    That’s why I favor online shopping.  I don’t want to get sucked into a bad commercial. grin

  • July 18, 2008

    I get even by letting my kids buy something like a Playstation game with nickels and dimes they have found in the couch.

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  • July 22, 2008

    BlogHer is BLAH@!!!!

  • July 25, 2008

    Living here has been good for me. The pace here is so slow. If someone wants to write a check (like me), I really don’t care. Goodness, people here don’t even honk at you when you miss a green light. It is mainly the tourists and people who have moved here from the mainland who honk at you. Sometimes people will let you sit through a green light and it can turn red again and they won’t honk at you—I have seen it happen (no, it wasn’t me who missed the light!).
    So, if we ever go shopping, friend, guess you had better get in line in front of me (hee hee: I do use my debit on occasion).
    Love you!

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